Christie’s Unmasked tells the story of Otabek Teshabekov
IS IT A RARE PERSIAN CARPET OF GREAT VALUE OR A TURKISH COPY FRAUDULENTLY DEBUNKED BY AUCTION HOUSE? OWNER TAKES WILD RIDE ON NEAR MYSTICAL CARPET
This is a tale of intrigue surrounding an antique rug which, legend has it, is the famed ‘Shah Abbas’ rug that stirred heated debate across the three continents of Europe, Asia, and America. Some experts insist it is a Turkish rug; others believe it to be Persian. The debate involves representatives of major museums, appraisal firms, the auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s as well as international legal experts, the mafia, and the FBI. Christie’s Unmasked tells the story of Otabek Teshabekov – an Uzbek businessman who documents and seeks to expose perpetrators of fraud, conspiracy and intrigue on an international scale.
A masterful tale of East vs. West suspense, «Christie’s Unmasked» focuses on the financial intrigues of London’s largest London auction house. At the heart of the story is the unique Persian carpet. An historical piece of art of great value, the carpet attracts an unimagined intensity of emotions. Suddenly, though not surprisingly given the value of the carpet, Otabek Teshabekov reports finding himself among a group of international charlatans craving to obtain his precious carpet, yet seemingly unwilling to reveal the real value of the carpet to its owner.
With fierce determination Otabek persists in seeking out the remarkable, even mythological secrets of this curious carpet.
The perilous, gripping odyssey depicts Otabek’s adventures in London, his love, his defeated hopes, his disappointment in those to whom he initially entrusted his treasure. Seeking out the curious facts of this near mythic carpet Otabek travels half way around the world and finally, despite the debunking by others, discovers its full value. However, the price the author pays for the truth Is also set high.
In this captivating tale, several genres interweave: life-threatening scenes give place to a real game of detection and moral reflection on love and values. Even before its release, the book has generated interest internationally.
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Dimensions: 5″1/4 x 8″1/4
Genre: Romance, Fiction, Detective, History,
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