Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine (who goes by “Mike”) return in Coulter and Ellison’s latest novel to head up an all-new FBI team called “Covert Eyes.”
When Kitsune, a blast from the duo’s past, asks for help rescuing her kidnapped husband, Drummond and Caine are intrigued.
It turns out that Kitsune’s husband, Grant, was taken by Italy-based twins, Cassandra and Ajax Kohath, who possess special abilities. In fact, they’re partially responsible (through involvement with a weather-manipulating family member) for a large storm–which they’re capable of producing anywhere in the world–that delivers a devastating blow to Beijing. In the process, most of the sand from the Gobi Desert is moved, which, as one might imagine, causes a lot of problems.
Originally, the twins hired Kitsune to steal a biblical artifact, which goes hand-in-hand with their lifelong goal of finding the Ark of the Covenant. Their reason for reallocating sand from the Gobi Desert was to find the Ark or, at the very least, a clue that might lead them to it. Their plan works, to some extent, when they find a piece of gold they believe was broken off the Ark itself.
As Kitsune, Drummond, Caine, and their Covert Eyes team (which is similar to James Rollins’ popular Sigma Force unit) battle the Kohath twins, each side races to find the Ark first, leading to the type of high-stakes, nerve-wracking final act that readers of Coulter and Ellison have come to expect.
Following last year’s The End Game (2016), The Devil’s Triangle packs more action and features more compelling and formidable villains for Drummond and Caine to square off with. The psychotic, power-hungry Kohath twins embody evilness. Anyone who stands in their way or questions them, including family, is subject to their wrath. Readers will hate them, but in the best way possible.
While the subject of Ark hunting may seem played out and overdone by now, the authors do offer a relatively fresh take with their story, which is packed with gunfights, chases, and edge-of-your-seat suspense. By and large, this book isn’t so much about the ending itself, but the journey leading up to it.
Author: Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison
Series: Drummond and Caine #4
Pages: 512 (Hardcover)
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: March 14, 2017 (Order Now!)