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Backfire Audiobook

Backfire: FBI Thriller #16

San Francisco judge Ramsey Hunt, longtime friend to FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich, begins the murder trial of Clive and Cindy Cahill only to have federal prosecutor Mickey O’Rourke, known for his relentless, aggressive style, suddenly turn tentative and distracted. Hunt suspects that something is very wrong — and then O’Rourke goes missing, and Judge Hunt gets shot in the back.
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San Francisco judge Ramsey Hunt, longtime friend to FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich, begins the murder trial of Clive and Cindy Cahill only to have federal prosecutor Mickey O’Rourke, known for his relentless, aggressive style, suddenly turn tentative and distracted. Hunt suspects that something is very wrong — and then O’Rourke goes missing, and Judge Hunt gets shot in the back.

Savich and Sherlock receive news of the attack as a mysterious note is delivered to Savich at the Hoover Building: FOR WHAT YOU DID YOU DESERVE THIS. Who sent the note? What does it mean?

As Ramsey Hunt’s life hangs in the balance, Savich and Sherlock race to San Francisco to answer the question: Why would anyone shoot the judge? When they discover one answer, more questions arise, until Savich and Sherlock face the final shock.

©2012 Catherine Coulter (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Carl Georgetown, OH, United States 08-06-12
    Carl Georgetown, OH, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great book"
    What did you love best about Backfire?

    Although the two readers were disconcerting at first, it quickly became internal to the rhythm of the book.


    What other book might you compare Backfire to and why?

    Catherine Coulter'other books in the series. Robert Parker's Spenser series


    Have you listened to any of Jim Meskimen and Deanna Hurst ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not that I am aware of


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    S. Sarabasha West Danby, NY USA 07-18-12
    S. Sarabasha West Danby, NY USA 07-18-12 Member Since 2010

    patient heart

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    "Violence with Tender relationships"
    What did you love best about Backfire?

    The friendships and the love.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not really. Too much predictable gore as it moved into the climax.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    "He said." "She said." too often. Sometimes a male voice, then a beat, then a female voice saying, "he said." Sheesh - no exclaimed, or shouted or cried, just 'said'.

    Narration really slowed down the suspense and hampered the storyline. Are these narrators tired of doing this?

    Sometimes male and female changed off with each other with no rhyme or reason, just enough to make the story not flow.


    Any additional comments?

    Disappointing.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Walter Vanrooyen Medford, OR 03-16-16
    Walter Vanrooyen Medford, OR 03-16-16 Member Since 2012

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    The story is decent, the writing and characters are cheeseball express to cheddarville. Not worth a credit IMO, but worth the cost of a deal of the day sale, which is how I got it.

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    Kathleen 01-13-16
    Kathleen 01-13-16
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    "A hit once again."

    once again a great listen. I love Catherine Coulter's FBI series. I plug in my ear buds and listen for hours. Catherine's stories grab you from the first, and have you on a roller-coaster ride to the end.

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    jd 12-10-15
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    "Really. Really bad writing"

    Inferior ham-fisted storytelling. Waste of time and money. Just dont do it, or you'll be sorry.

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    E Azevedo WALNUT CREEK, CA, United States 08-31-15
    E Azevedo WALNUT CREEK, CA, United States 08-31-15 Member Since 2006

    I love to read, the books need to be fairly complicated or interesting in their own way. I belong to a book club that selects great books.

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    "Twists and turns made it fun to read"

    Enjoyed Sherlock and her husband In this book. Well written and suspenseful. Liked the dialogue and the pace of the book was perfect.

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    laencinal 115 La Encinal Ct. Clayton, Ca 94517 07-10-15
    laencinal 115 La Encinal Ct. Clayton, Ca 94517 07-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Very good!"

    I could not wait to listen to the entire book. Very suspenseful story to the end. And full of surprises.

    Very well told.
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    Alex 05-05-15
    Alex 05-05-15 Listener Since 2005
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    "I liked the interesting twists and turns"

    I liked that I tried to think ahead and follow and get ahead but changers gewét

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    Missvasha 03-18-15
    Missvasha 03-18-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Couldn't get past the production"

    I almost never give up on a book. I can usually muddle through the most challenging writing so that my review is based on the complete work. Not this time. I didn't make it past chapter 10. Using multiple narrators is usually a good thing but in this case it's just irritating. This story just never caught my attention. I've been trying to get through this book for a year. I give up.

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    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 02-09-15
    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 02-09-15 Member Since 2013

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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I think fans of C.C. will like or love this book. I couldn't get past the Narration. I had just listened to book 2 and that narrator was awesome.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The plot was good. The story moved along at a good pace.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    They lacked anima. They just seemed flat. I should say I had just listened to book two and was comparing, without intension. Book two narration made the characters come to life.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was disappointed because I love the characters Savage and Sherlock. In this book they seemed like different characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I think if you hadn't listened to other narrators portray Savage and Sherlock you might really enjoy this book.

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