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Portrait of a Thief: The Instant Sunday Times & New York Times Bestseller

Portrait of a Thief: The Instant Sunday Times & New York Times Bestseller (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Li, Grace D.

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This was how things began: Boston on the cusp of fall, the Sackler Museum robbed of 23 pieces of priceless Chinese art. Even in this back room, dust catching the slant of golden, late-afternoon light, Will could hear the sirens. They sounded like a promise. Will Chen, a Chinese A...merican art history student at Harvard, has spent most of his life learning about the West - its art, its culture, all that it has taken and called its own. He believes art belongs with its creators, so when a Chinese corporation offers him a (highly illegal) chance to reclaim five priceless sculptures, it's surprisingly easy to say yes. Will's crew, fellow students chosen out of his boundless optimism for their skills and loyalty, aren't exactly experienced criminals. One is a public policy major at Duke who can talk her way out of anything; another is pre-med with steady hands and dreams of being a surgeon. One is an engineering student who races cars in her spare time; and Will is relying on an MIT dropout turned software engineer to hack her way in and out of each museum they must rob. Each student has their own complicated relationship with China and the identities they've cultivated as Chinese Americans, but one thing soon becomes certain: they won't say no. Because if they succeed? They earn an unfathomable ten million each, and a chance to make history. If they fail, they lose everything . . . and the West wins again.
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ISBN 9781529386400
Released NZ 14 Apr 2022
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529386400
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint Coronet Books
Released 14 Apr 2022
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Li, Grace D.
Category History Of Art: Pre-History
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Social Issues
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 460g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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