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Enigma

(FBI Thriller #21)

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From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter comes the heart-stopping twenty-first installment in the electrifying FBI Thriller series.

After Agent Dillon Savich stops a crazy man from harming a pregnant woman, the man unexpectedly falls into a coma. Doctors discover a drug in his blood they can't identify, and his only identification is a yellow wristband marke
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Hardcover, 481 pages
Published September 12th 2017 by Gallery Books
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Margaret Pagnotta As I recall, Sherlock and Savich don't show up til the second book in the series. The first two books are far more steamy than the rest, like maybe so…moreAs I recall, Sherlock and Savich don't show up til the second book in the series. The first two books are far more steamy than the rest, like maybe somebody told her that these are not in the Romance genre and she should tone it down. Or maybe she realized that the plots were good enough to hold their own...
Nobody beats Connelly in my opinion, but these are well crafted stories with interesting, if somewhat predictable characters. She's very good at winding two story lines together. I haven't read much by the other two authors you mentioned, just two books by Crais, and these are probably as well written as those.(less)

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AnisaAnne
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
When FBI detective Dillon Savich saves Kara Moody from a hostage taker, little does he know he will be in a race against time to figure out the Enigma.

Kara is in labor after the kidnapping. She remembers the words of her captor "I can't let them take me...take you! It's evil, a monstrous evil." She gives birth, and a few hours later her son Alex is missing. Detective Savich and Sherlock are not only on duty to find a kidnapper but to unravel a twisted plot of a mad scientist obsessed with findin
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Anita
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

Ain't no use wishing for something that's already gone. That's a country song, right? Well is fits here too, folks. The romance is gone and I'm not going to lament it in future reviews, but I will say, I will always miss it. Now, let's review what we have and not what we don't. We have a superb mystery, actually two mysteries. They both keep you guessing as to who and why well
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G.H. Eckel
Oct 25, 2017 rated it liked it
An FBI superstar saves a pregnant woman from a madman who claims to be saving her. And an Irish thug is freed from jail by a powerful figure to fulfill a very secret mission. These two story lines alternate throughout the entire novel without much connection until the very end.



Well, I'm clearly out of sync with most of the other people who've enjoyed this novel. The novel starts with a bang as an FBI superstar, Savage, saves a pregnant woman from a man claiming to be an enigma. He goes into a c
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Maureen Carden
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enigma: “a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand.” Well, I can see that definition as a fitting title for this book. Maybe not for the reason envisioned my Ms Coulter. But I will get to that.
Two story-lines: FBI Special Agents and married couple Savitch and Sherlock investigating the tie between a comatose man and a pregnant woman and Special Agents Cam Whittier and Jack Cabot going after a dangerous escaped prisoner who has ties to the Russian mob and the Russ
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Monnie
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fully a score of books in this series has preceded this one, and despite my good intentions - they've been on my want-to-read list for quite some time - up to this point I've read nary a single one. Big mistake, but one I certainly won't make again. Ms. Coulter earned a spot on my list of favorite authors with The Devil's Triangle, her "A Brit in the FBI" series, and this one ensures that she won't be moving off anytime soon. Or, to put it another way, wow!

That the characters weren't familiar to
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Dianne
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Baffling crimes don’t take a holiday and the FBI team of Savage and Sherlock are knee deep in a mystery that will impact the world while Cam Wittier and Jack Cabot are hot on the trail of an escaped prisoner with a penchant for leaving no loose ends who may have ties to the murder of a top government official’s daughter. Welcome to ENIGMA from Catherine Coulter, so settle in and prepare for edge of your seat action in a race against time, crime, murder and twisted science.

One young woman, drugge
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Mandy White
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
This is the 21st book in the series but the first I have read. It can be read without reading the others. I have heard alot about this author as she writes with a favourite of mine JT Ellison. This was a great story, fast and exciting with alot going on. Thanks to Gallery Books via Netgalley for a copy of this book to read and review
Adrienne
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cia-fbi-thriller
Superb. A wonderful read. Once again Catherine Coulter writes a superb FBI thriller. This time focusing on 2 main plots. The reader, me, waits to find out how they link.
Unputdownable
Tim
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
This story of expanding one's life cycle at the trial and expense of others demonstrates the depths of inhumanity some possess. 5 of 10 stars
Kat
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thank you so much to NetGalley and Gallery Books for allowing me to read and review this thrilling new novel by Catherine Coulter. Wow, this was a wild ride from start to finish! Not only is ENIGMA well-paced and all but impossible to put down, but Coulter writes a really smart, tight plot that keeps you hanging on every detail to see how they all knit together. Just brilliant!

