Monday, August 3, 2015

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" H. Ballou

Catherine Coulter is the author of numerous "New York Times" bestselling crime thrillers. She performs her storytelling expertise in "Nemesis" a page turner with pizzazz.

FBI Special Agents Dillon Savich and the gutsy Lacey Sherlock, a husband and wife team, work in two crime scenarios.

Sherlock is in line at JFK airport for the security check. She spots a man acting strangely. He fits the terrorist profile and as soon as the man grabs an unsuspecting woman and threatens to blow everyone up with a hand grenade. With her martial arts training, she disarms the man and saves many lives. However, in so doing, she becomes a target of revenge for the terrorist leader.

Savich is in Virginia where two people are murdered with an athane, a type of Wiccan ceremonial knife. Savich comes across a group of Wiccans who are out for revenge for two related crimes against them.

There is drama and excellent suspense as the reader follows the likable characters in their investigations. There are also a number of surprises as the two plots continue to play out.  Interestingly, the reader follows the action from Savich and Sherlock's point of view but also from that of the arrogant terrorist leader.

Coulter tells the story in a manner that makes the reader proud of having an organization like the FBI that can foil the terrorists. In so doing, the reader learns the motivation of the terrorist leader.

The contempt that the terrorist has for America and England is explained and we root for Savich and Sherlock to stop the plot.

Some of the story dealt with a bomb at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York and at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. The two structures mean so much to America and England that I would have enjoyed reading more of the descriptions of the two Cathedrals and what it would mean to destroy them.

Overall, an excellent read and captivating story.


skkorman said...

Thanks for the review, Mike—I adore Savich and Sherlock!

Sheila K.
skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Monique said...

Thanks for sharing. I always love reading your reviews.

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