In a historical building, with a current staff of 150, Mama Mia restaurant is preparing to reopen, and hopes for success once again. The restaurant’s history started with Adriano’s, a small restaurant located in the Posada La Fuente hotel. The patio was filthy, and some of the hotel’s clients, unable to pay their bills and perhaps harboring stolen goods, would flee through a window on Calle Jesús. The hotel was awful and the restaurant was a failure.
In 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in Paris, France. How does author and artist Jonathan Santlofer take this one known fact and weave it into a suspenseful tale of what might have happened around this famous theft and its eventual return to the Louvre two years later?