Mona Lisa’s Secret: A Historical Fiction Novel
THE TRUTH WILL BE REVEALED
Historical fiction – Mystery & Suspense
Joey is the great-grandson of Vincenzo Peruggia, the man who stole the original Mona Lisa in 1911. Along with his girlfriend, Marie, an art connoisseur, he stumbles across his father’s secret room, and finds himself staring at what he thinks is a replica of da Vinci’s most famous masterpiece.
BUT IT IS NO FAKE
The Louvre has kept this secret for over one hundred years, waiting for the original to come to light, and now they want it back at any cost.
With Marie held hostage and the Louvre curator and his men hot on his trail, Joey is left to run for his life in an unfamiliar city, with the priceless Mona Lisa his only bargaining chip. While formulating a plan to get Marie back with the help from an unexpected quarter, Joey discovers hidden secrets within the painting, secrets which, if made public, could change the world forever.
Fans of Dan Brown’s, da Vinci code will love Phil Philips Mona Lisa’s Secret.
In this elaborately plotted, fast-paced, historical thriller, Phil Philips takes you on a roller-coaster ride through the streets of Paris and to the Jura mountains of Switzerland, to uncover a secret hidden for thousands of years.
˃˃˃ 5 STAR READING
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“The Mona Lisa Curse”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Sandy Penny
This is a well-told art mystery with mystical overtones and secrets, lies and conspiracies. Move over Dan Brown, this will give you a run for your money. When the son of a mafia boss inherits his family’s estate, he finds a secret room with a painting of the Mona Lisa. Is it authentic or a copy, and if it is a copy, why is it hidden in a secret room? Descendants of the man who stole the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911, could it be the real thing, and if it is, who painted the one in the Louvre that everyone visits? And, what’s so important about this painting? Legend says it contains information on a hidden treasure. What can that be, if it is true? The new owner decides, with his art historian girlfriend’s input to give it back to the Louvre and get credit for being the good guy. When they head for Paris and directly to the museum, what could go wrong? It’s a thrill ride through Paris and the countryside trying to unravel the mystery, keep the painting safe, and stay alive. I enjoyed the story and will follow up on more by this author.
About the Author
Phil Philips is driven and passionate, known by friends and family as a renaissance man, into anything and everything. Phil comes from a vast digital media background with over seventeen years working in the advertising industry. Phil thrives to create pieces of artwork, whether it’s designing a magazine layout, building websites, editing a video composition, painting in oils, or writing page turning thriller novels.
Phil’s writing style has been linked to James Patterson and Matthew Reilly.
Phil lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and two kids and is the author to two action packed thriller novels Fortune in Blood and Mona Lisa’s Secret.
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