Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Review: The Curse of Van Gogh by Paul Hoppe

The Curse of Van Gogh
by Paul Hoppe

Publisher: SparkPress
Format: eARC 
Buy the Book: Amazon

Amazon:  Tyler Sears, art thief, just released from a Federal prison, vows never again. He slides into a simple life bartending in NYC until one day an invitation arrives to the hottest art event of the season, where Tyler meets Komate Imasu, famed art collector. Suddenly Tyler's vows of abstinence slip away as Imasu uses threats against Tyler's family. Tyler quickly learns that gambling against a ruthless billionaire is never a good idea. Forgetting his own safety, Tyler plunges headfirst into a world of art forgers, hit men, Yakuza, a femme fatale named Chanel N°5, and the hideous curse of van Gogh, in order to pull off...the greatest art heist in history.

Kritters Thoughts:  An art heist that kept me holding my breath til the very end!  Tyler is out of prison from a previous art robbery that didn't quite go as planned and he was completely caught.  Now he is out and given the charge for a new job that seems completely ridiculous!

This was a fantastic book with perfect ups and downs.  Tyler's nemesis in this book were great, both his "boss" and the one trying to catch him in the act, I loved how detailed the author gave them.  Tyler's mom and brother were perfect inclusions, they gave his job even more of a stake for him as his boss was completely threatening them.  It had me biting my nails!

This may be another art heist book, but it was a good one.  I would recommend this to readers of any genre, this one had it all.

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Booksparks PR.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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