|Chasing Mona Lisa
By Tricia Goyer & Mike Yorkey / Revell
Title of Book: Chasing Mona Lisa
Author: Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey
Publisher: Revell Publication
Reviewer: Dell Smith Klein
ABOUT THE BOOK:
It is August 1944 and Paris is on the cusp of liberation. As the soldiers of the Third Reich flee the Allied advance, they ravage the country, stealing countless pieces of art. Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring will stop at nothing to claim the most valuable one of all, the Mona Lisa, as a post-war bargaining chip to get him to South America. Can Swiss OSS agents Gabi Mueller and Eric Hofstadler rescue DaVinci’s masterpiece before it falls into German hands?
With nonstop action, Chasing Mona Lisa is sure to get readers’ adrenaline pumping as they join the chase to save the most famous painting in the world. From war-ravaged Paris to a posh country chateau, the race is on–and the runners are playing for keeps.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tricia Goyer is the co-author with Mike Yorkey of Chasing Mona Lisa as well as the author of many other books, including The Swiss Courier. She has also written several other books including Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights. Tricia and her family in Arkansas.
Mike Yorkey is the author or co-author of dozens of books, including Chasing Mona Lisa and The Swiss Courier, which he co-authored with Tricia Goyer. Mike is married to a Swiss native. He and his family currently live in California.
Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey wove together a nice book. Okay, more than nice…it’s a really good book — seamless and with a surprise ending. It doesn’t get much better than this. Goyer and Yorkey had two romances simmering through the novel. I so enjoyed Gabi and Eric and their strong faith and their love for each other. The other couple left a heart-wrenching sadness in me. Secrets and falsehoods do not pull people together; they separate them. This novel, based on the frightening truth of World War II, touched my heart as I thought of those who lost their lives protecting freedoms for their own countries. Goyer and Yorkey are to be commended. I hope this isn’t the last book they work on together. If you like action and surprises, you’ll like Chasing Mona Lisa – I did.