Art Kills

Art Kills

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by Eric Van Lustbader
     
 

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Art is having a wild affair with murder in this breathtaking, inventive tale from the best-selling author of the exotic White Ninja and chilling Second Skin. Racing from the marbled precincts of New York's uptown museum scene to the fashionable galleries and lofts of Soho to a gated Mafia mansion on the platinum coast of Long Island, at top speed this Lustbader

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Art is having a wild affair with murder in this breathtaking, inventive tale from the best-selling author of the exotic White Ninja and chilling Second Skin. Racing from the marbled precincts of New York's uptown museum scene to the fashionable galleries and lofts of Soho to a gated Mafia mansion on the platinum coast of Long Island, at top speed this Lustbader novella takes appraiser Tess Chase, a no-nonsense woman with a taste for martial as well as fine arts, in pursuit of a long-lost painting by the Renaissance master Raphael. It also entangles her in a case of deadly sibling rivalry between the heirs to the empire of the East Coast crime boss Rocco Bravanno as it divides Tess's loyalties between the handsome, charismatic Anthony and his stunning sister, Jackie, both of whom come by their lust for art and palate for murder naturally. Uncovering a web of conspiracy and shifting alliances, Tess strives both to rescue the painting from its abductors and to save the passionately unhappy Jackie from a miserable marriage to a man with betrayal in his blood. More than a Raphael is at stake in this murderous tale of envy and revenge. Only Tess has yet to learn who the real traitor is. And ignorance is not bliss.

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The pursuit of a long-lost Raphael painting pits art appraiser Tess Chase against two siblings whose lust for art -- and murder -- comes naturally.

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ISBN-13:
9780786708895
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.69(d)

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Art Kills 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
katieoscarlet More than 1 year ago
This was a very short book as it only took me about an hour and a half to read it all the way through. The story was good however quite unbelievable in how things happened so fast. If it were a longer novel I'm sure the story line would have produced better. I've never read any of Eric Van Lustbader's books before and am curious about them if they are just as short but will look as the story did have substance.