The Collection

The Collection By Lance Charnes, The Collection Four years ago what Matt Friedrich learned at work put him in prison Yesterday it earned him a job Tomorrow it may kill him Matt learned all the angles at his old Los Angeles gallery how to sell st
  • Title: The Collection
  • Author: Lance Charnes
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  • The Collection By Lance Charnes, Four years ago, what Matt Friedrich learned at work put him in prison Yesterday, it earned him a job Tomorrow, it may kill him.Matt learned all the angles at his old Los Angeles gallery how to sell stolen art, how to enhance a painting s history, how to help buyers hide their purchases from their spouses or the IRS He made a load of money doing it money he poured iFour years ago, what Matt Friedrich learned at work put him in prison Yesterday, it earned him a job Tomorrow, it may kill him.Matt learned all the angles at his old Los Angeles gallery how to sell stolen art, how to enhance a painting s history, how to help buyers hide their purchases from their spouses or the IRS He made a load of money doing it money he poured into the lawyer who worked a plea deal with the U.S Attorney Matt s out on parole and hopelessly in debt with no way outuntil a shadowy woman from his past recruits him to find a cache of stolen art that could be worth millions.Now Matt s in Milan, impersonating a rich collector looking for deals He has twenty days to track down something that may not exist for a boss who knows a lot than she s telling He s saddled with a tough talking partner who may be out to screw him and up against a shady gallerist whom Matt tried to send to prison His parole officer doesn t know he s left the U.S Worse yet, what Matt s looking for may belong to the local branch of the Calabrian mafia.Matt s always been good at being bad If he s good enough now, he gets a big payday with the promise of to come But one slip in his cover, one wrong word from any of the sketchy characters surrounding him, could hand Matt a return trip to jailor a long sleep in a shallow grave.
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    About "Lance Charnes"

    1. Lance Charnes

      I ve been an Air Force intelligence officer, information technology manager, computer game artist, set designer, Jeopardy contestant, and now an emergency management specialist I ve had training in architectural rendering, terrorist incident response and maritime archaeology, although not all at the same time My Facebook author page facebook Lance.Charne features spies, archaeology and art crime.

    415 thoughts on “The Collection”

    1. Lance Charnes and I are Goodfreads friends, having met electronically a few years ago through the Action Heroine Fans group Some time ago, I bought a copy of his outstanding debut novel, Doha 12, and it got five stars from me This new novel, the opener for a projected series, didn t come to me as an official review copy instead, Lance generously donated a print copy to the library where I work but he knew I would read and review it, and knew my tastes well enough to be pretty sure I d like it Of [...]


    2. An excellent, realistic thriller, just what I d expect from Lance after reading a couple of his other books This was excellent, fast paced, had me on the edge of my seat the whole time I m way behind on other things because I pushed them off to read this.I m not an art aficionado, but I didn t have to be The jargon situations were well enough explained without bogging down As usual, great characters No perfect super men women, although some are better than others Murky affiliations loyalties Som [...]


    3. You don t have to be an art lover to enjoy this book which goes way beyond the pristine galleries and auction houses where the ultra rich gather Recent news articles about art theft make this book seem almost like a nonfiction work at times, especially the recovery of a trove hoarded by an Italian mafia boss It is quite amazing really how a work of art, often created by an impoverished artist can later be manipulated into an investment of high value, either legally, or as you will see in this no [...]


    4. If you like ticking clock thrillers, in this first person caper, narrator Matt Friedrich faces a whole clockwork factory ticking toward deadlines, emphasis on dead If he doesn t find certain stolen art, the women in his life will be dead at the hands of Ndr ngheta, the Calabrian mafia, a group that makes those Sicilian guys look like amateurs If he doesn t find out who s fencing stolen art, he won t be paid the desperately needed 10,000 he s supposed to earn for this mysterious gig Meanwhile, he [...]


    5. Like me, you don t have to be an art lover to find this book engrossing It takes you beyond the beautiful galleries and introduces you to the auction houses where the 1% gather I ve found the recent news articles about art theft interesting and Charnes book uses the excitement from those thefts to craft a great read I had no idea how a work of art, often created by total unknown artist, can later be turned into an investment of high value You will see in this novel, how this is accomplished eith [...]



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