9781569803141

Stolen Masterpiece Tracker: The Dangerous Life of the Fbis #1 Art Sleuth

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  • ISBN13:

    9781569803141

  • ISBN10:

    1569803145

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-11-01
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Summary

Legendary FBI undercover agent Thomas McShane is one of the world's foremost authorities on the billion-dollar art theft business, and here he presents a unique memoir that provides a thrilling ride through the underworld of stolen art and historical artifacts. His expertise and indefatigable determination prompted FBI Director William H. Webster to name McShane as the Senior Investigator of the FBI's expanding Art Squad.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS VII
AUTHOR'S NOTE IX
INTRODUCTION XI
1 THE CURSE OF REMBRANDT'S RABBI PART ONE
1(14)
2 THE CURSE OF REMBRANDT'S RABBI PART TWO: SHUFFLING OFF TO BUFFALO
15(19)
3 A RUBENS PICKUP IN PEEKSKILL AND POUGHKEEPSIE BECOMES THE PRECURSOR TO ABSCAM
34(16)
4 PICASSO'S $100 MILLION PURPLE REIGN
50(9)
5 THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING FOR TINTORETTO
59(10)
6 PICASSO CHECKS INTO THE MOTEL MONET
69(12)
7 RUBENS SPRING BREAKOUT IN FORT LAUDERDALE
81(15)
8 A BIG DOG, GRANDMA MOSES, AND VAN GOGH AT THE GAS STATION
96(20)
9 THE BOSTON MUSEUM MASSACRE
116(16)
10 THE PEEVED PEPPERDINE PROFESSOR DOESN'T HIT THE JACKPOT 132(13)
11 THE GUNSLINGERS TAKE THE GUNSLINGER 145(12)
12 COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, REMINGTON, RUSSELL, AND WYETH 157(11)
13 AND AWAY THEY GO 168(19)
14 THE CASE OF THE VANISHING VIRGIN 187(19)
15 BEN-HUR HITS THE SWEDISH EMBASSY 206(17)
16 BOUGUEREAU AT THE BORGHI 223(11)
17 JOHN GOTTI'S HENCHMEN STRIKE OUT WITH PICASSO'S MISTRESS 234(15)
18 NO BOSTON TEA PARTY AT ISABELLA'S 249(18)
EPILOGUE 267(10)
INDEX 277

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