#1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter delves into the mind of an escaped mental patient obsessed with revenge in this “eerie, unsettling, and breathlessly terrifying” (The Real Book Spy) twenty-third installment in her FBI series.
When an escaped mental patient fails to kidnap five-year-old Sean Savich, agents Sherlock and Savich know they’re in his crosshairs and must find him before he continues with his kill list.
Chief Ty Christie of Willicott, Maryland, witnesses a murder at dawn from the deck of her lake cottage. When dragging the lake, the divers find not only find the murder victim but also dozens of bones. Working together with Chief Christie, Savich and Sherlock soon discover a frightening connection between the bones and the escaped psychopath.
Paradox is a chilling mix of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, old secrets that refuse to stay buried, and ruthless greed that keep Savich and Sherlock and Chief Christie working at high speed to uncover the truth before their own bones end up at the bottom of the lake.
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Twenty-two books in, Catherine Coulter mixes things up for married FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock. After the couple's five-year-old son is nearly abducted from their home, Savich and Sherlock focus on the immediate threat to their family, while small-town police chief Ty Christie and a fellow FBI agent, Sala Porto, investigate a serial killer's grim deeds. Coulter elegantly shifts from one investigation to the other, but the charmingly gruff Christie steals the show with her flinty, unstoppable determination. Coulter may have a new series star on her hands.
At the start of bestseller Coulter's pulse-pounding 22nd FBI thriller (after 2017's Enigma), a beeping security monitor wakes up married FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich late one night in their Washington, D.C., home. Sherlock grabs a gun and goes to check on their young son, Sean. In the boy's bedroom, she confronts an armed intruder, who jumps out a window and flees after a tense standoff. Savich and Sherlock fear that the intruder will be back to try to do Sean harm. Two days later, in Willicott, Md., police chief Ty Christie observes two figures in a rowboat on Lake Massey as one of them hits the other over the head with an oar. The attacker tosses the body overboard. Since the victim, later identified as Octavia Ryan, was a federal prosecutor, the FBI take over the investigation. Expert sleuths Savich and Sherlock, with help from their computer MAX, find strong evidence that Octavia's killer and Sean's potential assailant are the same person. Coulter fans will have a tough time putting this one down.