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The highly anticipated twenty-first FBI thriller by New York Times #1 bestselling author Catherine Coulter presents Agents Savich and Sherlock with two baffling mysteries. Working with Agent Cam Wittier (Insidious) and New York-based former Special Forces agent Jack Cabot, they must race against the clock to catch an international criminal and solve the enigma of the man cThe highly anticipated twenty-first FBI thriller by New York Times #1 bestselling author Catherine Coulter presents Agents Savich and Sherlock with two baffling mysteries. Working with Agent Cam Wittier (Insidious) and New York-based former Special Forces agent Jack Cabot, they must race against the clock to catch an international criminal and solve the enigma of the man called John Doe.When Agent Dillon Savich saves Kara Moody from a seemingly crazy man, he doesn’t realize he will soon be facing a scientist who wants to live forever and is using “John Doe” to help him. But when the scientist, Lister Maddox, loses him, he ups the stakes and targets another to take his experiments to the next level. It’s a race against time literally as Savich and Sherlock rush to stop him and save both present and future victims of his experiments. In the meantime, Cam Wittier and Jack Cabot must track a violent criminal through the Daniel Boone National Forest. When he escapes through a daring rescue, the agents have to find out who set his escape in motion and how it all ties into the murder of Mia Prevost, the girlfriend of the president’s Chief of Staff’s only son, Saxton Hainny. It’s international intrigue at the highest levels and they know they have to succeed or national security is compromised. Featuring Coulter’s signature “breakneck plot and magnetic characters” (Huffington Post), Enigma is a shocking thrill ride that will keep the you turning pages as fast as you can....

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  • AnisaAnne
    2018-12-08 08:36

    When FBI detective Dillon Savich saves Kara Moody from a hostage taker, little does he know he will be in a race against time to figure out the Enigma.Kara is in labor after the kidnapping. She remembers the words of her captor "I can't let them take me...take you! It's evil, a monstrous evil." She gives birth, and a few hours later her son Alex is missing. Detective Savich and Sherlock are not only on duty to find a kidnapper but to unravel a twisted plot of a mad scientist obsessed with finding the secrets to immortality. While the two detectives enmeshed with science, Agent Cam Witter (from Insidious #20) and former special forces agent Jack Cabot are in a cat and mouse chase in the Appellations foothills to find an escaped prisoner who was in transport to Lee Federal Penitentiary. Manta Ray, an Irish master thief, is wanted for grand theft for six security boxes. But a Russian interest also wants to capture Manta Ray and his stash that is more important than he's aware. Enigma is a story that blends science with a thrill ride against crime. The narrative's fast pace delivers a plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat. There are many moving parts to this novel, and it all works together brilliantly. The characters are well-developed, and two plots-lines are twisting seamlessly. Coulter offers palpable emotion in the characters, ambiance that puts you in center stage, and imagery that your eyes can see. Especially when the lights suddenly turn off in the parking garage, you feel the anticipation and tension. Coulter does her research when it comes to the medical system. The details of several classes of drugs, therapy, and the infrastructure of a hospital setting are on point. My only critique is a predictable nature of parts of the story, but that did not detract from the enjoyment of the novel.Unwittingly, I picked out this book unaware of the 20 books that came before. But the story stood well on its own; characters developed well enough to retain my investment. Enigma is my first Catherine Coulter novel, and I was pleasantly surprised by intricate plots emerging in a well-written narrative. I may need to start at book #1.Thank you, NetGalley, Gallery Books, for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.

  • Anita
    2018-12-04 08:53

    Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.Ain't no use wishing for something that's already gone. That's a country song, right? Well is fits here too, folks. The romance is gone and I'm not going to lament it in future reviews, but I will say, I will always miss it. Now, let's review what we have and not what we don't. We have a superb mystery, actually two mysteries. They both keep you guessing as to who and why well past the midpoint of the book. It got a little complicated as the CAU Team were working both of them and the process of solving each mystery overlapped with Savich and Sherlock right in the middle. The Mystery of the Crazy Man: When an old friend of his grandmother's calls him to help her young, pregnant neighbor, Kara Moody, Dillon Savich goes. What he finds is a nasty situation where a seemingly crazy man is holding Kara and keeping Metro police at bay with a semi-auto AR15. “John Doe” seems to be off his meds, escaped from some mental institution, maybe. He is ranting about someone being after him and that he must save Kara. Savich shoots him, leaving him unconscious. Kara goes into labor, gives birth to Alex and later Alex is kidnapped from the hospital. Savich and Sherlock are sure that John Doe is the key to solving who kidnapped little Alex, but he is in a coma and the doctors don't know why. the Mystery of the Box Agents Cam Wittier and Jack Cabot must track an escaped criminal through the Daniel Boone National Forest. They have to find out who helped him and why. When all this leads back to the murder of Mia Prevost, it also leads to government officials and the Russians.

