Jane and the his team delve into the art world when a fifty million dollar painting is stolen off the office wall of an oil tycoon, A.P. Caid, who is off on an adventure across the globe, and his son-in-law is found dead nearby.
While it appears the son-in-law, Harry Lashley, was in on the robbery, Jane's instincts suspect otherwise and A.P.'s daughter, Stevie, pleas with him to prove her husband is not guilty.
As the team works to find the real killer and the stolen painting they encounter a variety of suspects including: an art forger who was hired by A.P. to paint a copy of the stolen painting, an art curator with a side-line in helping rich people purchase art, and a criminal Russian oil baron who A.P. outbid to get the painting originally.
In the end, Jane outfoxes all of them to find the killer and prove that A. P.'s son-in-law was an innocent in the the scheming manipulations of a disenchanted art lover.