Street of the Five Moons (Vicky Bliss, Bk 2)
Street of the Five Moons - Vicky Bliss, Bk 2 Author:Elizabeth Peters Art historian Vicky Bliss may be blond and beautiful, but looks can be deceiving. She also has the brain of an Einstein, the reckless courage of a test pilotand no one's more savvy about fine works of art. For example: the gold pendant her boss at Munich's National Museum is currently dangling in front of her. It's an exquisite replica of ... more »a Charlemagne talismanand it was found, along with a note written in hieroglyphs, sewn into the suit pocket of an unidentified man lying dead in an alley. There's a murderous puzzle to unraveland Vicky will start by hunting down the master craftsperson who created the magnificent piece, even if the search carries her to the ends of the Earth. Instead, it's pointing her toward Rome, the most romantic city in the world. But it's also pulling her into a treacherous game of intrigue where the stakes could not be higher: Vicky's life!« less
The beautiful art historian Vicky Bliss now works for the Munich National Museum. Her boss shows her a beautiful gold pendant which was found along with a note in hieroglyphs sewn in the pocket of an unidentified man found dead in an alley. They realize that it is a fantastic replica and she is determined to find the master craftsman who created it, believing that it was to be used in a daring switch with the real thing. She heads for Rome and begins a search through the dusty antique centers of the city. Before long she is caught in a treacherous game of intrigue involving faded Roman aristocrats and a gang of thieves that will stop at nothing to prevent her from interfering in their plans. This story moves rapidly and introduces another mysterious character the thief Sir John Smythe. Fun read with some interesting characters.