Truman's latest mystery is set in the dazzling, fast-paced world of international art. Lawyer turned gallery owner (and occasional amateur sleuth) Annabel Reed-Smith is the nominal heroine in a story that moves from Washington's National Gallery, where money, power, and great art reign, to the seedy back alleys of Rome, which serve as home to art forgers and thieves. Luther Mason, senior curator at the National Gallery has pulled off quite a coup by finding a little-known Caravaggio that has been missing for years. Now he is bringing the painting to Washington as part of an exhibit that will be the capstone of his career. But Luther has a nasty secret: he's cooked up a scheme to substitute not one but two forgeries for the real Caravaggio, sell the forgeries, and take the authentic painting and his ill-gotten gains to a remote Greek island, where he'll live out the rest of his days, satisfied, rich, and with a painting by his beloved Caravaggio gracing his walls. Naturally, things start to go wrong. When blackmail and murder result, Annabel is called in to help investigate. One of Truman's best efforts, this novel combines excitement, entertainment, and suspense with solid writing and creative plotting.