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Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Robert K. Wittman

Robert K. Wittman wasn't an ordinary FBI agent. Instead of tracking terrorists or busting drug kingpins and mobsters, he carved out a niche as art crime specialist. During his 20-year career, Wittman recovered more than $225 million worth of artwork … see full wiki

Author: Robert K. Wittman
Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction
Publisher: Crown
2 reviews about Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue...
review by . August 01, 2010
What an excellent read! This memoir has all the action and adventure of a great thriller with the added kick that it all really happened. Wittman eloquently describes how he found himself pulled into the rough and tumble world of undercover operations designed to recover stolen works of art, and shares his frustration that the issue generates so little attention in the U.S. and at the FBI itself. Gangsters, museum thieves, art scholars- this book has a little bit about them all and makes for a great …
review by . July 21, 2010
I think, if you read in the true crime genre, that you'll read pretty much everything, and Priceless is more than worth your time. I found it to be a refreshing change from blood-and-gore-and-more-gore stories of profilers and serial killers. I enjoyed reading about being part of an undercover operation while staying aware of your family. I grew up in the shadow of a "next door" agency to the FBI and I know how tempting it can be to leave a family behind when duty calls.    I …
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