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By Frank Wynne, Pierre Lemaitre

Author note: Frank Wynne (Translator)

Upon profitable the distinguished 2013 Crime Writers organization overseas Dagger Award, the judges praised Alex through announcing, "An unique and soaking up skill to leash incredulity within the identify of the fictitious agreement among writer and reader . . . A police procedural, a mystery opposed to time, a race among hunted and hunter, and a whydunnit, written from a number of issues of view that discover numerous it sounds as if parallel tales which eventually meet."

Alex Prévost--kidnapped, savagely overwhelmed, suspended from the ceiling of an deserted warehouse in a tiny wood cage--is working out of time. Her abductor seems to wish purely to observe her die. Will starvation, thirst, or the rats get her first?

except a shaky eyewitness record of the kidnapping, Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven has not anything to move on: no suspect, no leads, and no kin or pals nervous to discover a lacking family member. The diminutive and magnificent detective understands from sour adventure the urgency of discovering the lacking girl as fast as possible--but first he needs to comprehend extra approximately her.

As he uncovers the main points of the younger woman's singular background, Camille is pressured to recognize that the individual he seeks is not any traditional sufferer. She is gorgeous, certain, but additionally super tricky and creative. earlier than lengthy, saving Alex's existence often is the least of Commandant Verhoeven's massive challenges.

A 2013 Financial Times booklet of the Year
Shortlisted for the 2014 RUSA examining checklist Horror Award

From the Hardcover edition.

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In the range B-C, the liquid near the wall is superheated and tends to evaporate, forming bubbles wherever there are nucleation sites such as tiny pits or scratches on the surface. The bubbles transport the latent heat of the phase change and also increase the convective heat transfer by agitating the liquid near the heating sur­ face. The mechanism in this range is called nucleate boiling and is characterized by a very high heat transfer rate for only a small temperature difference. There are two subregimes in nucleate boiling: local boiling and bulk boiling.

In the past, the terminology of the boiling crisis was not universal. The pool boiling crisis with constant heat flux supply, or crisis occurring in- an annular flow is sometimes called burnout, and that occurring in bubbly flow is sometimes called departure from nucleate boiling (DNB). In this book, all three terms are used interchangeably. In the range C-D, immediately after the critical heat flux has been reached, boiling becomes unstable and the mechanism is then called partial film boiling or transition boiling.

1 Nucleation The primary requirement for nucleation to occur or for a nucleus to subsist in a liquid is that the liquid be superheated. There are two types of nuclei. One type is formed in a pure liquid; it can be either a high-energy molecular group, resulting from thermal fluctuations of liquid molecules; or a cavity, resulting from a local pressure reduction such as occurs in accelerated flow. The other type, formed on a foreign object, can be either a cavity on the heating wall or suspended foreign material with a nonwetted surface.

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