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Format:
Title:
The last second
ISBN:
9781432861742
Edition:
Large print edition.
Publication:
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
Physical Description:
575 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series title(s):
Number in series:
6.
General Note:
"Thorndike Press large print basic."
Summary:
Galactus, France's answer to SpaceX, has just launched a communications satellite into orbit, but the payload actually harbors a frightening weapon: a nuclear-triggered electromagnetic pulse. When the satellite is in position, Galactus's second-in-command, Dr. Nevaeh Patel, will have the power to lay waste to the world with an EMP. A former astronaut, Patel believes she is following the directions of the Numen, aliens who saved her life when she space-walked outside the International Space Station. She is convinced that with the Holy Grail, just discovered by the owner of Galactus -- eccentric treasure hunter Jean-Pierre Broussard -- she can be reunited with the Numen, change the world's destiny, and become immortal with them. The countdown has begun when Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine are thrown into the pending disaster. They must stop the EMP that would wreak havoc on communication and electronic systems on Earth, resulting in chaos and anarchy.
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A #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorA Brit in the FBI ThrillerGalactus, a French company, has just launched a communications satellite into orbit that is carrying a weapon: a nuclear-triggered electromagnetic pulse. Galactus's Dr. Nevaeh Patel believes that in wielding the EMP, she is following the directions of the Numen, aliens who once saved her life. She thinks she can change the world's destiny and become immortal with the Numen. The countdown has begun when Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine are thrown into the pending disaster. They must stop the EMP that would wreak havoc on communication and electronic systems on Earth, resulting in chaos and anarchy.


Author Notes

Catherine Coulter was born on December 26, 1942 in Cameron County, Texas. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and a master's degree in early 19th century European history from Boston College. Her first novel, The Autumn Countess, was published in 1978. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1982, she worked on Wall Street as a speech writer. Since then she has written over 65 books including The Aristocrat, Afterglow, False Pretenses, Impulse, and Born to Be Wild. She also writes the FBI Thriller series and numerous historical romance trilogies including the Song, Star, Magic, Night, Bride, Viking, and Legacy Trilogies. She writes A Brit in the FBI series with J. T. Ellison.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Bestsellers Coulter and Ellison venture into SF territory with their seamlessly plotted sixth Brit in the FBI thriller (after 2018's The Sixth Day). When astrophysicist Nevaeh Patel claims that she made contact with an alien species, the Numen, during an EVA (extravehicular activity) outside the International Space Station in 2010, a team of NASA psychiatrists grounds her, and she quits. Fast-forward to 2018, Nevaeh is now a corporate leader at Galactus, a private European aerospace company. Nevaeh has placed a nuclear bomb on a recently launched Galactus satellite that when detonated will set off an electromagnetic pulse to create chaos with worldwide communications systems. This will allow the Numen to come to Earth and take over. In return for her help, the Numen will make Neveah immortal. The suspense builds as FBI special agents Michaela Caine and Nicholas Drummond participate in the effort to prevent this catastrophe. Readers who have no problem accepting the over-the-top scenario will have fun. Agent: Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media Group (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

Aliens communicating from outer space and a search for the Holy Grail seem the stuff of science fiction, but in the capable hands of Coulter and Ellison, they become an Indiana Jones-style, high-concept adventure thriller about a race to save the world. Brilliant astrophysicist and astronaut Dr. Nevaeh Patel is convinced that when her tether broke on a spacewalk, her life was saved by the Numen, aliens who offer to bring peace to Earth. Enraged over being subsequently grounded by NASA, Patel becomes second-in-command to Galactus, the French equivalent of SpaceX, whose founder, Jean-Pierre Broussard, is consumed with finding the Holy Grail to cure his terminally ill daughter. FBI Agents Michaela (Mike) Caine and Nicholas Drummond, now partners in every sense, become involved when their friend Grant Thornton heads a team to protect Broussard, who may have found the Grail on a sunken ship off the coast of Sumatra. Patel, seeking immortality and reunion with the Numen, wants the Holy Grail, too, as part of her crazed plan to set off a nuclear electromagnetic pulse from a Galactus-launched satellite. Determined to thwart her, the intrepid FBI pair sets out on a chase by air, sea, and land. Nonstop action and a delicious final twist should keep readers from worrying about the over-the-top premise.--Michele Leber Copyright 2019 Booklist