An art forgery scheme Tom Ripley set up a few years ago is threatening to unravel and he must go to London to put a stop to it in the second Ripley novel.
ABOUT RIPLEY UNDER GROUND (1970)
It’s been six years since Ripley murdered Dickie Greenleaf and inherited his money. Now, in Ripley Under Ground, he lives in a beautiful French villa, surrounded by a world-class art collection and married to a pharmaceutical heiress. All seems serene in Ripley’s world until a phone call from London shatters his peace. An art forgery scheme he set up a few years ago is threatening to unravel: a nosy American is asking questions and Ripley must go to London to put a stop to it. In this second Ripley novel, Patricia Highsmith offers a mesmerizing and disturbing tale in which Ripley will stop at nothing to preserve his tangle of lies.
THE FIRST SENTENCE
“Tom was in the garden when the telephone rang.” Keep reading Ripley Under Ground.
This Woman Is Dangerous
Michael Dirda, New York Review of Books, July 2009
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