  • Maureen Carden
    2018-12-01 09:01

    Enigma: “a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand.” Well, I can see that definition as a fitting title for this book. Maybe not for the reason envisioned my Ms Coulter. But I will get to that.Two story-lines: FBI Special Agents and married couple Savitch and Sherlock investigating the tie between a comatose man and a pregnant woman and Special Agents Cam Whittier and Jack Cabot going after a dangerous escaped prisoner who has ties to the Russian mob and the Russians have ties with the White House. (No, not political ties.)Both are interesting story lines, one produces some thought provoking ideas about aging and the ethical considerations of the on-going research into the "Fountain of Youth". The other is just a good old fashioned crime story in the trappings of bank robberies, blackmail, murder and several daring escapes. Coulter writes very well and develops some fascinating criminals. I have two small puzzles with Enigma. Coulter has decent access to the FBI, yet she still manages to get procedure really wrong in some instances. I understand this is in support of her story, but maybe some sections should have been re-written so they are more realistic. Another reviewer, with no access to FBI procedure was spot on with her remarks about how unrealistic some scenes seemed to be.My other puzzlement, one major part of the escaped prisoner story line just flat out seemed to be dropped. There was a small, but unsatisfying ending given in an epilogue. The epilogue hinted at a good story, but the story just wasn't there for us.I have read and been a fan of Coulter from her first book written 21 years ago. Recently she has been leaving the hot romance (who can forget Sherlock's seduction of Savich) scenes aside and concentrating more on the thriller aspects. Darn it, I miss a little heat in the books.Always, always Coulter writes books brimming with excitement, originality and heart. Enigma is no exception.Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange of a fair and honest review.

  • G.H. Eckel
    2018-11-22 11:33

    An FBI superstar saves a pregnant woman from a madman who claims to be saving her. And an Irish thug is freed from jail by a powerful figure to fulfill a very secret mission. These two story lines alternate throughout the entire novel without much connection until the very end. Well, I'm clearly out of sync with most of the other people who've enjoyed this novel. The novel starts with a bang as an FBI superstar, Savage, saves a pregnant woman from a man claiming to be an enigma. He goes into a coma for most of the rest of the novel so he remains an enigma! The second story line also begins with a bang as ex-military professionals free the thug, called the Manta Ray, from prison. This story line is more interesting than the first, which languishes with a comatose madman. It's always suspect to me when the last chapter of a book spends 5 pages explaining how all of the details in the novel fit together. The revelation is always more exciting when it comes together for the reader without authorial explanation. Reading the revelation rather than coming upon it by ourselves means the story either wasn't clear or the connections are too strained. Coulter had some big ideas that she voices in the last chapter. But, frankly, you've heard of this aspiration too many times before.So, languishing plot lines that remain unconnected way too long, overreaching on big ideas that are not quite pulled off, and a big idea (I can't divulge) that's been written about for decades lead me to my 3-star review. Add to that was having to suffer through a very annoying set of readers for the audio version of this novel. I may have enjoyed reading the novel more than listening to it. Given the other reviews and that this is her 21st mystery, clearly I am in the minority.

