By Edward Dolnick
Within the predawn hours of a dismal February day in 1994, thieves entered the nationwide Gallery in Oslo and made off with one of many world's most famed work, Edvard Munch's Scream. It used to be a brazen crime devoted whereas the entire global was once gazing the outlet ceremonies of the iciness Olympics in Lillehammer. Baffled and humiliated, the Norwegian police became to the single guy they believed may possibly support: a part English, part American undercover cop named Charley Hill, the world's maximum artwork detective.
The Rescue Artist is a rollicking narrative that consists of readers deep contained in the artwork underworld -- and introduces them to a wide and colourful forged of titled aristocrats, intrepid investigators, and thick-necked thugs. yet so much compelling of all is Charley Hill himself, a sophisticated mixture of brilliance, foolhardiness, and style whose hunt for a purloined treasure could both cap an illustrious occupation or be the fiasco that might hang-out him perpetually.