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.
Yes, I would. I really enjoyed this book which integrated action, dialogue, intrigue, historical information, and humor. Narrators were great!
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.
They are always fantastic. Two of my favorites.
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.
I hope that this progresses into a multi-book series.
I like Catherine Coulter's books fine, but this one did not live up to her previous ones.
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.
The dialogue was so completely cheesy and unbelievable. The story was not bad, but I expected much better from Coulter.
More suspense; more in depth characters and emotion
It was okay
None I just would expand their emotions
Perhaps, but they will need less cardboard characterizations in the book.
The main villain was one dimensional and the whole gratuitous S&M side of him was a bore.
I have and they did an excellent job with a story and characters that could have been stronger.
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.
I couldn't stop listening. The wartime information was delivered in a realistic and captivating manner.
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....
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.
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.
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