Stolen Masterpiece Tracker:

The Dangerous Life of the FBI's #1 Art Sleuth
by Thomas McShane with Dary Matera

November 2006 | $24.95 | Hardcover | ISBN: 978-1-56980-314-1

Legendary undercover FBI agent Thomas McShane is one of the world's foremost authorities on the billion-dollar art-theft business. Here, he presents a unique memoir that gives readers a thrilling ride through the underworld of stolen art and historical artifacts. For thirty-six years, Special Agent McShane masked his colorful alter egos in various disguises and chased down $900-million worth of purloined art pieces. Along the way, he matched wits with some of the most devious criminal masterminds of the 20th and 21st centuries. From Rembrandts taken from the Leon Bonnat Museum in Bayonne, France, to Van Goghs snatched from the Armand Hammer Galleries across from the Trump Plaza in Manhattan, McShane always brought these treasures back to their rightful owners. His expertise and indefatigable determination prompted FBI Director William H. Webster to name McShane the senior investigator of the FBI's expanding art squad. Written with veteran true-crime author Dary Matera, this captivating account is as engaging as it is informative.