Gripping Page-Turner: Read an Extract from Framed by John M. Green

Gripping Page-Turner: Read an Extract from Framed by John M. Green

Conor Farrelly hoisted both hands to hush the crowd, ignoring the wash of black Guinness he was sloshing over the top of his glass. Standing on top of the long bar, the nuggety entrepreneur surveyed the jam-packed pub, which overflowed with guests and an endless supply of beer. It was a perfect brew for the double celebration – his birthday and the twenty-fifth anniversary of the CCNN Group.

At sixty-six years old – one crucial six short of the devil’s number – Conor had made himself into one of the wealthiest men in Northern Ireland. He started CCNN
as a small freight operation, but his hard-scrabble drive had grown it into a massive conglomerate that spanned international shipping, pharmaceutical production in India, and clothing manufacturing in Bangladesh. Despite this, Conor remained a man of the people, which was why the festivities were in a pub and not the ballroom of a five-star hotel.

‘Niall!’ he shouted over the heads of his guests. ‘Git your arse up here, boyo.’

As the bald, muscled Goliath pushed his way through the crowd, Conor took a swig of Guinness to hoots and cheers. Niall got up on the bar and, towering over his father, was greeted with a hug, and another cheer. He had a shaved, oiled head and, like his father, his face had what the charitable would call character. This was mostly due to his large and flattened nose – a trophy from his teenage years, a brawl with the paramilitaries where a loyalist crushed it with a rifle butt…

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        The world's most notorious art heist. Where did all the loot go?

        Art conservator JJ Jego is housesitting an apartment for her museum director boss in an exclusive part of Sydney's Woolloomooloo. JJ's hobby is photography and when an incident involving the police unfolds on the pier she starts clicking away. Later she finds she has captured something unusual in the window of an apartment. It looks like a Vincent van Gogh a print surely, but it's not just any Van Gogh- the original Six Sunflowers was destroyed in 1945. And that's not the only famous painting she glimpses. Other works are from the notorious 1990 Isabella Gardner Stewart museum robbery.

        But what are they doing in Sydney? JJ needs to find a way to get inside that apartment to discover if the artworks are prints, fakes or genuine. She reluctantly enlists the help of her estranged father, an ex-detective, who she hasn't spoken to for seven years. JJ can't forgive him for the way he treated her mother, but they do have one thing in common- a love of art.

        From the pubs of Belfast to the boardrooms of Monte Carlo, this gripping art heist thriller exposes a shadowy underworld and JJ and her father are drawn into a web of intrigue, deception and murder, as they cross paths with a global crime empire in a pursuit to solve one of art history's biggest mysteries.

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        About the author

        John M. Green

        Author of Born to Run, Nowhere Man and the Tori Swyft series. When it dawned on John that what got him up in the morning was writing, not his day job, he quit the job. That was after 30 years in executive life. He was then an executive director in a leading investment bank. Earlier, he’d been a partner in 2 major law firms, and a director of a publishing house. John's also a well-known business writer and commentator. His pieces have appeared in a variety of Australian and overseas publications including: ABC Drum Online, Company Director, Business Spectator, The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, The Age, The Bulletin, and the UK’s Financial Times. As well as writing, John's on the governing council of the National Library of Australia, is a board member of two stock-exchange-listed corporations and not-for-profits, as well as a co-founder of Pantera Press. He lives in Sydney with his wife, a sculptor.

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