Catherine Coulter is a veteran writer of thrillers, and Whiplash is the 12th entry in her series featuring FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock, generally referred to by their last names. Married to each other, agents (and parents) Savich and Sherlock, are nonetheless able to maintain a balance between challenging jobs together as a professional duo and a satisfying home life—when they are home between jobs, that is. As the length of Coulter’s series suggests, these agents are in high demand and fortunately for readers, their exploits are complex and intricately plotted, providing first-rate entertainment for thriller fans. In Whiplash Savich and Sherlock land a complicated case involving corporate espionage and a Big Pharma company’s manipulation of the supply of a crucial chemo drug in order to generate inflated profits. Even before Savich and Sherlock arrive on the scene, a PI is hired to investigate the drug company shenanigans, but matters spin out of control with unexpected murders of drug company higher-ups.
Coulter’s work is best known for its frenetic action and suspense, and Whiplash is one of her best. This is ideal for summer beach reading, but it’s so engrossing readers will need to make a conscious effort to avert sunburn!