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Mar 02, 2010
| ISBN 9780385343619
Mar 02, 2010
| ISBN 9780553907407
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Mar 02, 2010 | ISBN 9780385343619
Mar 02, 2010 | ISBN 9780553907407
Stephen Swan is amazed when he hears that the uncle he thought had been killed in the Blitz is actually alive. For nearly four decades, Eldritch Swan has been locked away in an Irish prison and now, at last, has been released. Shocked and suspicious, Stephen listens to the old man’s story and is caught up in a tale that begins at the dawn of World War II, when Eldritch worked for an Antwerp diamond dealer with a trove of Picassos—highly valuable paintings that later disappeared. Stephen, who finds his uncle by turns devious, charming, and brazen, then meets Rachel Banner, a beautiful American who may have inherited the Picassos—and is determined to see justice done for her family. But in this tale of revenge and redemption, justice is the ultimate illusion. Eldritch, Stephen, and the woman Stephen has fallen in love with soon find themselves fighting for their lives—against sinister forces still guarding a secret that must never be revealed.
A classic thriller with Goddard’s trademark plot twists.In Antwerp in 1939, a Jewish diamond trader flees Nazi Europe, leaving his priceless collection of Picasso paintings and diamonds with a friend who takes them to London. The boat he flees on sinks, leaving no survivors. Fast forward to 1976 when his penniless family tries to track down the missing paintings. A classic thriller with Goddard’s trademark plot twists.
Robert Goddard’s first novel, Past Caring, was an instant bestseller. His first Harry Barnett novel, Into the Blue, was winner of the first WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award. He lives in Truro, Cornwall. Delta will publish the next Goddard novel,… More about Robert Goddard
“When it comes to duplicity and intrigue, Goddard is second to none.”—Daily Mail“[Robert Goddard’s novels are] too good to gulp.”—Stephen King “[Robert] Goddard is a master of the sly double and triple cross.” —Seattle Times
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