By Aaron Elkins
Chris Norgren, museum curator and Renaissance paintings professional, heads to Berlin to aid in mounting a sensational convey: The Plundered Past—twenty valuable outdated Masters looted by means of the Nazis, inspiration for many years to be misplaced perpetually, and just recently rediscovered.
yet issues fast get out of hand while Chris’s patrician, fastidious boss, after sensing a forgery within the lot, turns up useless the very subsequent day—on the stairs of a gloomy Frankfurt brothel, of all locations. Now, Chris faces a frightening job: discovering a counterfeit art one of the masterpieces—and an all-too-real killer whose attractions at the moment are set on him.
A misleading Clarity is the 1st within the Chris Norgren Mysteries by means of the a number of award–winning author of the Gideon Oliver “Skeleton Detective” novels—a celebrated grasp who “thoroughly is familiar with the paintings of the homicide secret” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).
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