After a global environmental disaster, mankind has rebuilt, but its
demons are still there. Greed, arrogance ... Romane Pennac fights those
who would abuse nature once again. Volume 1 of 2 of this sequel to
Mermaid Project. Two years have passed since the event of Mermaid
Project, and Romane and Brahim have paid the price of their courage
and integrity. Ignored, even censored, by their superiors, they're
now reduced to taking lousy private eye jobs to earn a living.
Meanwhile, though, the same cetaceans whose advanced intelligence the
UN had refused to believe in are attacking fishing trawlers ... with
rockets! Before long, the authorities ask our two investigators to
take their old jobs back ...
Romane has gone to Brazil, hoping to renew contact with Delphis, her
dolphin friend, and find an explanation to the ongoing attacks by sea
mammals against human ships and ports. Meanwhile, Brahim and Kruger
continue their investigations in Mozambique. But their enemies, the
white supremacists who still run Algapower, and their terrorist
allies from the American White Army, know they're being hunted, and
have no intention of being stopped again. A fight for the future of
several species begins ...
In a not-so-distant future where society has changed considerably but the problems often remain the same, a young policewoman from Paris is dragged into a difficult, dangerous investigation that could impact the very future of mankind.
Roger, Romane's brother, has been transferred to an Algapower lab in Brazil. Shortly afterwards, his sister, still working for Intelligence, arrives in Rio. Her new mission: to get in touch with her brother and convince him to inform the authorities on the company and its mysterious Mermaid Project. The stakes have changed for the Pennac siblings, though: among the documents retrieved during the New York mission, their names appear on a list of potential test subjects...
Romane Pennac's niece has been kidnapped in Paris. Her genetic makeup, inherited from the experiments conducted on her mother - and Romane - in her youth, make her a perfect candidate for Algapower's hybridisation experiments. Hell bent on rescuing her and putting an end to the corporation's actions, El Malik and Pennac attempt a daring raid on Algapower's Rio laboratory. But when things go wrong, they'll find some very strange allies...
Romane and Brahim have reached Algapower's artificial island, with
the help of some cetaceans with a quite extraordinary behaviour. All
they need to do now is sneak into the laboratories, locate Romane's
kidnapped niece, and find a way to escape with her before the
corporation's mad scientists transplant a dolphin's tail onto her.
Not an easy task, especially as Algapower's found some ruthless
allies. But the two agents, too, have some rather unexpected allies -
and a revolution is coming...
Now attached to French intelligence, Romane is training hard with agent El Malik and Delph, a genetically modified Dolphin with extraordinary mental abilities. The goal of their coming mission: to infiltrate the premises of Algapower, the company at the heart of their investigation, and find clues as to its actual activities - in particular the mysterious Mermaid Project. What is the aim of Algapower's genetic research? Time is running short...
Within the Conspiracy of the XX, Calvin Wax was nominally only number
two. But how accurate was that? What was the real responsibility of
this utterly unscrupulous man, who was - openly or secretly - adviser
to three presidents? Now, discover the birth of the Conspiracy,
through a few very difficult days in the life of Wally Sheridan,
caught in the merciless schemes of the true brain behind the plot ...