This may very well be Archer's best book to date. Whether you like art or not, this is one thriller that takes you all over the globe and back again. Once you start, I predict you will have a hard time putting it down until you have read the whole thing.
As always, Jeffrey Archer provides us with his elegant style and this time in the form of a daring theft of a priceless painting, bloodly killings, global chases, greed beyond belief and even a love story! Mr. Archer does it all, he has imagination, the skill to make it all come together and he's a master of words. I guarantee you will sit up at the end and say YES! as everyone gets their reward.
First book I've read which incorporated 9/11 into the theme. Nice thriller set in the art world. Enjoy.
No my favorite narrator but a good plot and fun book
It's hard to believe there's not a waiting line for this book. In typical Archer fashion, this is a tale well told. From the fly leaf:
*Why was an elegant lady brutally murdered the night before 9/11?
*Why was a successful New York banker not surprised to receive a woman's left ear in the morning mail?
*Why did a top Manhattan lawyer work only for one client, but never charge a fee?
*Why did a young woman with a bright career steal a priceless Van Gogh painting?
*Why was an Olympic gymnast paid a million dollars an assignment when she didn't have a bank account?
*Why was an honors graduate working as a temporary secretary after inheriting a fortune?
*Why was an English Countess ready to kill the banker, the lawyer and the gymnast even if it meant spending the rest of her life in jail?
*Why was a Japanese steel magnate happy to hand over $50 million to a woman he had met only once?
These questions and more, all of which are answered, form the dramatic, riveting plot of this Archer book. A cannot-put-down read!