Sherman (english version)
Résumé des tomes
Tome 1 : 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.
Tome 2 : As the investigation into the assassination of presidential hopeful Robert Sherman continues, his father Jay's mysterious nemesis ratchets up the tension with mind games and threatening FBI agent Eva Cruz, assigned to protect him. Her boss brings in Jay Sherman's longtime nemesis David Sterling, but his interrogation only yields dirty laundry from Jay's past: his unscrupulous seduction of Sterling's wife Lana and their torrid affair, and his embezzlement of funds when blackmailed by the Dole gangster syndicate. Passions flare in memories of Prohibition-era doublecrosses, as authors Desberg and Griffo reveal the seamy underside to what it takes to make it in America.
Tome 3 : Where is Jeannie Sherman, and why won't her father Jay talk about her? Family secrets trickle out as past drama catches up to present-day tragedy, moving forward from the Depression to the eve of World War II. Thanks to his lucrative partnership with a German chemical firm, Jay Sherman is able to salvage his position at Wallace Bank, but at what cost? Cozying up to the Nazis? Is Jay too busy mourning the loss of Lana, the love of his life, to notice his daughter Jeannie blossoming into a willful young woman with ideas of her own? And just who is this menacing Alfidi?
Tome 4 : Summers in Bayreuth, Germany are idyllic. There, Jeannie falls for the heroic tenor Ludwig Melchior at the world-famous Wagner festival, but the oncoming war—and Melchior's dubious ancestry—looms over their love on the eve of WWII. Back stateside, facing pressure from Congress and his old nemesis David Sterling, Jay Sherman is forced to reconsider his dealings with his old friend Karl Jurgen, whose factories have come under the Führer's control. One Nazi in particular, Klaus Dimitar, is gunning for Jay even now in the present day, and when Jay tries to flee New York, Klaus closes in...
Tome 5 : What was Jay Sherman's role during the war? And why does it haunt him even now? In the present day, Nazi commandant Klaus Dimitar has caught up to him, and Jay watches scenes from the war years flash by: the death of his dear friend Karl Jurgen, his daughter Jeannie's desperate search for her captured lover, his being forced into secretly stashing Nazi funds in Brazil, and then that fateful trip to Germany that divided father and daughter forever. But could Jeannie have suddenly resurfaced in Jay's life?
Tome 6 : The six-part first arc of the "Sherman" saga comes to a stunning end as Jay Sherman races to save his estranged daughter Jeannie and find the mastermind behind his son's assassination. This quintessentially self-made man has pulled himself up from the streets to become a powerful banker, but he's made a lot of enemies along the way, from gangsters to jealous financiers to Nazi war criminals. But with all of them in FBI custody, who's left now to pull the strings? Who's been playing this twisted game of cat and mouse? Jay lays his life on the line to find out.
Tome 7 : The Sherman saga turns over a new leaf by turning to the story of a new generation. When star tenor Ludwig Melchior is found dead in his London flat, neighbors report seeing a woman flee the scene. Meanwhile, his wife Jeannie Sherman is missing. But who would believe such a loving couple could ever have had a fight, much less one that ended in murder? Certainly not their children, Kundry and Jay, who are suddenly all alone in the world, and at the mercy of the Nazi war criminals their parents spent their lives hunting down...
Tome 8 : As Inspector Kendall of Scotland Yard gets closer to finding Ludwig Melchior's murderer, he comes uncomfortably close to revealing some sordid secrets about Ludwig's daughter Kundry. Like her relationship with drug dealer and all-around sleazeball Miles Calvin. Why did her mother Jeannie shoot Calvin at a nightclub? Who snuck into the hospital and killed him later? And what was his connection to a mysterious woman who may be a Russian agent? Jeannie Melchior, née Sherman, must come to terms with secrets, lies, and mistakes from her own past in this conclusion to a tense two-parter about her husband's death.