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

- Associated Press

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

- The Christian Science Monitor


John Shiffman is a Washington-based reporter for Reuters. 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. He was a reporter for The Philadelphia InquirerThe Tennessean and The News-Press, and Associate Director of the White House Fellows program.

Hold The Line, co-written with Officer Michael Fanone, is his third book. His previous books are Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting and Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures. Co-written with FBI Art Crime Team founder Robert K. Wittman, Priceless was a New York Times best-seller and published in eleven languages.