Stephen Desberg

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Boek 2

    Stephen Desberg

    • Dargaud
    • 10 Mars 2021

    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...

  • 1920s Nairobi. When two Africans are found gruesomely murdered, all signs point to John Wallace, a promising young plantation owner with a bright future ahead of him and a beautiful bride-to-be. What drove him to kill these men? His silence and a corrupt system lead to internment, without a trial, in a vicious Kenyan prison camp. But sadistic guards, conspiring cellmates, and harsh desert labor are no match for the suffering that Wallace feels inside over the life he lost, and how best to get it back. He's willing to do anything for revenge-even loose the mysterious beast lurking within...

  • Former CIA agent Floyd Whitman investigates whether someone manipulated the US presidential elections. While carrying out the investigation he meets some of his old Russian acquaintances. Acquaintances who take him back to his youth in the 60s, when together they developed an ambitious plan to bring the Russian mafia back on its feet in order to fight the communist regime from within the borders of the United States. But today, forty years later, the White House decides to get rid of all the mafia bosses left in the country... The great spy adventure continues!

  • In this final installment of the series that reinvented comic book spy stories, Operation Clean Up has begun. The Vice President and the CIA have launched a secret war against members of the Russian mafia based in the United States. Nothing can stop them now. Except for the one man who really knows what's at stake with this operation, and the murky alliances of the past. It's game over for the survivors of the Cold War, and the final mission for Floyd Whitman. Time to finally reveal the truth. And maybe save the woman he once loved?

  • 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...

  • Fanny, like so many other girls of her time, has been driven to selling her body to survive. She has since become the most sought-after prostitute of her brothel. She knows people, she knows things, and she is determined to one day move on to a better life. One day, the handsome and enigmatic James Orwood seeks her out, and makes her a proposition that might just be the making of her. He wants to use her reputed powers of seduction to get information from the rich and powerful. They form an alliance, along with Lario and Lucrecia, all four of them bringing a unique skill to the table. This could be the beginning of something great...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The unstoppable crime quartet is getting stronger by the day as each member really comes into their own. They rob a lord's huge commercial drug stash making a dramatic exit. But on the night of the huge party they throw with their new found riches, things start to get sinister, forcing them to go their separate ways. But all the circumstances indicated that they'd been betrayed... by one of their number. Meanwhile, Fanny becomes increasingly consumed by her twisted love affair with the enigmatic Orwood, and begins to go to desperate measures to understand why he simply won't give her what she wants: his heart.

  • It's 1945. Floyd Whitman discovers that 'those scumbag communists' have killed his father. He's just a child, but he resolves to one day join the CIA. By 2003, America has triumphed over the Soviet Union, but the Russian mafia has become the most powerful, and certainly the most violent criminal group throughout the whole country. Through the fate of one man--young and full of illusions in 1965, but rather more embittered in 2003--we see the CIA help the Russian mafia get back on its feet in the squalid back rooms of the American empire. A great spy adventure comparable with the best of Hollywood thrillers.

  • 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?

  • Black OP is back with a whole new season about the petrol crisis that will shake up the West and transform North-South relations. Black Ops are top secret CIA operations that sometimes push the boundaries of legality. In the 70s, the agency decided to post a pair of spies right at the heart of Iranian oil country to investigate the oil magnates and certain rather suspicious financial movements...

  • In the fourth and final volume of Golden Dogs, the infamous quartet overcome their rift and come together for one last mission: to get their vengeance on the parsimonious Judge Aaron by pulling off the most sensational heist London town has ever seen! But it soon becomes clear that Orwood has an ulterior motive... It's at long last time to find out about his mysterious past, and his true desires.

  • It's the 70s, and Floyd Whitman, a young and idealistic CIA agent manages to get in with the Russian mafia, at last seeing an opportunity to strike at the heart of the communist regime. So, with the CIA's backing, he's going to launch a huge secret operation to help the worst of the Soviet mafia in their cause. This third volume kicks off in present-day America with the arrival of a squad of ex-KGB assassins, whose aim is to get rid of Whitman's old accomplices, under authorization of the American secret services.

  • This is the fifth and penultimate volume of one of the most ambitious comic book spy series of all time. Over 30 years and 5 continents, CIA agent Floyd Whitman plunges right to the deepest depths of American politics through his counter-intuitive alliance with the Russian mafia. Constructed with the precision of clockwork mechanics, Desberg's Machiavellian script is wonderfully complemented by Labiano's tense and elegant artwork.

  • 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...

  • While ex-KGB assassins make their way to the United States, Floyd Whitman is in hiding, waiting for a secret operation to kick off. In the meantime, he takes a trip down memory lane, as he mulls over his life as a secret agent tracking the Russian mafia. But that's not all. He's also thinking about an old flame, Lovna.

    This is a ruthless thriller about the corrupt American empire that also gives an exciting glimpse of the mysteries of the Cold War. Black OP has become the cult spy series of the Franco-Belgian Comic scene.

  • Agents Janine Hallbeck and Sol Kathren, posing as husband and wife for their mission, were sent to Tehran in early 1973, on the trail of a priceless secret: the plans for a financial and petroleum manipulation that would have severe repercussions throughout the entire world. The problem is, nobody at the CIA wants to believe it. Except, perhaps, those who see a golden opportunity to line their pockets!

  • 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...

  • 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?

  • "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.

  • 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.

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