A Discerning Eye

A Discerning Eye

by Carol Orange

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Overview

Art dealer Portia Malatesta is devastated when she learns that thirteen works of art were robbed from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. To help uncover the whereabouts of the artwork, she sets out to construct a psychological profile of the thief. By analyzing the common theme linking the stolen pieces, she suspects the mastermind behind the heist is obsessed with the interplay of dark and light-not only in art, but also in life.

The FBI enlists Portia's help in a high-stakes sting operation to recover the stolen works of art-a dangerous proposition that will take her to Colombia, where she'll have to earn the trust of a notorious drug lord's married daughter. Risking everything, Portia navigates the underworld of Medellín-a complicated web of politics, pride, and ugly crimes-where a single misstep could have deadly consequences.

Inspired by history's largest art heist, A Discerning Eye is a fast-paced, skillfully plotted journey in which the fate of several of the world's most prized masterpieces depends on one woman's perceptive cunning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998749365
Publisher: Cavan Bridge Press
Publication date: 10/13/2020
Pages: 282
Sales rank: 192,158
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Carol Orange has worked in the art world for more than twenty years. She began as a research editor on art books in London and later became an art dealer in Boston. She lived in Paris for two years, where she researched George Sand's life and writing. Her short story "Delicious Dates" was included in Warren Adler's 2010 short story anthology. Another story, "Close Call," appeared in the Atherton Review volume 102. She currently lives in Chicago near her daughter and her family. Readers can find her on Instagram (@carolorange2), on Facebook, on Twitter (@COrangeAntiques), and at www.carolorange.com. A Discerning Eye is her first book.

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