BLOWOUT

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The very intriguing premise of Coulter's book explores the politics and personalities of a court shrouded in secrecy. Married FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock are attempting a family vacation with their son when they're urgently called back to D.C.: Supreme Court Justice Stewart Califano has been brutally murdered in the supposedly impenetrable library of the high court, and Savich and Sherlock have been assigned the high-profile case.

Reporter Callie Markham insists on helping when she learns of her stepfather's murder. Callie has insider knowledge about the court and its machinations that may help in the investigation. When Danny O'Malley, one of Justice Califano's clerks, is also murdered, the focus shifts yet again. Are the murders related to an upcoming case? Are they strictly personal? As the violence escalates, the team desperately searches for a way to catch a killer who seems completely invisible.

With tons of drama, intrigue and suspense, this novel continues Coulter's unbroken string of outstanding thrillers. (Jul., 400 pp., $25.95)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith