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Theft of the Master

Alex Jennings

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

"From the first paragraph of the first chapter the reader is drawn into this fastpaced drama, “Theft of the Master.” Edwin Alexander has created an intricate story with a complex plot. Veit Stoss, one of Europe’s greatest sculptors was commissioned by Henry Schenk to sculpt a wood carving of Christ, seated preaching the Sermon on the Mount. The carving was completed in 1493 and presented as a national icon at Estonia’s Tallinn Church of the Holy Ghost. The story is based on historical events involving Hitler’s transporting valuable cultural artifacts to Germany during World War II. “Theft of the Master” is a fictional account of Estonia’s wood carving of “The Christ.” In a complex transaction involving a purchase an inventory of artifacts by the Templars, a secret society, this work of art was stolen and becomes the central plot of the story. The book is filled with unexpected surprises and plot twists involving smuggling, murder, and intrigue. Private Investigator, Al Hersey, is hired by Peter Gilchrist to find the murderer of his daughter, Meg, who was found, drowned in the waters off Half Moon Bay, near San Francisco. The assignment takes Al on a dangerous quest for answers from San Francisco, to Estonia, Paraguay, Sweden, and New York. Alexander is an incredibly gifted author. He puts into his characters, a depth of feeling, a glimpse into their obsessions, and those identifiable physical characteristics which make them genuine and believable. His detailed descriptions include, “a rumbling voice, a voice that rattled the walls,” and “Tiny’s tall, thin face was overdue a retread but the eyes were sharp and inquisitorial, sharpened by half a lifetime of scrutinizing doubtful people, potentially libelous stories and overenthusiastic expense claims.” I became so intrigued by Alexander’s vivid descriptions that I found myself visiting the picturesque websites of Half Moon Bay’s shoreline, the Holiday Inn’s lobby in San Francisco’s China town, the dinning room of Neptune’s Palace at the Wharf, t

Language:

English

Length:

10h 21m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

10:44


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

20:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:58


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

13:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:28


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

24:17


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

23:12


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

13:26