The Maze: An FBI Thriller, Book 2

Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
Series: FBI Thriller, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (1,308 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Lacey Sherlock's life is forever changed when her older sister's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse. She is the fourth victim of the String Killer, the name given by the media to a murderer who leads his victims into a maze with a ball of twine.

Seven years after Belinda's death, Lacey, now an FBI agent, is paired up with computer whiz Dillon Savich, who has developed a predictive program to aid in the apprehension of serial killers.

When the String Killer strikes again, Lacey spots his handiwork, resulting in his capture. The suspect confesses, but maintains that he did not kill Belinda. No sooner does Lacey confirm his innocence of that crime than an attempt is made on her life.

Suspecting her attacker is the same person who murdered her sister, Lacey and Dillon know they must solve the mystery - before they become the killer's next victims.

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

Critic Reviews

"Full of karate, pistol-whipping, and other malevolent mayhem, Catherine Coulter's The Maze could be described as a junior-varsity version of Silence of the Lambs."
"Susan Eriksen's reading is spirited and emotive with effective character vocalizations." ( Library Journal)

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Too much detail, not enough flow

I am in the middle of this 'read' and keep skipping ahead, frankly I find it embarrassing it is so bad. It is poorly written, with too much detail of insignificant things. Plus I find it hard to believe that FBI characters (or anyone) would act this way.

The writer also jumps into new sections of the book, so it takes a minute to clue into what is happening. No flow and lack of interest.

I really can't wait for this book to be over.

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    3 out of 5 stars

Fast Paced "run-of-the-mill" Cop Story

In short. A totally average book I'd give a C as a teacher.
It isn't a BAD book, it's just NOT a very good book. The editor was very judicious that, a few times I thought I'd gotten the abridged version as the scene changed so quickly I thought I'd missed something. But at two files and 12 hours I'm certain I got the whole book.
There's no new angle here, no quirky detective with a standard set of possible other killers to keep you wondering. But for a book titled The Maze I'd expect far more twists and turns (plot wise or even in and yes, pun intended with regard to this killer's M.O.)
It has a run-of-the-mill romance.
Don't let the S.F. picture for a setting fool you, most the story could take place anywhere.
S.F. and ALL its charms, ("The Paris of America") having lived just south for the very romantic S.F. for 1/3 of my life. (At least she doesn't call it "Frisco", a real no-no for the locals). But, there's nary a single feature of S.F. mentioned (The notorious Alcatraz prison island does get a line.). At the price I bought it, (marked way down to $4.95) it was a bargain.
This book is NOT worth an entire credit or significant bucks, not with SO MANY quality thrillers out there The Maze is simple escapist reading, I'd name some "PRO" authors but that's against the rules I think.
One slight GOOD and unique note on the audio production. The sound engineer made phone calls SOUND "phone callish" with a slightly "tinny" quality. It added some realism and clarified easily who was the distant one and while the local voice was normal.
Bottom Line: If you want QUALITY buy the big names (male or female writers) which, in comparison this writing pales.

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Not worth it

Very long, rambling and somewhat preposterous mystery. The reader frequently talks too rapidly as well. Not worth the time.

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poor reading

Again I have been disappointed by the reader in this book. I hope better narrators are selected for Catherine Coulter's future audio books.

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Loved It!

Great story and characters and the narration was wonderful.

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Great story line

Another good one! I loved the narration it was brilliant overall! Thanks for the great book!

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love this series

I really enjoy this series cant wait to read more about Sherlock and Savich! enjoy

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not to far fetched

great dialogue. great suspense. great storyline on adventure. life like on issues, great problem solving.

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Thrilling with Passion

I couldn't stop listening! I'm an avid reader and this is my 1st audio book, I was skeptical at 1st and now I can't wait to hear the next one!! Catherine Coulter in her prime. The performance was impeccable and I can't imagine it read by anyone else!

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Love it!

It has been so long since I read this the first time, that this was like hearing it for the first time. Well, the hearing part was for the first time. But other than knowing that Savich and Sherlock were FBI agents that figure in an entire long running series and this was the book that got them together, I had forgotten how they met - totally awesome meet-cute - and the first case(s) they worked together. Just how close Sherlock was to the situation. So worth the re-read! Or listen. The one especially piqued my interest because Susan Ericksen was the narrator. I like her narrations. This one being more than twenty years ago - OMG! That long?!? - I was interested to hear an earlier work. Although I still enjoyed listening to her tell the story, she didn't do the different voices I am used to hearing. Not even for Dillon and Lacey. I was a bit disappointed about that. How time does change things.