The Medici Conspiracy: The Illicit Journey of Looted Antiquities -- From Italy's Tomb Raiders to the World's Greatest Museum

By Peter Watson, Cecilia Todeschini

The tale starts, as tales do in all solid thrillers, with a botched theft and a police chase. 8 Apuleian vases of the fourth century B.C. are stumbled on within the swimming pool of a German-based paintings smuggler. extra necessary than the restoration of the vases, in spite of the fact that, is the invention of the smuggler's card index detailing his bargains and buyers. It unearths the life of an online of tombaroli—tomb raiders— who scouse borrow classical artifacts, and a community of buyers and smugglers who spirit them out of Italy and into the palms of rich creditors and museums. Peter Watson, a former investigative journalist for the London Sunday instances and writer of 2 earlier exposés of artwork international scandals, names the major figures during this community that has depleted Europe's classical artifacts. one of the loot are the irreplaceable and hugely collectable vases of Euphronius, the an identical of their box of the sculpture of Bernini or the portray of Michelangelo. The narrative ends up in the doorways of a few significant associations: Sothebys, the Getty Museum in L.A., the Museum of excellent Arts in Boston, and the Metropolitan Museum of artwork in long island between them. full of nice characters and human drama, The Medici Conspiracy authoritatively exposes one other shameful around in a single of the oldest video games on the earth: robbery, smuggling and duplicitous dealing, all within the identify of paintings.

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The Ponson Case

By Freeman Wills Crofts

While the battered physique of Sir William Ponson is located within the Cranshaw River close to his domestic, Luce Manor, it's doubtful if it is an coincidence, suicide—or homicide. while the proof issues to the latter Inspector Tanner of Scotland backyard is named in. those that would receive advantages so much from his loss of life, his son and his nephew, would appear to have unbreakable alibis. yet do they. after which there's the mysterious 5th guy who’s footprints have been stumbled on on the crime scene. to unravel the case, Inspector Tanner needs to tune him down and become aware of the secrets and techniques at the back of …The Ponson Case!

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The Bone Box (A Waterman & Stark Thriller)

By Gregg Olsen

"Olsen will scare you--and you are going to love it." --Lee Child

"Olsen writes rapid-fire page-turners." --Seattle occasions

"Olsen deftly juggles a number of plot lines." --Publishers Weekly

They name it the Bone field. a set of previous circumstances, solved and unsolved, that proceed to hang-out forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman. None is extra demanding than the 1st. After twenty years, Birdy nonetheless recollects the screaming. The blood at the boy's fingers. The physique of a woman, butchered within the woods. Birdy's testimony helped placed her cousin in the back of bars. Now, two decades later, she desires to reopen the field. Reexamine the facts. And re-ignite her fears killer walked free--and is nearer than ever.

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Stolen From the Garden: The Kidnapping of Virginia Piper

By William Swanson

On a July afternoon in 1972, masked males waving weapons kidnapped forty-nine-year-old Virginia Piper from the backyard of her lakeside domestic in Orono, Minnesota. After her husband, a in demand funding banker, paid a $1 million ransom, an nameless caller directed the FBI to a thickly wooded part of a northern Minnesota kingdom park. There, days after her nightmare started, Ginny Piper––chained to a tree, filthy and exhausted, yet bodily unharmed––awaited her rescuers. 
 
The intensely inner most couple lived via a media firestorm. either Bobby and Ginny Piper herself—naturally reserved and strangely composed within the aftermath of her ordeal—were topic to FBI scrutiny within the biggest kidnap-for-ransom case in bureau annals. whilst profession criminals have been ultimately indicted 5 years after the kidnapping, the Pipers back took middle level in lengthy trials prior to a jury’s verdict made headlines around the nation. 
 
Drawing on heavily held executive files and particular interviews with kin, investigators, suspects, attorneys, and others in detail hooked up to the case, William Swanson presents the 1st finished account of the sensational Piper kidnapping and its lengthy, eventful aftermath––and makes a case for the main believable cause of what quite occurred on that July afternoon. 

William Swanson is the writer of Dial M: The homicide of Carol Thompson and Black White Blue: The Assassination of Patrolman Sackett. 

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The Scarpetta Factor: Scarpetta (Book 17)

By Patricia Cornwell

Within the amazing new novel via Patricia Cornwell-the world's no 1 bestselling crime writer-forensic specialist Kay Scarpetta is surrounded via favourite faces, but touring down the strange highway of popularity. A CNN manufacturer wishes her to release a television express referred to as The Scarpetta Factor. however the glare of the highlight can make Kay a objective for the very killers she may positioned at the back of bars...

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The California Voodoo Game (A Dream Park Novel)

By Larry Niven, Steven Barnes

Dream Park, the final word in entertainment parks, used to be approximately to embark at the maximum video game ever: the California Voodoo online game. the world over bets have been being positioned; fortunes and reputations hung within the stability. Gaming careers will be made--or destroyed. And the main complex software program package deal ever invented used to be going to be tested.
But one of many gamers was once a murderer--and worse. in simple terms Alex Griffin, head of Dream Park safety, and video game grasp Tony McWhirter guessed the level of the treachery tainting the sport. in some way, that they had to capture the killer--but specially, the sport needs to cross on....

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De Cock en tranen aan de Leie (De Cock, Book 48)

By A. C. Baantjer

Op een zomerse avond meldt een jonge vrouw de vermissing van haar vader aan rechercheur De Cock in het aloude politiebureau aan de Amsterdamse Warmoestraat. Het is een van de vele meldingen van vermissing en niet iets om speciale aandacht aan te schenken. Maar toch... het gaat hier om de vermissing van de president van de rechtbank, en dan is justitie in final, en zeker de al zo veel geplaagde mevrouw Lastensjouwer. Het onderzoek dat De Cock en zijn medewerker Vledder instellen, leidt rooster al snel naar Gent, de stad aan de Leie, waar de president voor internationale kwesties veel overleg had met collega's. Het is voor De Cock en Vledder, die zo gewend zijn in Amsterdam te werken, een even onverwachte als zeer spannende excursie. Eerlijk gezegd hadden zij zich de oplossing van de vermissing van de rechter, en van de misdrijven die erop volgden, wel wat eenvoudiger en minder spannend voorgesteld.

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Aftershock: A Thriller

By Andrew Vachss

FIRST IN a brand new SERIES

Dell, an ex-Legionnaire was operating as a mercenary whilst he first saw Dolly, a nurse with Médecins Sans Frontières. When they later married, Dell abandoned his paintings, and Dolly shed her identity. But no longer her calling—she grew to become a instructor, confidant, and defender of dozens of children of their Coastal Oregon village. When the big name softball pitcher weapons down a favored boy at the final day of school, Dolly is aware this is often no "school shooting". She is going all-in to protect "Mighty Mary" McCoy, even to the level of unleashing her deadly husband.

As Dolly makes use of her contacts to achieve entry to clinical secrets, Dell returns to his no-boundaries prior. Using guile, extortion, shadow networks--and, finally, an act of terrorism—he uncovers the mystery MaryLou used to be keen to sacrifice her personal lifestyles to guard . . . a soul-killing ceremony of passage demanded of the town’s such a lot susceptible ladies, along with her child sister subsequent on that list.

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