A high-speed, high-stakes thriller from Ken Follett, the grand master of international action and suspense. A fabulous "lost masterpiece" becomes the ultimate prize-for an art historian whose ambition consumes everyone around her, an angry young painter with a plan for revenge on the art establishment, and a desperate gallery owner who may have double-crossed his own life away. Behind the elegance and glamour of the art world, anything goes-theft, forgery, betrayal, and maybe even murder. . . .
Praise for the novels of Ken Follett "[A] celebration of uncommon courage and unlikely heroes." - People "Great entertainment." - The Baltimore Sun "Gripping." - The New York Times "Follett ratchets up the Richter scale of suspense." - USA Today "Follett really knows how to tell a story." - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "His scenes whip along. And his ending is absolutely smashing." - The Virginian-Pilot "An altogether entertaining reading experience." - Minneapolis Star Tribune "A terrific page-turner. Careening thrills . . . telling historical detail . . . genuine surprises." - Los Angeles Times "Sheer suspense." - The Washington Post "Absolutely electric with suspense." - San Francisco Chronicle "Ken Follett has done it once more . . . goes down with the ease and impact of a well-prepared martini." - The New York Times Book Review "The most exciting novel in years." - The Cincinnati Enquirer "Follett is a master of crafty plot and incredible detail." - Time
Ken Follett, geboren 1949 in Wales, von Beruf Journalist, wurde mit seinem Thriller 'Die Nadel' weltberühmt. Brillante Erzählkunst verbindet sich in seinen Büchern mit fundierter Sachkenntnis. 2013 wurde er mit dem Edgar Award ausgezeichnet.