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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Coulter (The Valentine Legacy, LJ 8/95) writes mainly romance novels but frames them in different genres. Her new work is a thriller about a young woman whose sister was murdered. For the next seven years, she dedicates herself to getting the training necessary to catch the killer, then joins the FBI. When she meets up with Belinda's suspected murderer, the String Killer, she questions whether Belinda was one of his victims. She dreams about the murder in vivid detail; meanwhile, she is distracted by her strange family and by the apparently growing feelings between her and her supervisor, Dillon Savich. While Coulter's characters relate well to each other, Dillon is too good to be true. Coincidence stretches belief, but the book is an easy, fast read, good for summer entertainment. This title will be in demand.?Andrea Lee Shuey, Dallas
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I didn't like this book - not the premise, not the characters, not the writing. It was ludicrous from beginning to end. The dialogue was not well written at all. Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2004
This was a truly terrible book. I've never been a fan of Catherine Coulter, as I find her style of writing simplistic and silly. Read morePublished on Nov. 4 2003 by Amy
I had a lot of trouble putting this book down (and I tend to be hard to please when it comes to finding a book that will keep my attention!). Read morePublished on Aug. 5 2003
I was introduced to Dillon Savich in "The Cove" and liked how he solved crimes using MAX. When I found out that he had a book of his own, I was excited. Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2003 by Victoria Mosher
Coulter gets high marks for this book. The instant chemistry between Savich and Sherlock is enough reason to read this book. Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2003
This is the story where Dillon and Sherlock first meet. If you have not read/listened to this one yet it is a must in the FBI series by Catherine Coulter. Read morePublished on Oct. 18 2002 by TSchlaack
I love catherine coulter. I have read all of her books and this one is great. She writes very well adn allows to conjure images in your head. Plot twist and all!!! Read morePublished on Sept. 26 2002 by Amazon Customer
Wow, I could not put this book down!! It was the perfect mix of suspense and romance with the two perfect characters. Coulter has an amazing talent that has gone to good use. Read morePublished on June 19 2002 by Katie