Painted in 1907, “Glacier Blue” is an oil painting recently appraised at 2 million pounds.Reginald C. Pierpont, the artist who created the stunning masterpiece, studied with the Impressionists in Europe and bold visionaries in the Americas.The sole heir to a family fortune, Reggie used his vast holdings and leisure time to experiment with new techniques and daring ideas to create his art.Although the masterpiece failed to turn heads during his own time period, Reggie’s secret method triggers larcenous schemes among modern crooks.
Genuine Fakes, an auction company that sells “authorized copies” of famous paintings, arranges to hold six charity auctions of fakes during a voyage to Alaska.Million-dollar originals will be displayed next to the Genuine Fakes during each auction—six opportunities for international thieves to steal a valuable piece of art.The president of Constellation Cruise Lines, Emily Schultz suddenly needs her new crack security team to guard the paintings.
When one of the fakes gets stolen from the buyer’s cabin, a discrete search for the missing canvas begins.The stakes rise when a body is found next to the missing fake, and the investigation suddenly takes a deadly turn.The investigators learn more about “Glacier Blue” and realize it’s no ordinary work of art.The painting’s special secret already provoked one murder, and it gets easier to kill again.
Emily begs Kayla and Steven to work for a few days before their wedding on Glacier Bay.They expected a stress-free cruise up the Inside Passage of Alaska, filled with glaciers, wildlife, and stunning scenery, but an art heist and murder might interrupt their romantic plans. To ramp up stress levels, Steven’s ex-wife, Cynthia, shows up for the cruise on the arm of Steven’s school chum—and Kayla feels hate-at-first-sight.
The young couple must entertain future in-laws while trying to outsmart murderous outlaws.As the ship navigates through icy waters, truth lies hidden from plain view, like the treacherous underwater portions of dangerous icebergs.Greed, jealousy, and envy generate potent motives for murder.