By Aaron Elkins
Chris Norgren, museum curator and Renaissance paintings specialist, heads to Berlin to aid in mounting a sensational express: The Plundered Past—twenty necessary outdated Masters looted through the Nazis, notion for many years to be misplaced perpetually, and only in the near past rediscovered.
yet issues quick get out of hand whilst Chris’s patrician, fastidious boss, after sensing a forgery within the lot, turns up lifeless the very subsequent day—on the stairs of a gloomy Frankfurt brothel, of all locations. Now, Chris faces a frightening activity: discovering a counterfeit paintings one of the masterpieces—and an all-too-real killer whose points of interest are actually set on him.
A misleading Clarity is the 1st within the Chris Norgren Mysteries via the a number of award–winning author of the Gideon Oliver “Skeleton Detective” novels—a celebrated grasp who “thoroughly knows the paintings of the homicide secret” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).
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This doesn't make any sense. " "Really? " "Come on, Peter," I said in a rare flash of annoyance at him, "how can ... Wait a minute! It's got to be from the new cache, doesn't it? " But he only smiled some more and shook his head, amused. " I frowned. " "Surely it isn't necessary for me to point out to you that authenticity and authentication have not been invariably correlated where art is concerned. " He poured the last of the coffee from his kannchen and turned serious at last. "I apologize; I've been enjoying myself at your expense, haven't I?
Norgren? " "Hariguchi," I replied sleepily, and forced up leaden eyelids. A thin, bearded, somewhat shabby, and altogether occidental man was in a chair at my bedside. He looked at me quizzically for a moment, and then he spoke again. "Harry," he said. "Gucci. My name. " "Oh. " "Hi. " "Not bad. " "Harry," he began again. "Gucci. Like the舒" "No, I mean ... " I'd forgotten what I meant. " He put a card in front of my eyes and held it patiently there for me to read, which I blearily pretended to do, although it could have been his Safeway card for all I knew.
Well. Bolzano's quite concerned about security, for one thing. He seems to think we're not taking adequate precautions. And he's worried that we may not be giving proper care to packing and transportation, and he's afraid ... well, just worried. " "I don't think so. The army has quite a professional operation mounted here, as competent as you'd be likely to find in the United States. " I nodded. "What makes you think I'd carry any weight with him? " "I know that, but he thinks very highly of you.
A Deceptive Clarity (Chris Norgren) by Aaron Elkins