Friday, October 25, 2013

The Final Cut (A Brit in the FBI #1) by Catherine Coulter, J.T. Ellison

The Fox is a thief.  A thief with a lot of patience...

Putnam sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  The book was published in September, so you can find a copy at your local bookstore now.

Ms. Coulter always writes good books.  She adds a lot of action, intrigue, and a touch of romance to hold your interest.  This book introduces a new character:  Nicholas Drummond, who's a Brit.  He's a very interesting character with all kinds of story possibilities.  We'll see more of him, I know.

He initially gets involved in the case because one of his agents who is at the museum on guard duty is found dead.  They tell him Elaine must have committed suicide, but he doesn't buy it.  He also can't imagine why someone would murder her, but he's determined to do his own investigation.

He has an "in" because his Uncle is the head of the security team there, but he doesn't know exactly what he's walking into.  It seems the Koh-i-Noor diamond has been stolen from the Queen Mother's crown.

You know the story is going to be intense when you find out that the diamond wasn't stolen yet.  It gets stolen while Nick is in the building with all the security guards.  And the person who stole it had worked there for two years...

This is a complex story with two or three double-crossers and multiple plans on who gets the diamond and why.  I was amazed at the ending and enjoyed the read.  Not only did we meet a new character, Sherlock and Savich are there, too.  

You might think you know the plot but Coulter & Ellison will lead you down some dark paths in other directions.  I like that in a book.  Why don't you give a read and see what you think?

Happy reading.

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