The Lit-Crit Take: A genre bending, character driven, word-burning thriller about visionary art, spiritual inspiration, hidden symbols and unsolved murders. The Pure Plot Pitch: What do you do when clues to an unsolved murder have been coded in a stolen $50 million painting? You try to steal it back. Only you have to deal with corrupt collectors, crazy thieves, lust-powered women, shootouts, betrayals, double crosses and surprises. And a psychic dog named Hillary. It's not as easy as it sounds.