From the dust jacket- As an art dealer in Manhattan, Paul Denis had risen to the pinnacle of his profession. Owner of a respected East Side gallery, he was an expert judge of fine art. Then, for reasons he never fully understood, his world fell apart. Now he was building an art colony, and a new life, in Israel- far from New York and his past. But he was haunted by the unsolved mysteries and unanswered questions he had left behind him. This is the story of one man's attempt to extricate himself from a dark web of circimstance that has entangled his whole professional and private life. It is the story of an art racket extraordinaire operating in the highest circles of the New York art world- involving brilliant forgeries, robbery, blackmail, extortion, and murder. From the author of "How Green Was My Valley. "