By John Dobbyn
What do Boston, Dublin, and Sierra Leone have in universal? The circulate of “blood diamonds” at huge, immense revenue yet grave human rate: mafia killings in Boston and eire and baby enslavement and homicide in Sierra Leone. And who's ensnared in the course of all of this — Michael Knight and Lex Devlin.
Can they cease the drastically ecocnomic exchange of those tainted jewels? they have to come among the Italian mafia within the North finish of Boston and the Irish mafia in South Boston together with a few remnants of the IRA in eire. they have to additionally pit themselves opposed to the enslaved and lethal child-army in Sierra Leone, who smuggle those diamonds into the mainstream for funds to shop for guns and medication. At nice own danger, Knight and Devlin fight to discover an answer that satisfies this disparate mix of characters and, expectantly, dampens the diamond circulate.
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And what is extraordinary, if a dozen others crowd into this room, each one will feel the same. Each person who looks at her becomes the only person in her world. It is flattering and, at the same time, maddening, because she gives away nothing of herself. I close my eyes and imagine that she has vanished. 2 THE MYSTERY or MONA LISA that I am pursuing begins in Paris at the end of the Belle Époque, when the city was poised at the cusp of an irreverent new century and an irreverent new art. In the brief avantguerre interlude before trench warfare and unutterable loss, a burst of glorious incandescent energy made the City of Lights electric.
A century later, the mystery lingers, the truth as elusive as the prize. Who stole Mona Lisa? THE VANISHING ACT LOUIS BÉROUD PAINTING IN THE SALON CARRÉ Painter Louis Béroud had been copying Mona Lisa. When he returned to complete his painting on Tuesday, August 22, 1911, he made a startling discovery. S. Mauritania. He carried a Louis Vuitton case. The ship had been delayed for an extra day in quarantine at the mouth of the harbor awaiting clearance. At first light, the Mauritania was released, and like a dowager queen ignoring the minion tugs hauling and chugging, she began a stately glide up the river to a berth on the west bank of Manhattan island.
Here, smiled on by the painted lady he called variously Madame Lisa and the Sphinx of the Occident, Napoleon had married Marie-Therese of Austria to secure an heir and an alliance. After the ceremony, he crossed the gardens to the Tuileries Palace and settled the two women in his bedroom—his new bride and his Madame Lisa. The Louvre owned the richest collection of sixteenth-century masterworks outside of Italy, and many of them were displayed in the Salon Carré—Titian's Entombment of Christ, Rembrandt's Supper at Emmaus, Correggio's Betrothal of St.