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BACKFIRE
by Catherine Coulter

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Suspense

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A vague threat kicks off the newest chapter in Coulter’s long-running Dillon Savich & Lacey Sherlock FBI thriller series. One element that keeps these novels intriguing is that while Coulter keeps Savich and Sherlock front and center, she also develops new lead protagonists for each installment. The twist and turns in this tale are numerous and clever. Another terrific outing!

Shortly after receiving an ominous note saying “For what you did, you deserve this” at D.C. headquarters, Savich and Sherlock learn of the shooting of an old friend: San Francisco Federal Judge Ramsey Hunt. As Hunt clings to life, Savich and Sherlock join forces with U.S. Marshal Eve Barbieri and FBI agent Harry Christoff to find the shooter. Does the shooting have to do with the murder trial of the Cahills? Judge Hunt suspected something was wrong as the behavior of federal prosecutor Mickey O’Rourke seemed off. Now O’Rourke has disappeared and Hunt has been shot. The clues only lead to more questions — and a killer is definitely on the hunt! (PUTNAM, Jul., 416 pp., $26.95)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: PUTNAM

Published: July 2012

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