Crimson Angel

Crimson Angel

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Benjamin January is forced to travel to Haiti to seek his family's lost treasure, in order to save everything he holds dear

When Jefferson Vitrack - the white half-brother of Benjamin January's wife - turns up on January's doorstep in the summer of 1838 claiming he has discovered a clue to the whereabouts of the family's lost treasure, January has no hesitation about refusing to help look for it. For the treasure lies in Haiti, the island that was once France's most profitable colony - until the blood-chilling repression practiced there by the whites upon their slaves triggered a savage rebellion. The world's only Black Republic still looks with murderous mistrust upon any strangers who might set foot there, and January is in no hurry to go.

But when Vitrack is murdered, and attempts are made on January's wife and himself, he understands that he has no choice. He must seek the treasure himself, to draw the unknown killers into the open, a bloody trail that leads first to Cuba, then to Haiti, and finally to the secret that lies buried with the accursed gold.
Publisher: Sutton : Severn House, c2014
Edition: 1st world ed
ISBN: 9780727884275
Branch Call Number: M HAM
Characteristics: 247 p. :,geneal. table ;,23 cm

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May 08, 2016

The thirteenth Benjamin January novel finds Ben and family in danger due to supposed gold/treasure left behind in Haiti after the slave uprising of 1791. Ben, his wife Rose, and their dear friend Hannibal Sefton travel to Cuba and then Haiti, in an attempt to locate this lost treasure which has already claimed Rose’s half brother, Jefferson Vitrack’s life. This is a wonderful series, full of the reality and horror of slavery, yet also celebrating life’s little moments. While this book does work as a standalone, I highly recommend reading this series in order to fully appreciate the character development. The first title of this series is A Free Man of Color.

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