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In this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller from Harlan Coben, a dead man's secrets fall into the hands of a vigilante antihero—drawing him down a dangerous road.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 Horne Lockwood III — or Win, as his few friends call him — doesn't know how his suitcase and his family's stolen painting ended up with a dead man. But his interest is piqued, especially when the FBI tells him that the man who kidnapped his cousin was also behind an act of domestic terrorism — and that the conspirators may still be at large. The two cases have baffled the FBI for decades, but Win has three things the FBI doesn't: a personal connection to the case; an ungodly fortune; and his own unique brand of justice.
Grand Central Publishing
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"Not his best work, but still enjoyed it"
"Such a great book even without Myron Bolitar as the main character. "
"As a big fan of the Myron Bolitar series, I've always wanted to know more about Win. I got that wish in this book. <br/><br/>Win is stereotypical "White Privilege". He knows it, he accepts it, and he uses it. He doesn't much care for others like himself, but such is life. He does what he needs to do to protect those he cares about, or people who can't protect themselves. He's cool, calculating, and prone to violence. There are a couple comparisons to Bruce Wayne in the book, but I had that feeling way back in the Bolitar books. Win doesn't let most people close, but he cares about stopping bad guys. He is most likely a (borderline?) sociopath, but he wears it well.<br/><br/>I had forgotten about Ema, but was glad to see her back on the stage. I hope this is a new series, and I hope Ema stays in. I'm not so sure about the woman who shows up in this book (not giving her name, because Bolitar fans will recognize it). Win seems to feel a little more for her than he does most women, or most people for that matter. I think keeping her in as a recurring character will cause problems between Win and Myron, the person he loves as much as (or more than) he does Ema. We'll see what happens in the next book.<br/><br/>If you're a Bolitar or Coben fan, you'll need to read this. If you aren't a fan, why not? You're missing out! Start with Win, so you understand him. Then go to the beginning of the Bolitar series and devour them. Don't forget the Micky trilogy. <br/><br/>You have vacation time from work, right? I used a couple hours today so I could get back to Win. Today, he was much more important than bank reconciliations. <br/><br/>Read them all. You won't be sorry."
"Loved this book. The Win character is so interesting. "
"Top circulating book of June 2021"
Fowlerville District Library