This is my first Catherine Coulter book! Considering it is book 21 (yes, 21!) of the FBI Mysteries series, I was a little worried at first, but it definitely reads well as a standalone.
Thanks to Gallery Books for the copy in exchange for my honest review.
ENIGMA by Catherine Coulter – releases tomorrow (September 12th)
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!
This seems to be a year of firsts with reading well-established and well-loved crime authors! ENIGMA is my first Catherine Coulter book and I was not disappointed. Even though it is the 21st (yes, 21st) book in the FBI mysteries series, it can definitely be read as a standalone.
We follow FBI Detective Dillon Savich – he saves an 8 months pregnant Kara Moody from her captor. Her captor claims to be an Enigma and eludes to a crazed scientist having his sights set on Kara’s unborn child. Savich saves Kara and the man, known only as John Doe, goes into a coma. Kara goes into labor shortly after being released from her kidnapping. To her horror, a few hours after Alex is born, he is taken. Savich and Sherlock are on the case to find the kidnapper and try to unravel the mysteries of the mind of a mad scientist trying to unlock the secrets to immortality.
Meanwhile, Cam Wittier and Jack Cabot are trying to find a prison escapee. A dangerous man with ties to the Russian mob. As they’re on this cat and mouse chase, they’re also trying to find who was behind the prison break.
We have two plot lines going on in this novel – but nothing gets lost. Coulter does a fantastic job fully developing both plot lines and not getting lost between them. Very well developed characters and I didn’t feel uninterested in the characters from previous novels. I loved the thriller meats medical science plot line – you can tell that Coulter did her homework and it asks the questions about finding the key to immortality, or the “Fountain of Youth”. Meanwhile, the second plot line, with the prison escapee, is a classic crime thriller.
I will be picking up some more of this series from Catherine Coulter! I really liked this one and I would like to start from the beginning. This was a page turner and a great thriller from start to finish.
Any Catherine Coulter fans out there?