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.
Coulter it's a good story, but she doesn't write it the way people speak, she seems to write it to increase word count for her publisher. A lot of things are repeated over and over and her failure to use contractions that are part of normal speech makes character's speech sound stilted and unreal. The male lead in the audio was fairly good, but the female lead was done poorly with pauses in the wrong spots and accents that were totally unbelievable. At times her French accent sounded like something out of the Balkans.
This was the first time listening to a story with both male and female narration.
This book was comparable to other stories in the author's FBI series though I found it to be more detective work than thriller, there was not enough built up suspense to go with the action.
This was the first time listening to either of these narrators. I liked the smooth transition between the male/female points of view and characters but I did feel that there was a lack of emotion in the performances.
I really liked how Anna had to save her cat before she ran and the scene in front of Miss Lily's club between her and Savich was quite amusing.
Or course, who doesn't love this series?
Very well told. Love Catherine Coulter as a story teller.
No. I loved the two part listening.
The narration is stilted -- almost broken, so much so that I almost gave up on this book. The storyline, however, is excellent and woven together well.
Catherine, baby, work with me here! A cheesy line...for an even cheesier story line and extra cheesy narration!
Catherine Coulter has always been one of my favorite authors with books that grip you from beginning to end. This book, however, was so full of unbelievable characters and silly situations that I just could NOT get into it. I get that the main character was attractive, but does every character in the story have to drool and swoon over him....even his sister comments about his looks...get over it!
The narrator was so over the top, with so many accents thrown into the mix, it was hard to focus on the actual story. From the syrupy southern belle to the Pink Panther french accents
and the sister that sounded like a ten year old child, it was hard to imagine any of them in this story.
UHH! Where do I begin....to cut scenes from this book, I would have to give away too much of the story to other readers.
When the book is listed as an FBI thriller, I'm excited and expect to be thrilled.... this was not a thriller. Somewhere in among all the silly character portrayals there was probably a good detective story at most. Will still watch for the next Catherine Coulter novel, but please....choose another narrator who will not deter from the story.
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.
I don't have a specific answer for this. I'm just not overly impressed by either narrator in general.
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.
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.
No plot, no story line. Author fail.
Not this author
Not really. Renee is not a good narrator. This is my first Paul Constanzo. Will try him again
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
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