The Russian Wife, Barry Maitland
My review of the last novel in the Brock & Kolla series, The Russian Wife by Barry Maitland was posted this morning at The Newtown Review of Books:
"The fourteenth instalment of Barry Maitland’s groundbreaking Brock and Kolla crime series is also the last."
When the Russian wife of the owner of one of the most valuable private collections of modern art in the UK is found dead, Detective Chief Inspector David Brock is drawn into a world of high-end art, a world very different to his own. From the dealers and galleries in London's West End, his investigations take him to Miami and New York on the trail of international forgery and fraud.
At the same time his ex-partner Detective Chief Inspector Kathy Kolla who now leads one of the Metropolitan Police Murder Investigation teams, finds herself at the wrong end of a corruption charge. With her whole career in the balance, she will do almost anything to clear her name.