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The Geneva Deception [Format Kindle]

James Twining

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Mafia, a secret society and the world’s greatest treasures all converge in James Twining’s all new jaw–dropping thriller featuring reformed art thief Tom Kirk

It begins with a young man hanging from the Ponte Sant' Angelo Rome, his pockets weighed down with lead whilst the current of the river below slowly tightens the noose around his neck.

Meanwhile, in Las Vegas, retired art thief Tom Kirk is asked by an old friend to investigate a case involving the theft of a long lost Caravaggio painting. When tragedy strikes Tom is left holding a blood-soaked body.

Back in Rome police Lieutenant Allegra Damico has been called to the Parthenon where a second body has been found, but this time the body is surrounded by mannequins. When a third body is found crucified upside down in the middle of the ancient forum Allegra realises there is a sinister link between the murders. Someone is staging famous Caravaggio paintings. Suspecting the detective leading the case is corrupt Allegra begins her own investigation.

Spurred on by grief and the desire to avenge the murder of his friend, Tom follows a trail to Rome where he finds Allegra piecing together a similar mystery. Before long they both find themselves submerged in a vast criminal conspiracy involving the police, politicians, the church and a secret society born of a pact between two Mafia families decades before.

Quatrième de couverture

There is an art to murder . . .

In Rome, the Eternal City . . . three shocking homicides occur in three days—each a grisly re-creation of a painting by one of the most revered artistic giants of all time. But this new "artist" works in blood, not oils.

A reformed art thief on assignment for the FBI, Tom Kirk is in a Las Vegas casino with $20 million to purchase a Caravaggio masterpiece unseen for nearly half a century—a transaction that’s brutally cut short by gunfire. A shattering assassination rocks Kirk’s world, plunging him and unorthodox Italian detective Allegra Damico into an international web of evil that encompasses the Church, politicians, the police, and the Mafia. The road Kirk and Allegra must now follow is twisting and treacherous, winding through Vatican secrets, blood oaths, and Swiss betrayals. And death surely waits at the end.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 542 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 402 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 0061671878
  • Editeur : Harper (15 octobre 2009)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B002TU1QB6
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Great fun 5 mars 2011
Par Henry - Publié sur
Twining's latest, The Geneva Deception, continues the Tom Kirk series with a bang. This one has enough mysteries, dead bodies and art riddles to give Dan Brown a run for his money. A shocking death hurls Kirk into the story and makes it a lot more personal and emotional. The only downside was that the actual "deception" from the title took a while to get going, and it was difficult to make sense of it until Kirk and Allegra got all the clues later on in the book. But it was a worthy read nonetheless. Recommended!
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 A Caravaggio is missing 13 octobre 2010
Par Mark P. Sadler - Publié sur
James Twining's intricate plot sends Tom Kirk, on his fourth assignment since reforming from being an art thief. From the casinos of Las Vegas to those in Monte Carlo where along the way he crosses paths with his former partner in skullduggery Archie Connolly they team up with Italian detective Allegra Damico. The chase is a hunt to find the missing Caravaggio masterpiece with attempts to solve several murders along the way.

Each murder has been staged to represent a Caravaggio scene and the implications of these deaths tie in not just two, warring Mafia families of Rome, but reaches to the very heart of the Catholic Church--through the Vatican bank.

Politics, religion and mobsters all jockey for that place of power and wealth, through police corruption, deceit, lies and betrayals. Kirk is driven on by the death of his lover--an FBI agent--and is intent on seeing justice done for her sake. While death waits at the end of the journey, will it be his or will he and his assembled team of experts bring an end to the tyranny the Delian League has perpetrated on the art world in Italy for generations.

This story, loosely based on facts garnered from the tales of the tomb raiders of Europe, will leave you gasping and struggling to reach your own conclusion, as the pieces dramatically fall into place one-by-one. I promise you the surprise is well worth the wait.

The Geneva Deception
5.0 étoiles sur 5 A Good Read 14 mai 2013
Par Jay Diamond - Publié sur
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A good series with believable characters.
Always good to join in with them in their trials and tribulations.
Well paced plotting.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 great book 2 octobre 2012
Par TorinWolf - Publié sur
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The book arrived nice an quick and the book was a great read I'd highly recommend this book. I'd also recommend the other books in the series.
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Geneva Deception 6 septembre 2012
Par dottie55 - Publié sur
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Thoroughly enjoyed the book - all the twists & turns not until the end did it all resolve itself. Totally absorbed all the way - from the first page until the last page - kept me up til all hours.
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