Authors: Tricia Goyer & Mike Yorkey
Publication Date: January 2012
It is August 1944 and
Paris is on the cusp of liberation. As the soldiers of the Third Reich
flee the Allied advance, they ravage the country, stealing countless
pieces of art. Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring will stop at nothing to
claim the most valuable one of all, the Mona Lisa, as a post-war
bargaining chip to get him to South America. Can Swiss OSS agents Gabi
Mueller and Eric Hofstadler rescue DaVinci's masterpiece before it falls
into German hands?
With nonstop action, Chasing Mona Lisa
is sure to get readers' adrenaline pumping as they join the chase to
save the most famous painting in the world. From war-ravaged Paris to a
posh country chateau, the race is on--and the runners are playing for
Chasing Mona Lisa takes you back to the time of World War II and the Nazi occupation of France. Valuable art collections are being acquired by the Nazis and taken back to Germany. Several different groups are after the famous Mona Lisa. Can it be saved? I enjoyed reading this book. It was fast paced and filled with a lot of action. I have never really been one for spy/espionage tales, but this one kept my interest. The authors have down a great job of emerging the reader into the time period.
I did not realize that this was a sequel, and while I wished I had experienced Gabi and Eric's first adventure, I didn't really get a sense that I was missing something. This is well written and well thought out plot with many twists and turns. I never really quite knew who to trust. Give it a shot!
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