Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Searching for Edgar's Five Dancers by Efren O'Brien

Santa Fe is an artist's community.  It's an old town with lots of adobe buildings.  It's also where this story is set.

Hitler's men are stripping Jews of their wealth.  They call many of the paintings degenerate and burn them or send them to art dealers for resale.  Many got hidden in mines.  But there is an art dealer who is helping them in Santa Fe.  He has no choice.  They will kill his family members if he doesn't cooperate.

BooksGoSocial and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

Quinn had been a cop in Albuquerque but was let go.  Now he's a private eye with a partner.  He's hired to find a painting:  Five Dancing Women by Degas.  As he attempts to find that, he finds that there are spies in town, trying to find out what's going on at Los Alamos.  They are trying to harness nuclear power but no one knows how.  Then Quinn finds out some cops are involved in the painting smuggling.  It gets worse.

He's having dinner with a female spy when someone shoots through the restaurant window and kills her.  There are two attempts to kill him. Will he break the case or will he get killed first?

This well written, reads fast, and you can't be sure of the outcome.  It's an exciting read.

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