ISBN 9780425188545 | 304 pages | 01 Apr 2003 | Berkley | 5.23 x 8.22in | 18 - AND UP
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General Bottando of Rome's Art Theft Squad believes a lone criminal mastermind-dubbed "Giotto"-has been stealing priceless Renaissance art for over 30 years. But his theory is scorned by archrival Corrado Argan, a bureaucrat more interested in politics than policing.A whimsical take on the scruples of the art trade, on English food and plumbing and on Italian bureaucracy. (San Jose Mercury News)
Bottando's right hand, the beautiful Flavia di Stefano, quickly locates a possible culprit-but he's in England. Since the conniving Argan considers even a trip across town an unnecessary expense for Bottando's squad, Flavia must rely on her fiancÚ, Jonathan Argyll. In England on business, he finds the suspect suspiciously dead. That's a pity-especially for Jonathan. Were he not on the scene-raving about art thefts and coincidences-the police may have ruled that the deceased had a few too many and tripped on a loose stair. Now, Jonathan's passport has been lifted until Her Majesty's magistrate is satisfied that he has told all he knows...
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