The Lost Key

The Lost Key

By Catherine Coulter; J. T. Ellison

Putnam Adult, Hardcover, 9780399164767, 450pp.

Publication Date: September 30, 2014

"A thriller packed with nonstop action, real-life name-dropping and enough cutting-edge science to make you wonder how much of it could be true." "Kirkus Reviews"
"The newest entry in the sizzling international thriller series featuring Nicholas Drummond, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter."
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.

About the Author
Catherine Coulter is the author of more than seventy novels, including sixty-six New York Times bestsellers. She earned her reputation writing historical romances, then began writing suspense thrillers, including her bestselling FBI series. She lives with her husband and three cats in Marin County, California.

J. T. Ellison is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author or coauthor of several critically acclaimed novels, including All the Pretty Girls, 14, and The Final Cut, with Catherine Coulter. She lives in Nashville.

Praise For The Lost Key

Praise for The Final Cut
“A thriller that manages to be both intricate and full of jaw-dropping action sequences . . . Drummond connects in entertaining fashion with Coulter’s main series heroes, FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock. . . . Ingenious disguises, daring bluffs, and hair-breadth escapes add to the fun of the chase.” —Publishers Weekly
“Coulter and Ellison have created a new son of Bond licensed to shine in future thrillers.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The twists to the story are nonstop, and the characters sparkle like precious stones . . . one of the best thrillers of the year.” —Associated Press