Brian M. Wiprud
Dell, 2006 (2006)
Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
hat a delight of a book. I knew when I started the first page I would be in for a good read. Brian Wiprud's first book,
, was a winner and I looked forward to more of the same. I was not disappointed. Be prepared to laugh out loud. It's clever. Outrageous. Pure fun.
icholas Palihnic is a hustler who knows the ins and outs of every deal. He is hired by an insurance company to locate stolen art. That's where the fun begins - as well as intriguing back room glimpses into the art world. Palihnic uncovers Beatrice Belarus, a Manhattan art dealer with an insatiable lust for money - hers or anyone else's.
he plot whirls along as the reader is treated to Wiprud's off-beat sense of humor. Action is well spaced and is entirely unpredictable.
is hard hitting with no holds barred, and the characters are worth meeting - at least in print.
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