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John Shiffman is a Reuters reporter and has co-authored two New York Times best-sellers.

With colleagues, he is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, and has won The Thurgood Marshall Award, The Hillman Prize, the Gerald Loeb Award and the Shadid Award for Ethics. Previously, he was a reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Tennessean and The News-Press. 

Hold The Line, co-authored with Michael Fanone, was an instant NYT best-seller. He also authored Operation Shakespeare, about an undercover U.S. sting against an Iranian arms dealer, and he co-authored Priceless, the memoir of Robert K. Wittman, the founder of the FBI's Art Crime Team. Priceless was a NYT best-seller and published in eleven languages.

"Riveting... Authoritative and superbly crafted. Absolutely, hands down, the best book ever written on art crime."

- Associated Press

"A rollicking memoir... investigative details dazzle. Priceless can read at times, not unpleasantly, as if an art history textbook got mixed up at the printer with a screenplay for The Wire."

- The New York Times


"An impressive and important work. The glamour of a spy novel, the gravity of a meticulously researched expose."

- The Christian Science Monitor

"The thrilling inside story of how an elite team of Homeland Security operatives snatched an Iranian arms dealer from the shadows in a triumph of American justice."

- New York Daily News 

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Photo: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

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