I decided to read a book from a series that I haven’t read in a while and it honestly is like meeting up with dear friends I haven’t seen in a while. What a welcome surprise! Split Second by Catherine Coulter is actually the 15th book in the FBI series, but I read the others before I started blogging and reviewing books.
Let me just say if you like murder mysteries and police procedure novels, these are all really, really good. They remind me so much of Criminal Minds and that is a good thing! FBI agent Dillon Savich is a computer whiz and when you add his skills in logic to the logic skills of his wife, FBI Agent Lacey Sherlock no criminal is safe.
The stories, though, go much deeper than just the crime fighting. You get to delve into the hearts and minds of so many of the characters in Coulter’s writing. She has a way with words that pulls you in and allows you to connect with Savich and Sherlock, as well as the other agents with whom they work.
In Split Second Savich stops a robbery in a convenience store close to his home, but something about the scene feels off to him. Meanwhile, there is a killer on the loose who meets women at bars, takes them home and then garrotes them with wire. All of this at the same time that Agent Lacy Carlyle’s father passed away, with an ominous message just before he died. Bringing all of these stories to full circle takes so much skill in writing and Coulter handles it all with the flourish that is a trademark of her writing.
This is a great addition to this series and one that I highly recommend!
Catherine Coulter’s FBI Series in order leading up to Split Second:
- The CoveA (1996)
- The MazeA (1997)
- The TargetB (1998)
- The EdgeB (1999)
- RiptideC (2000)
- Hemlock BayC (2001)
- Eleventh Hour (2002)
- Blindside (2003)
- Blowout (2004)
- Point Blank (2005)
- Double Take (2007)
- Tailspin (2008)
- KnockOut (2009)
- Whiplash (2010)
- Split Second (201)
- Backfire (2012)
- Bombshell (2013)
- Power Play (2014)
- Nemesis (2015)
- Insidious (2016)
- Enigma (2017)
- The Beginning. 2005. (containing The Cove & The Maze)
- Double Jeopardy. 2008. (containing The Target & The Edge)
- Twice Dead. 2011. (containing Riptide & Hemlock Bay)
- Second Shot. 2014. (containing Eleventh Hour & Blindside)
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