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Publisher's Summary

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?

©2005 Jeffrey Archer (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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Boring

It was not up to Jeffrey Archer usual high standard. I had to put it on faster speed to get through it. Boring predicablty

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Great novel that entertained and informed

False impressions days Insight to the art world and the murky side of finance

A great read

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  • Shane
  • 14-05-2015

I am impressed withFalse Impression.

A very enjoyable book , brilliant writing with a very good story. The narrator very good. Well worth reading or in this case listening to.

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  • Leycesteria, Surrey
  • 08-01-2015

What a joy!

Masterful descriptions bringing each of the countries alive. Lorelei King's voice is pure pleasure to listen to. As an extremely picky accent/dialect self-styled judge I thought that this was one of 'the best ever' mixtures of American and English with perhaps two inaccurate Americanised Englsh pronunciations in the whole book - together with the inevitable

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  • Patj
  • 03-09-2016

Had to keep listening at expense of housework etc!

Did not like the American voice which was too much of the same pitch. The story had an incredibly complicated plot and was clever as usual with this author.

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  • howard
  • 14-02-2015

Did archer really write this rubbish?

Ih ad to listen to the end to be convinced that the author - i should say the brilliant author - of The Clifton Chronicles - could bring himself to be associated with this this nonsense. He should fire his unworthy ghost writer, as I am quite sure that he could not have penned it himself. It is not worthy of him

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  • Robert Walters
  • 10-07-2018

JA at his very best

Yet another yet another cracking tale from the master story teller, the narrator is excellent and made my enjoyment of this audio book even greater.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-06-2018

very enjoyable

really enjoyed this didn't guess we're it was going so full of surprises, archer always a good listen in my book. 😁

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  • Brian D Kelly
  • 24-02-2018

Well pleased

Another wonderful story from the Master story teller, Jeffrey Archer. I most strongly recommend this book to anyone seeking a very good story that twists and turns keep you thoroughly entertained and eager to turn the next page, and seeking more at the end.

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  • martin egbuawa
  • 04-04-2017

Captivating

Just couldn't let go. Couldn't anything else much of my attention. Jeffrey always does it for me.

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  • Mrs P
  • 24-02-2017

nice

a nice story which fills the time, not exactly on the edge of my seat waiting to listen again but I enjoyed it. I love the narration! good show!

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  • Quartz39
  • 23-12-2016

Keeps you in the edge of your seat

Fantastic chapter turner as you traverse continents and discover art history. I gasped so many times whilst listening people around me wondered what I was listening to. Thoroughly enjoyable read!

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  • David
  • 06-06-2016

Expected better

This the first J Archer book I have tried, I was disappointed, the story seemed a little predicable, and took a little while to hook me in, it really was slow going in places. There is nothing wrong with the subject it just all seems implausible.

I think the biggest problem with this book is it written by a British author that starts in England, it does go across the globe to get to its conclusion, yet it is full of american grammar and dates it's a distraction. just to clarify 9 23 is a time never a date.

Finally the narrator is awful, nobody in the UK talks as she performed the characters, and her accents are the kind I have experienced on comedy shows, poor doesn't even begin to rate her.

I do have some more J Archer audio books that I will try but never the narrator again.