Winter of the Lions by Jan Costin Wagner

A Cruise To Die for by Aaron Elkins; Charlotte Elkins

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This should be the cushiest job Alix LondonÕs ever had. The second Alix London mystery finds the art restorer in a world brimming with idle luxury, spectacular locations, and deadly intrigue. Surrounded by art and wealth and the sun-drenched Greek isles, sheÕs aboard a sumptuous mega-yacht with no responsibilities save the occasional lecture to the guests of her temporary employer, Panos Papadakis, one of the world's richest men. But thereÕs a catch: Papadakis has long been suspected of being at the center of a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme and Alix is actually there as an undercover operative of FBI special agent Ted Ellesworth, a member of the BureauÕs Art Crime Team. They hope Alix can gather the inside information they need to finally put the cagey Papadakis away. AlixÕs exposure to the enormous wealth of high-end collectors and the shadier aspects of the art tradeÑthe avarice, naked greed, and ingenious scamsÑsomehow brings her closer to her charming, 'reformed' rogue of a father, and helps crystalize in her own mind just where she fits into the mix. Moguls, murders, a forged Manet, and the Albanian mafia all play a role and send this pleasure cruise into brutally dangerous waters. Set on the AegeanÑHomer's fabled 'wine-dark sea'Ñwith stops at enchanted islands where ancient legends still live, A Cruise to Die For delivers a witty blend of suspense and mystery, as well as an insiderÕs take on the contemporary art world and its eccentric characters. ItÕs all served up with the style and sophistication with which Charlotte and Aaron Elkins have rewarded mystery readers for the past 30 years. This 2013 Thomas & Mercer Paperback is in Very Good condition.

ex lib ISBN: 9781477805077 SKU: 1071719 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.