LootLarge Print - 1999
In April 1945, the Nazis, reeling and near defeat, frantically work to hide the huge store of art treasures that Hitler looted from Europe. Truck convoys loaded with the cultural wealth of the Western world pour into the compound of the vast Altaussee salt mine high in the Austrian Alps. With the Allies closing in, the efficiency of the Nazis has broken down and all is confusion. In the commotion, a single truck, its driver, and its priceless load of masterpieces vanish in a snowstorm. Half a century later, in a seedy Boston pawn-shop, ex-curator Ben Revere makes a stunning discovery among the piles of junk.
Publisher: Rockland, MA : Wheeler Pub., c1999.
Characteristics: 441 p. (large print) ; 24 cm.