Friday, January 20, 2012

Chasing Mona Lisa, a review

August 1944. Paris is on the cusp of liberation. As the soldiers of the Third Reich flee the Allied advance, they ravage the country and steal countless pieces of irreplaceable art. In fact, Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring will stop at nothing to claim the most valuable one of all—the Mona Lisa—as a postwar bargaining chip.

But the woman with the mysterious smile has some very determined protectors. Can Swiss OSS agents Gabi Mueller and Eric Hofstadler rescue Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece before it falls into German hands?

Having read the first book about Gabi and Eric, I was definitely hooked in to read this addition. I love the writing Goyer and Yorkey have accomplished together. This time in history is one that stirs my heart, and they are a great team to present such an exciting story, unique drama and plot. It is intriguing, suspenseful, and even a bit romantic. I can't imagine all the research that went into this story, really- as a reader, it all fit well together and as you read start to finish you will run in this tightly-fitting maze wondering about each step. I love a book that has twists, and Chasing Mona Lisa fits the bill. Five stars!

Available now from Baker Publishing at your local Christian bookstore. I received a free copy in return for my original review.

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