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The Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece (P.S.)

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In the predawn hours of a gloomy February day in 1994, two thieves entered the National Gallery in Oslo and made off with one of the world's most famous paintings, Edvard Munch's Scream. It was a brazen crime committed while the whole world was watching the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. Baffled and humiliated, the Norwegian police turned to the one man they believed could help: a half English, half American undercover cop named Charley Hill, the world's greatest art detective.

The Rescue Artist is a rollicking narrative that carries readers deep inside the art underworld — and introduces them to a large and colorful cast of titled aristocrats, intrepid investigators, and thick-necked thugs. But most compelling of all is Charley Hill himself, a complicated mix of brilliance, foolhardiness, and charm whose hunt for a purloined treasure would either cap an illustrious career or be the fiasco that would haunt him forever.

About the Author

Edward Dolnick is the author of Down the Great Unknown, The Forgers Spell, and the Edgar Award-winning The Rescue Artist. A former chief science writer at the Boston Globe, he lives with his wife near Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060531188
Author:
Dolnick, Edward
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Edward Dolnick
Subject:
Other Miscellaneous Crimes
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Modern - General
Subject:
Investigation
Subject:
Art thefts
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Art thefts - Investigation
Subject:
Art thefts - Investigation - Norway
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.98x5.42x.81 in. .63 lbs.

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