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By Jacques Vandroux

Finding murderers is simply an afternoon at the task for police captain Nadia Barka. but if a mutilated corpse is came across in an outdated baptistery, she’s confronted with a few tricky questions: Who left a tender woman’s physique in a high-security museum in the midst of the evening? And the place is the victim’s heart?

Barka has no leads, till numerous days later while unassuming laptop technician Julien Lombard comes ahead, claiming to have had a premonition of the woman’s abduction and homicide. the consequent research turns up not anything, even if, and Julien is simply as skeptical approximately his intel because the police are. yet, after one other girl is going lacking, Barka comes to a decision to take an opportunity and belief in Julien’s present. Does Julien carry the major to combating one other grotesque crime? operating jointly, can they locate the assassin prior to he steals one other heart?

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