Young detective, Annie Tillery, wins a series of art lessons at a prestigious art gallery, plunging her into the New York City art world and a brutal murder mystery. At the gallery, Annie discovers her instructor, Francesca Gabrielli, engaged in a volatile argument with John DiCristiani, the gallery’s director. He demands that Francesca make forgeries of masterpieces for him. When the gallery director is found murdered in cold blood, Francesca becomes the prime suspect and calls upon Annie to help solve the crime and clear her name.
As Annie and her NYPD detective aunt, Jill Tillery, brave the dangers of an international art fraud ring in an attempt to find the murderer, they realize that the key to solving the case lies hidden in a mysterious brownstone in Brooklyn, whose inhabitants present tantalizing and elusive clues. As Annie and company attempt to stay one step ahead of DiCristiani’s murderer, they manage to escape one deadly trap after another. The stakes are high in the glamorous yet dangerous world of illegal art trafficking.