Download A Deceptive Clarity (Chris Norgren) by Aaron Elkins PDF

By Aaron Elkins

An American museum curator in Berlin needs to discover a pretend painting—and a true killer—in this secret from the Edgar Award–winning writer of Switcheroo.
Chris Norgren, museum curator and Renaissance artwork professional, heads to Berlin to aid in mounting a sensational show: The Plundered Past—twenty precious previous Masters looted by means of the Nazis, inspiration for many years to be misplaced eternally, and just recently rediscovered.
yet issues quick get out of hand while Chris’s patrician, fastidious boss, after sensing a forgery within the lot, turns up lifeless the very subsequent day—on the stairs of a depressing 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 points of interest 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 knows the artwork of the homicide secret” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

Show description

Read Online or Download A Deceptive Clarity (Chris Norgren) PDF

Best spies & politics books


Ein tödliches Virus verschwindet aus einem privaten Forschungslabor. Für die junge Sicherheitschefin Toni Gallo ist dies eine Katastrophe. Sie ahnt nicht, dass der Dieb aus dem engsten Kreis um den Firmengründer Stanley Oxenford kommt. In dessen verschneitem Landhaus im schottischen Hochland entbrennt ein dramatischer Kampf, bei dem mehr auf dem Spiel steht als ein einzelnes Leben .

The Tehran Conviction: A Novel of Suspense

Tom Gabbay plots his such a lot riveting story but: Agent Jack Teller needed to make an unsightly selection in his formative years . . . and now, many years later, he and the U.S. needs to take care of the blowback. Tehran 1953. Jack Teller, a brand new recruit to the lately demonstrated important Intelligence service provider, unearths himself in Iran posing as a high-level American oil government as a part of Operation Ajax, the agency's first try to overthrow the govt. of a sovereign country.

Exit Wounds

Set in modern day Tel Aviv, a tender man,Koby Franco, gets an pressing cellphone name from a feminine soldier. studying that his estranged father could have been a sufferer of a suicide bombing in Hadera, Koby reluctantly joins the soldier in looking for clues. His demise would definitely clarify his empty condo and disconnected mobile line.

The Double Agents

W. E. B. Griffin's iconoclastic OSS heroes face a historical problem within the brand-new quantity of the recent York Times-bestselling sequence. Critics and fanatics alike welcomed the go back of the boys at battle sequence with The Saboteurs. Now Canidy, Fulmar, and associates within the place of work of Strategic prone face a good larger task-to persuade Hitler and the Axis powers that the invasion of the eu continent will ensue anyplace yet at the seashores of Nazi-occupied France.

Additional info for A Deceptive Clarity (Chris Norgren)

Sample text

I was trundled off down the long hallway trying to focus on the questions that were already beginning to flutter off out of reach. Could I really have stumbled on Peter's forgery by having it literally thrown in my face? It seemed unlikely. And how did that tweedy little man know it was a forgery? Peter had said no one knew. Was there a second fake? If so, why hadn't Peter mentioned it? And ... and ... It was too much to think about. Instead, I found myself sleepily and contentedly absorbed in the neon ceiling lights whizzing by like the lights of local train stations seen from a night express, and in the warm, lovely sensation of giving myself entirely into the competent, responsible hands of others.

She cleared her throat. "She's tossed in a new wrinkle. " Our counteroffer ... nothing we can't live with.... It was certainly nice to have a lawyer who suffered through these things with you. " "Nine and ... " I was surprised and angry in about equal measure. What right did Bev feel she had to any part of the Vermeer book? I'd put together almost all of it in a twelve-week burst of desperate energy during the bleak, miserable period right after she'd left me fourteen months before. "No," I said, "absolutely not," and caved in immediately.

He laid the pencil carefully on the gleaming table. "How'd you like to spend a month or two in Europe? " I hesitated, which may seem strange, but overseas travel is nothing extraordinary for a curator (another one of those little perks). Besides, there were some personal problems keeping me in San Francisco. I shrugged gloomily. "I don't know, Tony. I'm not舒" The ringing of the telephone cut me off. Tony picked it up. " He held it out to me and made a pious face. "Miss Culletson. " Miss Culletson's telephone manner was as crisp, cool, and businesslike as her person.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.32 of 5 – based on 22 votes