• Thriller politiqueLa fin prématurée des Hashashins a empêché l'avènement de l'Empire USA, dictature de droit divin qu'une poignée d'ultraconservateurs appelaient de leurs voeux. Mais ne vous y trompez pas : l'Amérique n'a jamais été aussi puissante, et le XXIe siècle sera sien ! Jusqu'à ce qu'un nouvel ennemi émerge des ombres... fussent-elles celles du passé. Car « si l'on n'abat pas son ennemi, les guerres se répètent jusqu'à ce qu'elles trouvent vraiment une conclusion ». Et, aujourd'hui, certains Russes entendent bien écrire celle de la guerre froide !
    Jared Gail, mis à pied par la CIA pour cause de fragilité psychologique, est devenu responsable de la sécurité de Marlin Deckard, un redoutable milliardaire. Une tâche à travers laquelle il espère expier les péchés du passé, en oublier un peu les ombres. Mais ces dernières se rappellent à lui sous la forme de l'ultime SMS de Duane, mystérieusement abattu dans les bureaux d'un avocat londonien. Parti reconstituer la dernière journée de son vieil ami, Jared ne sait pas encore qu'il devra une fois de plus défendre l'Amérique de ses ennemis... comme de ses démons !

  • Just outside Delhi, the capital of India, a man called Mowgli rents a house on the outskirts of the jungle, where he plans to live out the rest of his days. The forest is not nearly as vast as it once was, but the air, the trees and the hills still retain a thousand memories: the cries of birds long departed, the calls of brother wolves that have since died off, the rage of a jealous tiger... For Mowgli, the jungle is the stomping ground of his childhood and his path to adolescence, including the undeniable need to grow up and leave it. For Mowgli, it is time to rediscover the jungle so as to prevent the world of men from stealing away his innocence and his illusions. For this man growing ever older, these memories take him back to a time when all he had to do was learn, and not yet pay the price of his mistakes...

  • Old Mowgli tells the tale of the promise made in his youth to kill Shere Khan the tiger, who gets more dangerous by the day as he is consumed by blood lust. Every summer, the sun burns the savannah and dries up the rivers. But this year, water is especially hard to come by and the animals must endure a dreadful thirst. Thankfully, a marsh forms in the empty riverbed and Hathi the elephant decrees a water truce. With all hunting forbidden, every animal is safe to come and quench their thirst. Even Shere Khan is bound to this truce. But the bloodthirsty tiger is driven only by his vendetta against Mowgli. Not only does he wish the young man's death, but also to bring an end to his illusions...

  • As Mowgli draws ever closer to the end of his days, he continues to tell the tale of his extraordinary life to his young friend. His words conjure up the era when he, as a young man, was the king of the jungle, Shere Kahn's vanquisher and the brother of wolves and panthers. It was a time when he was yet to discover the devastating power of female grace and beauty, and that a city torn apart by British colonization could hold far more danger than anything he'd ever encountered previously...

  • This is the fourth and final volume of a superb and moving epilogue to the story of Mowgli that alternates between memories of his youth and the approach of death. But before his time comes, the old king of the jungle wants to go back to his old stamping ground; back to the jungle that, in his heart of hearts, he never really left.

  • Our story starts in Washington, 1870. Matthew Montgomery has an important post at the Ministry of Defense. He's rather an inflexible man who always respects the rules, which is why he warned his daughter, Helen, not to leave with that idiot, Glover. Of course, she did it anyway, and now she wants to come back and expects to be pardoned. But when Matthew arrives home the night of his Helen's return, he opens the door to find his wife and daughter slaughtered in the hallway, and a strange star engraved on his daughter's breast. His whole life is turned upside down. Traumatized, he starts out on the trail of the killers, with just one clue to help him on his way: a name - Jason Cauldry, from Topeka. Matthew wants to know why some stranger came such a long way just to etch that damn star onto his daughter's body, so he sets off on a long journey, crossing the Appalachian mountains and the Mid-West, all the way to Topeka. But what will he find there?