  • Monnie
    2018-11-22 14:57

    Fully a score of books in this series has preceded this one, and despite my good intentions - they've been on my want-to-read list for quite some time - up to this point I've read nary a single one. Big mistake, but one I certainly won't make again. Ms. Coulter earned a spot on my list of favorite authors with The Devil's Triangle, her "A Brit in the FBI" series, and this one ensures that she won't be moving off anytime soon. Or, to put it another way, wow!That the characters weren't familiar to me going in wasn't an issue; early on, I got the drift, and at no time did I feel lost (although I'll advise, as I always do, that it's best to start a series as close to the beginning as possible if only to see how the characters change and who comes and goes over time). Here, the most important people to know are FBI agents named Savich (Dillon), Wittier (Cam), Cabot (Jack) and Sherlock (if she has a second name, it slipped past me). There are a couple of plots going on at the same time, but even though they don't overlap much, I never got confused as to who's who and what's what.The first story begins with Savich in the home of a very pregnant woman named Kara, who's being threatened by a man who's ranting about people out to get him and insisting he's an "enigma." Savich nails the guy, who then falls into a coma and is taken to a hospital. Kara soon follows - and gives birth to baby Alex. Then comes the unthinkable; the baby is kidnapped from the hospital right under the noses of the doctors and nurses. Further investigation turns up bizzare links between the still unidentified comotose guy, Kara and her baby - and leads Savich, Sherlock and their team to a grandiose scheme involving drugs of a very different sort.While this is going on, a psychopathic bank robber somehow escapes just as he's arriving at his future home - a federal penitentiary. Whittier and Cabot get the case, following the convict and the people who helped him escape into the wilds of the Daniel Boone National Forest. Apparently, the convict, dubbed "Manta Ray," stole and hid some kind of safe deposit box before he was captured. Could it be that his new companions have an ulterior motive of their own for springing him?The two investigations lead from U.S.-sanctioned Russian bankers (could that topic be more timely?) to the inner workings of a pharmaceutical firm to the highest echelons of the U.S. government. There's plenty of intrigue to go round, and the action rarely takes a break. This one's a don't-miss - and I heartily thank the publisher, via NetGalley, for the opportunity to read an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Dianne
    2018-11-10 16:02

    Baffling crimes don’t take a holiday and the FBI team of Savage and Sherlock are knee deep in a mystery that will impact the world while Cam Wittier and Jack Cabot are hot on the trail of an escaped prisoner with a penchant for leaving no loose ends who may have ties to the murder of a top government official’s daughter. Welcome to ENIGMA from Catherine Coulter, so settle in and prepare for edge of your seat action in a race against time, crime, murder and twisted science.One young woman, drugged at a party is now pregnant and being held captive by a gunman who claims he is there to protect her. What his capture reveals is a sinister plot by a twisted scientist whose sights may be set on the unborn child. It will be up to Savage and Sherlock to uncover the truth behind the genome research of a monster.Wittier and Cabot find themselves caught up in what could become an international incident if they don’t retrieve their prey and discover who is behind the daring prison break and why.Catherine Coulter can write intrigue, toss in elements of danger, a plethora of unresolved riddles and completely captivate her audiences from start to finish as we follow the action! High tension, high stakes and great story telling fill each and every page.I received an ARC edition from Gallery Books in exchange for my honest review.Series: FBI Thriller - Book 21Publisher: Gallery Books (September 12, 2017)Publication Date: September 12, 2017Gene: Mystery | ThrillerPrint Length: 496 pagesAvailable from: Amazon | Barnes & NobleFor Reviews & More: http://tometender.blogspot.com

  • Mandy White
    2018-11-23 11:02

    This is the 21st book in the series but the first I have read. It can be read without reading the others. I have heard alot about this author as she writes with a favourite of mine JT Ellison. This was a great story, fast and exciting with alot going on. Thanks to Gallery Books via Netgalley for a copy of this book to read and review

  • Tim
    2018-11-29 12:43

    This story of expanding one's life cycle at the trial and expense of others demonstrates the depths of inhumanity some possess. 5 of 10 stars

  • Janet Robel
    2018-11-24 09:59

    Ms. Coulter is one amazing writer! The entire time I was left guessing. She has a way of building up the suspense and crafting one helluva story. I haven't followed the series consistently but this is good as a standalone. Kara Moody is one of the characters at the focal point of this one, and the race is on to find her baby. I thought this was a page-turner and couldn't wait to get to the end.

