Published March 14th 2017 by Gallery Books
Synopsis: FBI Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine are the government’s Covert Eyes—leading a top-notch handpicked team of agents to tackle crimes and criminals both international and deadly. But their first case threatens their fledgling team when the Fox calls from Venice asking for help.
Kitsune has stolen an incredible artifact from the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, and now the client wants her dead. She has a warning for Nick and Mike: she’s overheard talk that a devastating Gobi desert sandstorm that’s killed thousands in Beijing isn’t a natural phenomenon, rather is produced by man. The Covert Eyes team heads to Venice, Italy, to find out the truth.
From New York to Venice and from Rome to the Bermuda Triangle, Nicholas and Mike and their team are in a race against time, and nature herself, to stop an obsessed family from devastating Washington, DC.
My Review: This was a fast-paced, hang onto your hat thriller. Yes, it was a little unbelievable, yes these FBI agents did things that would not really happen, but it was exciting and an enjoyable read.
When Nicholas Drummond and Michaela (Mike) Caine are given carte blanche to pick their own assignments, their own team as well as a private plane and unlimited resources you know they are going to get involved in some unconventional situations. Team up with super-thief Kitsune and not only do they end up flying to Italy to deal with a situation, but the body count rises. Kitsune (The Fox) has been hired to steal Moses’ staff from the Topkapi Museum in Turkey. When she shows up to make the exchange for her fee, the clients try to kill her. Enter Nicholas and Mike. When they arrive in Italy, they are met by a team of assassins. If not for Kitsune, they probably would not have survived. As they delve into the situation, they find out it is not what it seems. It gets a little science fiction at points where an eccentric old man has developed a way to control the weather, but it works.
This book has everything I have come to expect from the Britt in the FBI series. There was action, danger, injuries, computer hacking, a few crazy villians, a plot to control the world or destroy it, a little romance, a little humor, some chases across the Atlantic and a little confusion between the good guys (FBI team) and the bad guys (Kitsune) as well as some co-operation. I had a hard time putting this book down once I got into it. I knew good would overcome evil, but how do they get there; who gets hurt or possibly killed on the way, how much danger is the world/US in, what happens to the relationship of Nicholas and Mike? If you like mystery/thriller/suspense and can suspend belief for an enjoyable time, pick this one up, you won’t regret it. The publisher provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.