Alter Ego (english version)
Résumé des tomes
Tome 1 : Camille, a French girl living in Singapore, is going through a tough time in her relationship with her mother, Suzanne Rochant, a high-flying psychology and neuroscience researcher. Out of the blue, Suzanne is brutally killed in tragic circumstances. Almost immediately afterwards, Camille sets off for an Angolan village in search of the man who could be her father... the father that she's never met. She carries a letter left to this man in her mother's will, but the truth awaiting her isn't exactly what she'd had in mind... Camille soon finds herself wrapped up in the shady goings-on of her mother's business, as she desperately tries to get to the bottom of all the unanswered questions her Suzanne left with.
Tome 2 : How does a volunteer for a humanitarian aid program turn into a terrorist? While Fouad, a Belgian nurse, is working for a humanitarian mission to stamp out AIDS in deepest darkest Columbia, he is witness to a kidnapping. A bit of delving soon leads him to fear the worst. What if the WWOA (World War on Aids), the world renowned foundation he's employed by, were using this admirable campaign to eradicate AIDS as a facade for another, much more sinister project? What if they were actually using the populations of developing countries as guinea pigs for pharmaceutical experiments? Fouad could just go on with his life as though he hadn't seen anything. That would probably be better for him. But that's just not really his style...
Tome 3 : Darius is a rather paunchy electrician. He could lead the easy life in his little apartment in Los Angeles, but he's desperately trying to save Bram, the young hooligan drug addict who lives opposite. Why does Darius put himself through it? To fulfill a paternal need created by some personal tragedy? For the sake of Bram's girlfriend's nice eyes? Or has he perhaps been entrusted with some secret mission?
Tome 4 : Park, a 25-year-old Korean man, basks in the sweet tropical sun of a luxury residence in the company of various other people of diverse backgrounds. They're all waited on hand and foot by a team of servants and carers. He spends most of his time with a couple of fun young women. It's paradise. But lately his blissful existence is punctuated with strange hallucinations, like memories of another life. Might this change in his state of mind be because he's stopped drinking the delicious fruit cocktails they keep serving up to all the residents? And what are they all doing here anyway? Can they really just be on permanent vacation? But then why are there all these railings and watchtowers?
Tome 5 : Can power make you happy? Noah's got everything going for him: he's good-looking, smart, wealthy, arrogant and cynical. And he has every reason to be: he's the son of the most powerful man on the planet, the President of the United States. But right now, he's in a critical condition between life and death, following an attempt to take his own life. How did it get to this point? What's his connection to this pretty young woman that a psychic tells him is the love of his life?
Tome 6 : Jonas and Jason are twin brothers gifted with extraordinary parapsychic powers. The pair of them are employed by a secret organization to locate certain people around the planet. Jonas, the more trusting of the two, is convinced that they're working for the benefit of these people, but Jason knows things his brother doesn't. Will he manage to keep his secret from a twin who can read his mind...?
Tome 7 : The groundbreaking revelations that drew Camille and Miep together are yet to be fully brought to light. The two young women present an ultimatum to Urasawa and the billionaire Grynson. However, they fail to take into account the huge financial and logistical power at Urasawa's disposal, that is from now on inherently linked to Noah, son of the president of the United States, whether he likes it or not. Noah appears to have lost all reason, having become obsessed with the power and profit that U-Tech's findings could bring him. It's a disaster waiting to happen...
Tome 8 : Noah and Zelia, now reunited in spite of their difficult past, have established a spiritual community in the Canary Islands. Along with their numerous followers, one of whom is Teehu, a young medium, they spread their message of peace and tolerance to the rest of the world. However, beneath their seemingly irreproachable exterior, the reality is not quite so idyllic. Teehu is able to sense the Alter Egos of the people around her, which is how she finds out that Noah is not quite as well-intentioned as he might seem...
Tome 9 : The revelation of the Alter Ego secret has shaken up the entire world population, that is now more or less divided into three categories: those who believe, those who don't, and those who've chosen sides for other reasons. This is the case of Delia, a high-flying lawyer who has decided to vehemently refute the Alter Ego theory. But behind her skepticism hides a secret wound, driving her forward...
Tome 10 : Following the great revelation of Alter Egos, crooks and visionaries of all sorts are making the very most of the uncertainty that still lingers around this new-found truth. Gail Llewellyn, the man responsible for evaluating the validity of the Alter Ego theory, travels to Singapore accompanied by his mistress. Gail, who got his job thanks to American pressure on the UN, knows that they are expecting him to sway the Committee's deliberations towards a negative conclusion. He's not too bothered by this, since he himself is somewhat skeptical about the Alter Ego theory. That is, at least, until the day he finds his life indebted to a young woman mandated by his own Alter Ego. Whether he likes it or not, for Gail, choosing his truth becomes a question of life or death.
Tome 11 : The Alter Ego theory has been a source of controversy for the last three years. Is it a sham or a groundbreaking scientific discovery? The scientific polemic turns into a thriller when our main characters become the targets of assassination attempts. Who's behind these attacks? What exactly are they hoping to achieve? It all kicks off. While Miep is prepared to do anything to avenge Teehu, Delia finds herself in a race against time. Along with Gail and the Simorg scientists, Camille calls a conference to discuss their latest extraordinary discovery: it's not only humans that are connected, but all living creatures. But which version of the truth will humanity accept? Who will pass the final verdict?