  • Marialyce
    2018-12-07 12:53

    Good story that blended science, a somewhat mad scientist, a kidnapped baby, assorted wanton killers, and the FBI. This happens to be the twenty-first book in the series so as I have not read any of the others, I felt like I came late to the party.While it was certainly a quick read and had all the components of a thriller, I felt it also had some drawbacks. For some reason it left me feeling a bit let down although I did enjoy the characters of Sherlock and Savich and in a second storyline, Jack and Cam. I do love the blending of science and mayhem (which by the way, James Rollins is the master of). I also had a hard time with some of the action scenes. I had to question how or if FBI agents in real life, would have rushed into some of the situations the protagonists found themselves in as unprepared as they were. It seemed that perhaps the characters put themselves in harm's way without necessary preparation. Perhaps if I had read some of the previous outings of the characters mentioned, it would have achieved a higher rating from me. All in all it was not a bad book, just one that left me a bit bereft of that quickening of feelings one gets as a thriller novel oftentimes rushes the reader to that ultimate "ah ha" ending. However, I do think this book would transition well to a TV series or even a movie. I did like it and might in the future read some others in the series. Thank you to NetGalley and Gallery Book for providing me with an advanced copy of this book for an unbiased review.

  • katwiththehat
    2018-11-10 08:56

    Thank you so much to NetGalley and Gallery Books for allowing me to read and review this thrilling new novel by Catherine Coulter. Wow, this was a wild ride from start to finish! Not only is ENIGMA well-paced and all but impossible to put down, but Coulter writes a really smart, tight plot that keeps you hanging on every detail to see how they all knit together. Just brilliant!Agents Savich and Sherlock become involved with their next complicated case after Savich interrupts what he believes to be a hostage situation. A crazed young man has broken into a neighbor's house and is holding a pregnant woman captive, screaming that they are in danger. It's only once he is unconscious and the woman goes into labor that they realize he may have been speaking the truth. This was my favorite thread of the story arcs. I found it absolutely intriguing and loved how Coulter managed to peel back layer after layer. On another layer of the story, agents Jack and Cam are after a notorious criminal who's broken out of jail and is trying to get back to his underground ties. This thread was also fascinating, with its various players moving around secretly on the chessboard. A thrilling book from start to finish and I'll definitely be reading more by Catherine Coulter! 5/5 stars.Please excuse typos/name misspellings Entered on screen reader.

  • Carvanz
    2018-11-23 10:54

    It’s been a long while since I’ve read a thriller that didn’t have an ounce of romance in it. Well, technically, this does have just a tad bit of romance, but it’s a story of special agents that are working on two different cases. It is fast paced, well written, deeply intelligent without bogging the reader down with complicated details and extremely entertaining and engaging. Once I started it was hard to stop for things like work and sleep. I couldn’t read it fast enough. I enjoyed every word and the multiple epilogues were perfect!ARC provided by NetGalleyMulti POVSafe and cleanPossible trigger - (view spoiler)[one of the female characters was possibly drugged and raped, no on page description (hide spoiler)]

  • Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
    2018-11-30 09:42

    Def a favorite series for me...love these characters!!! I wasn't fully thrilled with the resolution/ending...to be continued?? FYI feel like something is missing or was way too rushed and smushed together ... it's still a really good read and always a ball being back in the FBI with Sherlock and Savich and their crew!! :))

  • Jacqui
    2018-12-10 11:00

    In Catherine Coulter's 21st in the FBI Thriller series, Enigma (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster 2017) FBI Agents and husband-and-wife Savitch and Sherlock find themselves trying to unravel a mysterious attack on a pregnant woman by a man who seems demented, claiming he is an 'enigma'. When the woman goes into labor right after the attack is thwarted and delivers her baby, the infant is immediately kidnapped and the man who attacked her ends up in a coma and barely escapes being killed in his hospital bed. A surprise twist binds the new mother and the attacker together and it's up to Savitch and Sherlock to find her child and unravel the mystery that surrounds him. All this is going on while another part of Savitch's team is chasing an escaped prisoner who is vicious and remorseless.As with all the books in this series, Enigma is a tightly-plotted, fast-moving winner of a read. Definitely recommended to thriller lovers, as is the rest of the series.

