The shockingly audacious conclusion to the international bestselling phenomenon that began with Maestra . If you can´t beat them - kill them First there was Maestra . Then there was Domina . Now - there is Ultima . Glamorous international art-dealer Elizabeth Teerlinc knows a thing or two about fakes. After all, she is one herself. Her real identity, Judith Rashleigh, is buried under a layer of lies. Not to mention the corpses of the men foolish enough to get in her way. But now, caught in the murderous crossfire between a Russian Mafia boss and a corrupt Italian police detective, Judith is forced to create an even more daring work of art - a fake masterpiece she must take to the world-famous auction house where she used to be a lowly assistant and sell for $150 million. For Judith the prospect of putting one over her loathsome former employer and the world´s art establishment is almost as thrilling as the extreme sex she´s addicted to - especially when the price of failure is a bullet in the back of the head. But exposing her new identity to the glare of the spotlight puts her at risk of an even greater danger. Like a beautiful painting stripped of its layers of varnish, something altogether different could be revealed. A truth about her past even Judith might find shocking. Praise for the Maestra series ´Like a ritzy 50 Shades meets The Da Vinci Code . . . ´ INDEPENDENT ´Funny and clever, entertaining and well written´ THE TIMES ´A rip-roaring read´ DAILY MAIL ´ Fantastically good fun . . . L.S. Hilton can write´ THE SUNDAY TIMES ´Brimming with scandal, intrigue and mystery ´ HEAT ´Deliciously decadent . . . a glamorous and racy adventure´ SUNDAY MIRROR ´ Patricia Highsmith crossed with Gone Girl ´ HARPERS BAZAAR ´Smart, pacy and very rude´ GLAMOUR ´A gloriously dark thriller´ GRAZIA ´A whirlwind thriller´ COSMOPOLITAN ´At least two jaw-on-the-floor moments and sex scenes that would make Christian Grey blush ´ RED MAGAZINE
Hilton Cubitt, from Derbyshire, consults Holmes about a series of dancing men picture-messages his wife is receiving. On their wedding-day, she had made Cubitt promise he would ask her nothing about her past, but she now seems to be terrified. Holmes has to decipher the code of the matchstick men and get to the bottom of the dreadful murder that lies behind it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Ian Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/onvo/000124de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hilton Cubitt, ein angesehener Gutsherr konsultiert Sherlock Holmes. Cubitts Frau Elsie wird von Geheimbotschaften aus tanzenden Strichmännchen in die Verzweiflung getrieben, doch weigert sie sich strikt, Einblick in ihre Vergangenheit in Amerika zu gewähren, die der Schlüssel zu sein scheint. Während Holmes den Code entschlüsselt, wird ihm klar, dass es nicht nur um einen dummen Streich geht, sondern um tödlichen Ernst. Tatsächlich wird sein Klient Cubitt kurz darauf ermordet. Kann Elsie noch gerettet werden?