The Icon Thief

The Icon Thief

by Alec Nevala-Lee

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A controversial masterpiece resurfaces in Budapest. A ballerina's headless corpse is found beneath the boardwalk at Brighton Beach. And New York's Russian mob is about to collide with the equally ruthless art world...

Maddy Blume, an ambitious young art buyer for a Manhattan hedge fund, is desperate to track down a priceless painting by Marcel Duchamp, the most influential artist of the twentieth century. The discovery of a woman’s decapitated body thrusts criminal investigator Alan Powell into a search for the same painting, with its enigmatic image of a headless nude. And a Russian thief and assassin known as the Scythian must steal the painting to save his reputation – and his life.  The murderous race is on. And in the lead is an insidious secret society intent on reclaiming the painting for reasons of its own – and by any means necessary….

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101577240
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/06/2012
Series: An Icon Thief Novel
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 883,109
File size: 636 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Alec Nevala-Lee was born in Castro Valley, California, and graduated from Harvard College with a bachelor’s degree in Classics. He lives with his family in Oak Park, Illinois.

What People are Saying About This

James Becker

"Twists and turns aplenty....Add a storyline where almost nothing is as it first appears, and where the plot turns around on itself to reveal startling contradictions, and the result is a book that grips and holds the reader like a vise. I devoured it in a single sitting."

Jesse Kellerman

"Alec Nevala-Lee comes roaring out of the gate with a novel that's as thrilling as it is thought-provoking, as unexpected as it is erudite. The Icon Thief is a wild ride through a fascinating and morally complex world, a puzzle Duchamp himself would have applauded. Bravo."

Paul Christopher

Alec Nevala-Lee is no debut author; he must have been a thriller writer in some past life. This one has everything: great writing, great characters, great story, great bad guy....The Icon Thief is smart, sophisticated, and has enough fast-paced action to keep anyone up past midnight."

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The Icon Thief 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a gripping thriller with interesting characters, including the Scythian - the Russian underworld's answer to Jason Bourne. Nevala-Lee could make a compelling scene out of this guy tying his shoes. Overall, I highly recommend this fun read about the sinister forces at work behind the scenes of the art world. I read the whole book in a weekend, and I'm eagerly awaiting the sequel!
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