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Gataca (Franck Sharko #4)

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L'évolution est une exception. La règle, c'est l'extinction.

Une jeune scientifique spécialiste de l'évolution des espèces, retrouvée morte, attaquée par un primate.
Onze hommes derrière les barreaux. Leurs points communs: tous ont commis des crimes barbares et tous sont... gauchers.
Enfin, la découverte d'une famille de Néandertaliens assassinée par un Cro-Magnon.
Quel est le
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Paperback, 509 pages
Published April 14th 2011 by Fleuve noir (first published 2011)
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Amy Marie Le Roi It is a sequel; the first book is called Syndrome E. If you like this one, I think you would like Syndrome E as well. Syndrome E explains the…moreIt is a sequel; the first book is called Syndrome E. If you like this one, I think you would like Syndrome E as well. Syndrome E explains the relationship Franck and Lucie better in the sense that you get all the back story to how Lucie went from having twins to one daughter. The crime that Syndrome E centers around deals with a mystery film, how the mind works, and government cover-ups as well as some other things; so how much you like the story overall depends on your feelings about that sort of stuff. Personally, I don't love stories with 'conspiracy theories' or anything like that; but I absolutely loved Syndrome E and I find the crime in Bred To Kill just as interesting even though they're quite different. (less)

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Rebecca McNutt
I ordered this after Christmas and though I really enjoyed it, I still think Syndrome E was better. Maybe that's just my hobby(obsession?) with super 8 film/film photography talking for me, but I think it's mostly that Syndrome E had more of a side story, the friendship/romance of Lucie and Sharko, plus Sharko's battle with a mental illness, and the way that he is able to start his life over again. I also sort of miss Euginie, she was an interesting character even though she wasn't real.

I also
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Carlos.
Jan 07, 2016 Carlos. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Nunca he sido un gran fan de la novela policíaca, pero tenía que leer este libro para el instituto y bueno, iba a con la mente abierta, dispuesto a que me gustara (si estaba a la altura, claro).
Pero me he encontrado con una historia terriblemente aburrida, lenta, y que no me intrigaba ni conseguía despertar mi interés. Creo que sólo me ha sorprendido una cosa de toda la novela, y precisamente no era nada relacionado con la trama del crimen.
Los diálogos eran la cosa más absurda que he leído en m
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Steve
Oct 09, 2014 Steve rated it really liked it
I received this ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Bred to Kill was released previously as Gataca in several languages and it has now made it's was to an American audience.
An unsung hero award for this title goes to the translator Mark Polizzotti as his work to cross languages helps this book shine just like I'm sure it did in its native language.
This novel is an excellent combination of cutting edge science and fast paced thriller. The scientific jargon is app
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Michaela V.
Aug 31, 2015 Michaela V. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Sme ako ktorýkoľvek iný druh, akýkoľvek iný organizmus - robíme všetko preto, aby sme prežili. Ty a ja, antilopy na savane, ryby v oceáne, chudobní, bohatí, černosi, bieli, všetci sa od začiatku ženieme za prežitím. Nech nás postihne akákoľvek tragédia, vždy sa pozbierame a rozbehneme sa krajinou, ktorá sa okolo nás mihá prirýchlo. A keď konečne dobehneme ten náskok, to prekliate okolie ešte zrýchli, núti nás prispôsobiť sa a ešte pridať. Ak sa nám to nepodarí a naša myseľ si nenájde miesto, kt
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Elisa
Nov 23, 2014 Elisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I received a free advanced copy from Goodreads First Reads. Thank you, Viking!
What a great read! I liked Bred to Kill even more than the prequel, Syndrome E. As a lefty, it was beyond interesting to read about the genetics of hand-dominance. I'm not sure if all the science is real, but it sounds plausible. Why haven't we lefties disappeared long ago, in a world where everything is made for right-handed people, why hasn't evolution made us obsolete? All the information about DNA and genetic codin
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My Inner Shelf
Jan 11, 2012 My Inner Shelf rated it it was amazing
Shelves: polar-thriller
Ce que j’aime chez Thilliez, c’est qu’on peut attaquer n’importe lequel de ses romans, n’importe quand, et on n’est jamais déçu ! Une valeur sûre, comme on dit. Ce roman fait suite au Syndrome E, mais peut se lire indépendamment. Nous retrouvons Lucie et Sharko dans de tristes circonstances, à l’aube d’une enquête complexe et échevelée, où chacun remontera le fil noueux du mystère. Deux pistes qui vont bientôt se rejoindre de manière inattendue et particulièrement tarabiscotée. Encore une fois, ...more
Gracey
Oct 27, 2015 Gracey rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I only gave this book two stars because while I thought the idea was interesting, the writing was not good for me. And the story itself sort of fell apart towards the end as well. And the ending itself was terrible - hated it.

