Is there such a thing as a perfect crime?
Mike Mackenzie thinks so. A self-made millionaire who happens to
be bored, Mackenzie is looking for something to excite
him…perhaps something with a bit of danger around its edges.
He gets just what he’s looking for when he’s approached
by Professor Robert Gissing, who proposes to “liberate”
great works of art from the National Gallery of Scotland,
“one of the highest profile targets in the capital.”
Gissing’s beef is that so much art is hidden away in
warehouses and basements, which deprives the public a chance to
view and admire it.
But the plan has a big twist: the real pa