The Monuments Men Murders: The Art of Murder 4
Author: Josh Lanyon
Publisher: JustJoshin Publishing
Release Date: June 30, 2019
Genre(s): Murder / Mystery
Page Count: 199
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
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Lanyon gives us a compelling story here, combining the mystery of Nazi-plundered art treasures (and the possibility that Jason's beloved grandfather was involved in illegal theft) with the continuing arc of Jason and Sam's relationship. Jason is passionate about proving that his grandfather had nothing to do with the misappropriation of a Vermeer painting worth millions and he is willing to flaunt FBI rules and regulations to do so.
Jason's adamant misguided insistence in lying made me crazy, (and I spent far too much time yelling at my Kindle).
Jason has always been committed to his career, so it seemed somewhat disingenuous when, after finally coming clean to Sam about his connection to the case, Jason is stunned to realize he has potentially destroyed their relationship and his career. Also the vague subplot about SA Travis Petty and his past with Sam and Jason's jealousy felt a bit contrived.
But as always, the best part of an Art of Murder series book is how Jason and Sam manage to make their relationship work, and by the end of the book, I was already looking forward to the next book in the series and seeing how Jason and Sam are meshing their lives together. Another great read from Josh Lanyon. 4.5 stars.