Agents Savich and Sherlock become involved with their next complicated case after Savich interrupts what he believes to
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Marialyce
Aug 19, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley
Good story that blended science, a somewhat mad scientist, a kidnapped baby, assorted wanton killers, and the FBI. This happens to be the twenty-first book in the series so as I have not read any of the others, I felt like I came late to the party.

While it was certainly a quick read and had all the components of a thriller, I felt it also had some drawbacks. For some reason it left me feeling a bit let down although I did enjoy the characters of Sherlock and Savich and in a second storyline, Jac
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Carvanz
It’s been a long while since I’ve read a thriller that didn’t have an ounce of romance in it. Well, technically, this does have just a tad bit of romance, but it’s a story of special agents that are working on two different cases. It is fast paced, well written, deeply intelligent without bogging the reader down with complicated details and extremely entertaining and engaging. Once I started it was hard to stop for things like work and sleep. I couldn’t read it fast enough. I enjoyed every word ...more
Janet Robel
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Coulter is one amazing writer! The entire time I was left guessing. She has a way of building up the suspense and crafting one helluva story. I haven't followed the series consistently but this is good as a standalone. Kara Moody is one of the characters at the focal point of this one, and the race is on to find her baby. I thought this was a page-turner and couldn't wait to get to the end.
Sarah B
What can I say but I enjoyed this story. The thing that shocked me the most was the contents of the metal box that was stolen from the bank vault! I certainly never expected that! Nor did I think that certain characters would be shady and they ended up that way. I guess I was just enjoying the story so I wasn't really thinking about if a particular person was honest or dishonest. There was lots of action, running about, fights and gunfire, etc.

I enjoyed both plots that were running through the
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Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
Def a favorite series for me...love these characters!!! I wasn't fully thrilled with the resolution/ending...to be continued?? FYI feel like something is missing or was way too rushed and smushed together ... it's still a really good read and always a ball being back in the FBI with Sherlock and Savich and their crew!! :))
Lisa
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enigma is an intriguing fusion of characters and events that blend into a riveting novel.

SUMMARY
ENIGMA is the twenty-first FBI Thriller novel written by CATHERINE COULTER. Married Agents Savich and Sherlock work tirelessly to solve two perplexing mysteries in the Washington D.C. area. One involves a seemingly crazy man who calls himself an enigma, who came barreling into a woman’s house and holds her at gunpoint.

Agent Dillion Savich saves the pregnant woman, Kara Moody from the unkempt dirty ma
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Jacqui
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In Catherine Coulter's 21st in the FBI Thriller series, Enigma (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster 2017) FBI Agents and husband-and-wife Savitch and Sherlock find themselves trying to unravel a mysterious attack on a pregnant woman by a man who seems demented, claiming he is an 'enigma'. When the woman goes into labor right after the attack is thwarted and delivers her baby, the infant is immediately kidnapped and the man who attacked her ends up in a coma and barely escapes being killed in his hosp ...more
Madison Warner Fairbanks
Enigma by Catherine Coulter

FBI thriller with recurring characters Savich and Sherlock from this long running series. This is the 21st book and while it can stand alone a mystery, having some familiarity with the series will make it a better and richer storyline.

