This is the first book that I have read by Catherine
Coulter. I don't know where I have been, since POWER PLAY
is the eighteenth book in her FBI Thriller series!
exactly feel like there were chunks of information missing
by not reading the previous books; the story still stood
alone. There were, however, references to the characters'
pasts which intrigued me. I will probably look up some of
the previous books.
The plot moves along rapidly, or I should say the plots
move along rapidly. There are two main storylines
two separate cases. Both cases are quite nerve-racking and
the jumping back and forth between them creates confusion
and tension. But I have no complaints; this is what a book
in the "thriller" genre is supposed to do.
Natalie Black, a U. S. ambassador to England, is a victim
of one disaster after another. Her fiancé dies in a car
crash; she is attacked by someone in England, and the
British press even starts to hint that she is responsible
somehow for her fiancé's death. She returns to the United
States and the attempts on her life continue...
In the second story line, Sherlock and Savich, a married
couple who also happen to be FBI agents, have a
following them and planning their murder as revenge for
deaths of members of his family.
Back to Natalie Black--who has a beautiful sportswriter
daughter named Perry who is also under fire--possibly
because of her mother's situation? Add in a super hot FBI
agent named Davis Sullivan who is assigned to guard Perry,
and there is an exciting sub-plot.
As I mentioned before, the storyline progresses smoothly
but rapidly. A few times, in the beginning, I had to go
back and clarify names. As the story progressed, the
characters' personalities became clearer and I had no
trouble discerning them from each other. Ms. Coulter has
the power to create heroes that are likeable and easy to
sympathize with. She also creates villains that are
amazingly flawed. She does keep some people a mystery
the end and when she makes her final play, it finally all
I intend to read some of Catherine Coulter's previous
and since she set up the next one so enticingly in the
epilogue, I will probably read The Lost Key too!
#1 New York Times–bestselling author Catherine
Coulter returns with the newest full-throttle adventure in
the FBI series featuring Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock.
Natalie Black, the U.S. ambassador to the Court of St.
James, has returned to Washington, her job in jeopardy. Her
fiancé, George McCallum, Viscount Lockenby, has died in a
car accident, and mysterious rumors begin that she’s
responsible begin to surface: she broke off the engagement
and, heartbroken, he killed himself. Then someone tries to
force her off the M-2 outside London. Again, rumors claim
it was a sympathy ploy. When she returns to the United
States, she’s nearly killed when a car tries to mow her
down while she’s out for a run. No one believes her except
FBI Special Agent Davis Sullivan.
Meanwhile someone is following Sherlock. A stalker? Then
someone tries to shoot her from the back of a motorcycle,
but the assailant gets away. Sherlock next gets a call from
an Atlanta mental hospital warning her that Blessed Backman
has escaped. This is not good news. Blessed is a talented
psychopath out for revenge against the agents, primarily
Sherlock, whom his dying mother begged him to kill since
she and Savich brought down her cult.
How to find out who’s trying to kill the ambassador to the
U.K.? How can they get their hands on Blessed Backman before
he succeeds and kills Sherlock? The clock is ticking and the
danger intensifies . . .