Bien mal acquis ne profite jamaisTucano, Texas. Chinaman vient livrer sa marchandise. L'heure est venue pour lui de dire adieu à ses compagnons de route, Zed Ashe et Horace Curry. Le premier compte se refaire rapidement les poches au poker. Le second aimerait se faire oublier quelque temps et accepte dans ce but un job dans la discrète "Maison des plaisirs", à proximité de la ville.
Mais Wild Catty et sa bande ne l'entendent pas de cette oreille. Horace est le seul à connaître la cache du butin du hold-up de Red Gulch ; Wild Catty n'a qu'une idée en tête : lui mettre la main dessus. Crawford, quant à lui, a un travail à terminer : exécuter tous ceux qui ont participé de près ou de loin au hold-up, car c'est de l'arme de l'un d'eux qu'est partie la balle qui a tué son fils. Les rues de Tucano s'apprêtent à servir de décor à un dangereux règlement de comptes...La fin d'un cycle Avec Tucano, neuvième volume de la série "Chinaman", Serge Le Tendre et Olivier TaDuc nous livrent le deuxième volet d'un diptyque commencé dans le tome 8, Les Pendus. L'album met en scène un Chinaman paradoxal. Notre héros aimerait exercer tranquillement son métier de convoyeur et se faire ainsi une place dans le monde des Blancs, mais il ne peut se résoudre à laisser ses deux infortunés compagnons se débrouiller seuls, même si le prix à payer pour leur venir en aide est de donner raison aux Blancs qui se méfient des "Chinetoques"... "Chinaman" n'est décidément pas un western comme les autres !
Disparus avec leur père, deux enfants sont au coeur de la nouvelle enquête d'Interpol. Adepte de la secte L'Ordre divin du temple, le père des enfants serait en Suède, en compagnie du gourou. La traque s'organise, mais très vite une horrible vérité se dessine : et si le père des enfants projetait de les entraîner avec lui dans le suicide collectif des membres de la secte ? Se déclenche alors une course contre la montre pour l'inspecteur Vallandier et ses collègues suédois.
Un polar haletant, avec des scènes d'action à couper le souffle.
Fleeing his old life after killing his former master, John Chinaman is exploring the ways of the new world. When he falls in with a wagon train of pioneers headed north, his new traveling companions include a fire-and-brimstone preacher, a family of Chinese immigrants, and a marshal escorting a dangerous criminal to trial. But Chow, once his best friend and now his sworn enemy, is hot on John's trail. And with him are a crew of cutthroat bounty hunters who share a mysterious past with the marshal's prisoner. A bloody confrontation between brothers-in-arms is inevitable, but who will be left standing?
Months of roaming the wilderness have left John Chinaman homesick and lonely. His bitter experiences have left him wary of white men, but longing for human contact leads him to the small town of Oakridge. There he meets Amos and Millie, old, independent-minded homesteaders looking after their niece Rose, recently orphaned by the fever. But Rose's rich grandfather has designs on the only child of his estranged daughter. When he enlists lawyers, the local sheriff, and a hired gun to help him, John is forced to make a choice: stay out of it, or take up arms once more.
When Chinaman saves Li, a young cook, from a pair of drunken Irishmen, little does he realize he's about to become embroiled in much a larger struggle. For Li is one of a group of Chinese laborers brought in to help build the transcontinental railroad-much to the resentment of the Irish who preceded them. And they aren't the only ones after Chinaman: Sing, whom he dishonors and displaces as headman of the Chinese group, also nurses a grudge. These tensions come to a head in a fiery, balletic battle as a young Samuel Clemens looks on, witness to history.
At Kinney Trading Post, John Chinaman gets accosted by a pair of bounty hunters when a good deed from his past returns to haunt him. But soon, all three of them have bigger troubles on their hands: the Yagger brothers have waylaid a would-be schoolmarm and her wagon driver in the woods. When the trunk they believed full of gold turns out to be full of books, Chinaman leaps in to save the schoolmarm's life. Their perilous escape through Paiute territory involves running rapids on a raft, dodging vengeful bandits, and hardest of all-learning to trust each other.
