Genre: romantic suspense, with a dash of psychic abilities
FBI Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith, last seen in Backfire, has been recruited by Dillon Savich to join his unit in Washington, D.C. Savich sees something special in Hammersmith, an almost preternatural instinct for tracking criminals.
While on his way to D.C., Hammersmith plans to visit his sister, Delsey, a student at Stanislaus School of Music in Maestro, Virginia. Before he arrives, he gets a phone call that Delsey was found naked, unconscious, and covered with blood after a wild party. The blood isn't hers - so who does it belong to?
Meanwhile, back in D.C., Savich and Sherlock have their hands full when the grandson of former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank is found murdered, every bone in his body broken, and frozen at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial.
Was Savich right - is Griffin gifted with a unique ability to "see" how criminals think? And will he figure out who was behind the attempt on Delsey's life - before it's too late?
I am very much afraid that I have fallen out of love with this series. I get the impression that Catherine Coulter writes those stories on autopilot. Of course I like the scenes with Savich and Sherlock and their young son, and the mystery is often a good one, especially as there is a bit of paranormal involved. But for the rest, all the characters sound the same; they are not fleshed out at all anymore. Griffin meets Anna, and he immediately likes her, and in three days time he knows he loves her, but he doesn’t even know her! All he knows is that she is a brave hardworking undercover DEA-agent, not afraid of danger. For me, there is no longer any thrill or excitement in the stories, the agents themselves are all laid back and easy going, there is just not enough action anymore. They are not running, hiding, staking out, nothing much but thinking and politely asking questions. When previous characters are mentioned, I have no idea anymore what their story was about.
I will try her first book in her new series, co written with J.T. Ellison, about a Brit in the FBI, but I think it will have the same characters.
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