I really enjoyed the first part of this book. There are vivid descriptions of the paintings themselves, an exciting recreation of the heist, and fascinating insight into how museums handle security. You also learn about the monetary value of art in modern society.
Unfortunately, the book then devolves into the author’s obsession with a variety of suspects, and takes us on a journey to meet what feels like every underworld gangster in Boston. That becomes frustrating, because you already know his leads won’t go anywhere, as the paintings remain missing today.
Glad I read it, but I could have stopped halfway through. Quick tip for e-book readers – the last 25% of the book is just annotations and an index, so it’s much shorter than you think.