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Secrets, surprises, and suspense are the hallmarks of the novels in Catharine Coulter's bestselling series of contemporary FBI thrillers. That has been true ever since The Cove came out in 1996, with its chilling story of a woman on the run and the FBI agent who saved her.
Coulter's Blowout heralds the return of handsome, perceptive Detective Ben Raven (from Blindside) of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., working again with the ever-popular FBI couple, Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich. Raven is less than pleased when his federal agent friends ask him to team up with investigative reporter Callie Markham in their new case involving the brutal murder of a Supreme Court justice who happens to be Callie's stepfather. And it soon becomes clear that the crafty killer isn't about to stop at one victim, no matter how highly placed.
With the press keeping a spotlight on the growing peril in the nation's capital, Savich must also come to grips with a more elusive case he came upon by chance. Following a minor traffic accident while on vacation in the Poconos, Savich encountered a desperate young woman who pleaded for his help and led him to the scene of a violent crime…only to disappear. When Savich goes to the local authorities, he's told that everything he "witnessed" took place almost 30 years earlier -- a revelation supported by evidence (or lack of it) when he returns to the scene and finds that the elegant house he'd searched before was now a ramshackle shell. But that doesn't mean Savich can forget the fear that haunted the woman who came to him for help…or change her need for justice. Sue Stone