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Publisher's Summary

Agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock must protect the life of a young political speechwriter in this New York Times bestseller in Catherine Coulter’s FBI Thriller series.

A senior speechwriter for the governor of New York, Becca Matlock is at the top of her professional game when she receives a disturbing phone call that threatens everything: “Stop sleeping with the governor or I’ll kill him.” The thing is, she’s not sleeping with her boss, but that fact doesn’t stop the calls from the man who refers to himself as her “boyfriend.”

When her stalker murders an innocent in New York City and the governor is shot in the neck, Becca comes under suspicion and takes off for the sanctuary of Riptide, an isolated community on the coast of Maine. But she soon finds herself at even greater risk...

FBI special agents Savich and Sherlock are in Riptide to help out an old friend of Savich’s father, and soon become embroiled in Becca’s deadly situation. But as enemies new and old circle closer, time is running out for them all.

Listen to another FBI Thriller.
©2005 Catherine Coulter (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"The suspense builds and with it a romance between Becca and Adam, her main protector. Coulter has penned another fun read. The characters are well drawn and act plausibly." ( Library Journal)

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You reap what you sow..

The story was a fast paced, action packed, post Cold War/spy thriller. But the topic could have been coined from today’s Britain and USA news headlines. All the characters were fully developed, engaging and realistically portrayed. Even when you thought the story was over, there was an added little surprise and suspenseful thrill towards the end. The narrator did a very good job of conveying the story line and depicting the personality of each character. A very spectacular and engrossing listen. I enjoyed it from start to finish.

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How to catch a killer if no one believes he exists

Becca Matlock works as a speechwriter for the NY governor, but she quits after a stalker begins calling and threatening her life if she doesn't stop sleeping with the governor. The thing is, Becca is NOT seeing the governor, but the caller/stalker who calls himself her boyfriend, will not stop...what's worse is that the police do not believe her. After the death of her mother, Becca puts everything in storage and moves to a small NE town that she had once heard about from a college friend. Riptide is the perfect spot to hideaway...or is it? Enter Adam Carruthers, friend of Becca's father...whom she has always believed is dead...and the man sent to protect Becca. Adam and Tom Matlock believe that an old enemy of Tom is out to destroy him and everyone he loves. Tom also sends in reinforcements in the form of FBI husband and wife team, Savige and Sherlock. Can this well trained and highly skilled trio protect Becca from a madman...as well as the NYC police? On the fringe of this main story is Becca's college friend, widower and single dad, Tyler, who wants to be more than friends. Lots happening in this story that you are kept at the edge of your seat. Definitely one of the best books in the series so far.

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Great Storyline !!!

Loved the story but hated the male narration. It was absolutely horrid. I almost quit the story a few times but I love Dylan Savich !!! I’ll have to watch out for the narrators 😩😲😱

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Very good narration

This narration is very good with appropriate emotion and voices. The story is full of mystery and is very entertaining.

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Enjoyable, Bu....

I really enjoy this authors books and stories, but her excessive, & (any) use of using the Lord’s name is vain makes me want to D/C her books. Try being a little more creative and broadening your vocab. Taking the Lord’s name in vain is very offensive to many people, way repetitive in her books and becomes mundane! It upsets me so much too, that I lose my concentration. Which totally is another negative against this author! Don’t minimize yourself so much! You’re a great story teller, but you seriously need to nix the offensive words out! Thank you!

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thoroughly enjoyed this book...great plot ...narrators were good too...catherine coulter never fails to entertain...thank you

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Riptide

Are we really expected to believe that the FBI and CIA would let an amateur run the show? This was not one of my favorite books or readers. Maybe if the reader was a little more enthusiastic and not so childlike she could have helped this book a little.

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Riptide

Again, another revisit and this time in audio and this one had me on the edge of my seat. Becca Matlock is being stalked but the police to not believe her. She is a speech writer for the governor of New York and her stalker accuses her of sleeping with the governor. After a bombing and then the death of her mother she escapes to the town of Riptide. This is a small town where her friend from college lives with his son along with other characters who keep this story moving. There is where Adam finds Becca. Adam is sent to protect her by her father who she thinks died when she was very young. So many twists and turns and crazy psycho stalker it is not over until the very end.

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The heroine is a twit

I had to force myself to finish. Not something that happens withCatherine Coulter FBI novels. Dragged on way too long

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Great story

I liked the storyline(s) very much. I really have enjoyed this entire series so far, and plan to continue with it in order.