The Natchez Treasure
By Christopher Lewis
James Thompson is on the hunt for buried treasure. He is determined to see his search through to the end, despite what it may cost him. During the political turmoil that precedes the American Civil War, he is fascinated by the life of the Austrian revolutionary, George Fisher, who was involved in the independence movements of Mexico, Texas and California. James' further interest in Masonic legend drives him as a writer to delve deeply into murky waters. Learning of the legendary treasure said to have been stolen from Napoleon and buried somewhere in Louisiana by the pirate-patriot Jean Lafitte, James is impelled to follow the trail. Twisting bayous, thwarted love, conspiracy, treasure and spiritual redemption swirl together in this beautifully written new novel.