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The Lost Key Audiobook

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.

    2 of 2 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.

    6 of 8 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 5 people found this review helpful
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    Christine Sharbrough 02-01-16
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    "too long to be engaged in"

    struggled to finish. Weird speech impediment by reader who played Agent Kane. Book was.too vague and drawn out.

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    Carol United States 01-18-16
    Carol United States 01-18-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A Good Read"

    Typical Coulter : intriguing, fast-paced, improbable escapes from sure death, engaging characters, heinous characters and a complex plot. A fun read.

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    Barbara N. 01-11-16
    Barbara N. 01-11-16

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    "Lived the British in the FBI"

    The best series yet. Fast to get you involved. Keeps you interested. Modernn storylline, intrique, James Bond mode, great book. can't wait for the next one when it us combined wit Savage abd Sherlock.

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    TX Quilter 01-02-16
    TX Quilter 01-02-16
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    "A good read"
    If you could sum up The Lost Key in three words, what would they be?

    Not as spellbinding as Coulter's primary FBI series, but this is a good read on a cold winter day.


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

    I enjoy having a male and female voice. It makes it easier to keep track of which character is speaking.


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    T. Lange Brea, CA, US 12-16-15
    T. Lange Brea, CA, US 12-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Story & Terrific Narration"

    You will love it. Story is very well told and exiting. Narration was excellent and great acting

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    Irena D. 12-13-15
    Irena D. 12-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Terrible"

    The story doesn't make much sense, it is scientifically speaking implausible (I'm a scientist), and the narrators are awful. Narration more than anything kills it for me - these are supposed to be cool young agents, and the narrators make them sound anything but.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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