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artwork professional, heads to Berlin to help in mounting a sensational express: The Plundered Past—twenty useful outdated Masters looted via the Nazis, concept for many years to be misplaced eternally, and only in the near past rediscovered.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 dark 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 attractions at the moment are set on him.
 
A misleading Clarity is the 1st within the Chris Norgren Mysteries by way of 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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I called for a medic. " That's me, I reflected with distant interest. This poor bugger. "Yes, of course. " The mild voice of the small man. " "Not unconscious," I mumbled, suddenly figuring out what it was about the drawing. I waved my hand vaguely toward the smashed crate. "The picture ... " The ensuing silence was so long that I tried opening my eyes again. Things were wavery but not too bad. The sandy-haired man, who was studying the drawing judiciously, turned his attention to me, back to the wrecked drawing, and then back to me once more.

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