The Lost Key

The Lost Key


Format
Hardcover
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780399164767
  • 464 Pages
  • G.P. Putnam’s Sons
  • Adult

Overview

“A thriller packed with nonstop action, real-life name-dropping and enough cutting-edge science to make you wonder how much of it could be true.” —Kirkus Reviews

The newest entry in the sizzling international thriller series featuring Nicholas Drummond, from #1 New York Times–bestselling author Catherine Coulter.

Freshly minted FBI agent Nicholas Drummond is barely out of his Quantico training when he and his partner, Mike Caine, are called to investigate a stabbing on Wall Street.  
 
     Their investigation, however, yields more questions than answers. It quickly becomes clear that the victim, John Pearce, was more than the naval historian and antiquities dealer he appeared to be. What Drummond doesn’t know is that buying and selling rare books was Pearce’s cover, and that he had devoted his life to discovering the whereabouts of a missing World War I U-boat concealing a stash of gold bullion, and an unexpected surprise that only raises more questions. When Drummond and Caine find both of Pearce’s adult children have disappeared, the case assumes a new sense of urgency. The FBI agents know their best lead lies in the victim’s cryptic final words—“The key is in the lock.” But what key? What lock?
 
     The search for Adam and Sophia Pearce takes them on an international manhunt, which threatens to run them afoul of an eccentric billionaire industrialist with his own plans not only for the lost gold, but the creation of a weapon unlike anything the world has ever seen.

Praise

Praise for The Lost Key
“A thriller packed with nonstop action, real-life name-dropping and enough cutting-edge science to make you wonder how much of it could be true.”                   —Kirkus Reviews
 
 “This engaging and suspenseful thriller will entertain readers with impossible nail-biting situations that are resolved by ingenious means. … James Bond fans and readers who like heart-stopping action, cutting-edge science, and technology puzzles are bound to reserve this title.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“The authors’ sophisticated third-person narration smoothly propels the action to the exciting climax.” —Publishers Weekly

Fast-moving technothriller that proves the collaboration of Coulter and Ellison to be a serendipitous one.” —Booklist
 
“Catherine Coulter never disappoints…Nonstop action with enough realism to keep you thinking and scare the daylights out of you at the same time….The Lost Key will expand your mind and imagination as it takes you on a thrill ride worthy of two such great writers.” —Suspense Magazine

Praise for The Final Cut

“A thriller that manages to be both intricate and full of jaw-dropping action sequences . . . Drummond connects in entertaining fashion with Coulter’s main series heroes, FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock. . . . Ingenious disguises, daring bluffs, and hair-breadth escapes add to the fun of the chase.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“Coulter and Ellison have created a new son of Bond licensed to shine in future thrillers.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
“The twists to the story are nonstop, and the characters sparkle like precious stones . . . one of the best thrillers of the year.” —Associated Press
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