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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Review: Enigma (FBI Thriller #21) by Catherine Coulter



Blurb from Goodreads:
After Savich stops a crazy man from harming a pregnant woman, the man unexpectedly falls into a coma. Doctors discover a drug in his blood they can’t identify, and his only identification is a yellow wrist band marked E 2. Did this John Doe escape from a mental hospital? And why was he at the pregnant woman’s house? When her newborn baby is kidnapped from the hospital Savich realizes there’s a connection between the kidnapping and the unconscious John Doe. DNA tests uncover a startling fact: his cells are unlike any other—he’s an Enigma.

Savich and Sherlock and an FBI team of experts must find the kidnapped baby, uncover the link, and find out what bizarre drug was used on John Doe and, most important, why.

Meanwhile, Liam Hennessey, aka Manta Ray, a convicted bank robber, escapes from the Federal Marshals on his transport to a federal penitentiary. He and his “handlers” are seen going into the Daniel Boone National Forest. Savich sends Agents Cam Wittier and Jack Cabot after them.

Why break out this violent criminal? Or did the safe deposit box he stole and hid before he was captured contain something critically dangerous to someone? Wittier and Cabot are in hot pursuit. What they discover turns the case sideways.

Coulter's latest dual-plot thriller will keep you guessing as Savich, Sherlock, Abbott, and Wittier uncover surprise after surprise in this race against the clock until the shocking conclusions.
My Review:
 
Twenty one books into this series and you have to feel like it would be staid and predictable. And to a certain extent, it is, but I still enjoyed this one and its twists and turns.  I wasn't as surprised by the climax of it or the ending but it was a solid thriller.  What I don't love about the turn that this series has taken is that the romance has dropped out from it. This used to be one of my favorite romantic suspense series but now I would just call it a thriller series because there is truly zero romance. I am sure this is by design but I long for the earlier books and the romance along with the thrill.
Enigma comes out next week on September 12, 2017, and you can purchase HERE. This made up for a few of the last books in this series that I haven't loved but still isn't comparable for the first 15 or so books in this series that I couldn't put down.  You can read my review of book #20 in this series HERE.
"You really do look like a vampire in the moonlight," Cam said. "I could suggest using a tanning bed occasionally, might help keep people form trying to stake you."

1 comment:

  1. Glad you were still able to enjoy this despite the fact that it was predictable. Wonderful review!

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