(2002): Set in the Kennedy Era, features USAF-veteran Pete Simmons searching for his missing French wife in a Europe still roiled with hatred and violence from WWII.
A stand-alone thriller that probes wartime guilt from multiple angles.
Some descriptions are taken verbatim, or in essence, from review sources such as Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Booklist, and Library Journal, and from booksellers' descriptions. This crime novel is the contemporary story of American art history student Zelda Richardson, who finds clues to the whereabouts of a collection of masterpieces hidden somewhere in Amsterdam, secreted away in 1942 by a homosexual art dealer who'd rather die than turn his collection over to his Nazi blackmailer.
(1982): Controversial novel that's part-horror story, part philosophical meditation on art and good and evil, featuring the Duke and Duchess of Windsor as fascist sympathisers during WWII.
(Note: Not sure how much, if any, actual art theft figures in the book.) (2006): Entombed with its creator for almost 200 years, the lost Stradivarius violin is discovered, only to be lost again, until it surfaces in Nazi-occupied Europe, where it is hidden away. Police investigator Xavier March investigates the apparent suicide of a prominent Nazi, which leads him to discover other suicides, accidental deaths, a numbered vault in Zurich, and a beautiful American reporter, and eventally the pattern behind the deaths.
(1987): When Adam Scott opens the yellowed envelope bequeathed to him in his father's will, he learns of the secret that shadowed his father's military career, reaching back to the Nazi plunder of Europe.
In the deepest vault of a Swiss bank, Scott discovers a priceless icon, the key to a shocking document that could forever change the balance of power between America and the Soviet Union.
(2009): Central to the plot, which has PI (and former Marine) Al Hersey running from Half Moon Bay, CA, to Estonia, Paraguay, Sweden, and New York, is a sculpted wood carving of Christ preaching the Sermon on the Mount, completed by Veit Stoss in 1493, presented as a national icon at Estonia's Tallinn Church of the Holy Ghost, and later, during WWII, smuggled into Paraguay by one of Hitler's underlings.
The secret society of Templars is also part of the fast-paced story.
This is a novel about one woman's struggle to preserve an artistic heritage from the horrors and destruction of World War II.
(1999): Suspense novel featuring ex-curator Ben Revere.
When Mike attempts to clear the matter up, he is also hunted. British rogue/antiques expert Lovejoy is to visit Leningrad's Hermitage Museum to allegedly abscond with a few masters. Attempts to steal the painting convince Claire that the artist may be right.