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Deadlock, August 2020
FBI Thriller #24
by Catherine Coulter

Gallery Books
512 pages
ISBN: 1501193694
EAN: 9781501193699
Kindle: B07Z43N1F6
Hardcover / e-Book
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"A big mistake - the killer goes after his family."

Fresh Fiction Review

Catherine Coulter

Reviewed by Annetta Sweetko
Posted June 23, 2020

Thriller Police Procedural | Romance Suspense

If you are expecting an action-filled, dangerously twisted storyline when reading a Catherine Coulter book, then DEADLOCK will fulfill all your expectations. It is really awesome to read a book and have no idea what to expect next and with Ms. Coulter's Savich and Sherlock that is what you get.

The book begins with a medium trying to tell a young woman that her deceased grandfather has a message about where the "Big Take" can be found. Not buying it, the woman leaves and just barely. With the help of F.B.I. agent Dillon Savich, she escapes an attempted kidnapping.

The main storyline involves three boxes with jigsaw puzzle pieces sent personally to Savich. Fellow agent Pippa Cinelli recognizes the puzzle as her hometown of St. Lumis, Maryland - minus a few macabre additions to the idyllic scene. She goes undercover to try to find out why those puzzles were being sent to Savich. It seems someone wants Savich to suffer and it all has something to do with someone in St. Lumis, but the question is - why and who? Readers are treated to a strange little town, with its secrets and dramas. Her cover is blown but, with the help of the local Chief of Police and former Philadelphia detective, Matthew Wilde, continue to get to the truth.

DEADLOCK will have you completely glued to the pages as the story lines are intertwined expertly, flowing smoothly from one to the next. The medium storyline features a younger woman, married to an older man, who is caught up in the past by someone who wanted the answers and is willing to take desperate steps. Rebekah Manvers learns a few very tough truths, that more than answers the questions she has always had and leads her to take steps for herself. Coming into this is agent Griffin Hammersmith, who adds a few jealous and funny moments as her bodyguard, and Rebekah's friend and partner Kit Jarrett, who also lightens the mood with her bubbly personality.

There is some romance especially with our main agents showing their happily married side, and some things hinted at. As with most of Ms. Coulter's books, it is the action and mystery that are the key elements. The characters are very realistic with a variety of personalities, quirks and mystery. There are also a number of suspects and those you don't suspect at all - and maybe should.

If you love the F.B.I. series you will find DEADLOCK to be an fabulous addition to the series, with it's humor, action, drama, touches of romance, mayhem and fascinating characters - not to mention the amazing twists and surprises.

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This exhilarating FBI thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter finds Savich and Sherlock confronting two baffling mysteries.

A young wife is forced to confront a decades-old deadly secret when a medium connects her to her dead grandfather.

A vicious psychopath wants ultimate revenge against Savich, but first, she wants to destroy what he loves most—his family.

A series of three red boxes are delivered personally to Savich at the Hoover Building, each one containing puzzle pieces of a town only FBI agent Pippa Cinelli recognizes. Savich sends in Cinelli to investigate undercover but someone knows who she is.

Savich and Sherlock are up to their eyebrows in danger, but can they figure out the red box puzzle and the young wife’s secret before it’s too late?

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