Generally quite an engaging story, however, the characters seem to lack real substance.The story is written from financial historian and lead character Eliot Sexton's point of view - during a party at his house someone is murdered and priceless musical instrumemts are stolen. Eliot seems likeable enough but we never really connect with him.
The female characters seem to be in two categories, they either fall at Eliot's feet orthey're not completely well adjusted human beings.
The book's main weakness is that some of the key points are shoe-horned into the story. The ending seems a little abrupt too. An average read that lacks finesse.