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 specialist, heads to Berlin to aid in mounting a sensational convey: The Plundered Past—twenty worthy previous Masters looted through the Nazis, idea for many years to be misplaced eternally, and only in the near past rediscovered.
 
yet issues speedy 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 depressing Frankfurt brothel, of all areas. 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 via the a number of award–winning writer of the Gideon Oliver “Skeleton Detective” novels—a celebrated grasp who “thoroughly is aware the artwork of the homicide secret” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).
 

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Does this hurt? No? Does it hurt now? " Sooner or later they got their way, and then left me to doze until the next one turned up. At one point舒sometime during the first afternoon, I think舒I wafted out of a soft, drugged haze to hear someone greet me in what seemed to be Japanese. "Dr. Norgren? " "Hariguchi," I replied sleepily, and forced up leaden eyelids. A thin, bearded, somewhat shabby, and altogether occidental man was in a chair at my bedside. He looked at me quizzically for a moment, and then he spoke again.

Not to worry. Minor problems. The usual thing," Tony explained helpfully. " Louis, my trusty psychotherapist friend, once told me that I had a low tolerance for ambiguity. At that moment I was inclined to think he was right, because I was uncomfortable with Tony's vagueness. Vacation or not, whatever I was responsible for, I wanted to do a good job of it. (Louis has also pointed out to me that I have an obsessive-compulsive attitude toward work, probably the result of an anal fixation. ) Having been a civil servant at a county museum for five years, I was also a little wary of that "performing other duties as required," but not enough to think twice about going.

He hauled himself to a sitting position against the wall and kneaded the back of his head, his eyes closed. " I stared into his face. " I had the impression he was in better shape than I was. My voice startled him. His eyes popped open to see my blood-smeared face a few inches from his own. " he said. " "It's not as bad as it looks. " Just, indeed. "Lean your head against the wall, man. " Frowningly solicitous, he put a hand on my forehead and gently tilted me back, beginning to take charge, which was fine with me.

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