Their names are splashed all over the newspapers: Marion True, Robert Hecht, Giacomo Medici.
The Medici Conspiracy tells the complete history behind the headlines.
The story begins with a botched robbery and a police chase.
Eight ancient vases are discovered in the swimming pool of a German-based art smuggler.
More valuable than the recovery of the vases, however, is the discovery of the smuggler's card index detailing his deals and dealers.
It reveals the existence of a web of tomb raiders who steal classical artifacts, and a network of dealers and smugglers who spirit them out of Italy and into the hands of wealthy collectors and museums, including Sothebys, the Getty Museum in L.A., the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Now with a new chapter on the Greek scandal and fallout, The Medici Conspiracy authoritatively exposes another shameful round in one of the oldest games in the world: theft, smuggling and duplicitous dealing, all in the name of art..
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