Theft Of The Master

Theft Of The Master

Sinopsis

"From the first paragraph of the first chapter the reader is drawn into this fastpaced drama, “Theft of the
Master.” Edwin Alexander has created an intricate story with a complex plot.
Veit Stoss, one of Europe’s greatest sculptors was commissioned by Henry Schenk to sculpt a wood carving
of Christ, seated preaching the Sermon on the Mount. The carving was completed in 1493 and presented as a
national icon at Estonia’s Tallinn Church of the Holy Ghost.
The story is based on historical events involving Hitler’s transporting valuable cultural artifacts to Germany
during World War II. “Theft of the Master” is a fictional account of Estonia’s wood carving of “The Christ.”
In a complex transaction involving a purchase an inventory of artifacts by the Templars, a secret society, this
work of art was stolen and becomes the central plot of the story. The book is filled with unexpected surprises
and plot twists involving smuggling, murder, and intrigue.
Private Investigator, Al Hersey, is hired by Peter Gilchrist to find the murderer of his daughter, Meg, who was
found, drowned in the waters off Half Moon Bay, near San Francisco. The assignment takes Al on a
dangerous quest for answers from San Francisco, to Estonia, Paraguay, Sweden, and New York.
Alexander is an incredibly gifted author. He puts into his characters, a depth of feeling, a glimpse into their
obsessions, and those identifiable physical characteristics which make them genuine and believable. His
detailed descriptions include, “a rumbling voice, a voice that rattled the walls,” and “Tiny’s tall, thin face was
overdue a retread but the eyes were sharp and inquisitorial, sharpened by half a lifetime of scrutinizing
doubtful people, potentially libelous stories and overenthusiastic expense claims.”
I became so intrigued by Alexander’s vivid descriptions that I found myself visiting the picturesque websites
of Half Moon Bay’s shoreline, the Holiday Inn’s lobby in San Francisco’s China town, the dinning room of
Neptune’s Palace at the Wharf, the archaic St. Olaf’s Church in Tallinn, Estonia, and the Mennonite Colony
in Chaco, Paraguay.
Much of the plot is carried by the dialog making “Theft of the Master” a natural for movie and television
adaptation. Edwin Alexander has masterfully crafted a tale of international intrigue, murder, suspense, drama,
and deduction."

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Capítulos

  • chapter 01
    Duración: 10min
  • chapter 02
    Duración: 13min
  • chapter 03
    Duración: 18min
  • chapter 04
    Duración: 19min
  • chapter 05
    Duración: 13min
  • chapter 06
    Duración: 13min
  • chapter 07
    Duración: 12min
  • chapter 08
    Duración: 13min
  • chapter 09
    Duración: 18min
  • chapter 10
    Duración: 12min
  • chapter 11
    Duración: 08min
  • chapter 12
    Duración: 12min
  • chapter 13
    Duración: 16min
  • chapter 14
    Duración: 10min
  • chapter 15
    Duración: 18min
  • chapter 16
    Duración: 15min
  • chapter 17
    Duración: 18min
  • chapter 18
    Duración: 06min
  • chapter 19
    Duración: 17min
  • chapter 20
    Duración: 14min
  • chapter 21
    Duración: 17min
  • chapter 22
    Duración: 17min
  • chapter 23
    Duración: 12min
  • chapter 24
    Duración: 12min
  • chapter 25
    Duración: 20min
  • chapter 26
    Duración: 11min
  • chapter 27
    Duración: 11min
  • chapter 28
    Duración: 11min
  • chapter 29
    Duración: 20min
  • chapter 30
    Duración: 14min
  • chapter 31
    Duración: 11min
  • chapter 32
    Duración: 20min
  • chapter 33
    Duración: 09min
  • chapter 34
    Duración: 14min
  • chapter 35
    Duración: 13min
  • chapter 36
    Duración: 13min
  • chapter 37
    Duración: 16min
  • chapter 38
    Duración: 12min
  • chapter 39
    Duración: 24min
  • chapter 40
    Duración: 14min
  • chapter 41
    Duración: 23min
  • chapter 42
    Duración: 13min

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