Historical fiction - Mystery & Suspense
THE TRUTH WILL BE REVEALED
Joey is the great-grandson of Vincenzo Peruggia, the man who stole the original Mona Lisa in 1911. Along with his girlfriend, Marie, an art connoisseur, he stumbles across his father's secret room, and finds himself staring at what he thinks is a replica of da Vinci's most famous masterpiece.
BUT IT IS NO FAKE ...
The Louvre has kept this secret for over one hundred years, waiting for the original to come to light, and now they want it back at any cost.
With Marie held hostage and the Louvre curator and his men hot on his trail, Joey is left to run for his life in an unfamiliar city, with the priceless Mona Lisa his only bargaining chip. While formulating a plan to get Marie back with the help from an unexpected quarter, Joey discovers hidden secrets within the painting, secrets which, if made public, could change the world forever.
In this elaborately plotted, fast-paced thriller, Phil Philips takes you on a roller-coaster ride through the streets of Paris and to the Jura mountains of Switzerland, to uncover a secret hidden for thousands of years ...
About the Author
Phil Philips is known by friends and family as a renaissance man, into anything and everything. Coming from a vast digital media background, with over fifteen years as a Senior Graphic Designer working in the advertising industry.
Phil thrives to create pieces of artwork, whether it’s designing a magazine layout, editing a video composition, painting in oils, or writing page turning thriller novels. Phil Philips writing style has been linked to James Patterson and Matthew Reilly. Phil lives in Sydney Australia and is the author to two novels: Fortune in Blood and Mona Lisa’s Secret.
Having set Fortune in Blood in the city of Santa Monica, Phil took his family over to Los Angeles for a holiday and to do some research. He scouted locations and spoke with many locals in the area to give the novel that authentic feel.Having been to Paris and having a love for art. Mona Lisa’s Secret followed soon after.
As both novels have a cinematic essence about them, Hollywood screenplays are also on the cards in hopes for the ultimate dream: a movie deal. It’s only a matter of time…
Phil Philips is a member of The Australian Society of Authors and the NSW Writers’ Centre.
"Mona Lisa's Secret" is a "Raiders of the Lost Ark" kind of a read, highly entertaining, and offering a mini-course in art history along the way.' Glynn Young Lovers of History, Read this book! 'To anyone who is a history buff, an art lover, an adventure junkie, and/or obsessed with history's mysteries. Five stars, all the way!' Mina 'I can never get enough of historical mysteries that involve conspiracies, lost artifacts, ancient secrets and plenty of suspense and action. "Mona Lisa's Secret" by Phil Philips provides all this and more. I was thrilled to discover a new author that I will now put on my list of favorites. If you enjoy this genre, you will not be disappointed in this stellar offering.' DTChantel 'A swift, entertaining, action-packed thriller.' Mary-Pat Cormier Highly Entertaining!! 'This was my first Phil Philips book but it most definitely will not be my last. Mona Lisa's Secret is one of the best written books I have ever read which made it impossible to put down. 5 STARS.