Wednesday, September 27, 2017

ARC Review: Enigma by Catherine Coulter

Author: Catherine Coulter
Series: An FBI Thriller (Book 21)
Publication: Gallery Books (September 12, 2017)

Description: The highly anticipated twenty-first FBI thriller by New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter presents Agents Savich and Sherlock with two baffling mysteries. Working with Agent Cam Wittier (Insidious) and New York-based former Special Forces agent Jack Cabot, they must race against the clock to catch an international criminal and solve the enigma of the man called John Doe.

When Agent Dillon Savich saves Kara Moody from a seemingly crazy man, he doesn’t realize he will soon be facing a scientist who wants to live forever and is using “John Doe” to help him. But when the scientist, Lister Maddox, loses him, he ups the stakes and targets another to take his experiments to the next level.

It’s a race against time literally as Savich and Sherlock rush to stop him and save both present and future victims of his experiments. In the meantime, Cam Wittier and Jack Cabot must track a violent criminal through the Daniel Boone National Forest. When he escapes through a daring rescue, the agents have to find out who set his escape in motion and how it all ties into the murder of Mia Prevost, the girlfriend of the president’s Chief of Staff’s only son, Saxton Hainny. It’s international intrigue at the highest levels and they know they have to succeed or national security is compromised.

My Thoughts: This was a nicely twisty mystery that brought back favorite characters and introduced new ones too. Savich is called by a neighbor when an expectant woman named Kara's home is invaded by a man who is drugged or delirious. Savich saves her and takes both of them to the hospital where Kara delivers a baby boy and the invader is in a coma.

Meanwhile, Jack Cabot and Cam Wittier are on the track of Liam Hennessey who is a bank robber who has managed to escape from custody in disappear into the Daniel Boone National Forest with two unknowns. While they are trying to track him down, Ruth and Ollie are busy interviewing the lawyer who convinced him to take the plea deal and who was his only visitor in jail.

Sherlock and Savich are also investigating the owners of the safe deposit boxes that were emptied during the bank robbery.  When tracking down one of the owners they learn that she might be a witness in a murder case. The girl friend of the president's adviser's son was murdered and the son could be a suspect.

When Kara's son Alex is kidnapped from the hospital one day after he is born, Savich and Sherlock have a new twist to their case.

There are other plot threads too which are woven into an intriguing and suspenseful mystery. This book kept me reading because I just had to know how all the different plot threads twisted together and how they would all be resolved. Fans of the Sherlock and Savich books won't want to miss this newest episode.

Favorite Quote:
Then Cam looked past him at the tiny single-engine airplane, shocked at how small the propeller was, small enough to stir her guacamole with the blade. She was surprised to feel her stomach churn like a greasy ball. 
I received this one in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. You can buy your copy here.

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