One afternoon, she walks from her Pacific Heights home to Fisherman's Wharf, alone, unwatched - and, she realizes, happy. Standing at the railing on Pier 39, she savors the sounds around her - tourists, countless seals on the barges - and for a moment enjoys the sheer normalcy of it all.
That suddenly comes to an end when a respectable-looking man distracts her with conversation before striking her unconscious and heaving her over the railing into San Francisco Bay. If it weren't for Special Agent Cheney Stone, Julia would've drowned. Cheney quickly realizes the attempt on Julia's life has to connect to the murder of her husband, and she reopens the investigation with the SFPD.
Meanwhile, in Maestro, Virginia, Sheriff Dixon Noble - last seen in Point Blank - learns about a woman named Charlotte Pallack, whose extraordinary resemblance to his vanished wife, Christie, gone for three years, sends him across the country. Although in his heart he knows that this woman can't possibly be his missing wife, Dix is compelled to see her with his own eyes.
In San Francisco, Dix's and Cheney's paths cross - they're brought together by FBI Special Agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock. All four begin to unlock the mystery behind Charlotte Pallack's identity, as well as the forces behind Julia Ransom's attempted murder and the vicious murder of her husband.
The most fascinating aspect of the case is the extraordinary cast of psychics they meet as they push deep into the intriguing and complex world of visions, mind benders, and communications with the dead.
As the stakes and the body count rise, Savich, Sherlock, Dix, and Cheney fight for answers - and their lives.
©2007 Catherine Coulter; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Credible characters and a fascinating look at the world of psychics and thieves help make this one of Coulter's best." (Publishers Weekly)
"The use of two narrators allows for well-paced dialogue. Phil Gigantes' cool intonation helps to clarify the narrative....Sandra Burr handles the womens voices with a light touch." (AudioFile)
Catherin Coulter is truly a magnficent writer to "read". The story line is great - the book keeps you in suspense right to the end.
When the book ends you want to almost carry on reading about them.
From an audible experience, this was wonderful, the characters are great, the voices fenominal - i'd really want to listen to them all again!
Thank you, this book has kept me listening to the disgust of my family whom I have ignored because I've had to "finish this book"
This is the most simple-minded, non-plausible story line that I have read in many, many years.
not much - long winded and "talk to the dead?" is believed by an FBI agent - fire him!
Not really, I put on hold during road trip to listen to another book - when it finished before the road trip did, I returned to this one. I probably will not bother to listen to the end - already looking for something else.
This book was like reading something written by a fifteen year old for a twelve year old to read. It was so ridiculous in so many places! No character development, jumped all around and was just plain a waste of time. It hurt to listen to the end but did so hoping it would somehow get better, it did not.
I thought the writing was juvenile at best and the theme improbable in a genre where I expect some credibility. There was no style or flow to the story and I felt like the writer was back-filling things she forgot to lay out initially. I'm going back to the tried and true.
As always Catherine Coulter did a wonderful job with her writing. The book grabbed my attention from the start and held it all the way through. I feel like I know her characters... Dillon and Sherlock and the other FBI agents. Thouroughly enjoyed the book!
I haven't read many Catherine Coulter for a number of years but I used to be a huge fan. I have to admit I am not certain if perhaps I would have enjoyed the storyline better had it not been for the narration. My main challenge with the narration was Sandra Burr who sounded much older than the character which completely eliminated any credibility of romance between her and the male lead. Very disappointing.
I went looking for more of her FBI series on audible after listening to this. Coulter's writing doesn't always fit audible books, but this one was fine.
cant see it being filmed. I never go to films of books, always disappointed. Imagination is best.
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