Posted by : Robert Child Wednesday
What if instead the Russians and the Red Army Trophy Brigade pulled off the most daring art heist in history and seized the priceless van Gogh just before the German museum where it resided was destroyed. Rumors to this effect circulate today and the fate of the painting remains a mystery.
The Russian van Gogh takes this premise and runs with it. The secret Russian government warehouse where the van Gogh now resides is breached by a Chechen terrorist and criminal mastermind who has a score to settle with Vladimir Putin in a grudge that goes back to the Russian - Afghan War.
With the terrorist's demand of ransom the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam enlists the help of the British Intelligence Service, MI6 and the Monuments Men Foundation - experts in stolen WWII cultural artifact recovery to secure the painting.
|The Painter on the Road to Tarascon|