In the second half of the 19th century, a Chinese man wanders the plains of the American West. In the first volume, John Chinaman lands in San Francisco, tasked by the Elders of Canton with disciplining the local Triads. But this mission will be his last. From now on, his fate will be irrevocably tied to America's westward expansion.
The westward drive of Americans after the Civil War was unstoppable. For some, the vast territory meant new wealth and new opportunities. The ever-progressing railroads made many rich. Whereas others found their fortune selling the flesh of the less fortunate. In a brothel in Omaha, all manner of destinies intersect in a violent collision that many won't survive. This is the incredible story of Martha Cannary, a young woman who shrugged off what destiny had in store for her and made herself into a legend.
John Chinaman tries to lead a peaceful life logging in Blue Hill while his companion Ada runs the local schoolhouse, both uncertain about starting a family. With the repercussions of the Chinese Exclusion Act sweeping the land, the townspeople aren't exactly warming to the mixed-race couple-especially when more Chinese immigrants looking for a home show up. But Chinaman's past isn't done with him yet. When the master of a San Francisco martial arts school sets out with his best students to challenge him, the various hostile factions meet head-on. Will John and Ada's love survive the explosive violence?
John Chinaman has hit the road, working as a teamster delivering goods to remote mining towns in the mountains. His path crosses that of two different men dangling from the end of a rope: the happy-go-lucky young gambler Zed Ashe, strung up by people he bilked, and the taciturn cowboy Horace Curry, strung up by his own hand. Curry doesn't want to talk about it, but Zed won't stop talking. As the unlikely trio make their way to Tucano, hot on their heels is a fearsome gang of bank robbers, and the mystery man who's been picking them off one by one.
John Chinaman seems to have turned over a new leaf with schoolmistress Ada in the small town of Blue Hill. But his troubled past keeps him from trusting this peaceful new life, and his worst fears come true when the US government passes the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, further inflaming already simmering resentments among townsfolk. John's life is further complicated when his blood brother Chow turns up again, an advance scout for a Triad concern seeking to buy up land along the planned railroad route. Will a reunion between these two old friends ever be anything but bittersweet?
How does a volunteer for a humanitarian aid program turn into a terrorist? While Fouad, a Belgian nurse, is working for a humanitarian mission to stamp out AIDS in deepest darkest Columbia, he is witness to a kidnapping. A bit of delving soon leads him to fear the worst. What if the WWOA (World War on Aids), the world renowned foundation he's employed by, were using this admirable campaign to eradicate AIDS as a facade for another, much more sinister project? What if they were actually using the populations of developing countries as guinea pigs for pharmaceutical experiments? Fouad could just go on with his life as though he hadn't seen anything. That would probably be better for him. But that's just not really his style...
Camille, a French girl living in Singapore, is going through a tough time in her relationship with her mother, Suzanne Rochant, a high-flying psychology and neuroscience researcher. Out of the blue, Suzanne is brutally killed in tragic circumstances. Almost immediately afterwards, Camille sets off for an Angolan village in search of the man who could be her father... the father that she's never met. She carries a letter left to this man in her mother's will, but the truth awaiting her isn't exactly what she'd had in mind... Camille soon finds herself wrapped up in the shady goings-on of her mother's business, as she desperately tries to get to the bottom of all the unanswered questions her Suzanne left with.
Park, a 25-year-old Korean man, basks in the sweet tropical sun of a luxury residence in the company of various other people of diverse backgrounds. They're all waited on hand and foot by a team of servants and carers. He spends most of his time with a couple of fun young women. It's paradise. But lately his blissful existence is punctuated with strange hallucinations, like memories of another life. Might this change in his state of mind be because he's stopped drinking the delicious fruit cocktails they keep serving up to all the residents? And what are they all doing here anyway? Can they really just be on permanent vacation? But then why are there all these railings and watchtowers?
