What if it were held for decades in a super-secret Russian warehouse. Seized in a German museum outside Berlin by the Red Army Trophy Brigade during the last chaotic hours of WWII the masterpiece by van Gogh, Painter on the Road to Tarascon, is part of a hidden stash of billions of dollars worth of stolen art the Russians want kept secret.
The Painter on the Road to Tarascon is worth $300 Million
Chechen terrorist Sergey Karpov now possesses the priceless van Gogh. Karpov former Soviet Army soldier and POW in Afghanistan plans to blackmail Vladimir Putin for leaving him and his men to rot in an Afghan prison after the Soviet pull out.
Karpov’s plans to extort the Putin administration are met with an iron fist and he turns to the world stage releasing a shocking tape to the BBC declaring he will burn the van Gogh and other paintings if his ransom is not met.
International Race Against Time
The van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam posts a $10 Million dollar reward for the captured painting’s return. And British Secret Service along with WWII stolen art recovery experts, The Monuments Men, all join the hunt.
Introducing Forensic Art Detective, Dr. Riley Spenser
The Monuments Men, founded at Harvard University, dispatches Harvard Art History Professor and Forensic Art Detective Riley Spenser, the world’s leading expert on the paintings of van Gogh to authenticate the painting. If it is truly the lost van Gogh from WWII it’s value could reach $300 million. Riley teams with British MI6 Agent, Justin Watson, and together speed to Moscow and eventually to the most dangerous city in Russia to find the painting.
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