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"Kirkus Reviews" named "Midnight, " Kevin Egan's first diabolically twisty legal thriller, a "Best Book of 2013." Now Egan returns to the bench with "The" "Missing Piece, "an all-new tale of courtroom intrigue, legal maneuvers, deception, desperation and cold-blooded murder.
The Salvus Treasure is a fabulous hoard of ancient Roman silver, worth a total of seventy million dollars. Uncovered decades ago under disputed circumstances, the treasure has been claimed by various parties, some of whom will stop at nothing to secure full ownership of its riches. People have died and killed to possess all fourteen pieces of silver.
The legal battle over who truly owns the treasure finally leads to the New York County Courthouse in Lower Manhattan. But as teams of high-priced lawyers wrangle over provenance and witnesses, a shocking act disrupts the trial and a crucial piece of evidence goes missing.
The missing piece is a silver urn worth at least five million dollars. Now the race is on to discover what became of the urn before the Salvus Treasure claims more lives.