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Thursday, September 28, 2006

THE MANY INDISCRETIONS OF ARTY BOYLE by Gerard Shirar

iUniverse
2021 Pine Lake Road, Ste 100,
Lincoln, NE
www.iUniverse.com
Genre: Fictional Criminal Intrigue
Rating: Highly Recommended
ISBN: 1595382924, $23.95, 444 pp.


Quoting from back cover:
"Arthur "Arty" Garret Boyle is a master manipulator. With a sociopathic personality and an IQ of 175, he embarks on a career as an art dealer and popular musician. He associates with those in the criminal world as well as the elite of society, thereby mixing his legitimate art business with stolen and forged art.

"Boyle finds himself hunted by FBI agent Terry Latimer of the bureau’s Art Recovery Squad and is convicted of stealing paintings from the Robert Farmsworth estate. Boyle fails to appear for sentencing and a fugitive warrant is issued. While a fugitive, Boyle masterminds the theft of a famous Rembrandt painting. He reasons that he will help the authorities "find" the painting in exchange for leniency for his crimes.

"But Arty expands on his original plan and exploits the stolen Rembrandt painting while being pursued by Agent Latimer. Can Arty successfully escape, or will Agent Latimer finally capture him?"

Gerard Shirar is a good writer and has used his background and knowledge of the art world and law enforcement to create this page-turner of a novel. He’s an artist of description with an appealing writing style. If you’re interested in the multiple facets of the art world, you won’t disappointed by The Many Indiscretions of Arty Boyle.

Gerard Shirar served for ten years as the Director of Security for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and presently practices law in Everett, Mass.

Reviewed by Kaye Trout - September 28, 2006

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