cover image Bombshell


Catherine Coulter. Putnam, $26.95 (400p) ISBN 978-0-399-15733-2

In bestseller Coulter’s captivating 17th FBI novel (after 2012’s Backfire), FBI agent Griffin Hammersmith learns on his way to a new assignment in Washington, D.C., that an intruder has attacked his sister, Delsey, in her Maestro, Va., home. With the assistance of local law enforcement and the DEA, Griffin discovers that his sister was the target of a sinister drug ring, which may be connected to a visiting professor at the prestigious music school Delsey attends. Meanwhile, husband-and-wife FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock investigate the high-profile murder of college student Tommy Cronin, the grandson of a former Federal Reserve chairman. Their search for Tommy’s killer leads them on an exciting chase involving the Washington elite. As the body count rises, it appears that no one associated with Tommy is safe. Coulter expertly jacks up the suspense as she alternates between the two plot lines. Agent: Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media Group. (July)