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Author: Elizabeth Ironside
ISBN13: 978-1934609408
Title: The Art of Deception
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Publisher: Felony & Mayhem (December 16, 2009)
Pages: 379

The Art of Deception by Elizabeth Ironside



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Géraldine said: This book is one of those windows into peoples lives which give one the feeling that. Art historian Nicholas is the very model of a proper English gentleman. A chance encounter, however, plunges Nicholas into both romantic obsession and the international market in forged and stolen art. Get A Copy. Online Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Apple Books Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Indigo Alibris Better World Books IndieBound.

The Art of Deception. 0 5 Author: Elizabeth Ironside. A spell-binding story of greed, love and murder. Nicholas Ochterlonie thinks himself the most conventional of Englishmen, content to live on his private income and dabble in art history. If only his wife had not decided to leave him, he might have remained just that. But she did, and he finds himself on his own in London the night he rescues Julian Bennet from a mugger.

Used availability for Elizabeth Ironside's The Art of Deception. August 1998 : UK Hardback. December 2009 : USA Paperback.

Preoccupied with his paper on art and deception he somehow failed to notice his wife's discontent. He moves into the London flat he inherited from his mother - and meets his future mistress in front of the flat, where she is being mugged. Nick's attempts to learn about Julian's past lead him into scary encounters with cops and cutthroats.

1998 Издание: New ed Размер: 111 x 175 Читательская аудитория: General (us: trade) Рейтинг: Поставляется из: Англии Описание: Nicholas is content to live on his private income and dabble in art history. But when he rescues a beautiful, mysterious woman from a violent mugging, his life is transformed. Virginia Ironside wants you to know that getting old is a good thing-and not in that dreadful "sixty is the new forty" way. At sixty- five, she has no interest in pretending to be young and neither should you. Virginia celebrates all the "issues" that she and her fellow oldies embrace, including

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But when his wife inexplicably demands a divorce, he finds himself diving into uncertainty like a junkie with a new drug. Soon he is risking his professional reputation, breaking the law, and embarking on a delirious affair with the mysterious Julian, beautiful and badly damaged by her past with a Russian gangster. Book is familiar on every person. Because start from on guardería until university need this The Art of Deception to read. Blake Westerman: Are you kind of stressful person, only have 10 or perhaps 15 minute in your morning to upgrading your mind expertise or thinking skill possibly analytical thinking?

Art historian Nicholas Ochterlonie is the very model of a modern English gentleman, with a perfectly ordered life. But when his wife inexplicably demands a divorce, he finds himself diving into uncertainty like a junkie with a new drug. Soon he is risking his professional reputation, breaking the law, and embarking on a delirious affair with the mysterious Julian, beautiful and badly damaged by her past with a Russian gangster. Protecting Julian from the Mafya and challenging his colleagues? pet convictions give Nicholas an intoxicating new sense of himself. Of course, all addicts believe they?re in control?until they aren?t any more.
Reviews: 6
Pringles
This is an intricate and compelling story about a man
drawn into an underworld of criminal behavior through the chance meeting with a beautiful and here-to-fore unknown neighbor. He is an academic with a staid life recently upset by his wife's decision to separate and go on to her own life with their children. His introspection gives him a compelling
drive to "know" his new lover, but also a fear of discovering more than he really wishes to know. In addition to this, he is an art lover and has the eye of a critic, which draws him into a battle over the
authenticity of a prized painting. The story erupts
in a murder, the unraveling of which leaves the reader "re-reading" the last chapter to be certain of
what has really transpired. Absolutely a spellbinder!!
Coron
The Art of Deception goes beyond genre. It's a thriller, a psychological novel, a love story and a literary tour de force all in one. The subject is boldly philosophical: what is real?

There are two parallel struggles with reality. Nicholas Ochterlonie, professor of art history, is questioning the authenticity of a Vermeer, an investigation that could destroy careers. Then there's Nick's struggle to comprehend his lover, Julian Bennet, a classic femme fatale, breathtakingly beautiful, maddeningly mysterious. This quest will also destroy lives.

The seventeenth-century portrait of a lovely woman in fur contrasts eerily with the cool carnivorous Julian in her Russian fur coat. The irony is that Nick's scholarly obsession with how artists deceive the eye does nothing to prepare him for the intricate deceptions of his mistress. Or his own self-deceptions.

Nick has just lost his wife and children to a surprise divorce suit. Preoccupied with his paper on art and deception he somehow failed to notice his wife's discontent. He moves into the London flat he inherited from his mother - and meets his future mistress in front of the flat, where she is being mugged.

Nick's attempts to learn about Julian's past lead him into scary encounters with cops and cutthroats. And he still doesn't know who Julian is or what she's thinking. Her past is like a pentimento in a portrait, a rejected image under the surface of a painting that the artist has painted out.

I despair of conveying the aesthetic feast this novel offers - the quirky characters, contradictory behaviors, shadowy motives, unforeseen developments and unexpected bursts of violence. The author has a positive genius for describing sensational happenings in the voice of reason. Truly a remarkable book.
Bukelv
This is an excellent author, the subject is interesting and the conclusions are always surprising even if you read the last chapter after you read the first chapter. It is a test I have to see if the book is not hackneyed and predictable, this authors work is anything but, I recommend her work to anyone.
Uranneavo
Elizabeth Ironside never writes a bad novel, that being said, this one was very good. It keeps the reader guessing about the next development and leaves one wanting more when the book ends. One can't ask for more than that.
Seevinev
I don't understand the rave reviews for this book. There is a measure of excitement and adventure but it all falls flat. It's too pat in places and many of the incidents are just plain unbelievable. For example, the kidnapping in Russia where Nicholas decides to mention nothing to anyone about it? The mistakes in punctuation also drove me nuts with so many commas in the wrong places and awkward sentences such as on page 272: "They did not believe us, and they eyed Anatoli's beaten, face, which, even wrapped in a scarf, was a horrific sight, with terror." See what I mean? And on page 146 she writes "He's a Russian version of a California silicone chip." (It's silicon) The book is full of murky dialogue where you have to read the paragraph two or three times to figure out who is talking. And the ending is such a dismal disappointment, so very lame. Perhaps a better editor could have saved this work as it definitely had potential. It ends up as second-rate writing from a dilettante. I've heard that "Death in the Garden" is better but I don't know if I have the heart to attempt it after this.
BlackHaze
There are so many forms of deception in Elizabeth Ironside's complex thriller "The Art of Deception" that it's often difficult to tell who is lying all of the time, some of the time, or none of the time. In fact, almost everyone in this novel has something to hide, from others, or more dangerously, from themselves.

Art Historian Nicolas Octterlonie views the world through his own upper class rose colored glasses, so he is unprepared for the shock of his wife leaving him and taking their children with her. Cast out on his own, he is easy prey for an enticingly mysterious woman named Julian who turns to Nicolas for help and comfort after she survives a vicious mugging. Independent and sensuous as a cat, Julian lures the naive Nicolas into her world of high stakes international money laundering. Is it her association with the Russain Mafia that is setting off a string of serious, brutal attacks on Julian, or is it her failed love affair with a handsome Russian partner in crime named Anatoli who cold heartedly deserted her? Is Julian an innocent victim or an icy manipulator, eager for money, power, and revenge?

The answers are complex, and even the surprise ending is inconclusive. The first person narration puts the reader right in the center of the vortex of crime, passion, and betrayal. Along the way, as a kind of bonus, we learn quite a bit about the arcane world of authenticating famous paintings. "The art of Deception" is a fast and exciting book, well worth reading.