I know the translator of this book has worked on a lot of translations from French to English, but I can't help but feel that something was lost in translation. The conversations in the book where especially off, it was almost as though the translator had never had/heard a
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Suzanne Arcand
Jul 23, 2015 Suzanne Arcand rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller
Je peux facilement comprendre pourquoi ce livre plait tant. C'est un mélange de "Da Vinci Code" pour la course d'un endroit à l'autre (mais en mieux) et de "Jurassic Park" pour le discours scientifique. L'auteur se laisse même inspirer par "The Heart of Darkness" pour la remontée de la rivière dans une jungle humide vers un personnage mystérieux. Ça ne fait pas de Gataca un classique loin de là.

Le scénario m'a tenu en haleine. Je voulais savoir comment ça se termine. J'avais de la difficulté à d
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Sandra
Dec 03, 2014 Sandra rated it liked it
Alors, autant le dire tout de suite, Franck Thilliez, je l'adore! Sa façon d'écrire, le suspens qui monte petit à petit, des enquêtes époustouflantes où se mêlent faits scientifiques incroyables mais pourtant réels à une petite pointe de fiction pour que l'histoire puisse s'écrire, c'est toujours un pur plaisir que de lire ses fantastiques thrillers!

Bon, jusqu'à maintenant, j'ai eu le même sentiment en finissant mes lectures: des sujets scientifiques relativement complexes et peu connus, qui, so
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Vanessa Delamare
Jun 13, 2013 Vanessa Delamare rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime-fiction
I prefered this book to the first one and by far. First, because I've learned a lot of things on genetic - thank you to the meticulous research done by the author and his real gift to vulgarise complex concepts - then, because I loved to meet again with Lucie and Franck and last because the rythm never faltered and I love that!

We find again Lucie and Franck who succeed once again in drawing their strength from their weaknesses and their rage to lead to end their investigation. I am very surprise
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Cindy
Jun 03, 2016 Cindy rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
La plume magique de F. Thilliez, avec laquelle nous retrouvons avec plaisir Sharko et Lucie. On entre instantanément dans le vif du sujet qui met l'accent sur la génétique, l'ADN, la latéralité et les similitudes des psychopathes ou assassins. Comme d'habitude, on apprend des choses intéressantes et variées sur ce même thème.
Les tourments et horreurs que vivent nos deux héros nous touchent, même si je trouve que cela fait beaucoup pour ces deux personnes qui ne méritent pas tant de cruautés.
"D
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Angela Leon
Oct 18, 2014 Angela Leon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
En realidad 4,5 estrellas. Una trama perfectamente trazada, final redondo y muy instructiva.
Dave
Aug 15, 2015 Dave rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dave by: dave_westwood@yahoo.com
Shelves: fiction-read
Sometimes slow, but ultimately drew me into the story. A clever blend of science fiction, mystery, suspense and thriller. I was interested because I'd read a previous book featuring the two main charachers; Syndrome E. This book picks up after the disturbing events near the end of the previous one.

Detective Lucy Henebelle and former chief inspector Sharko, who has returned to regular duty in homocide, approach related mysteries brought up in Syndrome E. Coming at the problem for different reaso
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Allenylson Ferreira
Que livro! Confesso que quando eu comprei ele só foi mesmo por causa do preço (estava por $6). Mas como me surpreendi com Franck Thilliez! Uma mistura de drama policial, ciência, antropologia, história e adrenalina. Tem uma pintada de horror, algo que me fez perder umas horas de sono. Gataca conta a história de dois policiais, Franck e Lucie, que juntos investigam uma sequência de crimes que estão interligados, um deles ocorrido há mais de dez mil anos. O motivo de Lucie voltar a investigar é o ...more
Cindy
Apr 14, 2015 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Notre auteur n'a pas été de main morte avec Lucie.
Je suis tombée dans le panneau en pensant qu'il n'y avait qu'une survivante .. Je ne me suis même pas rendue compte que l'autre était un fantôme .. 'sorry pour le mini spoil mais dés les 1ère pages, on est dans le bain). Faut dire qu'il n'y avait que 45% de mon cerveau qui était hors brouillard quand j'ai commencé ce roman.

Sharko, lui aussi en a pris pour son grade .. Ironie quand tu me tiens.

Ici, j'ai lu la 4ème de couverture .. en effet, quel
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Lois
Mar 12, 2012 Lois rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I-M-P-R-E-S-I-O-N-A-N-T-E

Después del final de infarto con el que acabó "El Síndrome E", era imposible no leer su continuación. Y no decepciona en absoluto.
El díptico sobre la violencia que ha creado Franck Thilliez sobrecoge; creando uno de los mejores thrillers policiacos que he leído. ¿Estás dispuesto a acompañar a Lucie Henebelle y a Franck Sharko a las raíces del mal?

Adéntrate en el universo de la Evolución y el ADN; adéntrate en G-A-T-A-C-A
Bookeen la rouquine
un peu long à démarrer mais au final un thriller passionnant et très intéressant
Michaela
Sep 30, 2015 Michaela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
John M.
Nov 22, 2014 John M. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

And if I am being honest, I probably would have overlooked this book otherwise. The author's name sounds made up and that would have turned me off from buying it. The book is translated from the author's native French and is published in English and you would never notice.

