The Lost Relic
Has Ben finally met his match …
While in Italy visiting an old army comrade, a chance encounter leads ex-SAS soldier Ben Hope into a prestigious art exhibition near Rome. But the gallery is soon attacked by ruthless killers prepared to do anything to obtain an obscure, rediscovered work by the artist Goya – and Ben is caught up in a violent hostage situation.
In the wake of the bloodbath, Ben is lauded as a hero . . . but not for long. Accused of a crime he didn't commit, and with his life in tatters, he is suddenly a fugitive, hurled into a wild chase across Europe with the police and the determined, attractive law enforcement agent Darcey Kane hot on his heels. Vowing to hunt down the art gallery killers, Ben must puzzle out the clues: why did the villains target a relatively valueless sketch when they could have taken grand masters worth millions? Who are the real players behind the scenes?
Piece by piece, Ben uncovers an international conspiracy at the highest level. At its heart lies the secret of the lost 'Dark Medusa', and a tale of doomed romance and death dating back to the tumultuous events of the Russian Revolution. This time, Ben is fighting not only for justice, but for his own freedom . . . but has he finally met his match in Darcey Kane?