1848. In Ottoman-occupied Montenegro, young doctor Vanko Winczlav is
one of the leaders of a popular uprising. Betrayed, wanted by the
authorities, he flees the Balkans for the United States in the
company of a Bulgarian refugee, Veska, whom he marries to allow her
to enter New York legally. So begins the history of a family closely
entwined with that of a still new country going through many
Now rid of Prince John's henchman, William, Marian and their friends
are finally free to relax a little. Their respite is short, however.
A judge known for his integrity and doggedness has been dispatched to
Nottingham by the regent to investigate the recent trouble, and from
the town's very bowels, drawn by the rumours about the theft of the
royal treasure, another gang of brigands emerges, their hearts and
intentions far less pure than those of the `Merry Men' allied with
the Hood ...
The long journey of the Neptune is well underway. Lady Vivian is
counting on her associate Long John Silver to take control of the
expedition. But Silver doesn't have enough men to take over the ship,
and Captain Hastings doesn't trust him. In the close quarters of a
tall ship, tensions rise; betrayal looms... Blood will be spilled
before the vessel reaches the Amazon, and a single act of routine
brutality will throw the Neptune into a maelstrom of death.
The long journey of the Neptune is well underway. Lady Vivian is counting on her associate Long John Silver to take control of the expedition. But Silver doesnâEURTMt have enough men to take over the ship, and Captain Hastings doesnâEURTMt trust him. In the close quarters of a tall ship, tensions rise; betrayal loomsâEUR¦ Blood will be spilled before the vessel reaches the Amazon, and a single act of routine brutality will throw the Neptune into a maelstrom of death.
Kenya, 1947. A hunting expedition led by American writer John Remington makes a startling encounter, and then vanishes without a trace. Shortly afterwards, Katherine Austin, agent of the British Secret Intelligence Service, arrives in Mombasa. Her mission: investigate a series of mysterious sightings and incidents, of which the disappearance of the Remington party could be the latest. Undercover as a teacher, courted by colleagues who may be working for competing secret services, she's about to enter a whole new reality...
The mysterious events in Kenya are beginning to attract international attention - and maybe too much of it.After reporting to London, Kathy Austin returns to Kenya to continue her investigation. In the palace of Count Di Broglie, the young English woman finally meets the last survivors of the Remington expedition, but they lack material proof to support their stories. Kathy is ordered to obtain information on Irmanius, a rather inquisitive individual who's been snooping around the country. Who is he working for? The Americans, the Russians... or some considerably more foreign power?
From the shores of Lake Victoria, Kathy and Remington witnessed an extraordinary event: the coming of a massive UFO. Stunned by the sight, they're taken prisoners by Irmanius, who's working for the Soviets. Faced with the oddness of their situation and its potential dangers, though, Westerners and Communists decide to team up. A temporary alliance that may not survive the fantastic discoveries ahead of them.
After the extraordinary events of Lake Victoria, the Soviet agents let Kathy Austin and her companions go. On their way back to Mombasa, the group stops to speak to Lord Balmer, who was taken in by the Maasai. The Lord has lost his mind, and tells them a wild story of extraterrestrials and apocalypse... but is the story so fantastic after all? Will Kathy manage to find an explanation to the mysteries of Kenya - and maybe tangible proof?
On Puerto Blanco, life goes on. Captain Flynn is dead, murdered by his old nemesis. Emilio mourns his mentor and lover, yet finds unexpected companionship in Maria and Raffy. The three children left behind by the Barracuda have grown and found each other, but the dangers are many: De La Loya and his Spanish expedition; Ferrango, Maria's cuckolded husband; Flynn's killer; a scorned woman with a talent for poisons... And above all, a cursed diamond that carries madness and death.
1910, Oklahoma. Thomas Winczlav, Milan's son, sees his life turned
upside down when he learns he is the heir to the O'Casey distilleries
- a colossal fortune he'll have to share with his twin sister Lisa,
who lives in France. As the First World War begins, a sometimes
naïve, often flighty Tom will do his best to run his new business;
meanwhile, the aviation-obsessed Lisa will carve herself a place in
the skies of Europe, dominated by a certain Red Baron ...
20 seconds to tell the difference between friend and enemy, tochoose
between life and death.Poor Largo is beside himself with worry. The
lovely Saidee, with whom he's fallen madly in love, hasvanished. In
fact, she's being held prisoner by a CIA agent who'd forced her to
infiltrate a fundamentalistnetwork hell-bent on blowing Winch up -
but which is actually being manipulated by a Russianbusinessman...
Phew. Nothing is ever simple with Largo! How is he supposed to save
his love, keep hisgroup going - while also staying alive, if at all
1192. Richard, King of England, hasn't returned from the Crusades.
Rumours say he may be dead, and his brother John Lackland begins
moving his pieces to claim the throne, counting on the support - and
money - of the kingdom's sheriffs. Deep inside Sherwood Forest,
Marian, young Saxon Lady, tries to convince a family of outlaws to
join her in fighting the prince, with the help of a mysterious man in
a hood - none other than the Sheriff of Nottingham himself!
