Chasing Clay

Chasing Clay

by Lance Charnes

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Overview

It’s pure white, deep blue… and dirty all over.

Nam Ton ware – centuries-old ceramics from Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle – captivated the DeWitt Agency’s tech-tycoon client. Now Immigration and Customs Enforcement is on his case for buying smuggled antiquities. To get immunity, he’s hired the agency to run an off-books investigation into Nam Ton’s source.

Disgraced ex-L.A. gallerist and ex-con Matt Friedrich is in charge. If he finishes within sixty days, he’ll earn an early end to his probation. If he doesn’t, he may go back to prison for bending the federal criminal code into a pretzel.

Soon enough, Matt’s in San Francisco, getting tight with Savannah, the client’s beautiful art advisor, to scam his way into the smuggling operation. As the burglary, blackmail, tax evasion and customs fraud piles up and Matt finds himself sandwiched in a federal turf war, he realizes he’s in way over his head with no good way out. And that’s before he ends up in a real live jungle.

Matt’s dealing with a type of art he knows nothing about from an area he’s seen only in war movies. Now the fate of some trafficked pottery may decide whether Matt gets his freedom… or spends a long stretch in a concrete cell.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733398909
Publisher: Wombat Group Media
Publication date: 10/18/2019
Series: DeWitt Agency Files , #3
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Lance Charnes has been an Air Force intelligence officer, information technology manager, computer-game artist, set designer and Jeopardy! contestant, and is now an emergency management specialist. He's had training in architectural rendering, terrorist incident response and maritime archaeology, but not all at the same time. His Facebook author page features spies, archaeology and art crime.

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Chasing Clay 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MAustinreviewer 8 days ago
Chasing Clay was a good 4 star read and book three in The DeWitt Agency Files series. The book started off a little slow but once I got a little further in it took off and I couldn't put it down. Matt is an ex-con that has a year left on his probation. He’s tired of his probation officer breathing down his neck checking up on him all of the time. When he is given an opportunity to get off probation sooner he takes the job only problem is, he as 60 days to do it. The job pertains to art theft of ceramics. Very expensive and historical ones. Is Matt in over his head? Can he solve the mystery and get off probation? There were twists and turns with mystery and suspense. All of the secondary characters were great. Overall, I enjoyed this book, the author pulls you in with his writing. Each book in the series can be read as a stand alone. If you're looking for a good suspenseful mystery read this is the series for you. 1-click and get started today.
MAustinreviewer 8 days ago
Chasing Clay was a good 4 star read and book three in The DeWitt Agency Files series. The book started off a little slow but once I got a little further in it took off and I couldn't put it down. Matt is an ex-con that has a year left on his probation. He’s tired of his probation officer breathing down his neck checking up on him all of the time. When he is given an opportunity to get off probation sooner he takes the job only problem is, he as 60 days to do it. The job pertains to art theft of ceramics. Very expensive and historical ones. Is Matt in over his head? Can he solve the mystery and get off probation? There were twists and turns with mystery and suspense. All of the secondary characters were great. Overall, I enjoyed this book, the author pulls you in with his writing. Each book in the series can be read as a stand alone. If you're looking for a good suspenseful mystery read this is the series for you. 1-click and get started today.