Insidious by Catherine
Coulter brings back FBI agents Savich and Sherlock, as well
as introducing Special Agent Cam Wittier and Detective Daniel
Montoya. As with most of her books there are two plot lines
that keep readers engaged. What makes the FBI series special
is the blending of humor within the riveting storylines.
In Insidious, the humor starts even before page one.
In the Acknowledgments section she thanks Ski Ludwikowski
(a longtime reader) for “recommending Sherlock’s
birthday present from Savich, a new ankle piece, the 9 mm
Glock 43. Sherlock is really enjoying it, fast-drawing between
floors on the elevator.”
Coulter said, “Ski can always be counted on to tell
me the pros and cons of using certain weapons in certain situations.
Ski told me Sherlock’s ankle piece, a Lady Colt, wasn’t
as light and small and accurate as the Glock. And, as you’ll
see, she really likes it. And who would not like such a birthday
present? Actually I got a Glock 17 for my birthday, but not
from Ski, but from my other half.”
In Insidious, Savich and Sherlock must discover who
is trying to murder Venus Rasmussen, a powerful, wealthy Washington
icon who heads up an international conglomerate, Rasmussen
Industries. Arsenic poisoning followed by a direct assassination
attempt at her home. Is it one of her family? Perhaps her
prodigal grandson, returned after ten years?
Readers will like the Venus character. She’s eighty-six
and a role model, proving that age simply isn’t important.
Coulter said, “In promotion, I didn’t let out
her age, because there is indeed age discrimination, and a
tendency to regard older people as irrelevant. I knew that
once readers met her, age would become irrelevant.”
The other plot has Savich sending Special Agent Cam Wittier
to Los Angeles to head the investigation for the serial killer
known as the Starlet Slasher and work with a local detective,
Daniel Montoya. They are trying to find who is responsible
for the horrendous murders of actresses. As with most of Coulter’s
“new” characters, readers will want Cam to return.
Coulter said, “Fear not. In the next FBI thriller, Enigma,
she will be front and center."
Both storylines are exciting and gripping, making it difficult
to prefer one mystery over the other. This is another winner
by the New York Times bestselling author. Readers should be
prepared to laugh, to care about these characters, and as
they try to solve the two mysteries.
Coulter really enjoys hearing from her readers: Every morning,
she checks in at her reader page at www.facebook.com/catherinecoulterbooks.
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