Thriller politiqueToujours à la recherche des assassins de son ami Duane, Jared ne possède qu'un maigre indice : le jour de sa mort, Duane avait rendez-vous au Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de Londres avec un certain Illya Patakarsky. Et l'homme a son importance dans cette histoire, car l'adversaire que cet ancien escrimeur blessa volontairement en 1996, lors du tournoi des Jeux olympiques d'Atlanta, n'est autre que l'actuel employeur de Jared, le milliardaire américain Marlin Deckard, lequel a commandité, quelques années plus tard, une agression contre Patakarsky...
John Wallace is erin geslaagd tijdelijk te ontsnappen aan de wraak
van Naïsha en haar mysterieuze krachten. Mangold huurt hem in als
spoorzoeker voor een safari. Zijn eigenlijke doel is een schat die is
aangeduid op een mysterieuze kaart die hij in Addis Abeba heeft
gevonden. Hij brengt de jager en zijn vrouw, Sara, naar de regio van
de Riftvallei in het Ethiopisch Hoogland, de heilige grond waar de
leeuwen regeren. Naïsha, op haar beurt, zet haar achtervolging op
Wallace voort. De verbanden tussen de twee personages, de Leeuw en de
Adelaar, gaan eindelijk aan het licht komen...
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.
As fear of the "Playboy" killer rises in the city, the pressure is on for LAPD Lt. Jordan to find the twisted murderer who stages boudoir photos with his victims' corpses. But all he's run into are dead ends, and when a mayoral hopeful backs his rival Lt. Samson, Jordan's left feeling like his best days as a detective are behind him. Meanwhile, Viktor Scott's quest to find out what happened to her the night she was almost raped takes a perilous turn, forcing her to blackmail her father's wealthy friends, placing her once more in harm's way.
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.
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.
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...
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.
The race is on through forbidden Eiam territory as Lenny June, his boss the Terran Ambassador, and the galactic cartel assassin Sebshem Antal Nya, all converge on the coveted prize: shards of a deity vanquished in spectacular aerial combat long ago. These fragments, known as the god's tears, are not only proof of a superior if extinct form of life, but holy artifacts being used in... a mysterious resurrection ritual. Will Lenny June outsmart his wily boss and elude Nya, his fiancée's murderer, to whom he is now irresistibly chemically attracted?
Life is good again for Lenny June, legal attaché to the Terran delegation on the developing planet of Mayam. After all, he's bested his scheming former boss the ambassador, ditched an intergalactic cartel's deadly hit woman out in the forbidden wastelands, and gotten away with the priceless relic they were all after: the ancient head of a dead god. But then... who is trying to kill him? Why did the diplomatic core decide not to promote him, and instead, send out a new ambassador... with Lenny's fiancée? And could it be that head isn't actually as dead as he thought?
Lynn, jeune paumée et voleuse surdouée, s'empare d'un médaillon
égyptien et bascule dans un Paris médiéval. Même endroit, mais autre
époque et autre Histoire... À Paris, de nos jours, on suit les pas
d'une jeune femme solitaire et sauvage. Elle pratique la seule
activité pour laquelle elle est incroyablement douée : Lynn est une
voleuse ! Son dernier coup de maître : dérober pour le compte du
sulfureux Argonovitch un médaillon d'une valeur inestimable. Il
s'agit du médaillon du Dieu Aton dont aucune représentation
n'existait à ce jour. En essayant d'échapper à la propriétaire du
joyau, Lynn traverse une porte et se trouve projetée dans un Paris
parallèle, moyenâgeux, dans lequel l'Histoire ne s'est pas déroulée
de la même façon...
Larry is veertig jaar oud en sinds kort senator. Sinds hij trouwde
met Diane leidt hij een huiselijk bestaan, met hun twee kindjes. Hij
is al een paar weken het doelwit van smerige beschuldigingen. Er
wordt gefluisterd dat hij zijn voorganger tot zelfmoord dreef om zijn
plaats in te nemen. En wat is er aan van de geruchten over twee
zogenaamde maîtresses, Lorna en Jetta, die hem van machtsmisbruik en
moord betichten? Het wordt nog erger wanneer Lorna voor de ogen van
Larry wordt vermoord en het moment wordt vastgelegd door een jonge
fotograaf. Iemand chanteert de senator en wil dat hij zijn ontslag
aanbiedt. Larry moet de afperser snel vinden en zijn naam zuiveren,
voor hij alles verliest...
Having found the first of Cassio's four assassins, archeologist Ornella Grazzi attempts to solve the mystery of the second. And as she pieces together tantalizing fragments of historical evidence, she learns of Cassio's forbidden love for Oasis, virgin priestess of Apis. But why has Cassio traveled to Antioch? Why is he bent on discovering the secrets of its citizens? In the present day, a break-in at the university lab leaves a technician dead and Ornella's findings missing. Could this be the work of the enigmatic Lucas Tanhauser, the older gentleman who has insinuated himself into Ornella's life?
Brown Bear is dead. Desert Star has vanished. When the tribe seeks revenge and captures a white settler's daughter, Maria, Morning Breeze decides to use her to track down the man responsible for their fate-little knowing that his adversary is himself pursuing Maria ... The trail leads Breeze to Finsbury, the official in charge of "Indian Affairs," who believes that ends justify means. The white man's ends, that is. Can Breeze salvage anything of his people's honor in the face of advancing "civilization"? And will he ever be reunited with his beloved Desert Star?
As the investigation into the assassination of presidential hopeful Robert Sherman continues, his father Jay's mysterious nemesis ratchets up the tension with mind games and threatening FBI agent Eva Cruz, assigned to protect him. Her boss brings in Jay Sherman's longtime nemesis David Sterling, but his interrogation only yields dirty laundry from Jay's past: his unscrupulous seduction of Sterling's wife Lana and their torrid affair, and his embezzlement of funds when blackmailed by the Dole gangster syndicate. Passions flare in memories of Prohibition-era doublecrosses, as authors Desberg and Griffo reveal the seamy underside to what it takes to make it in America.
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?
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?
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...
"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.
Summers in Bayreuth, Germany are idyllic. There, Jeannie falls for the heroic tenor Ludwig Melchior at the world-famous Wagner festival, but the oncoming war-and Melchior's dubious ancestry-looms over their love on the eve of WWII. Back stateside, facing pressure from Congress and his old nemesis David Sterling, Jay Sherman is forced to reconsider his dealings with his old friend Karl Jurgen, whose factories have come under the Führer's control. One Nazi in particular, Klaus Dimitar, is gunning for Jay even now in the present day, and when Jay tries to flee New York, Klaus closes in...
Cassio tracks the sinister High Priest to his Temple of the Sands in the middle of the desert, only to find himself bested by the High Priest's disciples, who share Cassio's powers but are better trained to control them. It's up to his slave Alva to save him from near death, with help from a mysterious stranger who turns out to be... Cassio's mother! Reveals and reversals abound as, in the present day, Ornella Grazzi finds the fourth murderer, and the origin of Cassio's powers is brought to light in this thrilling conclusion to the first arc of the historical adventure 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?
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?
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...