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The Devil's Triangle by Catherine Coulter
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Mar 18, 2017

really liked it
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THE DEVIL'S TRIANGLE by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison, the fourth book in the BRIT IN THE FBI THRILLER series, is an action-packed story full of heartless villains, bright and creative FBI agents, and a master thief who is trying to save Washington, DC from a manmade weather catastrophe. The story begins in early 16th century France as Leonardo Da Vinci lies dying. His protege/lover is helping Da Vinci arrange folios of his artwork. Da Vinci demands that the folio with the lightening bolt be destroyed, as it could lead to the destruction of mankind.

The story continues in present day Venice. Master thief Kitsune (aka the Fox) delivers what's believed to be the original staff of Moses to clients who are paying her ten million euros to steal it from the Topkapi Palace Museum in Turkey. As she waits to hand over the staff, she overhears voices in another room talking about the creation of a sand tsunami that would damage Beijing. The buyers order Kitsune killed, but she escapes and then sees a TV report about a deadly sandstorm bearing down on Beijing. When she gets back to her home in Capri, she discovers her husband has been kidnapped. She calls FBI Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine to ask for their help and tells them about the strange conversation she overheard. Thus begins Nicholas' and Mike's race to find Kitsune's husband and prevent future manmade catastrophic weather around the world.

Pros: 1. It's an energy-filled, engaging page-turner that never seems to lag, thanks to carefully chosen words to convey a deep sense of urgency throughout the book. 2. The villains are fully drawn and portrayed as brilliant but deeply disturbed. They only care for each other and for ultimate world power. 3. The narrative is fresh and not repetitive, and conversations are believable. 4. The descriptions of settings are fairly vivid and not overly done.

Cons: The main characters, Nicholas and Mike, are not very well developed. Maybe they've been better described in earlier books, but that doesn't help a reader new to the series, as I am. I had to gather the little info regarding their relationship, work roles, and personalities from bits and pieces scattered throughout the book.

Overall: THE DEVIL'S TRIANGLE is an engrossing page-turner that would appeal to suspense and thriller lovers everywhere.

If You Like This, You Might Like: Other BRIT IN THE FBI THRILLERS by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison, LUCY KINCAID NOVELS by Allison Brennan, DECKER/LAZARUS NOVELS by Faye Kellerman, BUCHANAN/FBI SERIES by Julie Garwood, TRACERS SERIES by Laura Griffin, TAYLOR JACKSON NOVELS by J.T. Ellison, FORGOTTEN FILES and THE MORGANS OF NASHVILLE series by Mary Burton

* Read my other reviews on the Blue Moon Mystery Saloon blog.
** An e-galley was provided by Gallery Books and Edelweiss for an honest review.
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Reading Progress

March 13, 2017 – Started Reading
March 14, 2017 – Finished Reading
March 18, 2017 – Shelved
March 18, 2017 – Shelved as: thriller

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