A body is found, half-dead, washed up on a beach somewhere on the coast
of the United States. The individual in question has lost his memory,
and the only clues to his identity are the fact that he is obviously no
weakling, and has the number XIII tattooed on his left collarbone.
Little by little we discover that he is being pursued by a gang of
killers, and that some pretty high-ranking members of the government and
the US military are on his back. A real cliffhanger, the series races
from political scheming and terrorist activity to just a little romantic
interest, while XIII tries desperately to retrace the events of his
life and discover his real identity. A cult series in Europe by star
authors Jean Van Hamme and William Vance.