Jeffrey Archer, one of the greatest popular novelists of our generation, delivers a truly page-turning thriller.
When an aristocratic old lady is brutally murdered in her country home the night before 9/11, it takes all the resources of the FBI and Interpol to work out the connection between her and the possible motive for her death – a priceless Van Gogh painting. It's a young woman in the North Tower when the first plane crashed into the building who has the courage and determination to take on both sides of the law and avenge the old lady's death.
Anna Petrescu is missing, presumed dead, after 9/11 and she uses her new status to escape from America, only to be pursued across the world from Toronto to London, to Hong Kong, Tokyo and Bucharest, but it is only when she returns to New York that the mystery unfolds.
Why are so many people willing to risk their own lives and others to own the Van Gogh Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear?
About the Author
Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories include Kane and Abel, A Prisoner of Birth and Cat O' Nine Tales, has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over 270 million copies. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction (sixteen times), short stories (four times) and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). The author is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.
" Archer is back in top form with [this] latest thriller." -- "Library Journal" (starred review) " Thoroughly imagined...entertaining...thrilling." -- "Denver"" Post" " Murder and a high-stakes art-world theft are cleverly blended [in this] exciting...global thrill-ride." -- "Vancouver"" Sun" " Sail along from one high crime to the next....Archer is a great plotter....[and] in the middle of the action, [he] drops research gems." -- Liz Smith, "New York"" Post"
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: November 2006
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 18.2 x 11.3 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1