This is the first book in the “Brit in the FBI” series. In addition to FBI agents Dillon Savage and his wife Lacey Sherlock, we meet Nicholas Drummond, a former MI-5 agent and current Scotland Yard detective. The British Parliament passed a special law to allow part of the crown jewels (specifically the Queen Mother’s crown with the Koh-i-Noor diamond) to come to the United States for a special exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The head of security at the Met is a former FBI agent and the uncle to Drummond, whose mother was an American actress and whose father is a British peer of the realm. When Elaine York, a friend of Drummond’s and the Scotland Yard detective who is minding the Koh-I-Noor, is murdered, Drummond hops the first plane to NYC to investigate. At the Grand Opening Gala, the Koh-I-Noor is stolen. Drummond joins forces with Savage and Sherlock, who are in NYC on vacation to see the exhibit, to find out who killed Elaine and who stole the diamond. We meet “The Fox”, the world’s best jewel thief, the man behind the thefts, who believes that rejoining the three pieces of the original diamond from which the Koh-I-Noor was cut will cure him of a fatal disease, and a Russian mobster who has a penchant for art collecting. Like her FBI series, this new series is fast-paced, rich in history, and packed with technology gadgets.
Review Submitted by: Rosalind Woolbright