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The Icon : A Novel

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ISBN: 0060748389
Издательство: HarperCollins
Год издания: 2005
Страниц: 368
Book Description Matthew Spear, a young Greek-American curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, meets the lovely Ana Kessler, a sometime art dealer who has inherited an impressive collection from her mysterious grandfather. Matthew soon discovers that the jewel of the old man's cache is none other than the Holy Mother of Katarini -- a sacred icon long thought destroyed in a fire. But while Matthew recognizes the icon's value as a work of art -- and a star in his crown if he can add it to the museum'scollection -- he soon discovers that it carries a far greater significance to numerous people, including his owngrandfather and godfather. What Matthew does not realize is that his own connection to the icon will thrust himinto a byzantine web of death and deception, as other parties -- including a representative of the Greek Orthodox Church, a Russian "entrepreneur," a dying gangster, and a Nazi who has escaped the wartime tribunals for nearly six decades -- pursue it for their...