His story "As I Lie Dead" (1953) reminded me of why the American movies later called films noirs were once known as melodramas. It is overheated with sex and doom from the beginning and, as a bonus, I did not see its end coming.
The city's real big knights were the Hospitallers, whose "subterranean" Crusader fortress was spectacularly well preserved because subsequent occupiers simply filled its halls with rubble and buried them.
Anyone who was anyone knew about Akko, wrote about it, or invaded it: The pharaohs. The folks who wrote the Bible. Newcomers like the ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Crusaders, and Napoleon. I suggest that you follow them.
© Peter Rozovsky 2012