Haiti and its liberator Toussaint L'Ouverture circa 1800 as seen through the eyes of Yankee Jason Ward during his eleven-year sojourn, in a conventional novel which does little for either Toussaint or Jason. Clue in on the nomenclature: Jason is New England granite; Angelique is the sultry mulatto whom he marries in a fit of lusty abandon; serene Simone is a Creole of Toussaint sympathies who had insisted on rescuing Angelique after her parents were killed by a ravaging mob. Jason betimes has been an admiring equerry to tiny, wily Toussaint, training black troops and consulting on policies to handle hostile warring major powers and black, mulatto and Creole sectors at home. Simone and Jason finally marry after her good Paul is killed and Angelique dies an unpleasant death, marched off by whites. Long with few surprises.