Catherine Coulter has been a bestselling author for a long time now. Among her many gifts are the couple that readers know and love who work in the FBI—Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich. Since the first moment this couple was placed on paper, they have become the power couple when it comes to solving crimes.
With this newest offering, Coulter begins with a shooting. A San Francisco Judge, Ramsey Hunt (A.K.A. Judge Dredd), who is a friend of the FBI power couple, is standing outside his home overlooking the Bay when he is shot. Thankfully, he turned when his wife called out to him and the bullet didn’t quite meet its intended mark. The Judge is still alive. At almost the same moment in Washington, D.C., an anonymous note is delivered to Savich’s office that reads: FOR WHAT YOU DID YOU DESERVE THIS. And the chase is on
Ramsey Hunt was about to preside over the murder trial of Clive and Cindy Cahill. The pair allegedly murdered Mark Lindy—a man who was working on a top-secret project for the government. The prosecutor, Mickey O’Rourke, became very confused and seemed to have unanswered questions and concerns about taking the pair to court. When Judge Hunt realized something was wrong, he postponed the trial, calling for a meeting with the prosecutor who mysteriously disappeared
Savich and Sherlock are asked to come help unravel this mess, and as they wing their way to the West Coast, they try desperately to figure out why anyone would want to kill the Judge, seeing he’s the most impartial person at the trial. And every time they discover an answer…more odd questions pop up out of nowhere. They must do everything within their power to beat a determined killer with an incredible plan. Add in a new ‘romantic’ entanglement between a super-tough cop and a slightly egotistical agent, and you have the perfect recipe for yet another thrilling Coulter read.
This is the sixteenth installment revolving around the amazing lives of Savich and Sherlock and, quite frankly, Coulter just keeps getting better and better!
Until Next Time, Everybody!
(First Reviewed by Amy Lignor for Suspense Magazine)