Thursday, September 13, 2018

PARADOX by Catherine Coulter

An FBI Thriller, Book Twenty-Two
Gallery Books
July 31st, 2018
Thriller, Contemporary, Mystery, Crime & Law Enforcement Fiction
Reviewed by Dawn (
Obtained by Publisher
5 Hearts

FBI Agents Savich and Sherlock are awakened one night with a masked man in their son’s bedroom. The intruder escapes but they are both shaken as they try to figure out who has targeted them. Is it a past enemy? A new danger? They have no idea but as they dig into the incident they find that its tied to another crime, one that also involves an FBI agent. Chief Ty Christie never anticipated her morning coffee on her deck would be the front row seat to a murder on the lake. When she calls it in and divers go out to find the body, they find not just the victim but human bones as well…lots of them. With Savich and Sherlock on the case and FBI Agent Sala assisting Ty, the link between a deranged murderer and their case chills them to the bone. Can they find the mastermind behind the murder of a federal prosecutor as well as figure out who used the lake as a dumping ground or will the lake be their watery grave in the end?

Wow, just wow. Catherine Coulter delivers another fine installment in her FBI series with PARADOX and I couldn’t put this one down. It was a fast-paced thrill ride from start to finish and I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough to see where Savich and Sherlock are going next in the case. Ms. Coulter does an amazing job in creating fresh stories in this long series and each time I think you can’t top the last book, she pulls out the stops and delivers another powerful book that will rock you to the core. I love this series and it isn’t just the cases that mysteries that draw me in, its also the characters. I have read the series since the start and I loved Savich and add in his wife, Sherlock, well you got a couple who literally melt my heart each time they pop up in this series as well as in the Brit in the FBI series this author co-writes as well. The characters are well written, unique and highly entertaining. I love meeting the new characters the author introduces in the series, case in point, Ty Christie and Agent Sala. Ty is intriguing, tough yet tender and can do her job with all she has. She complements Sala perfectly as they try to figure out who tossed the bones in the lake and why. I am hoping we get to see more of these two characters in future books.

PARADOX is a fast-paced adventure that readers will enjoy. The reader will be caught up on who the mastermind is behind the break in of Savich and Sherlock’s home and attempted kidnapping of their son as to the answer of the case that is Ty’s-is a serial killer using her tiny town’s lake as a dumping ground? The two cases intersect unexpectedly and I, for one, was glued to see where it all went. I loved all the twists and turns the author threw in as well as it kept the story moving smoothly, quickly and kept my heart jumping as I tried to see if Savich, Sherlock and the gang would prevail in the end. I highly recommend this series and even after twenty-two books into the series, PARADOX delivers a fine adventure. Now I want to see where the author goes next for the FBI crew and the cases they need to solve.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement

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