Published on: 06/01/1994
The first case for Tim Lacy, ex-SAS officer, security expert and well-respected figure in the art world, a circle made up of 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 an historic mansion in Wiltshire. Before long she has also acquired a brutally murdered corpse. She turns to Lacy for help and he soon finds out that the victim – an art dealer who was evaluating the house’s contents – had discovered a long-lost masterpiece by Raphael called ‘The Triarchs’, now worth millions and now nowhere to be found.
On his mission to recover the priceless canvas, Lacy finds himself attracting the terrifying attentions of criminal gangs who will stop at nothing to protect their interests…
After graduating from Cambridge, Derek Wilson spent several years travelling and teaching before becoming a full-time writer, broadcaster and author of historical non-fiction. As well as many non-fiction publications, he is the author of crime novels, which include the Tim Lacy artworld mysteries and the supernatural Nathaniel Gye series. Derek is also the author of a Tudor crime series starring young […]