Darius is a rather paunchy electrician. He could lead the easy life in his little apartment in Los Angeles, but he's desperately trying to save Bram, the young hooligan drug addict who lives opposite. Why does Darius put himself through it? To fulfill a paternal need created by some personal tragedy? For the sake of Bram's girlfriend's nice eyes? Or has he perhaps been entrusted with some secret mission?
Jonas and Jason are twin brothers gifted with extraordinary parapsychic powers. The pair of them are employed by a secret organization to locate certain people around the planet. Jonas, the more trusting of the two, is convinced that they're working for the benefit of these people, but Jason knows things his brother doesn't. Will he manage to keep his secret from a twin who can read his mind...?
Can power make you happy? Noah's got everything going for him: he's good-looking, smart, wealthy, arrogant and cynical. And he has every reason to be: he's the son of the most powerful man on the planet, the President of the United States. But right now, he's in a critical condition between life and death, following an attempt to take his own life. How did it get to this point? What's his connection to this pretty young woman that a psychic tells him is the love of his life?
Noah and Zelia, now reunited in spite of their difficult past, have established a spiritual community in the Canary Islands. Along with their numerous followers, one of whom is Teehu, a young medium, they spread their message of peace and tolerance to the rest of the world. However, beneath their seemingly irreproachable exterior, the reality is not quite so idyllic. Teehu is able to sense the Alter Egos of the people around her, which is how she finds out that Noah is not quite as well-intentioned as he might seem...
The revelation of the Alter Ego secret has shaken up the entire world population, that is now more or less divided into three categories: those who believe, those who don't, and those who've chosen sides for other reasons. This is the case of Delia, a high-flying lawyer who has decided to vehemently refute the Alter Ego theory. But behind her skepticism hides a secret wound, driving her forward...
The groundbreaking revelations that drew Camille and Miep together are yet to be fully brought to light. The two young women present an ultimatum to Urasawa and the billionaire Grynson. However, they fail to take into account the huge financial and logistical power at Urasawa's disposal, that is from now on inherently linked to Noah, son of the president of the United States, whether he likes it or not. Noah appears to have lost all reason, having become obsessed with the power and profit that U-Tech's findings could bring him. It's a disaster waiting to happen...
The bony masses are gripped with blind panic ever since the new arrival, renamed 'Ash Tuesday', started kicking up a fuss about his post-mortem condition. Ash Tuesday manages to escape during his transfer to Saint-Luc, the adjustment center for twisted spirits. The Militia sends out search parties all over the land to try and track down the dangerous rebel escapee. But Ash Tuesday is soon recruited by a clandestine group that entrusts him with the gargantuan task of drawing up a map of all purgatory.
In 1812, in order to keep his stranglehold on Europe, Napoleon had no choice but to declare war on the Russian emperor, Alexander. After three months of marching, his men, starved and exhausted, finally made it to Moscow... only to discover that the city had been deserted. Thus Napoleon and his army took up residence in the Russian capital without even the slightest resistance. But by nightfall, Moscow was on fire. Houses, churches and even the Kremlin were ablaze, and the entire French army risked being reduced to ashes. Caught in the trap, Napoleon was forced to leave the city and get back on the road to face his enemy.
A fatal slip on the toy car that his son had left in the bathroom, and Victor Tourterelle is dispatched straight to the other side of the mirror, to the beautiful world of chalk desert, under a sky as black as ink. No noise, not a soul. In his new state, Victor finds that he's still fully conscious, more acutely than on earth, even. But his body is only bones. Little does the dead man know that he's at the dawn of the wildest adventure of all time...
Following the great revelation of Alter Egos, crooks and visionaries of all sorts are making the very most of the uncertainty that still lingers around this new-found truth. Gail Llewellyn, the man responsible for evaluating the validity of the Alter Ego theory, travels to Singapore accompanied by his mistress. Gail, who got his job thanks to American pressure on the UN, knows that they are expecting him to sway the Committee's deliberations towards a negative conclusion. He's not too bothered by this, since he himself is somewhat skeptical about the Alter Ego theory. That is, at least, until the day he finds his life indebted to a young woman mandated by his own Alter Ego. Whether he likes it or not, for Gail, choosing his truth becomes a question of life or death.