Somewhere deep in the blood-stained desert, Jessica Blandy awakes to find herself held by force in a Mexican bordello. It will take all of Jessie's strength and resilience to escape and bring those responsible to justice, even if it means taking things into her own hands. Under the fierce single eye of Floyd the eagle, the girl from Ipanema goes walking... on a path that will lead her to new friends, old enemies, and revenge.
When Jessica accepted a friend's invitation to visit the California desert, she didn't expect to find darkness lurking under the blue skies and blinding sun. Violence, human trafficking, and corruption abound, and no one is quite what they seem. To get to the bottom of the injustice that reigns at the border-and help her old friend Gus Bomby find a missing boy-Jessica will have to face down the strange, brutal loner known as Hellbait, and hope to come out the other side in one piece.
The Drax contamination Karloff sustained in book 2 of the series continues to lie dormant in his body, while Medina battles mutants who threaten the city from the inside, and fends off ever-greater attacks to its exterior. The city's protective dome is at risk of total collapse. Kladia strikes off into the desert to find a better life, while Hadron, pregnant with Drax leader Boso 1's offspring, makes a bold decision that might alter the course of history...
Jessica Blandy hasn't been the same since her brush with death in the Florida Everglades. Back in San Francisco, she tries to drown her sorrows in whiskey and the kisses of a dark, handsome stranger... a saxophonist with sad eyes and a deep connection to Charlie Parker. But how much does she know about him, really? And what does he have to do with the women who keep disappearing from the club where he plays?
An essential question hovers over this second volume of the Medina saga: what separates the humans from their adversaries the Drax? Karloff finally comes face to face with Boso 1, who will accept nothing less than Hadron and his unborn child. The conservator and Karloff agree to a meeting at the site of Alice, the nuclear generator that first spawned the Drax arrival, to hash out the terms of an unprecedented agreement. Meanwhile, Hadron has strong opinions, but whose side is the fierce adolescent really on?
In the third installment of Renaud and Dufaux's classic thriller series, Jessica Blandy finds herself a prisoner in the Florida everglades-at the mercy of a pair of murderous brothers and caught up in a plot to make a man disappear. Do her captors plan to hold her for ransom, or do they have something else in mind? Set to the sounds of the swamp and the haunting voice of Jim Morrison, this might be Jessica's most dangerous adventure yet.
It's supposedly what everyone wants: fame and money. The American star-making machine never stops in its efforts to uncover new talent, because talent is what feeds it. Megan, a talent scout for Independent Art Productions, discovers Jude on stage while he's performing in a sex act. He may be star material: women want him and men want to be him. But before he can pursue stardom, he has to escape the clutches of his new girlfriend, the daughter of a Chinese gangster. Murders of convenience, empty sex, big bucks, bad driving, and some crazy tattoos-it's the 21st-century American Dream.
Who killed Scott Mitchell? To get to the truth about her lover's murder, Jessica Blandy will have to come face-to-face with the ghosts of his mysterious past. With the help of private eye Gus Bomby and the unsavory Robby-a police detective with a certain disregard for the rules-Jessie's hunt for answers turns up a string of grisly deaths, a photograph that shouldn't exist, and a name: Dr. Zack.
Waves crash on the beaches of California as Jessica Blandy wakes up in her lover's arms for the last time. A mysterious killer is stalking the streets of San Francisco with a chilling final message for his victims: remember Enola Gay. Sexy, strong-willed Jessie won't rest until she's found the truth, a quest for revenge that propels her into a world of thugs, mystics, and crooked cops in this classic thriller by Renaud & Dufaux.
In times of yore did a forbidden love arise between Valgar of Valta, son of Halgerr the Golden-Haired, and Astridr, daughter of Thorgerr, and to them a son was born, Gunnar. But Thorgerr was a mighty lord, and with his hundred warriors hunted the couple down, ensorcelling his daughter and banishing her husband. Now, to rescue his true love, Valgar must embark upon a long and perilous quest that will take him into the forest depths to meet the monster called Ogerth the Serpentine, and the far south to fight the beastly devourers alongside Skarperdinn. But Skarperdinn's wife has other plans...
What could be more moving than a reunion of childhood friends making peace after long enmity and tragic misunderstanding? Lucius Murena and the Emperor emerge from their long-awaited meeting with rekindled trust and affection. But in Nero's Rome, such victories are always fleeting. When a brutal murder attempt leaves Murena on the brink of death, his memory is erased by a family of patricians plotting to assassinate Nero with the help of the Emperor's own dear advisor, Seneca. The series, a dive into the intricate and deadly world of ancient Rome, is back with this tenth volume.
