The Modigliani Scandal

Ken Follett

30 May 2019
304 pages


The Modigliani Scandal is a high-speed, high-stakes international thriller of heists and forgeries from Ken Follett, the bestselling author of The Pillars of the Earth and Eye of the Needle.

A Priceless Artwork

When art historian Dee Sleign hears of a lost painting by Amedeo Modigliani, one of the greatest artists to have ever lived, she becomes determined to reclaim it so it can be viewed by the world.

A Desperate Race
However, there are others who also want to claim it for their own corrupt motives. Dee’s Uncle Charles Lampeth, for whom art is a commodity to be traded. Julian Black, the penniless owner of an art gallery. And Peter Usher, a struggling artist wronged by the art world, who spies an opportunity to get revenge.

A Deadly Victory
So begins an epic chase around Europe, from the streets of London to the Italian countryside, in an effort to claim one of the great lost artworks of the twentieth century. A dangerous hunt that could have deadly consequences for all involved . . .

Master storyteller
Follett is a master of crafty plot and incredible detail