I used to read a lot of Patricia Cornwell but I stopped because she is too "medical", I now read a lot of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child who defini
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Dave
Nov 11, 2014 Dave rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this ARC through First Reads and would like to thank the author, Frank Thilliez, and Goodreads for this opportunity. Also, thumbs up to Mark Polizzotti for the English translation.

From start to 'near' finish, I didn't want to put this one down. Diving into the depths of the human genome, the life in miniature we still have so far to go to understand, creates the backdrop of this book and makes it all too real. All too possible. Well, at least for most of us who know next to nothing ab
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Trina Knittle
Goodreads win. Will read and review once received.

This was a good read. I was a little unsure on whether or not I would enjoy this book. But by the end of reading it I am happy to say I did indeed enjoy this book quite a lot. I can definitely see myself reading more from this author in the future. It was a very interesting concept and quite original. Worth a read.
Ivan Guerra
Feb 16, 2016 Ivan Guerra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Qué afortunado me siento de haber encontrado la continuación a la novela de Síndrome E y, más todavía, descubrir que existe una tercera parte GATACA, que al parecer ya es película. Al igual que la otra novela (Síndrome E) ésta me mantuvo completamente absorto durante la lectura toda la semana. Me asombra la habilidad del escritor, Frank Thilliez, para inventar situaciones, aventuras, descubrimientos y anagnórisis; las sorpresas, los paralelismos entre los adelantos de los dos detectives (Frank y ...more
Lori
Jun 22, 2015 Lori rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
not bad, reminded me of michael chrichton
Kali
Jan 19, 2015 Kali rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-arc
from kalireads.com:

With Bred to Kill, the second English release from the Inspector Sharko series (the sequel to Syndrome E), Franck Thilliez carves a niche for himself by wrapping his thrillers in science, wielding biology as other writers utilize dark streets and shady characters.

Modern mystery writers aren’t kind to their detectives, running them through gauntlets of pain and loss. It’s as if simply creating characters who solve crimes propels authors to sadistic levels in their fictional wor
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Juliana Rose
Jan 18, 2015 Juliana Rose rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The entirety of the book was a well constructed, extensively researched, intelligent plotline. I was enthralled through most of it, with the exception of a few portions that I could have done throughout. This is right up my alley, a mystery intertwined with science.

What prevented this from being a full five stars for me was that it wrapped up a bit too neatly. After weaving delicate details throughout the book, the author leaves many of them unaddressed. It felt as though a 300 plus page book w
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Susan
Apr 13, 2015 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow!! All I can say is Michael Crichton must have come back to life as a French author! I've now read both of Thilliez's books that were translated into English, and I dearly hope there will be more. This book brings Sharko and Lucie back together (no spoilers here about how the previous book ended - you'll have to read it) to delve into some brutal murders and the biological root of this particular evil. It's tough to put down, and has a lot of fascinating background information on DNA, retrovi ...more
Tom Donaghey
BRED TO KILL is the second thriller novel from French author Franck Thilliez, following on the heels and linked to his first translated work, Syndrome E. This novel should be read at a fast pace, which is easy enough to do as the author reintroduces the two cops from his previous novel. Here a year has passed and both are trying to cope with the effects of their previous case.
But you do not have had to read the first book as this one stands alone. Paris Inspector Sharko is a shell of the man h
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Becky
Sep 27, 2015 Becky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, translated
In the year since their investigation of the mysterious Syndrome E, Sharko and Hennebelle have dealt with some huge emotional blows. Shortly after coming together, they were separated by a tragedy neither of them will likely ever overcome. Sharko has taken a voluntary demotion, which has placed him back on the streets. His latest case involves a grad student found dead at a primate research facility. The only witness - and suspect - is a chimp trapped in the pen with the dead body. Before Sharko ...more
Caroline
Sep 08, 2015 Caroline rated it really liked it
Just one thing to say after this reading: YES!!!!

I must confess that I had not liked so much a Franck Thilliez' book since I read "L'Anneau de Moebius"! Damn, what a great job the author did! I'm not the best friend of science, but I'm definitely curious about life. So this journey to our ancestors (!) and genetics was really interesting and formative! I couldn't help my mind wondering and asking tons of questions during this reading. And -yay!- this is what is the best with good writers! And be
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Christine Van Heertum
Jan 03, 2013 Christine Van Heertum rated it it was amazing
Une excellente intrigue signée Franck Thilliez!
L'enlèvement de Juliette et de Clara, les petites filles de Lucie Hennebelle, a brisé le couple que la jeune femme formait avec Sharko. Ils se sont éloignés, s'enfonçant chacun de leur côté dans un enfer quotidien, peuplé de cauchemars. Lorsqu'une jeune primatologue est retrouvée assassinée, Sharko découvre très vite que cette affaire est liée au suicide du voleur d'enfants. Julie, qui a démissionné de la police, se lance dans sa propre enquête, déc
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