Little, Brown Book Group
2 Dec 2012
The first case for Tim Lacy, a security expert and denizen of the art world which teems with dubious dealers, unscrupulous collectors, fraudsters, crime bosses and bona fide connoisseurs, all in pursuit of the rare, the beautiful and the valuable. Aspiring artist Venetia Granville has just inherited a historic mansion in Wiltshire. Before long she has also acquired a brutally murdered corpse. She rushes for help to her erstwhile lover, Tim Lacy, an ex-SAS officer, who now runs his own successful international security firm. The victim turns out to be an art dealer who was evaluating the house's contents - which included a long-lost masterpiece by Raphael called The Triarchs, now worth millions of pounds...