Goya’s Ring and The Naked Maja Dancing is based on a series of actual events. The signature event took place at Karnzow Castle where the then owner was asked to hide stolen Holocaust art. Dick visited that Castle, met with the current owner and was given a private tour showing me where the art had been hidden. Dick also learned many things about the Castle that he incorporated into the novel.
Goya’s Ring that tells the tale of Alessandra Santana, a beautiful opera singing Spanish Art historian who risks her life to recover a priceless Goya masterpiece lost to the art world for 200 years and stolen by the Nazis. In her quest, she unexpectedly unlocks secrets of her own past as well as that of her client that ties them together
Although the novel has elements of Woman in Gold and The Monuments Men, it’s an action adventure story more on the lines Indiana Jones’ movies and The Da Vinci Code.