Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.
The Art of Forgery: The Minds, Motives and Methods of the Master Forgers
by Noah Charney
"Hold! You crafty ones, strangers to work, and pilferers of other men's brains!"
This is a quote from Albrecht Durer, chastizing those who might forge his works. He created what some consider the first artist's trademark. Durer actually sued a forger of his works.