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The collector : a novel / Daniel Silva.

Summary:

On the morning after the Venice Preservation Society's annual black-tie gala, art restorer and legendary spy Gabriel Allon enters his favorite coffee bar on the island of Murano to find General Cesare Ferrari, the commander of the Art Squad, eagerly awaiting his arrival. The Carabinieri have made a startling discovery in the Amalfi villa of a murdered South African shipping tycoon--a secret vault containing an empty frame and stretcher matching the dimensions of the world's most valuable missing painting. General Ferrari asks Gabriel to quietly track down the artwork before the trail once again goes cold. "Isn't that your job?" "Finding stolen paintings? Technically speaking, yes. But you're much better at this than we are." The painting in question is The Concert by Johannes Vermeer, one of thirteen works of art stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990. With the help of a most unlikely ally, a beautiful Danish computer hacker and professional thief, Gabriel soon discovers that the painting has changed hands as part of an illicit billion-dollar business deal involving a man code-named the Collector, an energy executive with close ties to the highest levels of Russian power. The missing masterpiece is the linchpin of a conspiracy that could plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions. To foil the plot, Gabriel must carry out a daring heist of hiw own, with the lives of millions hanging in the balance. Elegant, meticulously plotted, and filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, The Collector moves swiftly from the graceful canals of Venice to the windswept coast of northern Denmark to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia--and, finally, to a heart-pounding climax in Russia as current as tomorrow's headlines. -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062834874
  • ISBN: 0062834878
  • Physical Description: 402 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2023]
Subject: Allon, Gabriel (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Intelligence officers > Fiction.
Art restorers > Fiction.
Thieves > Fiction.
Art thefts > Fiction.
Conspiracies > Fiction.
Genre: Action and adventure fiction.
Spy fiction.
Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Novels.

Available copies

  • 68 of 79 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at James Memorial Public Library System.

Holds

  • 1 current hold with 79 total copies.
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