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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Thrillers / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:350
  • eBook ISBN:9781483551968

The Blood of Art

by John A. MacEachern

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The Blood of Art is an international thriller based on a young man, Tom Adams, from Appalachia finding a valuable work of art hidden between the walls of a house he is renovating. When he takes it to America's largest and most prominent gallery specializing in early American art he find gallery founder and philanthopist , Robert Creighton, bludgeoned to death behind his desk. Meanwhile, Maunders, a disfiggured and handicapped loner, living in a one room walk up flat on the Lower East Side of Manhattan finds himself fencing stolen fine art for the New york Mafia to the wealthiest and influential leaders in the world, including to a couple of senior officials in the U.S. government.
When young Tom Adams, from the back hills of Kentucky, finds an American masterpiece between the walls of an old farmhouse, he is renovating in Riverport Massachusetts, he takes it to America’s foremost public art gallery: the Creighton American Gallery of American Impressionism, for an appraisal. What he finds is the murdered corpse of America’s favourite philanthropist and gallery founder, Robert Creighton. Tom is immediately taken in for questioning and charged with the murder and his found work of art is stolen while he is at the police station. Meanwhile, Maunders, a disfigured and slightly handicapped loner living in a second floor, one room flat in the Lower East Side of Manhattan finds himself fencing stolen fine art for the New York Mafia to the most wealthy and powerful leaders of the world. Some of these works also find their way into the collections of the most unscrupulous senior members of the U.S. administration. “The Blood of Art” is an international thriller having two plots intertwined which come together with a most unexpected and thrilling conclusion.
About the author
About the Author John A. MacEachern was raised in the small farming community of Kleinburg, Ontario, just north of Toronto. He graduated from The School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration at Cornell University and spent most of his career in the hospitality industry, ending up owning and operating two of Canada’s finest country restaurants: the Doctor’s House in his hometown of Kleinburg and the Captain’s House in Chester, Nova Scotia. John and his wife Barbara now live in Middleton, Nova Scotia. They have four children and five grandchildren. “The Blood of Art’ is John’s second novel; the first being “The Hat Trick Murders”.