Bombshell by Catherine Coulter
Publication Date: July 9, 2013
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Synopsis (Goodreads): FBI Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith, last seen in Backfire, has been recruited by Dillon Savich to join his unit in Washington, D.C. Savich sees something special in Hammersmith, an almost preternatural instinct for tracking criminals.
While on his way to D.C., Hammersmith plans to visit his sister, Delsey, a student at Stanislaus School of Music in Maestro, Virginia. Before he arrives, he gets a phone call that Delsey was found naked, unconscious, and covered with blood after a wild party. The blood isn’t hers—so who does it belong to?
Meanwhile, back in D.C., Savich and Sherlock have their hands full when the grandson of former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank is found murdered, every bone in his body broken, and frozen at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial. Was Savich right—is Griffin gifted with a unique ability to “see” how criminals think? And will he figure out who was behind the attempt on Delsey’s life—before it’s too late?
Personal Thoughts: Wow this book was really good. It had non-stop action just as I was expecting it to have. I love reading a series where you know some of the characters and then there are new characters added to the mix to make it more interesting.
Griffin and Anna were well developed characters and I felt as though I knew them. There wasn’t that much going on in the beginning and it had a slow start but as I kept reading, things started to snowball and the trouble just kept on coming. Seeing the interaction with Griffin and his sister, Delsey, was a riot. They are both stubborn and want to do things their own way, but that is the case with a lot of the siblings. I loved how she her nickname was the Trouble Magnet, because she always somehow manages to be around at the wrong time or place, or the trouble finds her. First it was after the party in the bathtub of her apartment, then it was in the B&B, then it was in Savich’s house and finally at the Bonhomie Club. I mean how many times can a girl get luck and get away? The action scenes were definitely entertaining and suspenseful all at the same time.
There was a lot of mystery and suspense happening throughout the book and it kept me on my toes. I just kept on flipping the pages as fast as I could so that I could find out what would happen next. The setting felt right and the fact that it was winter made it seem more creepy and mysterious. There is something sinister about innocent snow flakes falling and having the bad guys being present with their guns and blood. Catherine Coulter knows just the right way to word things that make you wonder about the world under the surface.
It was great to see familiar characters like Savich, Sherlock, Ruth and Dix, back in action. I loved how Sherlock and Savich’s case somehow intertwined with Ruth and Dix case. They all were able to join together and meet up, and help out each other. Despite the series being quite large, it still feels sometimes that we don’t know everything and that’s what makes reading and anticipating new novels so great. Overall, it was a great read that I thoroughly enjoyed and I can’t wait for more. 🙂
Rating: 4/5 Stars