An art dealer takes a chance on a painting no one seems to have noticed at a provincial auction and discovers that the art world can hold incredible surprises.
A humble Parisian art dealer wins a 17th-century painting at an auction. He has an inkling the painting may be extremely valuable and he can finally achieve his lifelong dream of discovering a lost masterpiece and joining the pantheon of elite international art dealers. While the buying process may be complicated it pales in comparison to the difficulty he encounters in identifying the painting, and therefore confirming his suspicion. The process will open the protagonist’s eyes to the unsavoury side of art dealing. The story unravels in a web of crime, sex and money, midway between history and fiction, as the protagonist’s suspicions are slowly confirmed.