  • Matthew Montgomery's quest to solve the mystery behind his wife and daughter's brutal murder has led him as far as the train tracks go: Topeka. This cautious, law-abiding man has come to this hub of sex, violence and alcohol in search of a man who goes by the name of Jason Cauldry, from whom he intends to get some answers about the death of his loved ones. And find him he does. Turns out Cauldry is lord and master of the town's brothels, enrolling all the Indian women unfortunate enough to cross his path. Desert Star was one of them. She's dead. Wakita is another, and she decides to help Montgomery find out why an assassin would trek all the way down to Washington to kill two women he'd never laid eyes upon, leaving a strange star engraved on his victim's body...

  • It's Bagdad 2004. There are almost as many fighters in the private armies as there are official soldiers. When one of these mercenaries falls into homicidal madness and starts killing Iraqi civilians, the American government fear an international scandal. A young military legal advisor and a laconic ex-mercenary are sent on the trail of the killer.

  • Twenty years after the first volume of "Desert Star," with which Marini first made a name for himself, Desberg collaborates with Labiano for the prequel! In classic Western style, this time the story plays out in Indian territories. The conflicts between cowboys with neither faith nor morals and the God-fearing colonies will put an end to the peaceful existence of the Indian tribes. This marks the starting point of the tragedy of Desert Star, not yet a symbol of vengeance, but a feisty young Indian girl...

  • Jeux de pouvoirs et manipulations dans les plaines du Far WestDesberg et Labiano terminent ce diptyque de L'Étoile du désert dans le sang et les larmes... Finnsbury, le commissaire aux affaires indiennes, n'a qu'un seul objectif : expulser les Indiens de la région. Pour cela, il flatte l'orgueil des jeunes guerriers et manipule les cow-boys sans scrupule. Cadavres et vies brisées jonchent les plaines de ce Far West rêvé. Le sort ne pouvait que se retourner contre celui-là même qui donnait les ordres à Finnsbury : le haut fonctionnaire Montgomery, à Washington...

  • "The bill always comes due..." Jay Sherman is the American Dream come true: a self-made man who worked himself up from the streets to the upper echelons of moneyed society. But when his son Robert, a promising Democratic presidential candidate, is shot before his eyes, Sherman's world spins into chaos. Threats on his life and that of his estranged daughter soon follow. An old mentor turned FBI chief steps up to offer his protection, but lacking any real leads, they can only look into Sherman's past... which has more than its share of skeletons. A political thriller with Gatsbyesque overtones.

  • With the invention of Super Mega Tofu, civilization has seen the advent of a fragile peace-between animals and humans, between carnivores and herbivores. This miracle food has the peculiar quality of being universally loved. Jack Wolfgang, the world-renowned restaurant critic, travels the world sampling Super Mega Tofu in all of its varieties. It's the perfect cover for his second identity: Jack Wolfgang, CIA special agent. When his friend and mentor is killed, Jack picks up the scent of a conspiracy and tracks it half way around the globe. Can society survive this collision of fine dining and espionage?

  • Rome, 145 CE: Cassio, a prominent lawyer who once saved the Emperor's life, wakes in the night to noises. Four assassins have entered his villa and overpowered his formidable slave, the warrior Alva. He seems to know them, and knows why they have come... Ephesus, present day: archeologist Ornella Grazzi finds a ruin with a fresco of Cassio's face. The papyrus scrolls inside tell the beginning of a story she has long suspected and been searching for clues to all her life: how Cassio survived his own assassination and came back from the dead for vengeance...

  • Where is Jeannie Sherman, and why won't her father Jay talk about her? Family secrets trickle out as past drama catches up to present-day tragedy, moving forward from the Depression to the eve of World War II. Thanks to his lucrative partnership with a German chemical firm, Jay Sherman is able to salvage his position at Wallace Bank, but at what cost? Cozying up to the Nazis? Is Jay too busy mourning the loss of Lana, the love of his life, to notice his daughter Jeannie blossoming into a willful young woman with ideas of her own? And just who is this menacing Alfidi?

  • The mystery of Cassio's assassins draws Ornella ever deeper into a world of danger and deception. Her assistant Yani is found murdered. The elderly Maria, housekeeper to the enigmatic Tanhauser, begs her trust, but withholds as much information as she gives. Meanwhile, in the Alexandria of antiquity, Cassio comes the closest yet to getting his revenge on Livion, but his plan threatens to fall through at the hands of the beautiful and tormented Antinoé, the most famous and influential prostitute in the city. What does she know about her master Marcion's plan to subvert the Roman Empire by means of religion?

