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The Lost Key: A Brit in the FBI, Book 2 | [Catherine Coulter, J. T. Ellison]

The Lost Key: A Brit in the FBI, Book 2

Freshly minted FBI agent Nicholas Drummond is barely out of 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.
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Publisher's Summary

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 of 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 that buying and selling rare books was Pearce’s cover, and that he had devoted his life to discovering the whereabouts of a missing World War I U-boat concealing a stash of gold bullion, and an unexpected surprise that only raises more questions. 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 the 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 of 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.

©2014 Catherine Coulter (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Karen Corona, CA, United States 10-13-14
    Karen Corona, CA, United States 10-13-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Brit in the FBI #2 makes you look forward to #3!!!"
    Would you listen to The Lost Key again? Why?

    Yes, I would. I really enjoyed this book which integrated action, dialogue, intrigue, historical information, and humor. Narrators were great!


    What other book might you compare The Lost Key to and why?

    Book 1 flowed directly into Book 2 with more than just storyline. It continued with the same humor and drama. I enjoy the books of Catherine Coulter and find similarities with those of David Baldacci. There's substance to their entertaining and thoughtful books.


    What about Renee Raudman and MacLeod Andrews ’s performance did you like?

    They are always fantastic. Two of my favorites.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I definitely chuckled several times. The wit and humor were integrated into the story very well and performed by the narrators expertly. You could actually hear the interchanges among the characters as if you were there.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope that this progresses into a multi-book series.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Clinton, MO, United States 04-13-15
    Cynthia Clinton, MO, United States 04-13-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Stilted, cliche dialogue."
    Would you be willing to try another book from Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison ? Why or why not?

    I like Catherine Coulter's books fine, but this one did not live up to her previous ones.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Renee Raudman and MacLeod Andrews ?

    Andrews was great, but the female was ANNOYING. I spent the first two hours trying to figure out if you had a real lisp or it was affectation.


    Any additional comments?

    The dialogue was so completely cheesy and unbelievable. The story was not bad, but I expected much better from Coulter.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sylvia 10-20-14
    Sylvia 10-20-14 Member Since 2004
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    "Boring"
    What would have made The Lost Key better?

    More suspense; more in depth characters and emotion


    What could Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Less dry


    How could the performance have been better?

    It was okay


    What character would you cut from The Lost Key?

    None I just would expand their emotions


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas Narberth, PA, United States 10-09-14
    Douglas Narberth, PA, United States 10-09-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Gratuitous S&M, really?"
    Would you try another book from Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison and/or Renee Raudman and MacLeod Andrews ?

    Perhaps, but they will need less cardboard characterizations in the book.


    What was most disappointing about Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison ’s story?

    The main villain was one dimensional and the whole gratuitous S&M side of him was a bore.


    Have you listened to any of Renee Raudman and MacLeod Andrews ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have and they did an excellent job with a story and characters that could have been stronger.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    This book had a lot of potential that never really developed. The characters are interesting but were portrayed as stereotypes which wasn't necessary. The story was interesting but because the characters were so predictable the story became rather predictable and uninteresting.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Renetta Neal-Thomas 07-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great"

    Can't wait to listen to the next one. I'm going to look for it right now.

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    Carol L Feathers 07-10-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A lovely mystery, well written and worth reading."

    I couldn't stop listening. The wartime information was delivered in a realistic and captivating manner.

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    Martha 06-27-15
    Martha 06-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "good follow book"

    nice storyline and a good develop on characters and their stories,getting to know who they ere

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    Amazon Customer 06-27-15 Member Since 2009
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    "world order a conspiracy followers dream"

    good 2nd book. made me angry at a few points wondering why the main characters did what they did but it all worked out for them....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ftmgal 06-23-15
    ftmgal 06-23-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Good Adventure, Solid Writing and Narration"

    This is very much an adventure, worthy of one of the Clive Cussler series. It is not a mystery. There are some very gory and graphic scenes, more so than Cussler.

    Story is relatively believable. Bends, but does break, your credibility. Not much romance which is perhaps the appreciated influence of Ellison.

    I would certainly read more but won't rush into it.

    Female narrator was fine. Male voice was fine too. It is my personal preference to not bother with the second voice. He didn't have a big role and I'd find it jarring to occasionally hear the male voice. Obviously not the fault of the narrators.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Odessa M. Coultas Alvarado,TX USA 06-05-15
    Odessa M. Coultas Alvarado,TX USA 06-05-15 Member Since 2004
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    "Cross between truth and fiction"

    A well read book that weaves science with fiction fairly well. It is not quite believable and is a bit cumbersome in format. Not one of his best.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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