Theodora Tenpenny's life changes abruptly with the death of her grandfather. He had always provided for her and her mother, Angelica, whose fixation on tea and complex math equations left her role as mother/ daughter something to be desired. As her grandfather lay dying, he told Theo to find the treasure under the egg. At least that is what she thought he said. His cryptic last words sent her on an investigation into Nazi art theft during World War II, an American unit responsible for liberation and cataloguing recovered stolen art works, Holocaust survivors, secrets about her artist grandfather, and the painter Raphael.
This is an informative, thought-provoking read masquerading as a mystery.
Mark Twain Award Preliminary Nominee 2016-17