THE FINAL CUT
In a spin-off from her long-running FBI series, Coulter collaborates with fellow thriller writer extraordinaire Ellison to launch a new series featuring a Scotland Yard inspector joining forces with the FBI. Coulter and Ellison do an excellent job blending their writing styles in this pulse-pounding novel and have produced an outstanding chase thriller that is riveting from beginning to end. This could be the start of a great partnership!
Scotland Yard DCI Nicholas Drummond has dual citizenship in the United States and Britain, but his family is old and very wealthy. When Nicholas hears that his colleague and ex-lover Elaine York has been murdered in New York, he catches a flight out. Elaine was in charge of Jewel of the Lion, the traveling exhibit that includes the Koh-I-Noor diamond. Nicholas’ American uncle, Bo, is in charge of the museum’s security. So when Bo calls and says the Koh-I-Noor has been stolen, Nicholas agrees to join forces with the FBI’s Savich and Sherlock to track the thief and recover the diamond, for it seems this is the work of a legendary burglar: the Fox. (PUTNAM, Sep., 400 pp., $26.95)