  • The richest pigeon in the world, Lord Beckett, has an ego that needs feeding, and birdseed won't suffice. Even the highest of academic honors won't be enough. Jack Wolfgang, food critic and CIA agent, must stop the mad pigeon's bird-brained scheme to rule the planet, but to do so, he'll have to join up with some of the world's most dangerous assassins. The clock is ticking, and if he doesn't complete his mission in time, the consequences will be beastly: he'll miss his date with a lovely panther in Oslo.

  • Hollywood, 1961. After a blow to the head, the beautiful Viktor Scott wakes with no memory of her attempted rape that left her permanently deaf. But her rich father has stifled the police investigation for fear of bad publicity. When Viktor begins a new life as a cat burglar, it seems only a matter of time before she crosses paths with the straight-shooting Lt. Clegg. But better to run afoul of a hard-bitten detective than his quarry: a serial killer with a twisted appetite for posing his victims' corpses as Playboy centerfolds. A mid-century noir redolent of Ross MacDonald and James Ellroy.

  • With the Playboy Killer safely behind bars, all is well in the City of Angels... or is it? Not for one of the intended victims, the beautiful Viktor Scott, whose romantic life-dating Detective Clegg Jordan on the sly-is complicating her newfound hobby as a cat burglar. After all, he's married, and she's feeling more than a little guilty: her friend Juanita has long been Jordan's lover. But when Jordan's wife turns up dead, and the main suspect is his rival, the ambitious detective Ariel Samson, the stage is set for discord within the police ranks: a scandal that will tear the department apart, and the city with it.

  • Cassio may have the ear and favor of Emperor Antoninus, but it's made him more enemies than friends: his aunt's former lover, the Praetorian guardsman Erytheos; the powerful Senator Lernus, father of Cassio's childhood enemy Livion; and even Cassio's faithful former slave Alva. Once she's freed, she joins a plot to take down the very emperor Cassio is trying to save. But Cassio isn't all alone. He's reunited with an old flame, the Apis priestess Oasis. With their rekindled passions, Cassio's magic powders, and the ability of Oasis to see the future, will they triumph over Rome's many traps and betrayals?

  • Lenny June's got problems. It's one thing when your boss thinks you're an idiot, but another when he sends two religious fanatics to murder you. And they're not the only threat: an interstellar assassin has killed his fiancée, and is running around in her body. What are they all after? Mysterious gemstones known as Eiam's Tears. Even as Lenny tries to figure out why they're so valuable, the race is on by land and sea and air to Eiam country, a barren wasteland banned centuries ago after a mythical catastrophe. Still, Lenny has the element of surprise. And a monk who thinks he's a god...

  • Archeologist Ornella Grazzi may have discovered the identities of Cassio's four murderers, but as intrigue and deception thicken around her, she's realizing just how much she has yet to learn about the life and mysterious powers of the Ancient Roman physician and lawyer. But with her double-crossing assistant shot dead, and now a handsome police detective as well, who can she trust? She'll need to find someone to turn to, and fast, as she dives deeper into Cassio's world to find out why his lover Antinoë betrayed him, and discover the full potential of the strange powders he stole from Egypt...

  • When Lt. Clegg's wife gives him an ultimatum-quit the force in 48 hours, or else-the police detective makes it his deadline, telling the press he'll deliver the "Playboy" killer in two days' time. But prostitute-turned-private-eye Juanita Jones is on the murderer's trail too: one that leads her from memories of a party gone wrong to an exclusive hospital to an apartment full of incriminating photo equipment. Viktor Scott, disoriented from trying to recover her lost memories, drifts back into Clegg's orbit, only for Juanita's discoveries to reveal the two cases' hidden connections in this thrilling third installment of the series.

  • What was Jay Sherman's role during the war? And why does it haunt him even now? In the present day, Nazi commandant Klaus Dimitar has caught up to him, and Jay watches scenes from the war years flash by: the death of his dear friend Karl Jurgen, his daughter Jeannie's desperate search for her captured lover, his being forced into secretly stashing Nazi funds in Brazil, and then that fateful trip to Germany that divided father and daughter forever. But could Jeannie have suddenly resurfaced in Jay's life?

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