By James Twining
It takes a thief to seize a killer . . .
Once one of many world's prime paintings thieves, Tom Kirk now operates at the different facet of the legislation. yet a grisly discovery on the website of the brazen robbery of a Da Vinci painting—a crime that bears the unmistakable hallmark of an outdated nemesis—entangles him in a deadly weave of a secret that blankets the globe . . . and reaches again via countless numbers of years of eu history.
In Spain, a pal, a grasp forger, suffers a brutal, bad death—while in ny the homicide of a popular legal professional drags FBI agent Jennifer Browne into the murky international of top of the range artwork forgery and the rotten middle of the worldwide public sale enterprise. And for Kirk, vengeance may well require him to go the road as soon as more—to discover the devastating secrets and techniques hidden within the writings of a power-mad emperor . . . and at the back of the main well-known smile within the world.
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That was once for nobody else yet him. That was once for while he discovered her. “You went again to Spain? Aren’t they trying to find you? ” “They are actually. ” Tom grimaced, Gillez’s betrayal nonetheless rankling. “Getting in used to be no challenge, yet I needed to lookup a few humans i do know down in Gibraltar to prepare an go out. They’re extra used to relocating cigarettes and whiskey, yet they made a few calls. I landed hours in the past. ” “And got here to work out me? Why? ” “Milo used to give you the results you want. you recognize what he’s able to. i must cease him. i have to get Eva again sooner than he kills her. ” Dumas emptied one of many espresso cups and lit a clean cigarette, a touch of lifestyles creeping again into his ashen cheeks. “What’s the plan? ” “We warn the Louvre. inform them what Milo is making plans. Set a seize. He doesn’t be aware of that I’m directly to him. He’ll stroll correct into it. ” “Make it so! ” the computing device chimed. “And Eva? ” “He’ll have her shut. I’ll locate her. We simply want Milo out of the image first. ” Dumas gave a deep sigh after which an organization shake of his head. “Je suis désolé, Felix. yet this has bought not anything to do with me. no longer anymore. ” “You’re a central authority agent, J-P. It’s obtained every little thing to do with you. ” “Ex-government agent. They fired me, take into accout? ” “They purely suspended you. this may aid get you again in. ” “I don’t are looking to come again in. I simply are looking to be left on my own. ” “She’ll die, J-P. She’ll die and Milo will stroll away with the Mona Lisa. And we’re the single ones who can cease him. ” A pause, as Dumas thought of this. “What do you need from me? ” he requested finally. “An advent. Philippe Troussard. ” “Troussard? ” He grimaced. “Why do you need to work out that imbécile? ” “He’s the Louvre’s new head of safeguard. bought appointed final yr. ” “We have been at ENA together,” Dumas conceded. “I know,” Tom smiled. “I slept along with his female friend and got here most sensible of the yr. ” Dumas grinned for the 1st time in view that Tom had arrived. “I’m uncertain which frustrated him extra. ” “That was once many years in the past. you may nonetheless get us in to work out him. ” “Peut-être. however it might take time. i have to shave first. i must get a few sleep. ” “Today,” Tom acknowledged firmly, levering him out of his chair via the elbow. “You’ll get us in this present day. ” in the back of them the fellow swore and smacked the glass angrily because the ball disappeared down one of many outlane drains. “Someday, you’ll discover ways to play pinball,” the desktop cackled. bankruptcy TWENTY-ONE RIAD AL SINAN, MARRAKECH, MOROCCO twentieth April—2:47 P. M. The air was once nonetheless and heavy, the bathing, strung alongside the neighboring rooftops like a brightly coloured kite’s tail, slightly twitching within the dusty warmth. in the midst of the courtyard under, scattered rose petals drifted lazily around the floor of a shallow pond. At its middle stood a swish white marble fountain, the fragile piano play of water echoing off the terracotta-colored partitions. A overdue lunch were ready within the shadow of a drooping orange tree, condensation coating a jug of iced lemon water. Pulling a chair as much as the desk, Milo driven the foodstuff out of how and snorted the tramlines of coke that were ready for him on a silver dish.