England, last century. A castle: Blacktales. Every seven years its proprietor, the frightening Monsieur Noir, comes over to sign the new lease with his tenant. In Blacktales, two unrelenting opposing clans fight a ferocious and cunning struggle over the possession of a pen: the lease contract can be signed only with this pen, the signature giving absolute power. Into this troubled atmosphere arrives the recently orphaned Fanny: the pen, missing for two years has been located. It is in the hands of the two creatures whose ruthless sadism terrorises all the inhabitants of the place...
In this final volume of the first Dixie Road cycle, the Jones family is stuck at Silver Creek. Threatened by a deadly case of food poisoning, under siege by the workers' union, the camp is quickly coming undone. The same can be said of the Dixie family: violence breaks out all over and emotions escalate to a new high in this conclusive album.
In "The Ant," the plot thickens. The Stingray is put in charge of finding a prostitute named Opal and ends up in the vises of the Ant, the self-proclaimed ruler of the Paris underworld. On his search, the Stingray will encounter a slew of strange and fearsome characters. Some of them will help him on his quest, others will make his life that much harder. Dufaux and Jamar's inspiration remains the great French novelists of the 19th century - Dumas, Victor Hugo - who dared to plunge into the depths of the gritty Paris of their day.
The Joneses have finally managed to get away from the squalid Silver Creek squat, but unfortunately not Mr. Duchamp's hatred. The situation with the workers' strikes gets worse, and the formidable Ernest Pike is on the Jones's tail. The young Dixie Jones has already seen more than most her age, and her extraordinary experiences are certainly not over yet.
Paris, 1802. Bonaparte has just been proclaimed First Consul, provoking Fouché's departure from the Police headquarters. The two men are now both set on finding a certain object, stolen by a beautiful prostitute, which could change their destiny. Bonaparte calls on the services of François, a petty thief otherwise known as "The Torpedo," to recover the mysterious object.
Following dramatic events they'd rather forget, Dixie and her parents are on the road. On their way they run into the midst of a feud between a group of workers and their employer, Mr. Duchamp, which Dixie's father soon resolves with a large wad of cash. Of course, this random act of kindness attracts the authorities' attention. The Joneses will once again have to watch their backs...
The United States... the late twenties. Like many others, the company Fisherman's Dream staggers under the 'crash'. In the midst of this economic nightmare, we meet a young girl, Dixie. The recent events will push her and her family to hit the road, in pursuit of the elusive American Dream.
This series follows the paths of two different women, in two different eras. One is the exquisite Kim Nelson, a young English woman on a quest for a treasure she believes is rightfully hers. The other is her legendary ancestor, Jade, a djinn of the utmost expertise in the art of love, who, through the power of her body, holds the whole world in the palm of her hand. Her quest? To make her mark on the memory of the world through passing into legend. But both women must withstand many trials in order to attain their goals. This is a series constantly in movement, migrating from Turkey and the harems of the Ottoman Empire, to Africa and the magic of ritual, to India and the glittering Pavilion of Pleasures. A captivating tribute to the power of desire, sensuality and the instinct to love.
We find ourselves in Ancient Rome. In the intense heat of the centre of one of the most far-reaching empires the world has ever known, gladiators struggle for survival in the arena, cunning merchants strive to outwit each other, sordid love affairs turn sour, and along side it all, the eternal game of power plays out in the shadows...
While the subtle games of power, sex and manipulation continue within the palace of Echinapur, the spirit of revolt amongst the townspeople with regard to the English presence comes into full force, suddenly and brutally. Meanwhile, we discover a new and unexpected side to the Maharajah himself, who at last assumes his responsibilities, winning his honor in the eyes of those closest to him. It all comes down to a bloody struggle between the English and the locals, but who will be victorious?
Within the cool walls of the pavilion of pleasures, Jade instructs Tamila how to use her body to captivate a man. The man in question is the Maharajah and Tamila is the daughter of Raja Singh, a revolutionary who will stop at nothing to chase the English out of India. The more she becomes implicated in the politics of the country, the more dangerous Jade's games become... she finds herself having to watch her back...
In this ninth volume of the historical saga Murena, Dufaux and Delaby show Rome in reconstruction and expose the roots of the Judeo-Christian culture. Nero fears that the people of Rome, still reeling from the trauma of the great fire, will turn against him if he doesn't present them with the guilty party, and fast. He decides that the Christians would be the perfect scapegoats...
Here we are again on Planet Earth of the near future, where vampires have reduced humankind to a hunted animal and protected species. Only a rare few still resist. Strange alliances are forming between raptors, humans and vampires with a mutual objective: to resolve the conflicts between life forces and death forces. We hear the groans rise up from the depths. There is a change in the wind. Little by little, fear diminishes, giving way instead to courage and combat. It's carnage. Sons denounce their fathers and betrayal is rife. Get ready for the last act.