REVIEW: WAR ON THIEVES BOXED SET by Ernest Dempsey
Readers familiar with Ernest Dempsey's Sean Wyatt thrillers will rejoice at the advent of a new (and empowered) series character: Adriana Villa. Not an art "thief," she considers her role to be a restorer of lost objet d'art to the rightful owner--or at least, their living descendants. For example, Adriana might search out a work of art stolen by the Nazis, then return it to the former owner's grandchildren.
When the first book in this set opens, Adriana is just in time not to prevent her father's kidnapping from a secure fortress she owns in Beirut. Diego Villa, himself a man of many secrets, prepares remote intelligence for agencies of many governments, but it is not his activities which inspired the kidnapping. Rather, a secreted mastermind intends to force Adriana' s talents into his greed, to recover three long-lost works of art. Should she fail to locate and acquire even one, her father will die.