"Toulouse 4 Death"
by Gregory Randall is the third in the
series of mysteries featuring resilient Sharon O'Mara, insurance investigator
and ex-military police officer. As usual she gets help along the way from
friend and detective Kevin Bryan. In this exciting, historically based story,
the action centres on valuable artwork by the Nazis from their Jewish owners
shortly before the Second World War. Three American soldiers help themselves to
a few pictures, including a stunning piece by Toulouse-Lautrec, and stash them
away in a secret hiding place. One of them, Alain Dumont, believing both his
comrades to be dead, returns to France after the war and collects the treasures.
Now, approaching death, he wants to return the paintings to their rightful
owners and asks Sharon to accomplish this for him. However, there are some
powerful people who don't want that to happen.
This is a fast-paced, contemporary thriller with an authentic, well-researched
plot that is full of twists and turns, yet remains plausible. There is an
interesting cast of characters, all rounded and unique. Sharon is a driving
force throughout the book and a catalyst for the exhilarating action. The author
is a great storyteller and has a gift with language. For example, when Dumont
refers to his memory loss, he says his thoughts "run away like small children
and hide". Beautiful.Readers Favorite
From the Author
Gregory C. Randall, Midwesterner by birth, Californian by
choice, has lived in the same town as Sharon O'Mara for over twenty years. Old
enough to be her father, he is enjoying the chance to share her life with our
readers and fans. Greg also enjoys many of the same pursuits and activities
Sharon does, but that only make sense, they have a lot in common other than the red hair and dress thing. Greg
continues to work on the continuing chronicles of Sharon O'Mara and she is
excited to be part of his family.