The L.A. Times' investigative reporters on the Getty story, Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino, didn't get the Pulitzer but they did get a book contract. Chasing Aphrodite was billed as "the behind-the-scenes story of the looted antiquities scandal at the J. Paul Getty Museum and an investigation of how the trade in stolen antiquities - and the demands from countries like Italy and Greece to get those antiquities back - is sending tremors throughout the art world." The boys were represented by Jay Mandel at William Morris and the book was snagged by Harcourt, according to Publishers Marketplace.
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