By Thomas Swan
Rumor has it mysterious Fabergé Egg disappeared within the days ahead of the Russian Revolution. it is as much as Scotland backyard artwork crime detective Jack Oxby to unravel the secret and locate the notorious paintings treasure. difficulty is, whoever makes an attempt to discover the Fabergé Egg turns up useless. regardless of for Oxby, the fearless hero of Thomas Swan's earlier artwork crime thrillers, The Da Vinci Deception and The Cezanne Chase. The ultimate Fabergé is a page-turning novel of suspense that enthusiasts of the British tv sequence Lovejoy, the artwork historical past mysteries of Iain Pears, and the vintage movie The Thomas Crowne Affair, will completely enjoy.
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