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From the #1 bestselling author and creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger, Gone For Good and The Innocent comes a riveting new thriller, starring the new hero Windsor Horne Lockwood III - or Win, as he is known to his (few) friends ...
Over twenty years ago, 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.
On New York's 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 towards 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 in this dead man's apartment. But he's interested - especially when the FBI tell him that the man who kidnapped his cousin was also behind an act of domestic terrorism, and that he may still be at large.
The two cases have baffled the FBI for decades. But Win has three things the FBI does not:: a personal connection to the case, a large fortune, and his own unique brand of justice ...
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Windsor Horne Lockwood III is one of our favourite parts of Harlan Coben’s Myron Bolitar series. Now, Myron’s über-wealthy and super-shady friend and accomplice has his own crime to solve: figuring out how a family heirloom ended up at an uptown Manhattan apartment where a mysterious recluse was killed. From bribery to flattery to all-out violence, Win is a bad boy who'll go to any length to get what he wants. Coben tosses him into a fast-paced plot involving a brutal unsolved abduction and the disappearance of a group of ‘70s radicals called the Jane Street Six. And with Win’s chatty, caustic first-person narration, we’re pulled right into his head. Myron Bolitar fans will love digging into the Lockwood family’s scandalous past, but even complete newcomers will be intrigued by Win’s brash, eccentric personality.
Early in this disappointing thriller from bestseller Coben (the Myron Bolitar series), FBI agents ask sports agent Myron's wealthy blueblood sidekick, Windsor "Win" Horne Lockwood III, to accompany them to the Beresford, "one of the most prestigious buildings in Manhattan," where an unidentified older man has been found in one of the Beresford's tower rooms, dead of either strangulation or a slit throat. Win tells the agents he doesn't know the victim, but the cluttered room includes a Vermeer that was stolen from the Lockwood family 20 years earlier and a suitcase with Win's initials. The mystery deepens when the body is identified as the leader of a radical left group responsible for the accidental deaths of seven people. A connection to Win's cousin Patricia Lockwood's traumatic abduction, abuse, and captivity as a teen raises more questions, but the melodramatic plot developments that follow don't live up to the tantalizing setup. Readers will struggle to empathize with Coben's hedonistic lead, who can't help viewing even his own aunt as a sexual object. Hopefully, Win will return to a supporting role in any future outings.