Deux copains de fac s'offrent la virée en canoé de leur rêve sur le fleuve Maskwa, au nord du Canada. Bientôt la balade contemplative tourne à la course contre la montre quand l'horizon s'obscurcit du plus dévorant des feux de forêt. Mais dans les bras et sous le règne de dame nature, une menace peut toujours en cacher une autre.
Peter Heller met sa pratique intime de l'aventure, son sens irrésistible du suspense et sa connexion unique aux paysages au service d'une folle et sauvage équipée qui éprouve autant l'amitié sincère de ses personnages que les nerfs du lecteur.
Détective privée atypique et dure à cuire, Céline Watkins est spécialisée dans la recherche de personnes disparues. Lorsque Gabriela, doutant de la version officielle sur l'évaporation de son père porté disparu dans le parc national de Yellowstone vingt ans plus tôt, vient trouver l'élégante sexagénaire, celle-ci se raconte qu'elle accepte l'affaire comme un dernier tour de piste. Mais rien n'est anodin. Car explorer le passé de la jeune femme, ce n'est pas seulement révéler un pan de l'histoire politique américaine, c'est aussi réveiller ses propres fantômes.
Très attendu après La Constellation du chien et Peindre, pêcher et laisser mourir, Peter Heller met ici l'ébouriffant cocktail d'art du suspense et de puissance d'évocation de la nature qui fait désormais sa marque de fabrique au service d'un magistral roman familial inspiré par sa propre (inénarrable) mère.
Quelque part dans le Colorado, neuf ans après la Fin de Tout. L'art de survivre est devenu un sport extrême, un jeu de massacre. Soumis aux circonstances hostiles, Hig, doux rêveur tendance chasse, pêche et poésie chinoise, fait équipe avec Bangley, vieux cowboy chatouilleux de la gâchette. À la fois captivant roman d'aventures, grand huit des émotions humaines, déclaration d'amour à la nature et pure révélation littéraire, La Constellation du Chien est une version solaire de La Route de Cormac McCarthy. (Et in extremis, réconfortante !)
Peintre en vogue, pêcheur ardent, philosophe artisanal, Jim Stegner est embarqué dans un engrenage fatal le jour où il prend la défense d'une petite jument maltraitée. Retour de Peter Heller après La Constellation du chien. Action, fureur et poésie.
Hig somehow survived the flu pandemic that killed everyone he knows. Now his wife is gone, his friends are dead, and he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, Jasper, and a mercurial, gun-toting misanthrope named Bangley.
But when a random transmission beams through the radio of his 1956 Cessna, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life exists outside their tightly controlled perimeter. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return and follows its static-broken trail, only to find something that is both better and worse than anything he could ever hope for.
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Shorlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2013.
THE ROAD - but with hope.
Hig, bereaved and traumatised after global disaster, has three things to live for - his dog Jasper, his aggressive but helpful neighbour, and his Cessna aeroplane. He's just about surviving, so long as he only takes his beloved plane for short journeys, and saves his remaining fuel.
But, just once, he picks up a message from another pilot, and eventually the temptation to find out who else is still alive becomes irresistible. So he takes his plane over the horizon, knowing that he won't have enough fuel to get back. What follows is scarier and more life-affirming than he could have imagined. And his story, THE DOG STARS, is a book unlike any you have ever read.
Peter Heller, the celebrated author of the breakout best seller The Dog Stars, returns with an achingly beautiful, wildly suspenseful second novel about an artist trying to outrun his past.
Jim Stegner has seen his share of violence and loss. Years ago he shot a man in a bar. His marriage disintegrated. He grieved the one thing he loved. In the wake of tragedy, Jim, a well-known expressionist painter, abandoned the art scene of Santa Fe to start fresh in the valleys of rural Colorado. Now he spends his days painting and fly-fishing, trying to find a way to live with the dark impulses that sometimes overtake him. He works with a lovely model. His paintings fetch excellent prices. But one afternoon, on a dirt road, Jim comes across a man beating a small horse, and a brutal encounter rips his quiet life wide open. Fleeing Colorado, chased by men set on retribution, Jim returns to New Mexico, tormented by his own relentless conscience.
A stunning, savage novel of art and violence, love and grief, The Painter is the story of a man who longs to transcend the shadows in his heart, a man intent on using the losses he has suffered to create a meaningful life.
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From the bestselling author of The Dog Stars, the true story of an elite kayaking team's heroic conquest of the world’s last great adventure prize: Tibet's Tsangpo River.
The Tsangpo Gorge in southeastern Tibet has lured explorers and adventurers since its discovery. Sacred to the Buddhists, the inspiration for Shangri La, the Gorge is as steeped in legend and mystery as any spot on earth. As a river-running challenge, the remote Tsangpo is relentlessly unforgiving, more difficult than any stretch of river ever attempted. Its mysteries have withstood a century's worth of determined efforts to explore it's length. The finest expedition paddlers on earth have tried. Several have died. All have failed. Until now.
In the heart of the Himalayan winter, a team of seven kayakers launched a meticulously planned assault of the Gorge. The paddlers were river cowboys, superstars in the universe of extreme kayaking. Accompanying them was author Peter Heller, a world-class kayaker in his own right. Filled with history, white-knuckle drama, and mutiny in one of the world's most storied-and remote-locations, Hell or High Water is the riveting story of this adventure.
From the best-selling author of The Dog Stars and The Painter, a luminous, masterful novel of suspense--the story of Celine, an elegant, aristocratic private eye who specializes in reuniting families, trying to make amends for a loss in her own past.
Working out of her jewel box of an apartment at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge, Celine has made a career of tracking down missing persons, and she has a better record at it than the FBI. But when a young woman, Gabriela, asks for her help, a world of mystery and sorrow opens up. Gabriela's father was a photographer who went missing on the border of Montana and Wyoming. He was assumed to have died from a grizzly mauling, but his body was never found. Now, as Celine and her partner head to Yellowstone National Park, investigating a trail gone cold, it becomes clear that they are being followed--that this is a case someone desperately wants to keep closed. Inspired by the life of Heller’s own remarkable mother, a chic and iconoclastic private eye, Celine is a deeply personal novel, a wildly engrossing story of family, privilege, and childhood loss. Combining the exquisite plotting and gorgeous evocation of nature that have become his hallmarks, Peter Heller gives us his finest work to date.
This handbook provides hospitals, clinics, and imaging centers, along with their medical and technical directors and hospital administrators, with the necessary information and tools to develop quality initiatives.
The specific aims of this book include:
1.Describe quality control as it relates to non-invasive cardiovascular imaging 2.Understand the current standards as published by societal guidelines or accrediting organizations e.g. American College of Radiology (ACR), Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), The Joint Commission (TJC) or the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
3.Demonstrate techniques to comply with the routine quality assessment of the equipment utilized in the imaging process.
4.Understand and document the appropriate patient and protocol selection.
5.Optimize appropriate imaging techniques to minimize acquisition and processing artifact.
6.Improve the reporting process and more effectively communicate with referring physicians.
7.Assess the current process of care and document the outcomes to allow for process improvement. 8.Develop protocols for the evaluation of patient and physician satisfaction.
9.Design programs to perform the public reporting of outcomes.?