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When art, money and power collide…
A Mafia boss addicted to beautiful art. A Catholic priest who knows too much. A modern-day Jay Gatsby.
And a woman on the run.
Disgraced London detective Stephen Connor is given an ultimatum: take a transfer to Rome or kiss his career goodbye.
With his love life in tatters and his confidence at an all-time low, can Stephen find the world’s most valuable painting before it disappears forever?
This is an intriguing international crime thriller with Scotland Yard detective Stephen Connor as the main character. This is the second book in the series but it works well as a standalone as the authors give all relevant background information as necessary – I know that because I haven’t read the first book yet!
Much to the annoyance of his fiancée, Stephen is sent to work with the police in Rome, investigating illicit art dealing. Can he help recover valuable art works before they disappear from view? Get ready to meet the officers he’ll be working with as well as folks raiding archeological digs, organised crime, international criminals, murder, mystery, threats and danger in this fast paced, action packed crime thriller. It has great characters, complete with their very human flaws. There are a variety of relationships explored, international police and agencies to work with, plenty of clues to uncover for the truth to be revealed to enable the leaders of this operation to be brought to justice! It is an enthralling read that I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys crime thrillers.
Thank you for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
(This book is due to be published on March 15th, 2021)
Lambert Nagle is the pen-name for Alison Ripley Cubitt and Sean Cubitt, co-writers of international thrillers, mystery and crime. Alison is a former television production executive who worked for Walt Disney and the BBC before pivoting to become a multi-genre author and screenwriter. Her short film drama Waves (with Maciek Pisarek) won the Special Jury Prize, Worldfest, Houston. Sean’s day job is Professor of Film and Television, University of Melbourne, Australia. He writes about film and media for leading academic publishers.
Other titles by Lambert Nagle include Revolution Earth (featuring detective Stephen Connor) and Contained in Capital Crimes, a short story collection from members of ITW (International Thriller Writers) with a foreword by Peter James.
With six passports between them, they set their books in the far-away places they live and work.
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