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Hergé was the pen name of the Belgian cartoonist Georges Prosper Remi (1907 – 1983). He is best known for creating The Adventures of Tintin, considered one of the most popular series of European comics of the 20th century.

A chance encounter with an eccentric Egyptologist, Seán Ó Tuama, takes Tintin and his faithful dog, Báinín, on an adventure in search of the lost tomb of Pharaoh Kí-Oskh. But the king’s resting place contains a secret much darker than mummies and desert sand. By following a strange clue, Tintin and Báinín fall headlong into the clutches of a gang of drug smugglers, as they unwittingly find themselves in vicious conflict with an international criminal. Translated by Gabriel Rosenstock.

Tintin and Báinín follow a series of strange clues which takes them on the trail of a dangerous drugs cartel. In their pursuit, Tintin is locked in the brig of Captaen Haileabó’s ship, the Karaboudjan – where the captain is heavily under the influence of the bottle and entirely under the thumb of his crew. With the scorching Sahara to one side and the watery depths of the Mediterranean Sea to the other, this adventure most certainly puts the lives of Tintin and his friends in mortal danger. Translated by Gabriel Rosenstock.