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The Discerning Eye By

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 must navigate the underworld of Medellin – 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 some of the world’s most prized masterpieces depends on one woman’s perceptive cunning.

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The Discerning Eye

By Carol Orange

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The Discerning Eye by Carol Orange is an incredible fictional story inspired by the historical art heist in 1990. Where the unsolved theft of the thirteen works of art were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. I remember quite well this art theft and the devastating loss of some of the most important pieces of art. Some of my all time favorites. The theft involved a curious mix of pieces that adds more to the mystery.

A fast paced and absorbing book that follows Art dealer and museum curator, Portia Malatesta. Upon the news of the single largest property theft in the world, she sets about uncovering the motive and profiling the thieves. Determined and willing to put her own life at risk to find and recover. Emotionally driven because one of the art pieces hold a sentimental value to her concerning her brother.

Portia sets about navigating the seedy underworld of Medellin. Where the stakes are high and one wrong move could be her downfall.

Happy Reading ♡


SEE THE WORKS THAT WERE STOLEN

Edgar Degas

Three Mounted Jockeys

Edgar Degas

Procession on a Road near Florence

Edgar Degas

Study for the Programme

Pierre-Philippe Thomire

Eagle Finial

Chinese

Gu

Edgar Degas

Study for the Programme

Edgar Degas

Leaving the Paddock

Govaert Flinck

Landscape with an Obelisk

Rembrandt van Rijn

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Édouard Manet

Chez Tortoni

Johannes Vermeer

The Concert

Rembrandt van Rijn

Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee

Rembrandt van Rijn

A Lady and Gentleman in Black

Edgar Degas

Three Mounted Jockeys

Edgar Degas

Procession on a Road near Florence

Edgar Degas

Study for the Programme

Pierre-Philippe Thomire

Eagle Finial

Chinese

Gu

Edgar Degas

Study for the Programme

Edgar Degas

Leaving the Paddock

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