Philip Quest is a world-famous photographer.
He is very, very good at it and is well known in the world of photo-journalists for having gone to the most dangerous places to get the most impressive shots. These hot-spots are filled with bullets flying, bombs exploding, governments falling, and beautiful woman begging for someone handsome and brave to hold on to, except for those not-so-rare occasions when it is these women who are among those doing the shooting, bombing, and rebelling.
This series belongs in this compendium because of the international nature of much of the story behind the mysteries Quest faces, not to mention being filled with exotic locations and fascinating takes on why some governments should stand or fall, depending on which person Quest is talking with.
Quest is willing to snap any picture when the mood hits. Whether it is beautiful models or fantastic architecture or breathtaking landscapes, he is the expert. This penchant for snapping whatever catches his eye does land him into trouble as often people caught on film when Quest was trying for something else do not appreciate the invasion and are demonstrative about it.
Quest is also a world-class lecher and never passes an opportunity to make a pass, one that usually succeeds. His approach at times seems a bit crude but he usually has a twinkle in his eye that offsets his comments and the camera around his neck is usually a good aphrodisiac.
For the purposes of this series, Quest also is a man around whom danger often hangs, not to mention excitement, death and destruction, and things like that.