It was a burglary of epic proportions. An ambassador’s wife was dead, the famous Desert Lights paintings had vanished and a diplomatic residence was left smoldering. The incident sent shockwaves through the nation’s capital, forcing the FBI into a frenzied search for answers. Pressed for time, the authorities recruited Richard Nash, an editor of a New York art journal, for a risky mission: to become a confidant of their lead suspect, Sara Mundhir, a wealthy heiress with an axe to grind with the House of Saud. Without Nash’s help, there was no way to pin her to the crime. For over a year, Sara became his world, his constant vigil, his obsession… until suddenly she was abducted and the investigation ended in failure.
“A suspenseful, well researched mystery.”
–MOSAIC Review (Jan. 2004)