cover image Reckoning: An FBI Thriller

Reckoning: An FBI Thriller

Catherine Coulter. Morrow, $28.99 (432p) ISBN 978-0-06-300413-9

Early in Coulter’s propulsive 26th FBI thriller (after 2021’s Vortex), prosecutor Kirra Mandarian, who moved to Australia 14 years earlier after her parents were murdered, returns home to Porte Franklyn, Va. In seeking to find out who killed her parents, Kirra uncovers evidence of criminal activity among Porte Franklyn’s elite and passes it on to FBI agent Dillon Savich. Meanwhile, Savich’s wife and fellow FBI agent, Lacey Sherlock, takes time off from the FBI to help her friends Molly and Ramsey Hunt. Sherlock agrees to watch over the Hunts’ 12-year-old daughter, Emma, a piano prodigy, as she performs at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. At an earlier concert, Emma, the granddaughter of a mob boss, narrowly escaped being abducted while performing in her home city of San Francisco. When Sherlock and Molly find themselves in danger, Sherlock must employ her keenly honed survival skills to outwit their assailants. Scintillating suspense surrounds the dual mysteries as the stakes rise for Savich and Sherlock and those they’re seeking to protect. Series fans will be riveted from the very first page. Agent: Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media Group. (Aug.)