Scotland Yard’s new chief inspector Nicholas Drummond is on the first flight to New York when he learns his colleague, Elaine York, the "minder" of the Crown Jewels for the "Jewel of the Lion" exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was found murdered. Then the centerpiece of the exhibit, the infamous Koh-i-Noor Diamond, is stolen from the Queen Mother’s crown. Drummond, American-born but raised in the UK, is a dark, dangerous, fast-rising star in the Yard who never backs down. And this case is no exception.
Special Agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich from Coulter’s best-selling FBI series don’t hesitate to help Drummond find the cunning international thief known as the Fox. Nonstop action and high stakes intensify as the chase gets deadly. The Fox will stop at nothing to deliver the Koh-i-Noor to the man who believes in its deadly prophecy. Nicholas Drummond, along with his partner, FBI Special Agent Mike Caine, lay it on the line to retrieve the diamond for Queen and country.
©2013 Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Avid reader for 45 years
I wasn't looking for a literary masterpiece, just a fun story to help my long commute go faster. This books was just too boring for words - I couldn't get interested in any of the characters or the plot.
Really enjoyed the plot. The male narrator partially ruined it for me. Although the female character kept comparing the male lead as "just like 007" his voice was that of a man nearly 60. Not my idea of a sexy English voice at all.
The plot was exciting with lots of twists. Every time you thought The Fox was caught, she managed to escape brilliantly.
I really enjoy Renee Raudman. Mr Andrews was a severe disappointment for this character. I am sure he would be fine in another context.
Just write to complain - my first time ever.
This would have to be THE WORST book I have ever tried to listen to. The narrators were just terrible; that phony British accent was just too much! I got nearly 1/2 way through part 1 and just couldn't force myself to go any further. What were these 2 women writers drinking when they wrote this rubbish and what were the narrators smoking; it all must have been bad stuff. Take my advice, write separately girls, you do a much, much better job. I'm afraid I won't be on the list to buy anymore of your joint efforts - no pun intended. Thank god I can get my credit back.
I really loved this book and the characters. The story line is great and obviously well researched and the characters were very well written. The book moves right along, which makes it much more exciting to listen to, and doesn't stray over into the unbelievable. All in all, a very good listen!
Yes! It moved along nicely and the plot was very well done.
I thought Ms. Raudman was a poor choice for the female narrator. Her foreign accents are poorly done and the fact that Mr. Andrews does such a wonderful job reading and differentiating all of the male characters, makes Ms. Raudmans' poor performance more disappointing. I've listened to many books that she has done in the past in which she has done a good job, but they were all books in which she only had to do American accents.
I've always loved Catherine Coulter and this collaboration makes me think that I may have been missing out and seriously need to check out J. T. Ellison's books as well.
I wish I had read more of the reviews. I finally stopped listening and felt relief.
I am a fan of many of Ms Coulter's novels, and this one was ok, but the narration was so annoying it was hard to concentrate on the story.
Get a different narrator ~ Simon Prebble, Davina Porter ~ anyone but who is doing it.
It was like watching a movie. Loved the action, the narration, & everything about it. I've already listened to it twice.
Having listened to most of Catherine Coulter's novels, I of course decided to give this one a try and found it to be a very enjoyable listen. As are her others, it was fast-paced, thrilling and not too heavy. The female lead, Mike and the British cop are headed for something more than a professional relationship, clearly and that adds some romantic drama to this audible "page-turner". I will definitely download the next books in this series as they become available.
reading the book was a lot better than listening to it. maybe it was the narrators but some stories you should just read yourself.
The characters are so superficial that you don't get much further than that: they're all good looking, martial artists, technical geniuses with generous personalities. The dialog is just as superficial. There is an intricate plot but it so over the top that it wasn't really believable. Although I listen to books on the daily commute I still felt this thing was a waste of time. I have listened to 2-3 others in this series so I wasn't expecting Hillerman but this falls below my expectation minimum. Since this appears to be the latest attempt at emulating the Patterson factory model it looks like the series is done for me.
Realistic characters. Realistic dialog. Realistic plot.
Not too bad.
Underwear models dressed in designer clothes.
Wait for this one to go on sale. If you prefer good writing this is not for you.
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