In bestseller Coulter and Ellison’s adventure-filled fourth thriller in the Brit in the FBI series (after 2015’s The End Game), Nicholas Drummond and his partner-lover, Michaela “Mike” Caine, travel to Venice, Italy, to meet master thief Kitsune, who needs the skills of their Covert Eyes team. Kitsune has gotten on the bad side of evil twins Cassandra and Ajax Kohath, former clients of hers who are obsessed with finding the Ark of the Covenant and its promise of power. Having learned to harness weather from their genius grandfather, Jason Kohath (who built on an idea of Da Vinci’s developed by Nikola Tesla and his own grandfather), the twins have caused a sandstorm from the Gobi Desert to bury Beijing. From the Kohath twins’ mountain fortress in Italy to Jason’s hidden island in the Bermuda Triangle, Kitsune and the Covert Eyes team engage in an epic series of battles with the twins and their minions. Fans of popular culture will appreciate the references to such icons as the Star Trek Romulans, Harry Potter, and Sherlock Holmes. Agent: Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media Group. (Mar.)
Update: After this title was reviewed, the spelling of two characters' surname was changed. The new surname, Kohath, appears in the review above.