The Devil’s Triangle
by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison
From New York Times bestselling authors Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison comes the highly anticipated thriller in their Brit in the FBI series, featuring special agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine in their new roles as heads of the Covert Eyes team—but will their first case be their last when the enigmatic and dangerous thief known as the Fox reappears?
“He who controls the weather, will control the world. He who controls time, will never be around.” —Thomas Frey
FBI Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine are the government’s Covert Eyes—leading a top-notch handpicked team of agents to tackle crimes and criminals both international and deadly. But their first case threatens their fledgling team when the Fox calls from Venice asking for help.
Kitsune has stolen an incredible artifact from the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, and now the client wants her dead. She has a warning for Nick and Mike: she’s overheard talk that a devastating Gobi desert sandstorm that’s killed thousands in Beijing isn’t a natural phenomenon, rather is produced by man. The Covert Eyes team heads to Venice, Italy, to find out the truth.
From New York to Venice and from Rome to the Bermuda Triangle, Nicholas and Mike and their team are in a race against time, and nature herself, to stop an obsessed family from devastating Washington, DC.
4.75 out of 5 stars
The Devil’s Triangle by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison is part of the 'A Brit in the FBI' series and follows Kitsune, the master thief, whose latest heist has very unexpected repercussions, one of which prompts her to contact her former foes, Nicholas Drummond and Michaela (Mike) Caine. Their crew goes to Italy, with Dillon’s blessings, but the body count starts rising and the potential for massive destruction warrants unconventional alliances and impromptu solutions. The machinations of those who feel they have a divine destiny are pitted against an impressive alliance and it is questionable who will be triumphant as the stakes end up having world-wide consequences.
This suspense story is a fascinating blend of fact and fiction that brings together the exciting and contrasting folks that last clashed over another astounding heist. The hints of connections to the fabled Templars and the concept of the mystical qualities and power associated with the Staff of Moses and the Ark of the Covenant give this story a twist reminiscent of one of my favorite adventure movie series with a sprinkling of the treasure hunt elements from a popular novel that also features the genius of Leonardo da Vinci.
This story has a wonderful combination of the excitement from the daring feats performed by the oh-so-adept Kitsune and the thrill and satisfaction of parsing out clues utilizing both technological genius and gut instinct to the nerve-wracking shoot-outs. I love the reminder that great power confers great responsibility and the exploration of temptation and the shades of grey with respect to the slippery slope of greed and sense of self-importance. The intense connection and love that many of these folks have for each other is deftly portrayed, with a thought-provoking look at the fact that dedication and devotion is not limited to those on the ‘right’ or ‘moral’ side.
Those who have delicate sensibilities should be advised that there is a fair bit of violence in the story (with a sobering twist on the idea of horrific natural disasters) and readers concerned with such things are advised there are shifting points of view throughout the story, although I don’t feel that detracted from the flow. There are intriguing descriptions of the beauty of exotic lands with a nice twist on a site of multiple mysterious disappearances.
If you’re interested in an exciting and thought-provoking story with a bit of a mystical twist, this is the story for you. I can’t wait to see what this wonderful writing duo has in store for us next.
A copy of this title was provided to me for review, versions of which were submitted to Night Owl Reviews and Reading Alley.