By Antonin Varenne
Guerin isn't really your general policeman. Sitting in a dingy place of work in the back of an enormous Parisian police station, he stories the records of suicides to envision that their deaths relatively have been self-inflicted.
He lives and works less than a cloud of suspicion: the suicide of a former colleague is blamed by means of every person within the strength on his maverick equipment of research. Guerin's most modern suicide situations proportion outstanding similarities.
Both challenge younger males who died bare in very public locations. he's confident the 2 deaths are associated, yet his instinct is ridiculed by way of all yet his unswerving assistant, Lambert. more and more obsessed by way of this morbid twist of fate, Guerin encounters John Nichols, an American former psychiatrist who has been known as to Paris to spot the physique of a pal, yet one more suicide.
As the unusual demise cult tightens its vice-like grip at the urban, Guerin and Nichol's parallel investigations discover facts of surprising abuse, either within the top echelons of the police strength and on the US embassy. Antonin Varenne is a brand new and strong voice in crime fiction; mattress of Nails engages with the violence on the middle of society, and the darkest components of human nature.
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In addition, Tittle (1995:96) points out several shortcomings to this integrated theory including its lack of attention to an offender's ability and opportunity, imprecise development as to how and why an individual precedes through a developmental sequence, and its lack of depth. Finally, in keeping with the theme of this chapter, it is important to note that Elliott and his colleagues have advanced a purely sociological model that ignores Wolfgang and Ferracuti's (1967) call for "fusion" incorporating ideas and theories from multiple disciplines.