very good stuff, too bad the artist has become to self-enamoured to realize that van hamme is the spirit, and he is the hand. still, the old man deserves a rest, and this is a good final volume of the tandem. not as good as most of the previous ones, but good all the same.
This is book2 of a 2 part story that started with "see Venice". There's a big "whodunit"event towards the end of this Largo Winch book where the chief perpetrator of all Largo's current set of problems is finally exposed. The trouble I had though is recognising who he was anyway and remembering what role he took in the story. I can be forgiven for this though as we hadn't seen anything of him since book 1 of this 2 book story. Despite that the story continues with gusto from part 1. That great character from book 1, the butler chap, doesn't make it through though, I should have guessed, but there is a good reason for that which you'll have to find out from reading it! Again there are wonderful scenes from Venice, which certainly to me seem to be drawn very accurately. I note that this Venice story appears very much in isolation from the stories so far - although it is a Largo Winch story it doesn't really draw on the "story so far" angle in the general sense of the series. It will be interesting to see if this is going to be repeated in the next set of books.