The Strange Death of Napoleon Bonaparte by Jerry Labriola M.D.

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The controversial death of Napoleon is examined in a suspense novel that combines equal parts mystery and rich historical detail.

American historian and international treasure hunter, Paul D'Arneau, is licking his wounds after his iconoclastic views and unconventional research methods cost him his lofty university position. When a mysterious invitation from Gens de Verite, an ancient and secretive organization formed in France after the fall of Napoleon in 1815, arrives to offer Paul a chance to solve history's greatest and most controversial mysteries, he is intrigued. Was the emperor murdered or did he die a natural death?

Renowned for his expertise in forensics, esteemed for his rectitude in the shadowy world that trades in cultural artifacts, Paul seizes the opportunity. He quickly realizes his efforts to penetrate the secrets hidden in musty documents and oral histories of Napoleonic lore could cost him his life. He struggles to understand why the truth about Napoleon's death poses such a threat to the warring factions that zealously guard their historical turf, and little known details about Napoleon's life emerge.


About Jerry Labriola M.D.

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After his first exposure to forensic pathology while serving in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Jerry Labriola practiced medicine for 35 years and was an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut Medical School. He is the author of seven mystery novels. He is also coauthor with renowned forensic scientist, Dr. Henry Lee, of four books dealing with forensic science: Famous Crimes Revisited; Dr. Henry Lee's Forensic Files; The Budapest Connection; and Shocking Cases. In the first two, they examine 12 well-known criminal cases, including Charles Lindbergh, Sam Sheppard, JFK, Vincent Foster, JonBenet Ramsey, O.J. Simpson, Scott Peterson, and the abduction of Elizabeth Smart. Their most recent book includes the Phil Spector case and Dr. Lee's experiences identifying bodies in the genocide atrocities in Bosnia and Croatia. Dr. Labriola's latest work =ust released is a mystery/suspense novel titled, Scent of Danger.
Published November 1, 2007 by Strong Books. 329 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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While the odd circumstances of Napoleon Bonaparte's death on St. Helena would seem a promising starting point for a whodunit, Labriola (The Budapest Legend with forensic expert Henry C. Lee) fails to

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