I love a good book. The only thing better than a good book is a good book in a series of good books.
I just finished one of those in that previous category.
I loved the intrigue and meeting all of the characters. Finding out that it was #13 in an ongoing series was icing on the cake. That meant I could go back and read twelve more, if need be, before the next book arrived!
One of the things I love about this series is that you don't have to read them in order. Yes, there is a little bit of a 'history lesson' in each one as the recurring characters are reintroduced...but even if you start at #13, you get a complete story and do not feel like you have missed out on a thing. I have listened to seven of the novels on AudioBook and I have read three on my Nook. (Two of them I read traveling to and from South Africa last May.)
I downloaded "The Rembrandt Affair" on Audible this month even though I had a very hard time with the last book, "The Defector". (It was my least favorite of the series so far. Just a bit too brutal for me.) I'm so glad I didn't give up on this series.
As a matter of fact, I enjoyed this one so much that I didn't want it to end. So I waited nearly a week to listen to the last two chapters of the book. I needed to savor the victory of Gabriel and his team for a bit...especially after the way the last book ended.
This is "a story of greed, dispossession, and death spanning more than half a century and stretching from Amsterdam to Zurich to Buenos Aires and back to the graceful shores of Lake Geneva. It featured a long-hidden portrait of Rembrandt, a twice-stolen fortune in looted Holocaust assets, and a man known to all the world as Saint Martin who was anything but ... "
And what a story it is!
I'm suddenly looking forward to the next installment in the series, "Portrait of a Spy". And I have already pre-ordered his next book which releases in June "The English Spy". But first, I just want to savor this one for a bit.
Maybe I'll read a comedy next!
Happy reading, everyone.
2 years ago