"Art-crimes specialist Skeggs (The Talinin Madonna, 1992, etc.) is at his best describing how to forge an Old Master, and on less sure footing with derring-do in back alleys, etc. Tom and his irascible artist pal Scobie, however, are great fun to watch at work."
Of all the people queuing up to see Titian's Triumph of Bacchus—now on loan to the Royal Academy and insured by Trevelayan's insurance syndicate—none were more respectful of it than the men who lifted it, then demanded five million pounds' worth of uncut diamonds for its return.
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