  • Lisa
    2018-11-23 13:59

    Enigma is an intriguing fusion of characters and events that blend into a riveting novel.SUMMARYENIGMA is the twenty-first FBI Thriller novel written by CATHERINE COULTER. Married Agents Savich and Sherlock work tirelessly to solve two perplexing mysteries in the Washington D.C. area. One involves a seemingly crazy man who calls himself an enigma, who came barreling into a woman’s house and holds her at gunpoint. Agent Dillion Savich saves the pregnant woman, Kara Moody from the unkempt dirty man who was trying to take her somewhere, to protect her from something or someone. The man is captured, hospitalized and sinks into a coma. The mystery of who he is and what he was trying to protect Kara from remains. Kara goes into to labor from the stress and gives birth to a healthy baby boy. When her baby, Alex is kidnapped from the hospital, the race is own to find him. The second mystery involves an escaped violent prisoner who has disappeared into Daniel Boone National Forest. Agents Cam Whittier and Jack Cabot are on his tail. Liam Hennessey was convicted of robbing a bank. The search is on to find who helped him escape and why. It may all somehow tie to the murder of Mia Prevost, the girlfriend of Saxon Hainny, the only son of President Gilbert’s chief of staff. REVIEW ENIGMA was like the big pot of delicious vegetable soup my mom used to make, with a good mix of fresh ingredients. You have a raging madman, an agonizing baby kidnapping, a violent escapee on the loose, a cunning pharmaceutical CEO, several brutal murders, honorable homeless men, a unscrupulous lawyer, a shoot out on the Potomac and then add in savy FBI agents, a worried Presidents Chief of Staff and a pale Russian banker. And like the soup, it all comes together at the end to make an tantalizing and savory offering, fit for quick and enjoyable consumption. Having read many of CATHERINE COULTER’s FBI Thriller series I was looking forward to the banter and chemistry typically between Sherlock and Savich. Sadly, there wasn't a lot of interaction between the two. Instead the focus and repartee seem to be gravitating to the younger Agents Whittier and Cabot. I guess after twenty-one novels maybe it's time. But I hope not! Thanks to NetGalley, Gallery Book and Catherine Coulter for a advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Kathi Defranc
    2018-12-04 08:50

    Two long time characters of the FBI, Sherlock and Savich, team up again in a very complicated case as we see a 'crazy' man breaking into the home of a pregnant woman, yelling they need to leave to be safe from these people, at the same time a murderer and robber escapes in a flurry of tricks. These two cases seem separate but soon intertwine as more about each becomes known. This is book 21 in the authors' series and the stories continue to entertain and interest all adventure/thriller readers. The two cases are both worked separately , and we turn from one to another as they begin to meld. Great characters and wonderful locations for the story lines keep you turning pages,as it is very hard to put this book down! I would like to thank Netgalley, the author Catherine Coulter and publisher Gallery books for the chance to read this and give you my thoughts. If you like a blend of science,kidnapping and adventure with exciting action you must read this book.

  • Madison Warner Fairbanks
    2018-11-20 11:40

    Enigma by Catherine CoulterFBI thriller with recurring characters Savich and Sherlock from this long running series. This is the 21st book and while it can stand alone a mystery, having some familiarity with the series will make it a better and richer storyline. Since it is a series, there is a lot of name dropping in the first 50 pages as the story gets set up for the FBI team to go after the escapee. Keeping track of them all can be a bit difficult.Chapters alternate between characters and situations.Overall I really enjoyed the quick action, intelligent analysis, and how all the threads wove together.Multiple epilogues wrapped up several relationships and started new directions. Don't skip these or you will miss the fun.I received a copy of the book from NetGalley.

  • Carol
    2018-11-12 09:55

    I am a fan of the FBI series, but I was somewhat disappointed with this book. The plot was very complicated with a lot of agents to keep track of. I kept waiting for the two plots to come together. But in spite of two very similar "roofie" episodes, they never did. And three epilogues? Why not just finish writing the book? The third and final epilogue would have been sufficient. Another thing that bothered me was her completely erroneous description of a Cessna 182 Skylane small airplane. My dad flies this type of airplane often and the description of "steps in the door" is totally wrong. When her research on one thing is so far wrong, it makes me doubt every other fact in the book.

