By Aaron Elkins
Chris Norgren, museum curator and Renaissance artwork specialist, heads to Berlin to aid in mounting a sensational convey: The Plundered Past—twenty beneficial outdated Masters looted via the Nazis, proposal for many years to be misplaced endlessly, and just recently rediscovered.
yet issues speedy get out of hand whilst 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 paintings 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 via the a number of award–winning writer 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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A Deceptive Clarity (Chris Norgren) by Aaron Elkins