Ken Games (english version)
Résumé des tomes
This prequel to the Ken Games series gives us a little more insight into the enigmatic Louviers, Anne's childhood sweetheart and partner-in-crime. Louviers is at the end of his tether. He blows up the apartment he shares with Anne and takes flight. After this incident, he accepts a contract in a war zone. Once he's there, he finds himself struggling as much with the suspiciously vague information on his target as he does understanding the language. Consumed by doubt, he falls victim to the ghosts of the past and his eternal, impossible love for Anne begins to devour him...
Tome 1 : This first volume of the Ken Games series gives us a profile of Peter Fermat (aka Rock), a young man who, like each of the three main characters, is leading a double life. His story opens with a boxing match which has a nasty ending for the up-and-coming boxer, despite his victory. It's not long before we discover that Rock is not only striving to make it in the boxing world, but is also something of a mathematical genius, which is how he met his best friend, TJ. For the first time in all their years of friendship, TJ introduces Rock to a girlfriend, the lovely Anne. Anne and Rock soon establish a bond of trust when Rock discovers that Anne too is living a double life, even though Anne's secret is not exactly what she leads Rock to believe. This is just the beginning of the tangled web of lies and deception that gets ever more convoluted as the series goes on...
Tome 2 : This is the second round of this hard-hitting series centered on three friends, all with something to hide. This time, we're zooming in on Mr. TJ Paper, who passes himself off as a banker, while he's actually raking it in on the gambling scene. And now he's got himself into a televised poker tournament, but will his lucky streak see him through a competition of this level? In the meantime, TJ's girlfriend, Anne and his best friend, Rock, run into each other again in even more surprising circumstances, and the bond they established previously strengthens even further, perhaps too far... to the extent that Rock even starts making big sacrifices in his own life. And all the while, there's Louviers, the love of Anne's life, lurking in the background, a constant reminder of the danger and violence she wants to leave behind.
Tome 3 : This third album concludes the Machiavellian trilogy in which every character seems to have pretty good (or bad) reasons to hide the truth from those they love. This time, it's Anne we're focusing on. She talks us through her childhood, her relationship with the enigmatic but dangerous Louviers, the first steps towards becoming an assassin, and the strange crossovers between writing and killing. Meanwhile, TJ goes off the rails after his discovery of Anne's true identity at a decisive moment in their relationship, and Rock achieves his greatest victory, but it's drenched in tragedy. As Anne says, "sometimes you have to get your hands dirty to get what you want.