Tintin L'Affaire Tournesol Volume # 18
Tintin L'Affaire Tournesol (The Calculus Affair) by Hergé - Tintin vol. #18. Or "how scientific inventions can serve humanity without being coveted by military powers", in the tense climate of the Cold War. This adventure takes Tintin back to Syldavia and Borduria. After inventing an ultrasound machine, Professor Calculus is kidnapped. Jolyon Wagg, an insurance sales rep, makes his entrance in this story, and will prove to be a constant nuisance. A thrilling chase, surprises, old friends getting back together, headlong fights... all this for a stake in what seems to be limited to an ordinary umbrella. This is probably the most "detective-like" story. Marlinspike Hall is in turmoil: everything made of glass unexplicably shatters! Everyone is up in arms except Professor Calculus who heads off for Geneva...then disappears. When Tintin and Captain Haddock discover Calculus was being followed by spies, they fly to his rescue!