Windsor Horne Lockwood III – his friends call him Win, and even they would be pressed to accurately describe this man. I first met Win in Coben’s Myron Bolitar series and loved his character. When this book was announced, I was eager to get my hands on a copy.
Over twenty years ago, Win’s cousin Patricia was abducted and held for months. She escaped, but so did her captors and the items stolen from her family were never recovered … until now. Fast forward to present day when a recluse is found murdered alongside two objects of note. Win’s interest is piqued, especially when the FBI tells him that the man who kidnapped his cousin was also behind an act of domestic terrorism. 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.
If this is your first time meeting Win, let me warn you that you probably will not find him a likeable character. He is a no nonsense, does things his way type of person, even if that means going outside the bounds of the law. However, I still found myself laughing at his humor and waiting to see what he would do next to achieve his goals. There was a small part of me that envied his ability to just do whatever he thought it would take to solve the problem.
I was not disappointed in this first story focused completely on Win’s character and hope Coben will continue the series. Engaging from page one, the mystery and intrigue are great and so well done that I did not know what was coming next. Coben is excellent in providing the twist! All doors open are satisfactorily closed, which this reader loves!
Rating: 4 stars
Author: Harlan Coben
Release Date: March 16, 2021
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