I love thrillers that are set in the world of politics and
this is actually one of the reasons I wanted to read THE
THIRD COINCIDENCE. The other reason? I love the cover - yep,
I am one of 'those' people - who judges a book, at least
partially, by its cover.
THE THIRD COINCIDENCE is about a murderer who is killing
high officials in the government. This is of grave concern
to the President who chooses to go outside the box in order
to find someone capable of taking down this killer. Enter
Jack and Rachel. He is from the CIA and she is from the FBI
and both are determined to bring this killer to justice
before he strikes again.
I loved this team. Yes, I have to admit that they were a
little bit 'typical' in some ways and, as the story
progresses, but I have to say that I enjoyed the chemistry
between these two so much that I did not mind that, at
times, their relationship stepped over the boundaries of the
Rachel was smart, sassy and intelligent and did not bend to
the 'males' in her environment - she could hold her own,
which went a very long way in making this story highly fun
and interesting for me. I cannot stand reading novels where
the female is simply there as eye candy and fortunately,
this was not the case here.
The pace of the telling of the story was wonderful. There
were no useless details and the author expected you to take
note of those details that were given, because they were
important clues to finding the murderer.
THE THIRD COINCIDENCE is smart read that I thoroughly
Headlines scream across the nation as a country in near
panic pleads for the capture of the killers. With little
progress, U.S. President Samuel Schroeder asks Jack McCall,
a veteran of the CIA and Defense Intelligence, to head up a
special multi-agency task force to find the killers. A
frustrated and unhappy FBI designates, as its
representative, Rachel Johnstone, an agent with whom Jack
has had some personal history.
The Third Coincidence unfolds amidst continued
assassinations, accusations that the president is attempting
to form his own secret police, and confirmation hearings for
reluctant nominees to fill the vacant positions while the
Supreme Court struggles to sustain a quorum. Will a
terrorist group or a mad assassin succeed in destroying
these revered intuitions? In the spirit of The Day of the
Jackal and The Manchurian Candidate, this story is
juxta-posed through the eyes of both the hunter and the
hunted as the devious plot to change America hurdles forward.