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

With colleagues, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2009 and 2015, 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. He is a lawyer and was Associate Director of the White House Fellows program.

Hold The Line was an instant NYT best-seller. He also authored Operation Shakespeare and co-authored Priceless, the memoir of 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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