False Impression

False Impression

Book - 2006
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Why was an elegant lady brutally murdered the night before 9/11? Why was a successful New York banker not surprised to receive a woman's left ear in the morning mail? Why did a top Manhattan lawyer work only for one client, but never charge a fee? Why did a young woman with a bright career steal a priceless Van Gogh painting?Why was an Olympic gymnast paid a million dollars an assignment when she didn't have a bank account? Why was an honors graduate working as a temporary secretary after inheriting a fortune? Why was an English Countess ready to kill the banker, the lawyer and the gymnast even if it meant spending the rest of her life in jail? Why was a Japanese steel magnate happy to hand over $50,000,000 to a woman he had only met once?  Why was a senior FBI agent trying to work out the connection between these eight apparently innocent individuals? All these questions are answered in Jeffrey Archer's latest novel, False Impression , but not before a breathtaking journey of twists and turns that will take readers from New York to London to Bucharest and on to Tokyo, and finally a sleepy English village, where the mystery of Van Gogh's last painting will finally be resolved. And only then will readers discover that Van Gogh's Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear has a secret of its own that acts as the final twist in this unforgettable yarn.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2006
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312353728
0312353723
Branch Call Number: F ARCHER
FICTION ARCHER
Characteristics: v, 375 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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MaryMaryJ
Oct 20, 2014

Yes - a very "average" read compared to A Prisoner of Birth. Still, it kept me entertained for a few days.....

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segalmi
Apr 27, 2014

This plot is like a "B-movie" thriller. A disappointment after reading A Prisoner of Birth.

Davey7 Nov 09, 2009

Thrilling book couldnt put it down, a must read, keeps you in suspense would make for a great movie.

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EszterJK
Jun 14, 2009

My favourite book. The plot is complicated, yet easly understandable.

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