Reviews for Power Play

by Catherine Coulter

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Natalie Black, U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James, is in trouble in more ways than one. She's back at home after a smear campaign blamed her for the death of her British fiance, making her an embarrassment to the president and the secretary of state, both old college friends. And someone is out to kill her. When threats extend to Natalie's daughter, Perry, FBI Special Agent Davis Sullivan goes on guard, with the concurrence of FBI Criminal Apprehension Unit head Dillon Savich, but to the consternation of Perry's would-be fiance, Day Abbott, son of the secretary of state. Meanwhile, Savich and his wife, FBI Agent Lacey Sherlock, are being hunted by a hypnotic psychopathic escapee from a mental hospital who vows to kill them for revenge. With these strong, almost recklessly brave characters, levels of suspense, danger, and adrenaline rise, and a decades-old secret is revealed. Coulter's eighteenth FBI suspense thriller features her trademark brisk style and short chapters, plus a measure of compassion and an eminently satisfying epilogue. Coulter is at the top of her game here.--Leber, Michele Copyright 2010 Booklist

Publishers Weekly
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Early in bestseller Coulter's smooth, if minimally suspenseful, 18th FBI thriller (after 2013's Bombshell), Special Agent Davis Sullivan helps thwart a carjacker who's trying to steal a vehicle from the parking lot of a Washington, D.C., shopping mall. The car's owner turns out to be Natalie Black, the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, where an unknown enemy has been targeting her (e.g., a Mercedes tried to run her Jaguar off a motorway). Sullivan agrees to protect Natalie, but later switches to guarding her sportswriter daughter, Perry, after someone wrecks her motorcycle. A private security firm takes over Natalie's security. Meanwhile, psychopath Blessed Blackman escapes from an Atlanta mental institution and goes after married FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock. Blackman and Savich are old foes, but the reason for the attacks on Natalie and Perry remains unclear until the end. The attraction between Sullivan and Perry adds spice. Agent: Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media Group. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.