Eddie Piron thinksthat performing in jazz clubs in Nazi-occupied Paris is bad enough, but whenthe drummer in his band is found facedown in the Seine and the police startasking questions, he realizes that his trouble is just beginning.
Paris, 1941. American jazz musician Eddie Piron has lived inthe City of Light since before the war began. But Paris under occupation is notwhat it once was, and things are looking a lot darker for a man like Eddie. Thegreat jazz artists of the day, like Django Reinhardt, are lying low or beingswept away under the racial policies of the Nazis. But the SS has a paradoxicaltaste for the “Negermusik,” and their favorite gathering place is La CaverneNegre, where Eddie leads the band.
One night the drummer for “Eddie et Ses Anges” disappears. When hisbody is found in the Seine the next day, Eddie becomes entangled in the murderinvestigation. He soon himself in the clutches of a mercenaryintelligence broker who discovers why Eddie Piron is really in Paris—and whathe’s really hiding.