  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    2018-11-22 07:56

    I was very happy to see the cases in this book were solved with normal FBI and computer problem solving. I did not enjoy the last book I read in this series that had a huge paranormal aspect. Once again there are two different cases being solved at the same time. They do not intertwine as far as the cases go, but Sherlock and Savich are involved in both. When FBI agent Dillon Savich saves Kara Moody from a hostage taker, he doesn't realize that he will be involved in her life in a few more days. He is also not sure what the nagging feeling in his head will bring when he remembers the hostage taker mumbling that he is an Enigma. When the John Doe ends up in a coma and Kara's newborn baby boy is kidnapped from the hospital, Savich knows that it is somehow connected. Meanwhile they are also dealing with an escaped convict who was freed in a high risk rescue from his transport vehicle. Once again Savich is sure the lawyer who represented "Manta Ray" was a go-between who helped set up the escape. Not only are Agent Cam Wittier and former special forces agent Jack Cabot chasing him down in the forested area of Appalachian foothills, but Savich and others are trying to find the mastermind of the escape.Enigma is a story that blends science and organized crime in a thrill ride with the FBI coming out on top. This was a fast paced story that has a plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The characters are well-developed, and the two plots-lines mesh together well. Her descriptive writing makes you feel like you are a part of the story. The emotions of the characters comes across and you can't help but feel for them. I really enjoyed this story and look forward to the next one. I recommend this story to any and all thriller lovers. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.

  • Maxine
    2018-11-19 08:53

    Enigma is the twenty-first thriller by Catherine Coulter featuring Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock but, admittedly, the first I have read. The novel is divided between two plots. In the first, she raises interesting ethical questions about human medical testing. A seemingly insane young man holds a pregnant woman, Kara Moody, hostage claiming he is there to protect her from some unspecified danger. When Savich arrives, he assesses the man’s erratic behaviour as a threat to the woman and, fearing for her life, he shoots him. The young man is taken to the hospital where he remains in a coma. Kara gives birth to a son at the same hospital shortly after. The next day the baby is kidnapped and an attempt is made on the young man’s life.The second plot is a more typical thriller although very topical. The girlfriend of the president’s Chief of Staff’s son is murdered. Then a bank robber known as Manta Ray escapes while en route to prison. Somehow, as Savich looks into the escape, he begins to believe that these two seemingly disparate events are, in fact, related. Enigma is a real rollercoaster ride full of suspense, intrigue, action, and constant twists and turns. The chapters alternate between the two different plots but Coulter handles these changes with aplomb assuring that the reader never gets lost in the shuffle. Although this was my introduction to the series, it worked very well as a standalone. I am definitely looking forward to reading more of this series in the future.Thanks to Netgalley and Simon & Schuster Canada for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review

  • Judy
    2018-12-02 13:00

    Once again Catherine Coulter delivers for all her FBI Thriller readers. Both those that have read every book, to the newbies that start with this book. The principal characters in this storyline are FBI Agents Savich and his wife Agent Sherlock. Savich and Sherlock work with Agent Cam Wittier and former Special Forces agent Jack Cabot. The book takes on two storylines that inevitably intertwine to become one. A crazed man that appears to a strange woman to declare he wants to protect her. He collapses in an altercation with Agent Savich. Although there appears nothing wrong with the man, he remains unconscious for many days. In the meantime, Savich and Sherlock try to solve why he chose this woman and what her connection is to him. As the interrogation begins, Whittier and Cabot are drawn in to help process the many characters brought into the story.Coulter does an excellent job of character development for all involved. The plot twists and turns in all directions. The reader may be tempted to read late into the night as I did because they have to know what comes next. Mystery lovers will devour this book.

