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Bombshell: An FBI Thriller, Book 17 | [Catherine Coulter]

Bombshell: An FBI Thriller, Book 17

FBI Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith, last seen in Backfire, has been recruited by Dillon Savich to join his unit in Washington, D.C. Savich sees something special in Hammersmith, an almost preternatural instinct for tracking criminals. While on his way to D.C., Hammersmith plans to visit his sister, Delsey, a student at Stanislaus School of Music in Maestro, Virginia. Before he arrives, he gets a phone call that Delsey has been found naked and unconscious, lying in a pool of blood, after a wild party. The blood isn’t hers - so to whom does it belong? Griffin must protect Delsey, but from whom?
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Publisher's Summary

The number-one New York Times best-selling author is back with an electrifying new entry in the FBI series featuring Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock.

FBI Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith, last seen in Backfire, has been recruited by Dillon Savich to join his unit in Washington, D.C. Savich sees something special in Hammersmith, an almost preternatural instinct for tracking criminals. While on his way to D.C., Hammersmith plans to visit his sister, Delsey, a student at Stanislaus School of Music in Maestro, Virginia. Before he arrives, he gets a phone call that Delsey has been found naked and unconscious, lying in a pool of blood, after a wild party. The blood isn’t hers - so to whom does it belong? Griffin must protect Delsey, but from whom?

Meanwhile, back in D.C., FBI Agents Savich and Sherlock have their hands full when the grandson of a former Federal Reserve Bank chairman is found murdered, every bone in his body broken, his corpse frozen at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial. Was it revenge against his grandfather for the banking crisis, or something more insidious and personal?

It’s a bitter winter, and in the endless cold, evil lurks.

©2013 Catherine Coulter (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Kim BROOKSVILLE, FL, United States 12-14-13
    Kim BROOKSVILLE, FL, United States 12-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not My Favorite In The Series"
    What did you love best about Bombshell?

    I like this series very much. I like the continuing story of Sherlock & Savich. I love how she brings new characters in and creates relationships with established characters. I even like seeing Sean grow. Her spin off characters are wonderful.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Catherine Coulter again?

    Absolutely.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I don't have a specific answer for this. I'm just not overly impressed by either narrator in general.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Paul Costanzo is a little "over the top" in my opinion. Rene Raudman's slushy "s" sound irritates me. I have no idea if it's actually HER inflection or what she uses for Sherlock and it's a small thing, but it never fails to make me cringe.


    Any additional comments?

    This has been my least favorite in the series so far; the story just didn't grab me, but I'm re-listening right now in anticipation of listening to Final Cut which I just ordered.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JB 10-29-13
    JB 10-29-13
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    "Bad, worse, terrible"
    What would have made Bombshell better?

    No plot, no story line. Author fail.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not this author


    Would you be willing to try another one of Renee Raudman and Paul Costanzo ’s performances?

    Not really. Renee is not a good narrator. This is my first Paul Constanzo. Will try him again


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

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    I fail to understand why this author continues to publish in hard back. Has not had an original story line since Savich/Sherlock were first introduced

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Celia Moreno Valley, CA United States 09-17-13
    Celia Moreno Valley, CA United States 09-17-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Way better than reviews suggested"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Contrary to all the reviews posted I found the narration to be more than acceptable and the story typical of the previous books in this series, which I have found entertaining and enjoyable.


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

    Maybe at times a bit of a nail biter, but not throughout the entire story. I like trying to figure out the dynamics, and the fast paced action is a bonus.


    Which character – as performed by Renee Raudman and Paul Costanzo – was your favorite?

    I think this narration duo did a great job with all characterizations.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't understand all the negative reviews. Because of those reviews I hesitated getting this audiobook. I find that annoying and I'll be more cautious in future about relying on reviews.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia L. Kalmbach Toledo, Ohio United States 09-04-13
    Patricia L. Kalmbach Toledo, Ohio United States 09-04-13

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    "Awful narration."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend the book, yes, but not in audible form. These are, by far, the most horrible narrators I have ever listened to.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different narrators.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish I had heeded the multitude of reviews that said not to buy this book because of the narration. I love this author and enjoy the series, so I thought "it can't be that bad"....I was wrong...it was much worse. The book is actually painful to listen to at times and I have NEVER taken this long to finish a book. For me, if I see another book narrated by either one or both of these people, I will enjoy it the old fashioned way...in print form.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    robin robles trabuco canyon, ca. United States 08-25-13
    robin robles trabuco canyon, ca. United States 08-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "the narraters are so boring it was hard to listen"
    What did you like best about Bombshell? What did you like least?

    I liked the story but it was difficult to listen because of the narrators which can make or break an audio book.


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

    not really because of the narrators, the story was good and that is the only reason I kept listening. I love the author but she needs to listen to this audiobook and see what I mean.


    What didn’t you like about Renee Raudman and Paul Costanzo ’s performance?

    They were monotone and were unbelievable as the characters.


    Do you think Bombshell needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I would purchase it if someone else read it


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bmacken 08-24-13
    Bmacken 08-24-13 Member Since 2013
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    "too predictable narration not very good"

    Too Catherine Coulter. Did not like the book at all. To much romance for a FBI series

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    Donna Lenoir, NC, United States 08-22-13
    Donna Lenoir, NC, United States 08-22-13 Member Since 2012

    Reading is my greatest pleasure and I read for entertainment. Mystery, suspense and romance are my picks.

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    "Why not just write two separate novels"

    There were two complete, rather flat stories going on at the same time and it was distracting to continually switch back and forth between them. It didn't have the intrigue and surprises that I have come to expect from Catherine Coulter. There was no excitement or anticipation. The narration was rather boring and that is unusual for most of Audible's offerings. It was a disappointment because I was excited about reading this new selection.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Beverly Broken Arrow, OK, United States 08-16-13
    Beverly Broken Arrow, OK, United States 08-16-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Narrator Was Terrible"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend people to read the book not listen to it, the female sounded like an old woman who had something in her mouth.
    The male did a very good job.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    These are my favorite series of books and I always look forward to the next.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Renee Raudman and Paul Costanzo ’s performances?

    Never Renee Raudman but yes Paul Costanzo


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I enjoyed the entire story


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    miki 08-12-13
    miki 08-12-13 Member Since 2009
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    "good but"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, if they like the FBI and Coulter series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bombshell?

    Too many to list.


    What does Renee Raudman and Paul Costanzo bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Character makes them real.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't figure out how Sherlock and Savage's story would intertwine with the other one. I kept thinking it had to join in some way. But it really didn't at all. We actually get two crimes and are being solved separately. They join in character, but not in storyline. I felt I would rather have one story and include the Savage's. I enjoy meeting other FBI etc characters, but I like Savage family and their story, so when the book revolves around others it feels like a bit of a cheat. It isn't since the other characters are quite interesting, yet........ya know?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nettie 08-12-13
    Nettie 08-12-13

    Yorkie Lover

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    "Narration was TERRIBLE"
    What disappointed you about Bombshell?

    The narration is so blasé. No personality at all.


    Would you recommend Bombshell to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not the Audio version


    How could the performance have been better?

    Use better Narrators. Get into character, change the voices a bit. It's really hard to tell who is talking since the male voice never changes from on male character to another. Same with the female voices, she is weak in all characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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