THE LAST SECOND is a complex, intriguing, look into genius,
insanity, satellites and the danger that could happen if
those things ever combine.
The characters in this book are varied and in the case of
the good guys very likable. Here is a sampling of the
personalities you will find in THE LAST SECOND. Dr. Nevaeh
Patel a genius, former astronaut who washed out after a very
dangerous accident while doing a spacewalk, who also becomes
CEO of Galactus Space Industries, but she has other things
planned for the world that had turned on her, than simply
sending out telecommunications satellites. Her much too
trusting boss Jean-Pierre Broussard, founder and owner, gave
her full reign over his company while he spent his time
treasure hunting. Only the treasure searched for is the
"Holy Grail" and something he hoped would save the life of
someone he loves. Special Agent Mike "Michaela" Caine,
Special Agent Nicholas Drummond (formerly of Scotland Yard)
now F.B.I. and Kitsune and her husband Grant Thornton.
These are the major players in the story line, but there are
many others and a lot happening. Mike and Nicholas are a
couple of adrenaline junkies, and this caused me to laugh
out loud a couple of times at the glee they felt for the
danger they were in. Grant becomes Broussard's body-guard at
the time of his betrayal and they both almost die along with
everyone on his ship when the bad guys blow it out of the water.
There might have been a lot of detail concerning aerospace
jargon, a bit of fantasy (or maybe not) concerning the power
of the "Holy Grail," nuclear devices and EMP's but I think
all of this only added to the world building, and
fear-invoking that is a big part of THE LAST SECOND.
I was holding my breath, shaking my head in disbelief and
sympathy, and reading as fast as I could because though
Nicholas and Mike save the world they do it in THE LAST SECOND!
From New York Times bestselling authors Catherine
Coulter and J.T. Ellison comes a riveting thriller pitting
special agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine against
a private French space agency that has the power to end the
world as we know it.
Galactus, Franceâ€™s answer to SpaceX, has just launched a
communications satellite into orbit, but the payload
actually harbors a frightening weapon: a nuclear-triggered
When the satellite is in position, Galactusâ€™s
second-in-command, Dr. Nevaeh Patel, will have the power to
lay waste to the world with an EMP. A former astronaut,
Patel believes she is following the directions of the Numen,
aliens who saved her life when she space-walked outside the
International Space Station. She is convinced that with the
Holy Grail, just discovered by the owner of
Galactusâ€”eccentric treasure hunter Jean-Pierre Broussardâ€”she
can be reunited with the Numen, change the worldâ€™s destiny,
and become immortal with them.
The countdown has begun when Special Agents Nicholas
Drummond and Michaela Caine are thrown into the pending
disaster. They must stop the EMP that would wreak havoc on
communication and electronic systems on Earth, resulting in
chaos and anarchy.
With their signature â€śnonstop action with enough realism to
keep you thinking and scare the daylights out of you at the
same timeâ€ť (Suspense Magazine), Coulter and Ellison
have created a thriller to take you on a breakneck and