Rembrandt's Angel

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Esther Brookstone’s life is at a crossroads. A Scotland Yard inspector who specializes in stolen art, she’s reluctantly considering retirement. Then she finds that retirement is nothing like she had imagined. Art theft is still going on and her skills are in demand to solve these crimes More

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About Steven M. Moore

Steve Moore writes sci-fi, mystery, and thriller novels, novellas, and short stories, blog articles, and book and movie reviews. At last count, he has written twenty-one novels, one a novel for young adults—this tally includes four series. He also has three short story collections. His stories reflect his keen interest in the diversity of human nature that he has observed in his different abodes across the U.S. and in South America as well as in his Latin and European travels for work and pleasure. His interests include music, physics, mathematics, forensics, genetics, robotics, and scientific ethics. He also has an active blog which includes op-ed comments on current events and their meaning to the U.S. and the rest of the world, and opinions about writing and the publishing business of interest to readers and writers alike. He and his wife now live just outside New York City. For more details, visit him at his website http://stevenmoore.com and follow him on Facebook and Goodreads where he participates in many discussions with readers and writers.

Reviews

VigilantReader1 reviewed on on Aug. 25, 2017

Title – Rembrandt’s Angel
Author - Steven M. Moore
Genre – Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
422 Amazon Pages
Rating 4 stars out of 5 Posted 8/25/17
No. 56 – 2017

My Impressions: tongue in cheek, humor, lovers, caring, action, violence.

Main Characters:
Ester Brookstone – Scotland Yard agent over art thefts, age about 60.
Bastiann van Coevorden – Interpol agent, age about 40, Ester’s lover
Gerhardt Dunst – owns pharmaceutical companies. Chasing bioweapon to eliminate enemies of a Fourth Reich.
Karen Lietzke - art dealer, and leader of Nazi plot to rule the world.

Rembrandt’s Angel has strong undercurrents of satire. The interactions between Ester and other characters is entertaining and provides humor among the violent acts of resurgent Nazis in 2023 Germany.
Ester is an art expert and chases art thieves with a vengeance. Following a trail to verify the existence of the painting Rembrandt’s Angel stolen by Nazis in WWII, she and Bastiann travel across Europe and to South America dealing with Nazis, Islamic Terrorist and the leader of a drug cartel. They learn a fresh group of determined Nazis plan to rule the world with a Fourth Reich as their despotic idol Adolph Hitler attempted.

Ester has been married three times and survived all three husbands. She unashamedly loves her sex bouts and finds good sex as necessary as food and wine. Bastiann plays a support role as Dr. Watson did to Sherlock Holmes.

There are several minor errors in details and research. BMWs are not made in England but in Germany.
With bags over their heads for a ride in a helicopter, how could Ester know what the terrain was like?
Stainless Steel flatware does not corrode.
Ester and Bastian’s escape from a stone cellar was a bit contrived and unrealistic.

The editing and sentence structure are excellent.
Character development is good for the main characters.
The plot is fresh and pulls the reader in quickly.

Rembrandt’s Angel is not a great story but is thoroughly entertaining.


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