The Goring Collection

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Jacob Meyers is stunned to see his father's Pissarro-taken by the Nazis in 1945-among the paintings up for sale at The Old World Auction House in Manhattan. He questions the manager, and while he reads a phony provenance, the Pissarro is withdrawn from sale and mysteriously disappears. Jacob, head of an intelligence group, alerts Interpol and joins their ongoing investigation into the underground world of stolen art.

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Overview

Jacob Meyers is stunned to see his father's Pissarro-taken by the Nazis in 1945-among the paintings up for sale at The Old World Auction House in Manhattan. He questions the manager, and while he reads a phony provenance, the Pissarro is withdrawn from sale and mysteriously disappears. Jacob, head of an intelligence group, alerts Interpol and joins their ongoing investigation into the underground world of stolen art.

Two suspect paintings, a Manet and a Cezanne sold by an international cartel in Berlin as copies, are tracked to the Berghoff Gallery in Chicago where they are auctioned off as originals. An accidental shooting at the gallery exposes the cartel's con game and leads to the blackmail of a Las Vegas odds maker, the murder of a San Francisco politician, and the assassination of a former matinee idol in West Virginia.

With the help the Founders Group Intelligence (FGI), a group of patriotic activists whose primary objective is to preserve the Constitution, protect U.S. Sovereignty, and expose political corruption, Jacob doggedly pursues the trail of clues from an estate in Georgia to a castle in Denmark to recover the priceless pieces before the originals become lost among the forgeries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595706280
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/13/2007
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.88 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2008

    Search for Loss Paintings

    The Goring Collection by Tom Barns is like a tour through Europ and USA. His research is extensive regarding art works and the story of the tireless pursuit of Jacob Meyers for one painting in particular, in his pursuit he becomes involved with the CIA,KGB,International Cartels and Interpol desperate and willing to do anything to protect their illegal activities. This book is a good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2007

    Great reading

    Very much enjoyed this book, with great characters that you can truly relate to, wonderful, plausible, thought-provoking story line and many twists and turns to keep interest peeking. Terrific read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2008

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    The Goring Collection by Tom Barnes Shell Originals as Copies Some readers may have forgotten or never knew that Hermann Goring, Hitler's ruthless second in command, was in charge of looting and hiding thousands of museum paintings created by some of Europe's most famous artists and some whose work would become more valuable during proceeding decades. They have become known as The Goring Collection. Hundreds of these paintings are still missing today. Tom Barnes has written a well researched, exciting story initiated by a stolen painting. Jacob Meyers saw his father's Pissarro among the paintings at The Old World Auction House in Manhattan. When he starts asking questions, the painting disappears. Since Meyers owns an intelligence agency, he immediately alerts Interpol . Two paintings, a Manet and a Cezanne sold as copies by an international cartel in Berlin show up at the Berghoff Gallery in Chicago. Meyers's agency investigates this con game of the cartel from a mansion in the state of Georgia across the country to a notorious odds maker in Las Vegas. The action and excitement of the story are propelled by the characters in the agency who are tracking the stolen paintings. Their intriguing personalities and working relationships make you hope the author writes a sequel to allow them to solve more international mysteries.

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