A nice afternoon read but I found it predictable.I would have loved to have seen the lost art and stolen masterpieces idea developed more. How and where did the villain get the paintings for instance, what happened to them during the missing years. Some of the ideas were more tv cliffhanger revelations and a little hard to swallow in this scenario of crime/thriller story. There were quite a few underdeveloped subplots that would have added more to the sense of depth if they had been focused on more. Overall I thought it was a pleasant read, but hope to see a more risque side of the authors writing in the next book. By that I don't mean graphic just willing to take the plunge and risk being more emotional and gritty instead of just barely sinking his teeth in.