On the morning of September 11, 2001, a courageous young woman escapes from the World Trade Center, but that is only the beginning of her trouble. To stay alive and avenge an old woman's death, Anna Petrescu must flee both the FBI and a would-be assassin. Her pursuit and her equally strange artistic mission, take her to Toronto, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bucharest.
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 thriller,
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.
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