The Medici Conspiracy
Organized Crime, Looted Antiquities, Rogue Museums
Publication Date: April 2006
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A true-life thriller completely exposes the network behind the illegal trade in ancient artifacts - and features a rich cast of rogues and some of the world's most prestigious art institutions.
Peter Watson writes for the New York Times and has written weekly columns on the art market for the London Sunday Times, Observer and Evening Standard. In June 1997, he was appointed Research Associate at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research in the University of Cambridge. He is the author of The Caravaggio Conspiracy, From Manet to Manhattan,and Sotheby's: The Inside Story. Cecilia Todeschini is a researcher and translator who has worked for the BBC, ITV, CBS, ABC, and NBC. She has covered papal conclaves as well as the great mafia trials in Italy among many other subjects.