The Lost Key

Coulter, Catherine & . Putnam. (Brit in the FBI, Bk. 2). Oct. 2014. 464p. ISBN 9780399164767. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781101618752. F
OrangeReviewStarCoulter and Ellison's second Nicholas Drummond thriller (after 2013's The Final Cut) opens with Ansonia Rothchild's desperate letter to her husband, as she tries to uphold the mission of the Highest Order: to deal the Kaiser a death blow, end World War I, and save the world. Fast-forward to the present. Coming from Scotland Yard to the FBI's New York headquarters, Drummond is reunited with agent Mike Caine as they take on a case that leads them to search for Ansonia's lost key and book of secrets. Villain Manfred Havelock is ruthless in his scheme to find the key himself and gain total power. Modern high-tech pits Drummond and Havelock in a race for the answers they both want but for different reasons.
VERDICT This engaging and suspenseful thriller will entertain readers with impossible nail-biting situations that are resolved by ingenious means. Also appealing is the camaraderie between Drummond and Caine. James Bond fans and readers who like heart-stopping action, cutting-edge science, and technology puzzles are bound to reserve this title. [See Prepub Alert, 3/10/14.]
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