JACKAL'S SHARE, THE by Chris Morgan Jones - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOK
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A murder in a Tehran hotel leaves
the London art world spinning. The deceased, beloved at home as a proud
dealer in antiquities, now stands accused of smuggling artifacts out of
Iran for sale in the West. But despite the triumphal announcements of
the secret police, there is something perhaps too tidy in the official
report—given that no artifacts have been recovered, no smuggling history
discovered, no suspects found.
Half a world away, Darius Qazai
delivers a stiring eulogy for his departed friend. A fabulously
successful financier, Qazai has directed his life and wealth toward
philanthropy, art preservation, and peaceful protest against the regime
of his native Iran. His fortune, colossal; his character, immaculate.
Pleasantly ensconced in the world of the London expatriate elite, Qazai
is the last person anyone would suspect of foul play. Yet something
ominous is disrupting Qazai’s recent business deals, some rumor from his
past so frightening to his American partners that they will no longer
speak to him.
So Qazai hires a respectable
corporate intelligence firm to investigate himself and clear his
reputation. A veteran of intelligence work in the former Soviet Union,
Ben Webster soon discovers that Qazai’s pristine past is actually a
dense net of interlocking half-truths and unanswered questions: Is he a
respectable citizen or an art smuggler? Is his fortune built on merit or
on arms dealing? Is he, after all, his own man? As he closes in on the
truth of Qazai’s fortune—and those who would wish to destroy it—Webster
discovers he may pay for that knowledge with the lives of his own