By Thomas Swan
2011 Retail ePub
A exciting suspense novel that introduces New Scotland Yard's Inspector Jack Oxby of the artwork and Antiquities Squad and pits him opposed to a mastermind of paintings forgery.
When an unique Leonardo da Vinci folio is going lacking from the Royal Library at Windsor citadel, Oxby is introduced in to enquire. Set in London, big apple, and Lake Como, the detective finally uncovers a bold artwork forger who blackmails artists into faking Leonardo da Vinci manuscripts, together with early sketches of the Mona Lisa.
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