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The End Game

(A Brit in the FBI #3)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  5,784 ratings  ·  441 reviews
From #1 New York Times–bestselling author Catherine Coulter, the explosive new addition to the remarkable thriller series featuring Nicholas Drummond and Mike Caine.

FBI agent Nicholas Drummond and his partner, Mike Caine, are deep into an investigation of COE—Celebrants of the Earth—a violent group known for widespread bombings of power grids and oil refineries across the
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published September 15th 2015 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
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The End Game, 3rd book in Catherine Coulter & J.T. Ellison’s A Brit in the FBI Series.

A small underground group known as the Celebrants of the Earth (COE) is determined to stop America from importing oil from the Middle East and has been bombing local power grids and oil refineries on a small scale without causing any deaths.

When one oil refinery in New Jersey is bombed causing multiple casualties, FBI agent Nicholas Drummond and his partner, Michaela “Mike” Caine race against time to find
It is official. I am in love with Nicholas Drummond. I don't care if he's too young for me or fictional. Once again, the narration makes the characters stand out.

Unfortunately, the plot and big bad suspense portion of the book was lackluster, mundane and depressing.

The Koohinor diamond The Final Cut, a WWI submarine holding secretsThe Lost Key, and the Ark of the Covenant and a pair of crazy twins controlling the weather The Devil's Triangle are all fun times. Domestic terrorists protesting US p
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great installment of A Brit in the FBI - this story centers around very lethal "gold coins", with references to the game of chess, in particular a very famous game (1956 The Game of the Century) between Bobby Fischer (13 years old) and Donald Byrne (26 years old). The main characters are very likeable and the bad guys are very dislikeable! Edge of your seat and action packed with stuff getting blown up, etc.

A must read for fans of espionage. 4.5 stars and 2 thumbs up.
CD {Boulder Blvd}
4.5 Stars

I really like the FBI team of Nicholas Drummond and Michaela (Mike) Caine. They make a good team, both smart, quick on their feet and with very few annoying characteristics. I'm afraid I don't like Michaela being called Mike - I didn't read the first two books and she is being called Mike before her character is well-developed as female, so the first few times I read Mike - I thought male.

Even though I didn't read the first two books in the "A Brit in the FBI" series; it read easily as
Dec 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: series, 2018, crime, fbi
Well, this one was a disappointment to me. I understand that this series is supposed to be completely over the top and that has never bothered me. The first two books had parts that made me laugh out loud. This one? None. Zip. Nada. The storyline was fine, although I missed the whole light and breezy James Bond vibe. What I disliked was when Nicholas and Michaela started having bodice-ripping-almost-sex. Ugh. This is why I don't read romance novels. And then when Mike started behaving like a chi ...more
Oct 09, 2015 rated it did not like it
The right wing politics ruined the novel for me. Will not be reading any more of the Brit in the FBI books.
Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series and ALL of the cgaracters, including the overlaps from other stories (Savich, Sherlock et al).

this story was FABULOUS & WOW, so REAL! I totally felt invested from the get-go and even dreamed about the storyline, lol.

This book is a continuation in the "Brit in the FBI" series, a colabboration of two of my all time faves: Catherine Coulter and JT Ellison. I loved the roller coaster, no exaggeration, this plot dragged us on; so intricate with fascinating characters
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Coulter and Ellison’s #3 in their A Brit in the FBI series, The End Game is a nail-biting, timely tale of terrorists, both homegrown and foreign, political intrigue and battling government alphabet agencies, with her FBI stars and some fabulous co-stars both familiar and new front and center. The settings are perfect the narrative fitting for their highly addictive storyline and complex characters. It’s a perfect marriage of both their unique and individual writing styles into an exceptional col ...more
Apr 25, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Better than the second but not as good as the first. The plot in this one was the most realistic so far, with villains straight out of real life. A little too real to be comfortable, IMO. The plot had a few things that were predictable, but not as many as the second book. Considering the overall conservative vibe I've been getting from this series so far, I was really disappointed when they did the cliche thing where the two leads "get together" by having mad sex rather than proceeding at a more ...more
May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: booksoncd, popfiction
After listening to the first couple of stories in this series, I almost gave up completely. I'm glad I stuck with it for one more book ... End Game is fabulous! The story is intriguing -- in more ways than one -- the politics of dealing with Iran and other countries in the Middle East hits very close to home.

