Murray Whelan, political adviser to the newly appointed minister of tradition, is placing directly to his activity via his toenails after the latest ministerial shakeup. His studying curve is pressured speedy upward while, on his first day, the disgruntled younger artist Marcus Taylor is located lifeless, drowned within the decorative moat outdoors the nationwide artwork Gallery. A born detective regardless of himself, Murray digs, and the deeper he is going, the extra confusing the secret turns into. who's this different painter, Victor Szabo, unknown in his lifetime and now the darling of the paintings international, his work fetching loopy costs? And what approximately paintings maven Lloyd Eastlake, who appears like the chess grasp relocating his art-world pieces...but towards what sinister end?
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