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From Publishers Weekly
Dark secrets that can destroy lives propel bestseller Coulter's solid 12th FBI thriller (after Double Take). When a small plane carrying FBI Special Agent Jackson Jack Crowne makes a crash landing in mountainous Parlow, Ky., his friends FBI Special Agents Dillon Savitch and Lacey Sherlock fly by helicopter from Washington, D.C., to the scene. Jack survives the crash, aided by Rachael Abbott, a young woman who's returning to Parlow, her childhood home, after escaping an attempt to drown her in a Maryland lake. After Rachael reveals that she's the illegitimate daughter of the late Maryland senator John James Abbott, whose siblings she suspects are trying to kill her, the FBI agents agree to help. As further attempts on Rachael's life occur, the attraction grows between her and Jack. Despite a somewhat predictable plot, master of romantic suspense Coulter exposes the cost of obsessive regard for family honor and family shame with her usual flair. (June)
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"One of Coulter's best, delivering her trademark quips and nonstop action."
-Booklist --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I got a little bored with all the conversations over the same thing. There is one whole chapter with Rachael walking around Jackson's apartment describing the walls, the floors, the decor and going through everything again. I found myself skimming some of the book and in fact put it down several times which I seldom do with one of the FBI series. IT seemed like it would flow along and then drag for awhile. It's not bad and there have been others in the series I have liked better than others. IF there is a 13th book in the series I would no doubt read it. I like Savitch and Sherlock enough to keep reading.
I appreciate the fact that CC doesn't have a lot of profanity in her books and explicit sexual situations. This series is not really romance but more thrillers. The only really sexual scene was between Savich and Sherlock which was kind of cute actually.
Though this wasn't my favorite of the series, it still had its moments and if you've read the rest of the series you will want to read this one.
Plus, Catherine Coulter needs a new editor. Her books lack a great deal of continuity and the editing is terrible. Sherlock's real name is spelled differently in about every other book. At one time, Sherlock was a tall woman. Now, she's very petite. I guess CC never expected the first books to lead anywhere, so why bother continuing with what she had written in the first place.
What I love about Catherine's writing is she usually paints a vivid picture in each book of the beautiful scenery and the colorful locals. Such as San Francisco in "Point Blank". But in this book she did a poor job painting the background. Washington DC is a wonderful city and she could have used it a lot more in the story, as well as the small towns in Virginia and Kentucky.
I will continue to buy Catherine's FBI books because I can't get enough of Sherlock and Savich but here's to hoping the plots and characters in the next stories are more developed and entertaining!