The chemistry between Nicholas and Mike has finally heated up -- YAY! And, I loved the fact that Savich, Sherlock, and a few other familiar faces made appearances in this story.

On a side n
Oct 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The End Game

I didn't think I was going to care for this but I was wrong once again. If I think back to the last Brit in the FBI book in this series I know I liked it but I could have taken it or left it, it didn't matter either way but after reading this book I will be sticking with this series. I enjoyed how the authors are finally getting the main characters together instead of dragging their relationship on and on. It makes the series more interesting even though I'm not a romance reader.
Maria Z
Mar 04, 2016 rated it did not like it
In a nutshell this book is stereotypes multiplied by 100000.
I would like to ask the author what she means by "Islamic Terrorism" because I swear I didn't know terrorism had a religion. That's like calling gays white gays because somehow most gays are white?
The reason for one star is because the book was written to fuel stereotype and hatred for Middle East specifically Muslims overlooking the fact that most accomplices in Terror plots in the book were WHITE.
Linda Munro
Sep 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love Catherine Coulter’s FBI series; the Brit in the FBI series is good, but they definitely lack something in places throughout the book. I know there are two authors, and much of the series is a collaboration; it seems though that parts of each of these books must be written by J. T. Ellison without collaboration and they lack something? I have simply been unable to address what that something is. However, on the whole these books are awesome and for those not accustomed to Coulter’s FBI ser ...more
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
FBI Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela (Mike) Caine are investigating a group that has been bombing refineries in an attempt to get America to stop getting their oil from countries that back terrorists when the stakes are upped and the bombings are bigger and now in the US.

The mystery contains plenty of action, high level politics—both foreign and domestic—tension, a little humor, sexual tension and some time spent with Savich and Sherlock as well as the CIA. The story is told from mu
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Story & Narration 4.5

James Bond factor 8.5

Improbable, impossible... absolutely it's James Bond working with the FBI. Without the so 60's sexism.

Smart, polished, brilliant, former British spy Nicholas, joins the FBI (book 1) and is partnered with equally smart and edgy Mackalya (Mike). These two have so much chemistry it leaps off the pages, but it's a slow to burn on the romance side. Mostly flirty in books 1,2 and most of book 3 until it wasn't.

The crime is worthy of any thriller, read th
Robin Loves Reading
The End Game is the third book in The Brit in the FBI series by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison. In this exciting entry in the series, there is a small underground group called Celebrants of Earth, known as the COE, whose primary goal is to stop America from importing oil from the Middle East. They make themselves known by bombing power grids in the U.S.

FBI Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela "Mike" Caine are charged with finding those responsible in not only the deaths of many, but
Mar 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Well, this one was filled with lots of action, most of it coming down to the last minutes/seconds with Nicholas and Mike swooping in to save the day. It was funny how everyone seemed to know about Nicholas and Mike and when the crap hit the fan called them in.

I loved how during the course of things Nicholas and Mike won over some powerful allies, ones who managed to change the course of their professional lives. I can't wait to see what they make of this new start, that and how they deal with t
Nov 05, 2015 rated it liked it
So far my least favorite. Did not like the story line and they are making Drummond almost super human. Did like how they will continue the story though. Always enjoy when Savitch and Sherlock show up, I do prefer straight Catherine Coulter! I really enjoyed the ending and only wish it was real!!! That is all I have to say. Just that I hope the next one is better.
Cardyn Brooks
[The following comments are made with my best effort to think of this Catherine Coulter as separate from the C.C. who wrote Backfire and earlier titles all the way back to The Autumn Countess.]