Largo Winczlav, born in Yugoslavia, is an orphan. Thousands of miles away, one of the richest men in the world will change Largo's destiny. He has the same name, but slightly different: "Winch." This man, Nerio Winch, wants to find an heir to his empire and adopts Largo, offering him the best education. When his adoptive father disappears under dramatic circumstances, Largo inherits the W Group, the biggest conglomerate of multinational enterprises ever possessed and managed by a single man. From now on, he will be worth $10 billion. Which is not to everybody's taste, as he is about to find out...This two-volume book includes the W Group
A powerful and thrilling adventure in the heart of one of the worst
places on this world - a potential paradise turned into hell by human
greed and barbarity. An uncompromising denunciation of the tragedy of
Kivu. The province of Kivu in the Congo is rich in rare and precious
minerals such as coltan, which is vital to our modern technology.
However, that wealth is coveted by so many, within the Congo or
abroad, that the entire region is a permanent bloodbath. François
Daans, a young Belgian engineer working for an unscrupulous
corporation, arrives in Kivu. His encounter with a young girl,
survivor of the latest massacre, will be an eye-opening experience
and force him to pick a side ...
Largo's best friend, Simon Ovronnaz, is being targeted by the secret services of Myanmar (formerly Burma). Simon and his girlfriend are wrongfully convicted of murder and imprisoned. After a very flawed trial, Simon is condemned to death and transferred to the infamous Fort Makiling. Blissfully ignorant of his friend's fate, Largo is enjoying a romantic adventure at the top of the world, while the plot against him deepens dangerously.
This two-volume book includes "Fort Makiling.
A veritable secret war for power takes place behind the scenes in big financial groups. One of the most common methods of attack is the takeover bid: A would-be buyer offers to acquire all available shares of a rival at a determined price in order to control it. The W group is attacked by FENICO, a business conglomerate. As if this were not enough, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service also takes on Largo Winch. Will he lose his entire fortune?
This two-volume book includes "Business Blues".
After the dramatic events in London, Largo is on the hunt for the man who ordered the bombing that nearly killed him. But his enemy, whoever he is, has a lot of people working for him - and is always three moves ahead. And as the body count rises, Largo must also guide the Group W through the troubled waters of modern finance: high- frequency trading, anti-globalisation movements ... and his own need to moralise his activities. Not an easy task among the sharks...
H : Largo Winch gives a cocktail party to launch his foundation for war orphans when a waiter brings out one of his colleagues' severed head on a tray. He has been murdered by the drugs traffickers Largo is after. In a matter of hours, the billionaire's life is turned upside down.
Dutch Connection : Two policemen are shot down as they arrest Largo Winch and he is charged with the murders. On top of that, he is accused of being part of the international heroin trade. Largo flees to Paris and ends up in the homeless community, with little hope of escaping the dire fate that awaits him : a lifelong jail sentence...
This two-volume book includes "H".
Largo is in London for a board meeting with his group's various CEOs. At the same time, he's negotiating with a French aeronautics firm for a deal based upon a groundbreaking new technology. But the British capital seems to be the centre of a curious convergence: people with no apparent links to each other gravitate towards Largo and his inner circle. Old lovers, new flames, intelligence agencies, terrorists... Will the billionaire recognise his true allies amidst such a tangled web?
In the middle of the night, a man runs through the narrow back alleys of Venice. Three men are after him. He breaks into a travel agency, where he faxes Winch a hastily scribbled message before being gunned down by his pursuers. The person who hands Largo Winch the fax in New York is also killed. The message says only: "Beware of the doge*..." Our millionaire businessman hero thinks his friend, the gorgeous Charity, could be in trouble and heads for Italy. They are invited to a masked ball, where they indeed meet a doge . . .
* A Renaissance-era term for the chief magistrate of the former republics of Venice and Genoa
Largo is stuck on a boat with Silky. But this isn't the end of a James Bond story: the vessel's a container ship that belongs to Winch's enemy, a Georgian arms dealer who seems to be behind all the billionaire's current problems. And the crew are armed and trigger-happy... Not entirely surprising, since this time the plot is not just about money - it's also very personal! Poor Largo; things were so much simpler before he stopped being an orphan...
Prince John was not at all impressed with the Sheriff of Nottingham's
resistance to his plans, any more than with the support the regent of
England gives the same William. When he learns that the regent's
secretary is none other than William's uncle, John Lackland decided
to kill two birds with one stone, and deprive both his political
rival and his enemy in Nottingham of a precious ally. Meanwhile, in
Sherwood, a mysterious `Hood' has taken to robbing rich merchants ...
The bloody mutiny was a success, and Long John is now in command of
the Neptune. Following their native guide, the survivors find the
mouth of the Amazon and sail on towards Guiana-Capac. But after the
dangers of the open ocean, it's the unknown terrors of the jungle
they must now face with a damaged ship and a reduced crew. To
what doom will the lush labyrinth of the Amazon lead Long John, Lady
Vivian and Dr Livesey?
A man shoots himself in front of Largo, live on TV. He was a guest on a financial talk show who had lost his company because of a Group W decision. Shocked by the knowledge that he is indirectly responsible, Winch becomes an object of hatred for the nation, and his two best friends abandon him. When suspicions arise that shady dealings led to unnecessary restructurings, he launches an investigation to identify the real culprits.