Mona Lisa's Secret: A Historical Fiction Mystery & Suspense Novel

Mona Lisa's Secret: A Historical Fiction Mystery & Suspense Novel

by Phil Philips


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Historical fiction – Mystery & Suspense


Joey is the great-grandson of Vincenzo Peruggia, the man who stole the original Mona Lisa in 1911. Along with his girlfriend, Marie, an art connoisseur, he stumbles across his father’s secret room, and finds himself staring at what he thinks is a replica of da Vinci’s most famous masterpiece.


The Louvre has kept this secret for over one hundred years, waiting for the original to come to light, and now they want it back at any cost.

With Marie held hostage and the Louvre curator and his men hot on his trail, Joey is left to run for his life in an unfamiliar city, with the priceless Mona Lisa his only bargaining chip. While formulating a plan to get Marie back with the help from an unexpected quarter, Joey discovers hidden secrets within the painting, secrets which, if made public, could change the world forever.

In this elaborately plotted, fast-paced thriller, Phil Philips takes you on a roller-coaster ride through the streets of Paris and to the Jura mountains of Switzerland, to uncover a secret hidden for thousands of years …

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780992534554
Publisher: Phil Philips
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Pages: 378
Sales rank: 147,112
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Phil Philips is driven and passionate, known by friends and family as a renaissance man, into anything and everything. Phil comes from a vast digital media background with over seventeen years working in the advertising industry. Phil thrives to create pieces of artwork, whether it's designing a magazine layout, building websites, editing a video composition, painting in oils, or writing page turning thriller novels.

Phil's writing style has been linked to James Patterson and Matthew Reilly.

Phil lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and two kids and is the author to Fortune in Blood and Mona Lisa's Secret.

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Mona Lisa's Secret: A Historical Fiction Mystery & Suspense Novel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
TheThoughtSpot More than 1 year ago
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review. Thanks to Mystery Thriller Week and Phil Philips for the opportunity to read and review his book, Mona Lisa's Secret. The action begins immediately with a supposed attack on the Mona Lisa painting hanging in the Louvre. In 1911, the real Mona Lisa was stolen by Joey Peruggia's great grandfather, Vincenzo. Joey and his girlfriend, Maria, discover a secret room in the mansion he inherited and, lo and behold, they find the Mona Lisa inside! They plan on returning the original painting to the Louvre, but things quickly get out of hand. Full of action, adventure, twists, surprises and suspense and even allusion to more mystery, which makes this book fun for any mystery and action reader. The author's descriptions of the France scenery and historical sites made me feel like I was actually there seeing it all in person! This written for adults story is a fairly clean read with a few swear words that are used as dialogue in swear worthy stressful events. I highly recommend this enjoyable mystery by giving it 5 stars!
Jane_V_Blanchard More than 1 year ago
Kudos to Phil Philps for his thrilling and suspenseful novel, Mona Lis's Secret. There is more than one secret in this book and I enjoyed how each was revealed. Once Joey Peruggia and his girlfriend Marie get to Paris, I could not put the book down. It was one sticky predicament after another and Joey's unusual way of handling them. McGyver would have been proud. Except at the beginning when Marie pedantically provides background for the Mona Lisa, the dialog flows well. I particularly enjoyed the banter between Joey and Boise. Even though Joey endures a lot of physical trauma and demands on his strength and stamina, I was no more distracted by his superhuman abilities than I would have been reading a 007 novel. This is a great read and I highly recommend it.
Vicki_Goodwin More than 1 year ago
I was so engrossed in this hunt for ancient secrets and the fight to stay alive. The story unfolds beautifully as Joey Peruggia discovers a secret that he never expected. He knew the history of his Grandfather's actions and death so with this new evidence in hand, he sets out to repair his grandfather's reputation and good name. With his girlfriend Marie, they cross the ocean to make a past wrong right again. That is not quite the end of the story. In fact, that is only the beginning, what occurs next is an adventure fraught with danger, intrigue, and questions. Nothing is as it seems and it would do Joey well to remember that. Mysterious men and revealed secrets kept me turning the pages wondering just what was going to happen next. With action like Indiana Jones and religious questions like with the De Vinci code, the story is amazingly well told. I really enjoyed this book.