BLURB info from the Author
‘The Devil’s Legacy’ is an up-market adventure/mystery set in the present day with flashbacks to the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries - similar in structure to A.S. Byatt’s‘Possession: a Romance’- which I believe you will find intriguing.
What is the bizarre umbilical cord that links the 200-year old theft of the Parthenon Marbles to the Turkish Governor of Athens, Jack the Ripper, Winston Churchill, the Titanic, Napoleon Bonaparte, the British Royal family, an obscure nineteenth century Italian artist, and a Koala bear? That’s right--a Koala bear! What skeletons are entombed in Pandora’s Box?
The British government assembles a team to resolve the mystery and return the artefacts to Greece within a six-month deadline. Success must be achieved against an intensifying background of treason, competition from an American billionaire collector, and the intervention of the Greek mafia. Failure would threaten the very fabric of British society.
‘The Devil’s Legacy’ combines a compelling and novel journey through time with the search for truth and the restoration of a country’s stolen heritage. Fiction is interwoven with historical fact to create a plausible, yet original and absorbing hypothesis revolving around a topical issue--the return of the Parthenon Marbles to their rightful home in the New Acropolis Museum.
There have been many publications of a purely academic nature regarding the removal of the Marbles, however, I have been unable to find anything fictionalising the event - and thus felt that my novel may well offer a uniquely interesting and thought-provoking perspective. As well as a good and fun read!
‘The Devil’s Legacy’ is available now on the Internet from Smashwords (http://www.smashwords.com/ ), and from online ebook retailers including: Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, Diesel and others.
The Devil’s Legacy by Tom Jackson
I will be donating 10% of the royalties I receive from this ebook to the Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles.
Available Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk £3.44 on Kindle