Title: The Final Cut
Author: Catherine Coulter & J.T. Ellison
Series: A Brit in the FBI #1
Published: Sept 17, 2013
Source: FirstToRead.com (won raffle)
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars
Scotland Yard’s new
chief inspector Nicholas Drummond is on the first flight to New York
when he learns his colleague, Elaine York, the "minder" of the Crown
Jewels for the "Jewel of the Lion" exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of
Art, was found murdered. Then the centerpiece of the exhibit, the
infamous Koh-i-Noor Diamond, is stolen from the Queen Mother’s crown.
Drummond, American-born but raised in the UK, is a dark, dangerous,
fast-rising star in the Yard who never backs down. And this case is no
Special Agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich from
Coulter’s bestselling FBI series don’t hesitate to help Drummond find
the cunning international thief known as the Fox. Nonstop action and
high stakes intensify as the chase gets deadly. The Fox will stop at
nothing to deliver the Koh-i-Noor to the man who believes in its deadly
prophecy. Nicholas Drummond, along with his partner, FBI Special Agent
Mike Caine, lay it on the line to retrieve the diamond for Queen and
I received an advance copy of this title through the First To Read program from Penguin.
I've always loved Coulter's FBI Thriller Series so I was thrilled to get the opportunity to read an advance copy. I enjoyed the mixing it up by adding a "Brit" to the FBI. While the book was on the long side, it was a quick read. It doesn't have quite the same feel as the other FBI thrillers by Coulter. Nicholas has his own special gifts. He is a "James Bond" turned Chief Inspector for the Scotland Yard. Michaela works for the New York Office of the FBI. Nicholas and Michaela "Mike" work well together trying to solve the death of dear friend, Elaine York, and the theft of the rare diamond from Queen Mother's Crown that was on loan to the MET. The search for the elusive FOX, an international thief, draws Nicholas and Mike closer together during all this exciting and intense action.
I will "read" this again when it is available as an audiobook. Can't wait to hear what Nicholas and Mike sound like.