The Devil’s Triangle by
Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison is very reminiscent of
a James Bond story. With all the adventure and action readers
might have to suspend belief as they take the journey with
the characters. This story moves from the ancient time to
modern day and includes Moses’ staff, the Arc of the
Covenant, Tesla’s experiments on weather, and the mysterious
Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle.
Ellison commented, "The idea for the story came from
a dream of Catherine where a motorcycle bursts out of an underground
tunnel, flies into the air, and lands in a lake. To determine
how to write something around it, we tossed ideas back and
forth. We thought of Tesla and his manipulation of the weather.
The story taps into how science merges with the power of G-d,
creating and changing the weather."
FBI Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and
Michaela Caine head the FBI's Covert Eyes Team that tackles
unusual cases, both internationally and domestically. In this
story Kitsune, the international thief returns from her exploits
in a previous book, The Final Cut. Also, returning, now a
full fledge member of the team is Adam, the hacker who Nicholas
mentored and was first introduced in The End Game. All the
team's skills are needed to battle evil twins who are trying
to find the Ark of the Covenant and wield its power. They
use the knowledge given to their grandfather by Nikola Tesla
on how to manipulate the weather. To bring the world to its
knees they are literally creating storms, first a sandstorm
in Bejing, and then a hurricane to hit Washington DC. The
FBI team with the help of the master thief Kitsune must race
against time, and nature herself, to stop an obsessed family
from devastating cities and controlling the world.
Knowing they wanted to bring back Kitsune,
Ellison noted, “Both of us love her character. We knew
from the beginning she was to be the center of the storyline,
the focus. The next book will not have her back, and she will
not be a consultant for the FBI because it is more enjoyable
to have her step into something.”
This novel can best be described as a science fiction thriller.
It is a fun read where readers will be highly entertained.