Believing it to be the work of an important eighteenth-century American master, he snaps up the fragment and then sets out to find the rest of the painting. Soon, murder, mayhem, and other forms of vandalism join the violence already associated with the painting.
What the critics say
"Patrick Cullen does an excellent reading of this surprisingly nonstuffy story....This most entertaining mystery keeps the listener's attention from start to finish." (Library Journal)
"One finds oneself completely engrossed....Cullen's reading is...finely controlled understatement: intelligent and free of distractions. Unusually clear sound further enhances the transparent effortlessness of this recording." (AudioFile)