In this sixth book of the series, Clive and Henrietta return to Europe in an attempt to resurrect their failed honeymoon. While in London, they are approached by their old friend, Inspector John Hartle, who convinces them to search for the missing panel of the Ghent Altarpiece, a famous Renaissance painting, of which Hitler’s top men are also in pursuit.
Meanwhile, back in Chicago, Oldrich Exley threatens to cut off financial support for the entire Von Harmon brood if Elsie continues with her plan to marry Gunther—a situation made worse by the sudden appearance of one Heinrich Meyer, who claims to be little Anna’s father and threatens to take her away. Desperate, Elsie seeks the help of Clive’s sister, Julia, who is herself the victim of domestic abuse and who has fallen under the spell of a handsome Texas millionaire bent on acquiring a rare painting from the Howard collection.
Clive and Henrietta’s search takes them to Chateau du Freudeneck in Strasbourg, France—the ancient seat of the Von Harmons and home to three eccentric distant relatives. What begins as a wild goose chase turns decidedly more deadly when several Nazi officers also arrive at the chateau in search of a “valuable item.” When Henrietta and Clive attempt to flee after Henrietta uncovers a shocking truth, they are forced to trust themselves to a suspicious French servant who seems all-too willing to help . . .
Clive and Henrietta have decided to go on a second honeymoon. Their first one was cut short and Clive is just not having it. But, this one is in danger of being a working honeymoon. Not exactly what he had in mind. Clive is approached about the missing piece to the Ghent Altarpiece. So, he and Henrietta decide to take the case!
Give me a book in which I start to do research and I am hooked. I loved learning about the Ghent Altarpiece. You can read more about it here. What a great piece of history to put in a book. And Clive and Henrietta are on the case!
Clive and Henrietta are great together. I enjoy his wit and her quickness. She can think on her feet better than any character I know. So, they make a fabulous combination. Plus, they have a great connection and definitely have each other’s backs! They are just adorable.
I have only read one of the other books in this series. You can read my review here. So, it is not necessary to have read any of the other books. They can stand on their own and I bet they are all as enjoyable as this one!
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I received this novel from the author for a honest review.