Although I’ve read a couple books, I haven’t been a big Harlan Coban fan until now. He gets a bit too much into the fem-jeop violence for my tastes (females in jeopardy). But the publisher blurb intrigued me (see below):
by Harlan Coben
2021 / 385 pages
Read by Steven Weber 10h 35m
Rating – A+ / mystery-thriller
(1st of Windsor Lockwood III series)
“Over twenty years ago, the heiress Patricia Lockwood was abducted during a robbery of her family’s estate, then locked inside an isolated cabin for months. Patricia escaped, but so did her captors – and the items stolen from her family were never recovered.
“Until now. On the Upper West Side, a recluse is found murdered in his penthouse apartment, alongside two objects of note: a stolen Vermeer painting and a leather suitcase bearing the initials WHL3. For the first time in years, the authorities have a lead – not only on Patricia’s kidnapping, but also on another FBI cold case – with the suitcase and painting both pointing them toward one man.”
Windsor “Win” Horne Lockwood III is the series protagonist this time. He was the best friend and number 2 man in the Myron Bolitar series which preceded it. His character is already pretty well developed from those books and from what I’ve heard people are enjoying him in his own series. I think it’s possible he’s been given a much softer gloss with the appearance of an adult daughter.
I’ll be looking for number 2 in this series and I might be picking up a Myron Bolitar or two.