The story was interesting and I like the running subplot with Rainert Von Lahr. You really have to start at the beginning to get the subplot. Otherwise, the stories can stand alone.
Haddington Reproductions makes copies of priceless art to be used in museums around the world. Avalon Investigations assigned their operative, Will Tiernay, to track down an art forger working at Haddington before they can abscond with the priceless Eudoxia Reliquary. Posing as a journalist doing a story on the production, Will is shocked to find that one of the three suspects is his old girlfriend, Mia Dolan. As Will investigates, he and Mia begin to rekindle their relationship. Will believes she is not behind the theft, but worries how she will react when it becomes clear he lied about his reasons for being there.
This is the sixth book in the Avalon Investigations series. The romance was a problem for me. Will and Mia had lived together, but she broke his heart twelve years ago when she cheated on him. Nothing much was said about it except a quick "I'm sorry" from her. I didn't see them building any trust between them and didn't believe she was really in love with him at the end of the book.
The art theft storyline was interesting. Avalon believes Rainart von Lahr is behind the theft and will stop at nothing to catch him. He has showed up in previous books and more or less ties the series together since the rarely see characters from the previous books. It was obvious which employee at the reproduction company was helping with the forgeries, but I liked the cat and mouse game between Will and the villains. My rating: 3 Stars.