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Review: Nemesis (FBI Thriller #19) by Catherine Coulter

Blurb from Goodreads:
The next high-octane thriller in the FBI series featuring Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock from # 1 New York Times–bestselling author Catherine Coulter.

When Special Agent Lacey Sherlock foils a terrorist attack at JFK airport, she thinks her job is done and turns the reins over to the New York FBI. But stopping the grenade-carrying crazy was only the beginning. Another plot unfolds nearly simultaneously with a bomb at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The terrorist at JFK refuses to speak to anyone but Sherlock. She heads back with counterterrorist Special Agent Cal McLain to try to get him to talk. 

Meanwhile, Savich—with the help of Agent Griffin Hammersmith—has his hands full trying to track an elusive murderer who looks like a Hollywood Dracula. When Dracula’s attempts to kill Savich collide with Sherlock’s terrorist case, very strange things happen.

Who is really behind the bombing attack at St. Patrick’s? How does Savich’s mysterious killer fit into Sherlock’s terrorism investigation? Savich and Sherlock race against the clock, as more lives are in danger with every passing minute. 
My Review:
The FBI Thriller series has been one of my favorites for over ten years; I have anxiously awaited each new book every summer and typically devour them as fast I have them in my hands.  Book #18, Power Play, was definitely my least favorite in the series to date but I wrote it off as a fluke since the other 17 books were all 4 or 5 star reads for me.  But now I am worried -- not only has the romance completely vanished from the series but the true stars of the series -- Savich and Sherlock (read book 2, The Maze!) -- felt totally staid and boring in this book.  It was a struggle to read this one -- the thriller and mystery aspects were overtaken by completely divergent plots of terrorism and witchcraft, neither of which was executed well.  I can't give up on this series yet (almost -- I will give it one more book) but I also would say read the beginning of the series not necessarily the latest books if  you want some awesome romantic suspense!

I would recommend this to anyone that likes law enforcement thrillers, and must note that this particular book in the series had zero romance (which may be a good thing for some!).  I can't recommend the first books in the series -- truly books 1-14-- highly enough, however, if you love romantic suspense.  Nemesis was released earlier this week, and you can purchase HERE!  


  1. First time hearing about this series. I have to admit there was a point in life that I loved crime books. Now, I'm trying to get back again so I've been requesting a few books. Let's see if I can jump on that wagon again :) Great review!

  2. Bummer, Eva. It's unfortunate the series went downhill for you. I'm always looking for a new romantic suspense series to get into, so I'll definitely check out the earlier books. I'm wondering if the same two characters are featured in each book? Great honest review! :)


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