Since it is a series, there is a lot of name dropping in the first 50 pages as the story gets set up for the FBI team to go after the escapee. Keeping track of them all can be a bit difficult.
Chapters alternate between characters and sit
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Carol
Oct 03, 2017 rated it liked it
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Kathi Defranc
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Two long time characters of the FBI, Sherlock and Savich, team up again in a very complicated case as we see a 'crazy' man breaking into the home of a pregnant woman, yelling they need to leave to be safe from these people, at the same time a murderer and robber escapes in a flurry of tricks. These two cases seem separate but soon intertwine as more about each becomes known. This is book 21 in the authors' series and the stories continue to entertain and interest all adventure/thriller readers. ...more
Lisa
The book is a mishmash of too many very boring and unbelievable characters orbiting around the saintly and infallible Savich and Sherlock. The two mysteries were interesting enough in premise, but they’re both very boringly told and having to split the page count between them means you never really get invested in either one. Almost no one involved behaves in a believable manner and the dialogue is cringe-inducingly awful

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Diane
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another great installment of Savich and Sherlock - lots of suspense and action! Two separate stories very well written. The first story is about "Big Pharma" - a very dangerous business, especially if left uncontrolled or monitored. A pregnant woman is in danger from a crazy man, she goes into labour, then her baby is stolen from the hospital - is everything connected? The second is a brazen, planned escape of a vicious prisoner. Who exactly is actually behind this escape?

From the blurb: After A
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
I was very happy to see the cases in this book were solved with normal FBI and computer problem solving. I did not enjoy the last book I read in this series that had a huge paranormal aspect. Once again there are two different cases being solved at the same time. They do not intertwine as far as the cases go, but Sherlock and Savich are involved in both.

When FBI agent Dillon Savich saves Kara Moody from a hostage taker, he doesn't realize that he will be involved in her life in a few more days.
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Cameron Wiggins
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
First, I would like to express my thanks to Gallery Books, NetGalley and the author who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
Wow. What an interesting book Catherine Coulter has written in her 21st FBI thriller, Enigma. I thoroughly enjoyed this book in which Coulter took the reader deeper in thought and depth than usual. There were two storylines going on to create one plot and a great story with ethical questions leading to an exciting ending. Some are aware that I
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Linda Munro
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What is an enigma? It is a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand; it is a mystery!

Whether a novel concerns a police office, a detective or an FBI agent solving a crime; the fact is, they are solving a mystery and in this book, there are two mysteries, occurring simultaneously. The first involves the escape of an international criminal being transported to a federal prison. The second is the identity of a man who breaks into the home of a single pregnant woman,
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Maxine
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enigma is the twenty-first thriller by Catherine Coulter featuring Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock but, admittedly, the first I have read. The novel is divided between two plots. In the first, she raises interesting ethical questions about human medical testing. A seemingly insane young man holds a pregnant woman, Kara Moody, hostage claiming he is there to protect her from some unspecified danger. When Savich arrives, he assesses the man’s erratic behaviour as a threat to the woman and, fearin ...more
Matt
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another entertaining walk-the-dog audiobook. This one kept me interested from beginning to end. It was nice hearing the narration from several different voices. Well plotted, suspenseful with realistic characters. I totally enjoyed this one and was sorry to have it end.
wally
finished yesterday the 11th of october 2019 good read three stars i liked it i liked it a bit more than the first i read from coulter-catherine...said in that review i had trouble "getting into it" as we say in sewing circles. this one had an interesting story-line the characters seemed a tad more interesting...don't recall the characters in the other one i read, at all and the leaves are changing and falling now crazy summer like most and that's the way it goes has done for years now. kindle li ...more
Judy
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once again Catherine Coulter delivers for all her FBI Thriller readers. Both those that have read every book, to the newbies that start with this book. The principal characters in this storyline are FBI Agents Savich and his wife Agent Sherlock. Savich and Sherlock work with Agent Cam Wittier and former Special Forces agent Jack Cabot.

The book takes on two storylines that inevitably intertwine to become one. A crazed man that appears to a strange woman to declare he wants to protect her. He col
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Barbara Rogers
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: iblog, mystery
Be prepared for drama and action as the FBI’s CAU division deals with a medical megalomaniac and a mastermind killer who shows no mercy. The twenty-first book in the series is just as strong, thrilling, suspenseful and intriguing as the first twenty. These villains aren’t quite as twisted as some of them have been, but they still provide you with a shiver down the spine. Coulter chose not to use Savich’s ‘special’ gift in this book and I wonder if she’s decided to move away from that angle.

I lov
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