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“Brings together past and present, seasons it with intriguing characters,
and brushes it with plot twists that you don’t see coming to create

an unstoppable what-happens-next momentum
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A gripping novel exploring the Mona Lisa's very real theft in 1911 and the present underbelly of the art world, The Last Mona Lisa is a suspenseful tale, tapping into our universal fascination with da Vinci's enigma, why people are driven to possess certain works of art, and our fascination with the authentic and the fake.

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August, 1911: The Mona Lisa is stolen by Vincent Peruggia. Exactly what happens in the two years before its recovery is a mystery. Many replicas of the Mona Lisa exist, and more than one historian has wondered if the painting now returned to the Louvre is a fake, switched in 1911. 

Present day: 
Art professor Luke Perrone digs for the truth behind his most famous ancestor: Peruggia. His search attracts an Interpol detective with something to prove and an unfamiliar but curiously helpful woman. Soon, Luke tumbles deep into the world of art and forgery, a land of obsession and danger.

—MICHAEL CONNELLY, #1 New York Times bestselling author 

"A deliciously tense read.” 

—RUTH WARE, #1 New York Times bestselling author 

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