When a witness claims to have seen Hüseyin Pasha hurl two girls' dead bodies from his attic window on Bourbon Street, everyone in New Orleans is willing to believe the "devilish Infidel" is guilty except Benjamin January. Only Benjamin, driven by memories of his first meeting with the Turk in Paris ten years earlier, is willing to brave public outrage and mob violence to seek for the true culprit.
January, Benjamin (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
New Orleans (La.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Private investigators -- Fiction.