Saturday, July 4, 2009
The Napoleon Connection is a present-day adventure-mystery set in the exciting New Orleans French Quarter. Hired by one of that city's more prominent denizens, young, accomplished art historian Michael Bennington must discover the whereabouts of a priceless artifact--believed to be a rare jewel--curiously missing from the city's famed Cabildo historical museum. Bennington dives into the assignment with an uncanny passion--his specialty is 19th century jewels--and ends up taking a virtual roller coaster ride through the city's fascinating historical past, uncovers both real and purported, if not positively bizarre, local legends, descends into the city's sexually-alternative underground and encounters a quasi-religious, homoerotic Roman Catholic cult. The first installment in 'The Jewel Trilogy,' The Napoleon Connection is an introduction into the entertaining exploits of the likable Bennington character.
Posted by Claude Brickell at 3:56 PM