Starting with a real life theft, one which has never been solved, Hosp imagines a terrific tale to explain it. The story is ingenious, if at times a little hard to follow, and very well paced, and you will want to know how it all turns out. The gradual unfolding of the plot, which approaches the theft from both past and present, allows the characters some real depth, and Hosp never has to resort to excessive cliffhanger endings to keep you reading.
The main character, Scott Finn, looks to have at least another book in him, with his complex background, and Hosp manages to avoid bland stereotypes with the other characters, all of which adds to the interest. He may struggle to come up with a more implacable and ruthless (but still believable) villian, though.
This really is an accomplished legal/detective thriller. I gather this is Hosp's 3rd book, and I will certainly be seeking out the others, and looking forward to the next. If you have read and enjoyed Scott Turow, Michael Connolly or John Grisham, then I recommend this without reservation.
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