"A techno-thriller with endearing characters..."
Reviewed by Dot Dittman
Posted December 8, 2014
Suspense | Romance Suspense
Catherine Coulter has found the key to writing gripping
crime thrillers—collaboration with author J. T. Ellison!
THE LOST KEY is the second book in A Brit in the
series, but I hope it's not the last. Don't sit down
thinking you'll just read a bit and then go on about your
life, because the non-stop action never gives you a good
place to stop.
Nicholas Drummond is British, but because he has an
American mother, he is eligible to join the FBI. He has
previously worked with the Metropolitan Police in London
and before that he was in the military. He's a bit of a
rule stretcher and a talented hacker. THE LOST KEY
begins with his first day as an FBI agent. And what a day!
With his partner, Michaela (Mike) Caine, he starts out
first thing to investigate a stabbing on Wall Street. So
begins the trail of bodies and clues that will lead to a
criminal who is close to finding THE LOST KEY to a
horrifying weapon that will put humankind in grave peril.
A secret society that has its beginnings since before
War I, is also working to stop the madman who is trying to
acquire a weapon that will make him the undisputed
of the world. But The Order is in danger of being taken
over by the madness too. Nicholas and Mike work against
clock to get to the "key" first. The historical subplot is
engrossing and believable as well.
The relationship between Nicholas and Mike is still new
fresh. They treat each other with an easygoing, teasing
manner but they are learning to trust each other with
their lives and the lives of others. They work together
almost intuitively. Any forthcoming books will be built on
this oh-so-solid foundation in THE LOST KEY. Readers of
Catherine Coulter's previous FBI thrillers will enjoy this
branch-out series featuring the multi-faceted and
surprising Nicholas Drummond.
The newest entry in the sizzling international thriller
series featuring Nicholas Drummond, from #1 New York
Times–bestselling author Catherine Coulter.
Freshly minted FBI agent Nicholas Drummond is barely out
his Quantico training when he and his partner, Mike Caine,
are called to investigate a stabbing on Wall Street.
Their investigation, however, yields more questions than
answers. It quickly becomes clear that the victim, John
Pearce, was more than the naval historian and antiquities
dealer he appeared to be. What Drummond doesn't know is
buying and selling rare books was Pearce's cover, and that
he had devoted his life to discovering the whereabouts of
missing World War I U-boat concealing a stash of gold
bullion, and an unexpected surprise that only raises more
When Drummond and Caine find both of Pearce's
adult children have disappeared, the case assumes a new
sense of urgency. The FBI agents know their best lead lies
in the victim's cryptic final words—"The key is in
lock." But what key? What lock?
The search for Adam and Sophia Pearce takes them on an
international manhunt, which threatens to run them afoul
an eccentric billionaire industrialist with his own plans
not only for the lost gold, but the creation of a weapon
unlike anything the world has ever seen.
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