  • Barbara Rogers
    2018-11-12 10:01

    Be prepared for drama and action as the FBI’s CAU division deals with a medical megalomaniac and a mastermind killer who shows no mercy. The twenty-first book in the series is just as strong, thrilling, suspenseful and intriguing as the first twenty. These villains aren’t quite as twisted as some of them have been, but they still provide you with a shiver down the spine. Coulter chose not to use Savich’s ‘special’ gift in this book and I wonder if she’s decided to move away from that angle.I love that you almost always get multiple cases in one book and this one has two. Both are interesting but very different and the agents involved are also different and interesting.Case 1 provides the name for the book – Enigma. When Dillon Savich’s friend, Dr. Janice Hudson, calls him to hurry over because she thinks her friend and neighbor is in trouble, he finds a madman holding the neighbor hostage. The man has the neighbor, Kara Moody, duct taped to a chair and he’s raving about saving her from ‘them’ and screaming that he is an enigma. The madman ends up in a coma and Kara goes into labor. When Kara’s baby is stolen from the hospital and an attempt is made on the madman’s life the FBI goes into high gear trying to find the baby and figure out the connection between the madman, Kara, and the baby. The answer will intrigue and astound you.Case 2 has agents Cam Wittier and Jack Cabot tracking down an escaped robber and murderer, Liam Hennessey, aka Manta Ray. The escape was perfectly planned and executed, but how could the prisoner have possibly coordinated such a plan when he’d had no visitors except his lawyer? The answer to that leads you to blackmail at the highest levels of government as well as murder and intrigue. Hennessey escapes into a forest in Kentucky and then escapes the forest by helicopter. There must be someone rich and powerful helping Hennessey, but who can it be and why would they be interested in helping a robber and murderer escape?Weaving back and forth between the two storylines, multiple intriguing characters and diverse locations will keep you turning pages as fast as you can to see what happens next. It is definitely a must read!“I requested and received this e-book at no cost to me and volunteered to read it; my review is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher.”

  • Hannah
    2018-12-10 11:56

    ARC REVIEW Book 21 of Catherine Coulter's FBI thriller Savich/Sherlock series.Dillan and Lacy are back for a thrilling and mysterious case, and why not it's what they do best. Once again we have two cases going on in this book The first one Dillan and Lacy's main story Dillan saves a young pregnant woman from a crazy man who kept telling her someone was coming for her baby and only he could protect her. Dillan managed to subdue the man but shortly afterward he slipped into a coma. The pregnant girl Kara Moody went into labor and had a healthy baby boy who was then kidnapped from the maternity ward. Dillan can't leave it alone something has been bugging him about it from the beginning. Lacy and Dillan join forces with the CARD agents to help track down Baby Alex and why he was taken in the first place and how the John Doe in a coma is part of it all.Meanwhile new to the CAU Cam Witter works with New York's Criminal Division's Jack Cabot to help track down international criminal Liam Hennessy aka Manta Ray who escaped police custody during his prison transfer. Cam and Jack follow a lead to the Daniel Boone National Forest. Hennessy didn't work alone he knew it was coming and the two people who got him out were working for a powerful person and when it ties to the murder of a young woman things get messier. Mia Prevost was dating the President's Secretary of State's only son and all the circumstantial evidence pointed right to him. Cam and Jack work together to find the connection and a way to get Hennessy back in police custody. Overall, this was a really good read. Both storylines were intriguing and they pull you in and have very satisfying stories. The case of the missing baby Alex deals with a mad scientist and the escape prisoner Liam Hennessy is a big political snafu. I've been a fan of Coulter and this series for over ten years I think I've only missed one book in the entire series. Sherlock and Savich are some of my all time favorite characters, I'm not to crazy about the dual storylines but this one was a really good one. I liked the slight romance brewing between Cam and Jack the light flirting that goes on between them is nice but not to distracting.

  • Linda Zagon
    2018-12-05 11:54

    MY REVIEW OF “ENIGMA” by CATHERINE COULTERAnother sleepless night for me, since it was so hard to stop reading “ENIGMA” by Catherine Coulter. The Genre for this novel is Mystery and Thriller. This is the 21st novel in Catherine Coulter’s series, and I have to confess that this is the first time I have read a novel by this author, as well as a novel in this series. I intend to revisit the other books in this series. I didn’t have a difficult time following the characters or story. The timeline of this story is set mostly in the present.The author describes the characters as complex and complicated. There is a contrast between the “good ” characters from the FBI, and the “evil” or “bad” criminals. The story has different layers, twists and turns and adventure. There are two mysteries in this novel, where the FBI is involved. Agents Savich, Sherlock, Jack Cabot and Cam Wittier are involved in solving the unusual crimes.One mystery is an international one and involves the son of a Presidential top advisor. There are robberies, and murders, and intense intrigue.The other mystery involves a strange man in a coma known as John Doe. He is considered an “Enigma” because of strange drugs and needle marks found in his system.There is also a kidnapping of a newborn baby and more murders.This novel has risks, intrigue, danger, mystery, thrills, chills, and is captivating and I would recommend this for any reader that enjoys Mystery and Thrillers. I received a copy of this ARC for my honest review. Be warned: This could keep you up at night!!

