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13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.
A great start to a new series. The Final Cut is book one in a
Nicholas is partnered with FBI Agent Michaela (Mike) Caine to work on the case with assistance from favorite Coulter characters Savich and Sherlock. The prime suspect is a famous thief known as the Fox who spent two year inserting herself into the exhibit and planning the theft.
Ms. Coulter has collaborated with J.T. Ellison, a well-known mystery writer, to create this new series. I really enjoyed the intricate details of how the theft was done and how the Fox set up the whole operation. Nicholas and Mike are always one step behind the Fox and end up chasing her all the way to Europe. I also liked the interplay between Nicholas, who is a bit of a rule bender, and Mike who isn't. As the bodies began piling up, the suspense quotient rose as well.
There is a hint of future romantic possibilities with Nicholas and Mike but the book is really focused on the theft of the diamond and the motive of the person who has commissioned the Fox to do the theft. There is a significant twist towards the end of the book involving a secondary character and the ending is left open for one of the main characters in a surprisingly satisfying way.
One of the best things about these collaborations is enjoying an author that you have read before, in my case the FBI series by Ms. Coulter, and discovering a new author who has lots of books that you can read. Add to the mix an excellent book to begin the new series and it’s a win-win situation.
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Posted September 17, 2013
The Koh-i-Noor diamond¿s been stolen from the Queen Mother¿s cro
The Koh-i-Noor diamond’s been stolen from the Queen Mother’s crown while on loan for a special exhibit at the NY Metropolitan Art Museum, taken from right under the noses of the Met’s security and the New York FBI.
Chief Inspector Nicholas Drummond from New Scotland Yard is on his way to the US, against the wishes of his superior to assist in investigating an associate’s murder when he learns of the theft of the diamond and his associate’s alleged connection to the crime.
NY FBI Special Agent Mike Caine’s been assigned to investigate the murder of the English woman when she learns her ex-boss’s Scotland Yard nephew will be joining her. They soon find themselves embroiled in the search for the infamous diamond and the elusive jewel thief known as Fox and is surprised by the Fox’s proximity to them before the crime.
Mike and Nick will face a multitude of dangers while searching for this cunning adversary. They must act quickly before the trail goes cold, before the diamond disappears forever and the clues get lost in the smoke and mirrors of this never before caught thief. They will have to rely on many international allies in law enforcement and battle many enemies while they globetrot to try and solve this crime. It’s up in the air if they’ll even survive let alone recover this cursed diamond.
Catherine Coulter and JT Ellison are both fabulous authors both with very individual voices and writing styles and have accomplished a feat that many before them have failed at, a true literary collaboration that’s an amazing brilliantly told plus an intensely entertaining story. It’s a true melding of the incredible and somewhat light crime drama of Catherine with the darker yet just as astonishing hard-boiled police procedural of JT. Their storyline is convincingly authentic, their combined narrative is an edge of your seat puzzle that twists and turns while painting beautiful pictures of all the breathtaking places they go and the dialogue is cop speak all the way. The two main protagonists are realistic in their roles, but each has that special panache that sets them apart and makes them interesting and unique. The co-stars of both cops and robbers are all fantastic and we also get to reconnect with Catherine’s legendary and iconic couple, FBI agents extraordinaire Dillon Savich and Lacy Sherlock whose appearance and contributions to the story is a perfect fit. If you’re a fan of either author or the genre in general you will love this first in a new series by them.
Ladies Brava for this incredible journey, I personally can’t wait to see where Mike and Nick go from here.
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Posted September 23, 2013
When I heard that Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison collaborat
When I heard that Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison collaborated to write a story together, I could not wait to read it. I certainly was hoping that I would be given the chance to read and review The Final Cut. So when I received the notification from librarything that I had won a copy to read and review, I was beyond ecstatic!
Let me tell you all my enthusiasm leading up to the his book was not misplaced. The Final Cut is a full of mystery, suspense, intrigue, and charming characters. I could not turn the pages fast enough, I kept wondering what in the world could possibly happen next! I just have to say this certainly is a page turner.
Nicholas Drummond is handsome, charming, smart, and one creative detective. He is determined to find out what happened to Elaine his ex-partner and find the missing Koh-i-Noor. When Nicholas arrives in the states he meets and works closely with Mike Caine in solving all the mysteries going on. These two work great together and were a LOT of fun to read about. Their investigation takes them to many different locations and puts them in a lot of very interesting, very dangerous situations.
Mike Caine is a very dedicated FBI agent who wants to get to the bottom of all the mysteries that are going on all of a sudden. When Nicholas Drummond joins the investigation she is a little hesitant at first. It is not long before she is thanking Nicholas for his instincts and she finds inspector Drummond to be very intriguing.
If you are already a fan of Catherine Coulter's work you are going to be pleased by the appearance of Dillon Savich and Lacy Sherlock, whom help with the investigation.
Over all this is just a very suspenseful mystery with lots of action and drama. I can not wait to see what Ms. Coulter & Ms. Ellison come up with next. They left a nice opening for another great story at the end of the book. I'm going to be very curious to seem what is going to happen next. I look forward to reading more and more from both of these talented authors.
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Posted August 31, 2014
Two of my favorite authors joining together? OMG! This was a fantastic read! I could definitely feel the influence of both writers here!
If you are a fan of either Ms. Coulter or Ms. Ellison, you will love the start of this new series. These two brilliant women have collaborated to give us some great new characters to love.
The story moved at a great pace. It was action filled and I cannot wait to see what these ladies come up with next!
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Posted April 25, 2014
Very highly recommended.
I picked up this book because I am a J.T. Ellison fan. Had never read Catherine Coulter but I love this combination and this book. I hate to put it down to even go to work. Can't wait to get back home and read some more. Each and every chapter keeps you going back for more of the story. I am about two-thirds of the way through and while I can't wait to read the ending, I hate to see it at the same time because the next book in the set is not out yet.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted February 25, 2014
I love Catherine Coulter's FBI series with Savich and Sherlock a
I love Catherine Coulter's FBI series with Savich and Sherlock and was willing to give this new series a try. NOT disappointed!!!! Loved the way Mike and Nicholas learned to work as a team and the beginnings of a new relationship. I hope they actually get together in the next book. I love that Savich and Sherlock are married and would love another couple to followWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 14, 2014
First but not the last Coulter book i will read.
This is the first Catherine Coulter book i have read. It is the kind of story that keeps you reading late into the night because you must find out what happens next. Exciting story, likeable characters, a great read. In fact, i enjoyed Coulter's Final Cut so much I ordered the first two FBI book series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 10, 2014
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Posted December 10, 2013
Your Going to Love This...
In true Coulter fashion, the book is well written and the suspense is great! I will not spoil anything, but I do have to say for co-writing this book with Ellison, they did an outstanding job! Keeps you on your seat from the first few chapters all the way to the end!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 16, 2013
Love Catherine Coulter book's but, especially enjoyed this one with Catherine and J.T. Ellison writing it together. Think it is going to make a great new series. I could hardly put it down - great read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 1, 2013
I didn't know what to expect, but I was very surprised. The book moved along at a great pace, and I picked up all kinds of information about the Koh I Noor Diamond at the same time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I really like the characters and hope they come back again.
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