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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Cinebook The 9th Art: Largo Winch 15- Crossing Paths

Largo Winch - Crossing Paths

Authors: Francq & Van Hamme
Age: 15 years and up
Size: 18.4 x 25.7 cm
Number of pages: 48 colour pages
ISBN: 9781849182393
Price: £6.99 inc. VAT
Publication: March 2015

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 ground breaking 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?

Alright, I've written it and said it so often you must be sick of it by now but these covers are really great to just sit and look at.  They say "simple is best" and this is a no-nonsense cover...but a great piece of artwork no less.

And the story?  A few times I smirked but I really enjoyed the character interactions and if I need to recommend Largo Winch to you I'm guessing you've never read it?  Like XIII this series is never short of double-crossing and intrigue and, as always, that final page makes you ask "What next?" 

Colour work by Franq and Yoann Guillo is just...."luscious" and the printers Cinebook uses produce the art and colours so clearly...look at that street scene in the first page.

Love it.

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