  • BeaCharmed
    2018-11-19 09:52

    I've been reading this series since the first book. I love the main characters of Dillon and Sherlock, FBI agents who married to each other. The books are always a mix of their married, a mystery that or one or both of them are working on, and a secondary mystery that usually introduces another couple, one of whom is usually not an FBI agent. There's action, romance, humor, and an intriguing mystery or two. The two story lines usually come together. In "Enigma" we get all that in a story that also blends medicine, science, an unethical scientist, family, a kidnapped baby, theft, blackmail, and death."Enigma" is a quick read even though it's more than 400 pages long. The story is fast-paced with a lot of action. I wouldn't call it thrilling as I never once believed any of the main characters or the the FBI agents were in serious danger. Coulter may have them get shot or injured but there's never any serious harm and of course, they don't die. This despite the fact that the agents are quick to rush into dangerous situations, well, most of the time. The FBI is a government bureaucracy, you know there's red tape and procedures! Yet,we see little of that and little in the way of repercussions for their behavior. I have doubts that the FBI really works the way that Coulter's FBI does. I enjoyed the character interactions and trying to guess how the different plots would come together. Some of my guesses were right and some weren't. I wish the medical plot had more depth to it and more detail. Frankly, that could have made for a compelling story all on its own. The escaped con story did keep my guessing and there was a twist at the end that I did not see coming. Overall, not a particularly thrilling story but one that kept me reading and kept my interest. And though it's book 21 in the series, it works fine as a stand alone.

  • Diane Perry
    2018-11-13 11:59

    I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book packs a punch at the very start, and keeps you there. I love Sherlock and Savich. They are an incredible team. We follow Kara as first she is held hostage by a stranger and then her newborn is kidnapped from the hospital. Soon the dots connect that both are connected. Part thriller part science fiction and incredibly written. Catherine Coulter just knows how to bring it.

  • Patricia Romero
    2018-11-28 10:43

    Dueling timelines and stories with exceptional characters and plots that have you holding on to the edge of your seat. It's what we've come to expect from Coulter and her FBI series. Savich and Sherlock are easily two of my favorite characters ever. And the rest of the gang is equally engaging.In this 21st book in the series, we have a seemingly crazy man breaking into a pregnant woman's house and both of them end up in the hospital. While the team tries to figure out who this man is and what he wanted with Kara, Cam and Jack are traipsing all over the forest trying to find an escaped prisoner who has no problem killing. There are enough twists and turns to give you whiplash in this one! And some very timely subjects are delved into.Highly recommended!

  • Book Him Danno
    2018-12-02 10:42

    The author Catherine Coulter brings back characters from previous book that readers of this series will love while introducing new characters that readers will also connect with right away. Enigma is the perfect amount of intrigue blended with science and the crazy mad scientist that readers will never be able to get enough of.Catherine Coulter has an ability to pull readers in using elements of dangers, riddles that need to be solved and action that has readers questing how will this end?Every page will bring readers closer to understanding why this baby is so important and why Catherine Coulter is a must read author.Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Gallery Books for the advance copy

  • Debbie
    2018-11-27 11:49

    Yes it's true. This was my first book by Catherine Coulter alone. I heard that she was a good author and now I know. I was really psyched to receive this book and it did not disappoint at all!I sped through this gripping thriller that has two major plots and lots and lots of twists. One of those twists was jaw dropping for me. I did not see it coming.I stayed up WAY until the morning hours as I could not put this book down. And, it was worth it!Excellent read for me.Thanks to Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

  • Pamela
    2018-12-06 14:59

    Catherine Coulter's two protagonists have returned in the latest FBI Thriller series! I love the characters of Sherlock and Savitch! They are smart, savvy, and so in love with each other! New characters are developed well, and I hope Cam and Jack will be returning in subsequent installments. I could not put down this book. Coulter develops two intriguing storylines that run parallel in ENIGMA. The two do not interresect, but they are both deftly plotted smoothly with excellent transitioning between them. Very interesting and thoroughly entertaining!Thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.