Mike Mackenzie is a self-made man looking for something to liven up the days. Together with two friends from the art world, he devises a plan to a lift works from one of the most high-profile targets in the capital - the National Gallery of Scotland. Of course, the real trick is to rob the place for all its worth whilst persuading the world that no crime was ever committed. Ian Rankin´s first stand-alone thriller for over a decade. Something sensational for his enormous fan-base.