Fleeting Glance is the second in the Enescu Fleet series of books that I have read. Both have been sent to me by the author, Sherban Young, in exchange for my reviews. I would have gladly paid both times!
John Hathaway just wanted a quiet weekend alone with his fiancée. Instead, he receives a cryptic postcard from a man he’s never met, gets wrapped up in an elaborate art heist and finds himself framed for murder. And what’s worse, his future in-laws are in town! The palette is certainly thickening here, and there might be only one person who can rally the muses in time to string it all together: the Master himself, Enescu Fleet, retired private eye.
Fleeting Glance finds us at the home of John Hathaway, where he is busily preparing for the arrival of his soon-to-be in-laws, when he receives a mysterious postcard in the mail, from a man he doesn’t know. With the help of his friend, Hutton, Hath decides to try and decipher the hidden meaning in the postcard, but not before heading over to the borrowed house where his fiancée, Lesley waits for him.
Soon Hath & Hutton find themselves embroiled in an old fashioned mystery, with Hutton mixed up in a Tahoma Maneuver crossed with a Desdemona Gambit, Lesley & her family staying in the house of purported gangster John “Fishes” Herring; Hath, Hutton & Fleet caught up in the mystery of the post card, an isolated artist’s retreat full of weird artists & a model who likes to run around a museum in the nude.
Hutton, Hathaway & Fleet will keep you chuckling all the while you try to figure out where Young has got you headed. Like Fleeting Memory, Fleeting Glance is full of sub plots, missteps by Hathaway, Fleet et al, crazy twists & turns & intelligent humour. It is a book you won’t want to put down until it’s all done, then you’ll wish you hadn’t finished it yet!