What could FOR WHAT YOU DID TO DESERVE
THIS possibly mean? Special Agent Dillon Savich ponders the
hand-delivered note he receives at the Criminal
Apprehension Unit (CAU) in Washington, D.C., and puzzles
over who could have sent it to him and its meaning.
Before he can take action on it, the note is quickly
dropped from mind as he hears about the near fatal shooting
of Federal Judge Ramsey Hunt at his home in San Francisco.
Not only is this crime serious, Ramsey is also a long-time
family friend of Dillon but also of his wife, Special Agent
Sherlock. They immediate head to the west coast to help
with the investigation, along with their precocious and
charming five year old son, Sean.
Ramsey is a popular and well-liked judge and the members of
the FBI, US Federal Marshalls and San Francisco police
quickly form a tight knit group to work together to protect
the Judge from further attacks against him or his family
while leading a parallel investigation into why the
prosecutor in the recently dismissed case against the
Cahills has gone missing.
As Dillon recognizes the skills that the very pert and
pretty Deputy Marshall Eve Barbieri brings to the
investigation, she is partnered with FBI Special Agent
Harry Christoff. After the initial sparks and snarky
comments, they unexpectedly and quickly form a highly
effective working relationship. But, the more they find
out about the crimes and the suspect; the more they also
find out each other. Both had long standing vows against
commitment: would they be inclined to break them? Who is
willing to be rebuffed if they try to cross that barrier?
Meanwhile, they relentlessly follow up on small
accidentally dropped clues and concerns of international
espionage are raised. Are they tracking a woman dressed as
a man or not? As more murders and mayhem happen, can they
solve the case before those they seek to protect become
victims? Who will be hit next?
Bestselling author Catherine Coulter has written a
considerable number of FBI thrillers and her fans are sure
to be happy with BACKFIRE, her latest suspense thriller as
a number of previous characters also make their appearances
here along with new ones. With its fast paced non-stop
action, tight chapters, and realistic and well-crafted
characters and settings, it also works well as a stand-
alone mystery and is sure to gain Coulter many new fans. I
particularly enjoyed the quick and quirky dialogue between
the characters and especially enjoyed the rapier wit in the
budding romance between Eve and Harry. Hopefully, we will
hear more about them in an upcoming book. Meanwhile,
has thrilling quick page-turning action for you to enjoy!
Don't miss it!
San Francisco Judge Ramsey Hunt, longtime friend to FBI
agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich, is presiding over
the trial of Clive and Cindy Cahill â€“ accused in a string
of murders â€“ when the proceedings take a radical turn.
Federal prosecutor Mickey O'Rourke, known for his
relentless style, becomes suddenly tentative in his
opening statement, leading Hunt to suspect heâ€™s been
threatened â€“ suspicions that are all but confirmed when
Hunt is shot in the back.
Savich and Sherlock receive news of the attack as an
ominous note is delivered to Savich at the Hoover
Building: YOU DESERVE THIS FOR WHAT YOU DID. Security
tapes fail to reveal who delivered the tapes. Who is
behind the shooting of Judge Ramsey Hunt? Who sent the
note to Savich? And what does it all mean? Savich and
Sherlock race to San Francisco to find outâ€¦watching their
backs all the while.