The Genius

The Genius

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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A sinister and provocative thriller from crime writing's freshest new voice. Ethan Muller is struggling to establish his reputation as a dealer in the cut-throat world of contemporary art, when he stumbles onto a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: in a decaying New York slum, an elderly tenant named Victor Cracke has disappeared, leaving behind a staggeringly large trove of original artwork. Cracke came and went in solitude for nearly forty years, his genius hidden and unacknowledged, but all that is about to change. Strictly speaking, the art doesn't belong to Ethan, but he sells it anyway, mounting a wildly successful show. Buyers clamor. Critics sing. Museums are interested, and Ethan's photo looks great in The New York times. Then things go to hell.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2008
ISBN: 9781415954614
Additional Contributors: Heyborne, Kirby
Books on Tape, Inc

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Sep 27, 2017

This is a well paced wonderful read. With 548 pages the book seems at first a bit daunting but the mystery keeps you alert and wanting more. The characters are interesting and relatable. You are drawn into to the story, you linger just inside the background. Highly reccomended.

Jun 11, 2015

At the beginning, there is a certain absence of clarity in the chronology. It may seem there is too much attention paid to the names of artists, arts, paintings. But as a whole - a great book, cleverly written with deep psychological aspect.

Jul 12, 2010

Loved this book, and absolutely love this author. His writing is so eloquent; he obviously doesn't try to dumn-down for the masses like so many others.

Aug 25, 2008

Disturbing yet riveting


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