Terror Grips New York City in Catherine Coulter’s ‘Nemesis’ [REVIEW]


FBI Special Agent Lacey Sherlock returns in Catherine Coulter’s Nemesis. (Photo courtesy FBI)

In Catherine Coulter’s Nemesis, FBI Special Agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock return to deal with simultaneous terrorist attacks that take place on opposite sides of New York City. But how are the events connected? And who is the mastermind behind each crime? Coulter pulls out all the stops in the 19th installment of her FBI Thriller series.

Catherine Coulter's NEMESIS

G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Sherlock and Savich are in a race against time to confront multiple killings which happen miles apart: a grenade-carrying crazy takes JFK airport by storm while another bomb threat unfolds at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Yet the only connection the agents find is that their suspects don’t remember why or how they killed, which leaves them asking, “How could I have killed him, Agent Savich? And why?” (167)

The plot thickens as Savich and Sherlock uncover a Wiccan group in the small town of Placket, Va. Many of the townsfolk don’t understand the sect’s beliefs, yet they feel very unsettled by the strong personalities and uncanny happenings that seem to surround the Alcott family.

With murder and mayhem in the air and a killer at large who uses mind control to exact his revenge, Coulter entertains her readers with a creative game of cat-and-mouse that ensures we will lose sleep reading Savich and Sherlock’s latest chapter. So pour yourself a drink, put your feet up and place your life on hold, because this is one roller coaster ride you won’t want to get off of until the last page is turned.

Catherine Coulter

Catherine Coulter
(Photo by Charles Bush)


Catherine Coulter is the number one New York Times bestselling author of 70 novels, including both historicals and contemporary romantic suspense. She is perhaps best known for her FBI suspense thriller series which includes Nemesis, Power Play, Bombshell, Backfire, and Split Second; and her Brit in the FBI series with J.T. Ellison.

Coulter’s first book, a Regency romance titled The Autumn Countess, was published in 1978. After that, she began writing long historicals and interspersed them with contemporary suspense, starting with her first hardcover novel, False Pretenses, in 1988.

She grew up on a Texas horse ranch, graduated from the University of Texas and obtained her master’s degree in early 19th century European History from Boston College. She worked as a Wall Street speech writer until she could quit her day job and write fiction full time.

When she isn’t working, she loves to travel, ski, and read voraciously. She also loves to laugh, loves a good joke, and believes the publishing business is simply too crazy to take seriously.

Coulter lives in Marin County, California with her physician husband and three cats. Visit her home on the Web at CatherineCoulter.com or like her on Facebook.

By Catherine Coulter
400 pgs. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. $26.95

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

One Response to Terror Grips New York City in Catherine Coulter’s ‘Nemesis’ [REVIEW]

  1. Jathan Fink says:

    Reblogged this on Jadeworks Entertainment and commented:

    Terror strikes from all sides in Catherine Coulter’s Nemesis. In the author’s 19th volume in her bestselling FBI Thriller series, Special Agents Sherlock and Savich must figure out if they’re dealing with multiple terrorists or one very creepy mastermind. This book proves why our reviewers have been loyal fans of Coulter’s work for more than 30 years.

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