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The Marquis Inheritance

Robert Howerter

Published November 27th 2011
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Third in the series. The Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson could never have guessed their actions in their time would have created problems in the twenty-first century. Jefferson in 1803 wanted to reward the Marquis for his services to theMoreThird in the series. The Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson could never have guessed their actions in their time would have created problems in the twenty-first century. Jefferson in 1803 wanted to reward the Marquis for his services to the new nation by giving him part of the newly acquired Lousiana Purchase. Congress passed a bill that made it so, but Lafayette declined the inheritance. However,the reward automatically passed to his descendants, putting a twenty-first century United States in jeopardy of paying a possible trillon dollars to satisfy the claim.Jefferson hid the bill in one of his books which he planned to recover if Lafayette changed his mind. However, it was forgotten, and ultimately ended up in the Library of Congress collection. A doctoral student in the 21st century finds the ancient paper, and decides to steal it, immediately creating chaos among the US and French governments who previously never knew of its existence. Who has it? The terrorist group headed by Apostle, as well as the old nemesis, Dodson, finds creative ways to profit from its find. Can they bankrupt the US?Frantically, Mac, the Vice President, and his team of CIA and FBI try to recover the document that had been discovered and stolen. It was a race to locate the paper before the nation was faced with financial disaster. Apostles group and a corrupt part of the French government create a challenge to the team as they move to Paris to attempt the recovery of the document, and to kill their nemesis, Apostle and Dodson. Even Macs family is in danger as they follow Mac to France. Some members of the team find romance, and this complicates their roles as agents. They are trained to protect each other, but love has a way of distracting their mission. A fatefull turn of events changes the life of Mac and his family, one he never wanted.Kidnappings, murder, and intrigue make this a suspenseful novel that lives up to the excitement of the first two books in the series. The same characters in the first two novels lend a familiarity, while new ones add spice to the series. Exciting action mixed with soft romance makes this a must read, a novel you cant put down.