This book describes the journey of finding the lost painting by Caravaggio, called “The Taking of Christ.” It also goes into more details about Caravaggio’s tumultuous life. It reads like a novel, full of twists and turns. The main characters were interesting. I learned a lot more about restoration of painting and techniques to authenticate a painting. An artist’s life, like Caravaggio’s, was fragile and at times suicidal. Living between feast and famish, Caravaggio was at his best when driven to the extreme, running away from the authority after killing a man in a fight.
The secret aristocratic, art society was revealed somewhat. The competition to find the lost painting was fierce.
I utterly enjoyed the audio book.