The Lost Key

The Lost Key

Book - 2014
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"Freshly minted FBI agent Nicholas Drummond is barely out of his Quantico training when he and his partner, Mike Caine, are called to investigate a stabbing on Wall Street. Their investigation, however, yields more questions than answers. It quickly becomes clear that the victim, John Pearce, was more than the naval historian and antiquities dealer he appeared to be. What Drummond doesn't know is that buying and selling rare books was Pearce's cover, and that he had devoted his life to discovering the whereabouts of a missing World War I U-boat concealing a stash of gold bullion, and an unexpected surprise that only raises more questions. When Drummond and Caine find both of Pearce's adult children have disappeared, the case assumes a new sense of urgency. The FBI agents know their best lead lies in the victim's cryptic final words-"The key is in the lock." But what key? What lock? The search for Adam and Sophia Pearce takes them on an international manhunt, which threatens to run them afoul of an eccentric billionaire industrialist with his own plans not only for the lost gold, but the creation of a weapon unlike anything the world has ever seen"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Putnam Adult,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780399164767
Branch Call Number: FIC COU
Characteristics: x, 450 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Ellison, J. T.

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gloryb
Oct 29, 2015

This novel has a mixture of science fiction, thriller, historical fiction elements. It is an easy read and reminded me of the James Bond movies with lots of fast paced action (fighting - fistcuffs, guns, bombs, etc). The two main characters - the FBI agents- can do anything from diving to airplane flying to hacking computers and understanding nuclear science. Fortunately, however, the two woman authors don't place their male and female agents in intensely romantic situations. The novel has short chapters, minimal dialogue and description which invite the reader to keep reading. This book would be suitable for older teens to read, especially boys looking for action paced stories.

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halleberry
Feb 18, 2015

Good book but did get long at times

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aarnold917
Dec 12, 2014

Great book, fun and interesting

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3dblus
Dec 06, 2014

This one falls far short of #1. Short chapters for easy reading continue, but bordering Science Fiction, situational erroors and a generaly slow story turned me off.

karcoldelharvic5 Dec 01, 2014

as usual, FBI books by Coulter catch your interest til the end

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LoveAGoodRead
Nov 06, 2014

I am not a fan of historical/political thrillers, but I am a fan of Coulter. Once I started this book, I just had to finish. I really like the main characters in this new series and their interaction with each other. The book was fast-paced with lots of twists and turns. Lots of excitement! Glad I read it.

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Debbi_0
Oct 28, 2014

wasn't sure I'd like it, bit they've begun a successful new series in my opinion.

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