New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2002, c1993.
Berkley Prime Crime trade paperback ed.
324 p. ; 21 cm.
Originally published: 1993.
Art dealer Jonathan Argyll has found a buyer for an 18th century painting of the death of Socrates. However when he arrives in Rome to deliver the painting, the purchaser, Mr. Muller seems disinterested in it and asks Jonathan to arrange its resale. But if he is no longer interested in the painting-- someone else is-enough to commit murder to possess it.