The Ghost in the Eiffel Tower
Olivier Bleys

Translated from the French by J.A. Underwood

Paris 1888. Armand and Odilon are apprentice draughtsmen, working side by side in the offices of Gustave Eiffel on what will be the engineer’s greatest invention and the city’s most famous landmark. The Eiffel Tower is the symbol of a new age: one of scientific marvels and technological achievements. But in the gas-lit streets of Paris, strange beliefs, dark desires and mysterious forces still persist. Soon Armand and Odilon find themselves involved with a spiritualist society who hold seances in the Paris morgue, a card-reading clairvoyant, a female ventriloquist with a shady secret and a spirited young actress. Connecting them all are the scheming machinations of Gordon Hole, an American architect who has vowed to destroy the Eiffel Tower before it can even be completed.

Olivier Bleys
is a thirty-year-old Parisian, but if you include his past lives he is many centuries old. While a janitor at the Topkapi Palace under the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent he was inspired to write his first book, Le Prince de la Fourchette. It is under the guise of an architect of metalwork that he wrote The Ghost in the Eiffel Tower.

Price: £9.95 / $14.95
Format: Paperback Original
ISBN: 0-7145-3094-8
Publication date: 26 January 2004