The End Game is a fun read. There's still a flatness to the characterizations and dialogue, and the vocabularies for the 20- and 30-somethings don't ring true to the 21st century. The multiple James Bond references have returned, too. Readers get it: sophisticated British government spy = 007. No need to
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cop-mystery
great story, suspense and a little romance
May 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I have really enjoyed this series. The first two books were amazing. This one, while it was pretty good, was not. (I read it on my kindle app, so that may have a little to do with my let-down, not realizing just how far into the book I actually had read.) I felt this book had too many climactic moments, too many....we-are-here-to-save-the-day-just-in-the-nick-of-time moments. It was a whirlwind of calamaties and saves, so when I arrived at the end of the book, I was left feeling like, "What? Tha ...more
Paula Legate
Catherine Coulter is one of my favorite authors. I have not read a book by her that I didn't like. In this book I loved the suspense, and the action. FBI agent Nicholas Drummond, and his partner, Mike Caine make a great team. I loved the chemistry that also sizzled between the two and spiced up the story. They are chasing after Damari, and Mathew. Mathew set a bomb that blew up Bayway Refinery. His thoughts were the U.S. was at war with radical Islam. If we continued to import their freaking oil ...more
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Skip it

I loved her savage FBI series. Idk what happened here. Seems she got confused & decided to make this a poorly written romance novel
The female characters were sickening
The dialogue was pathetic
Ex. vice president. They `hate our guts'
fBI agent one. ' his very best friend' ' it scared me to my toes'
FBI agent 2. Follows around after male agent pulling at his sleeve hand on his sleeve then stops in discussion of world destruction to make out & ' grind against his hardness'. In the hos
Pamela J Snyder
Jul 04, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

I haven't read anything this bad since I discovered I could read library books on my Kindle. It was like Calvin from Calvin & Hobbs got together with a teenage girl to write a book. I'm surprised the character Nicholas didn't have a bid red S on his chest and wear a cape. The characters were not believable. The plot was not credible and the dialogue wasn't like anything I've ever heard from adults. I'm surprised it came from Catherine Coulter. I haven't read anything from her in a decad
I liked this third book in the Brit in the FBI series -- quite a lot, actually.

There were moments when I resonated with the expression, "edge of my seat" reading. Multiple points where the suspense mounts, is resolved or location changes, and off it goes again.

I liked the stories created so far, and I like the recurrent characters.

One other positive is that this has been told with almost no explicit cursing, quite a feat!

Eric Wright
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was ok
A very disappointing book, purchased in an attempt to read something entertaining. Coulter has filled the chapters I've read with "telling what is happening" instead of "showing what is happening". Not only that but there are an unusual number of mistakes that should have been caught by the editor. Is this what publishing will become? Endless books by authors with best seller status but without careful editing? I dumped it at page 54.
Jun 23, 2016 rated it liked it
I finished it (automatic 3rd star), but it was a struggle. This FBI agent pair is Jack Bauer, double - they're hackers and crime fighters and martial arts experts and of course sexy and hot for each other. Maybe Coulter wrote it to be easily transferable to a screenplay but it was not good fiction. Very black and white, good guys vs. bad guys, crazy vs. sane, terrorist vs. cops, simplistic. Popcorn for your beach day.
Another good installment in this series. Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison write well together. The characters of Michaela and Nicholas are becoming more and more familiar and their relationship is starting to flow well. The mystery is helped along by the addition of 2 of Coulter's characters from her long-running FBI series, Savich and Sherlock. All together an enjoyable read.
Donna Barrett
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Extraordinary! Talk about taking a cause and twisting it to one's benefit. COE was delusional. The under cover agent had to basically break the law to infiltrate the group. legal versus illegal throughout. Bad guys were viscous, no boundaries. Scary within itself. Excellent plot, storyline. A page turner. Anxiously awaiting the next release.
Oct 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Meh, I'd give it 3.5 stars, actually. It was another good book in the series and I enjoy the characters. I feel it's just somewhat predictable and trite, but still entertaining. If you've read the first two in the FBI Brit series, read this one, if not, skip.
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