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From New York Times bestselling authors Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison comes a riveting thriller pitting special agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine against the head of a private space agency who has the power to end the world as we know it. 

It’s Bastille Day in France, and the private French space agency Galactus—France’s answer to Space X, owned by the eccentric treasure hunter Jean-Pierre Broussard—has just sent a satellite payload into orbit. Billed as a “communications” satellite, it harbors a frightening reality: a nuclear bomb capable of creating a massive electromagnetic pulse has been hidden aboard.

In days, when the satellite is in position, Galactus’s head and Broussard’s second in command, Dr. Neveah Patel, will have the power to lay waste to the world with her EMP, and create her own immortality with the Holy Grail––the stones of the heavens and the very treasure Broussard has spent his life searching for.

The countdown has begun, and Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine will go down to the wire to stop this heinous attack. With their signature “nonstop action with enough realism to keep you thinking and scare the daylights out of you at the same time” (Suspense Magazine), Coulter and Ellison have created a thriller to take you on a breakneck and breathtaking journey.


More Information

  • Publisher: Gallery Books

  • Original Release Date: March 26, 2019

  • Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

  • Print ISBN: 9781501138225


“Nonstop action and a delicious final twist.” —★ Booklist, Starred Review

“Seamlessly plotted.” —Publishers Weekly

“Coulter and Ellison’s series has locked itself into a wonderful groove…their latest in this series arguably is the best one to date.” —Associated Press

“Coulter and Ellison are a thriller writer’s dream team, and The Last Second is some of their best work yet.“ —The Real Book Spy

“I was on the edge of my seat the whole time while reading THE LAST SECOND. It's a suspenseful thrill ride of an adventure. Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison don't disappoint.” —Fresh Fiction

Praise for A Brit in the FBI Series

"Completely gripping from the first page to the last. This book adds another outstanding chapter to this phenomenally thrilling series. Not to be missed!"
– RT Book Reviews, Five Star Gold rating, on THE SIXTH DAY

"Excellent . . . Coulter and Ellison smoothly mix contemporary political issues with eerie historical legend in this fast-paced outing sure to appeal to fans and newcomers alike." 
Publishers Weekly on THE SIXTH DAY

"It is difficult to think of anything more exciting than “The Covert Eyes Team” that writers Coulter and Ellison have created. And after delving into this newest title in A Brit in the FBI series, that fact goes from difficult to virtually impossible."
Suspense Magazine on THE SIXTH DAY

"This fourth in the A Brit in the FBI series is hard to put down . . . as Coulter and Ellison continue, on a roll."
–  Booklist, Starred Review, on THE DEVIL'S TRIANGLE

"Coulter and Ellison are really on an amazing roll with their outstanding A Brit in the FBI series. Wildly creative and twisty plots that take readers on crazy rides around the world are anchored by a core cast of unforgettable characters . . . Thrillers do not get better than this!"

An "adventure-filled fourth thriller in the Brit in the FBI series . . . Fans of popular culture will appreciate the references to such icons as the Star Trek Romulans, Harry Potter, and Sherlock Holmes."
– Publishers Weekly on THE DEVIL'S TRIANGLE

"There are action and thrills aplenty in Coulter and Ellison’s new addition to their Brit in the FBI series." 
– Kirkus Reviews on THE DEVIL'S TRIANGLE