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Publisher's Summary

FBI Special Agent Jackson Crowne is flying his Cessna over the Appalachians with a very important passenger: renowned psychiatrist Dr. Timothy MacLean. Their destination is Washington, D.C. Upon their arrival, the FBI will protect the doctor - and ascertain just who wants him dead.

But they don't make it.

In San Francisco, married FBI Special Agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock take an early-morning phone call from their supervisor, Jimmy Maitland. Maitland received a Mayday from Jack in the mountains near Parlow, Kentucky, and sends Savich and Sherlock to see what's happened.

Agent Crowne is able to bring his plane down in a narrow valley and haul the unconscious Dr. MacLean from the burning wreckage before it explodes. Their crash is witnessed by Rachael Abbott, a young woman on the run after the mysterious death of her father. When Savich and Sherlock arrive on the scene, they find Jack and Rachael in the Parlow clinic and Dr. MacLean comatose in the local hospital, prognosis unknown.

What they do know frightens them: Dr. MacLean was recently diagnosed with frontal lobe dementia, and in the months prior to the crash, his behavior had become erratic and alarmingly uninhibited, his ability to maintain doctor-patient confidentiality badly compromised. With a patient list made up of Washington movers and shakers, MacLean's role as a keeper of secrets is jeopardized as well.

Is there someone out there so desperate that they'd kill the doctor for what he knows? It is up to Jack, Savich, and Sherlock to find out - no matter the cost.

©2008 Catherine Coulter; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

Critic Reviews

"Coulter, one of the best romantic suspense authors, is in top form, providing readers with a pulse-pounding mystery that continues until the breathless conclusion." (Library Journal)

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  • Lisa
  • Rochester, NY, USA
  • 08-28-08

Excellent Book

I really enjoyed this book. It has been action-filled, suspenseful and just a really great book to listen to. I absolutely LOVE that there is a male and a female narrator. It really helps the characters to come alive!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Glad I tried this book.

Some people believe a realistic detective story has to be dark, deviant and full of language unsuitable for a child. I’m not one of those people and was happy to find enough lighthearted moments in this book to keep me in a good mood. The plot may not be complex but I did build enough attachment to the characters that I wanted to know what happens next. That is why I burned through this audiobook in a day. I’m glad that I did not let the abundance of average and below ratings deter me from trying this book.

I am familiar with the setting of this book and came away feeling that the author is not. While there is nothing inherently wrong with the descriptions of the area the mannerisms of the people were not quite right. It felt like a town in the hills of Kentucky populated by people from the mid-west. I doubt that most readers will notice.

Narration – I enjoyed listening to the book without thinking about the narrator. That is a good thing.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Wonderful, pleasing, could not stop

two readers, male and female made this book very enjoyable. Could not stop listinging. Could actually see everything happening in my mind.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Barbara
  • Brunswick, OH, United States
  • 07-29-12

The storyline is weak but still a good read.

What made the experience of listening to TailSpin the most enjoyable?

The story moved along enough to keep you entertained.

If you’ve listened to books by Catherine Coulter before, how does this one compare?

I would say this is an average book for Coulter. I've read better and worse (Aftershock).

Have you listened to any of Joyce Bean and Paul Costanzo ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

At least in this book Paul Costanzo pronounces the character's names correctly.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did not have an extreme reaction to this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Jamie
  • Norman, OK, USA
  • 03-15-09

Enjoyed

Enjoyed listening. Intriguing characters. Enjoyed the twists.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Heidi
  • CENTURION, South Africa
  • 01-17-09

What a good book

I thouroughly enjoyed listening to the book - the characters are so real and the writing was fantastic.

Keeps you in suspence till the end!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Natalie
  • Conover, NC, USA
  • 01-03-09

Tail Spin

I enjoyed the story and narration in this story. I would recommend this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Tail Spin

Good book! I enjoyed this very much. Would recommend to any reader.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Toni
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 11-03-08

Unbelievable. Literally.

A woman rips a man's shirtsleeve off while he just stands there, with no help from him. FBI agents reveal details of someone's medical condition to a sheriff who has nothing to do with the man or why the FBI had him. Officials rule that a prominent American died of drunk driving not because a blood test proved he'd been intoxicated, but because he smelled like alcohol.

Fiction entertains or educates us only if we can suspend disbelief and pretend to ourselves the story's true. I stopped reading this book -- or, rather, listening -- less than a quarter of the way through because the nonsense made pretending impossible.

If illogic doesn't bother you, you'll probably like it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Vernita
  • La Grande, OR, USA
  • 07-03-08

Melodrama Abounds

This melodramatic "adventure romance" disappoints at every turn. The characters are stereotyped, the dialogue is clich? and the production style (which uses various actors) is distracting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful