I have always been a Gregg Loomis fan and await his books with impatience! The Bonaparte Secret is another well researched & written novel that again places Lang and his new wife Gurt in the wrong place at the wrong time, St Mark's Church in Venice. From there the action starts with a boat chase through the canals of Venice by the Chinese Secret Service and continues on back to the USA & Lang's home. It's then Lang contacts his old mate at the Agency who convinces both he & Gurt to do one more favour for Uncle Sam and find out exactly what it is the Chinese are so desperate to get their hands on, why & more importantly, get it first. The book refers us to the time Bonaparte was Emperor & then takes us from Venice, Haiti, a dig in Alexandria through to Paris with typical Lang Reilly action all the way. If you have never read a Gregg Loomis novel, do yourself a favour & start now, I guarantee you will soon be reading his previous 5 novels... enjoy !!