Catherine Coulter is the author of 70 novels, including 66 New York Times bestsellers, occasionally, after exhaustive prayers, hitting #1. She earned her reputation writing historical romances to pass the time while aboard the ark. Over a decade ago she added suspense thrillers to her repertoire --- with great success. THE COVE, the first book in her bestselling FBI Suspense Thriller Series spent nine weeks on the New York Times list and has to date sold over 2 million copies. Since then, she has written 16 more bestselling thrillers in the series, including THE MAZE, THE TARGET, THE EDGE, RIPTIDE, HEMLOCK BAY, ELEVENTH HOUR, BLINDSIDE, BLOWOUT, POINT BLANK, DOUBLE TAKE, TAILSPIN, KNOCKOUT, WHIPLASH, SPLIT SECOND and BACKFIRE. Her 17th FBI thriller BOMBSHELL will be out in all formats July 9, 2013. Coulter is now working on a new suspense thriller series --- A Brit in the FBI --- co-writing with bestselling author JT Ellison. The first book in this series, A FINAL CUT, was released in September 2013.