Full of karate, pistol-whipping, and other malevolent mayhem, Catherine Coulter's The Maze could be described as a junior-varsity version of Silence of the Lambs. As in that novel, the heroine in The Maze, Lacey Sherlock, becomes an FBI agent to help unravel the mysteries of her own past. Seven years after her sister was brutally slain by a serial killer (the wonderfully creepy "String Killer"), Lacey is assigned to the FBI's Criminal Apprehension Unit (CAU). The CAU, headed by brawny bureau egghead Dillon Savich, uses computer modeling to catch the baddest guys around--it's like profiling, but with databases. Before you know it, Dillon and Lacey are tangling with the String Killer. Even when the scenarios are not terribly inventive--"Let's use Lacey as bait! What a great idea!"--Coulter makes sure that her bad guys are good and twisted. A touch of bloody-mindedness can cover up a multitude of sins, and on that score, The Maze satisfies
I read this book after reading The Cove. I like the fact that the main characters from the first book also have a small part in this book. It ties the two books together nicely and kind of gives the reader a clue to what the people from the Cove are doing now, with out distracting the reader from the characters and plot of the Maze.....
A good read. I recommend This series of books to any one who likes to read a series and see the same people repeated though out..... But because the books add new characters and add onto the story and each case is new it never gets boring.
I couldn't get into the first book in this series, but I enjoyed "The Maze" very much. Sherlock on her own is too impulsive, but she and Savich make a good team. I'm looking forward to reading the other books featuring them.