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Publisher's Summary

Hoping to escape unwanted celebrity in the aftermath of a notorious incident, Ramsey Hunt settles in the Rockies, determined to bury himself in the safety of a solitary existence. But his isolation is shattered when he stumbles upon a small girl unconscious in the high-altitude forest.

When strangers pursue Ramsey to his private meadow in an attempt to kill him and the girl, he's mystified that anyone would wish her harm. And the child can't shed any light on the subject: she's mute.

Molly Santera, the girl's mother, catches up with Ramsey and her daughter, mistaking her daughter's savior for a kidnapper. But soon Ramsey's real role becomes clear. With the strangers in pursuit, the trio flees to Chicago for sanctuary. Even there, however, the child's enemies prove as relentless as their motives are baffling.

With an unexpected assist from FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock (last seen in The Maze), Molly and Ramsey begin to unravel the clues, and in the process they make an astonishing discovery as to the true nature of the target.

Listen to another FBI Thriller.
©2006 Catherine Coulter (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Coulter, who doesn't stint on humor or romance, keeps readers guessing." ( Booklist)
"A blend of romance, mystery, and excitement." ( Fort Worth Daily Sun)

What listeners say about The Target: An FBI Thriller, Book 3

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The Target

One of her best books. A lot of suspense. The reader takes away from the book slightly but otherwise an excellent read.

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Not good

I suppose the story is moderately interesting but I couldn’t stand the writing. Yet somehow, the narration was worse! She isn’t bad at women and children’s voices but the male voices were terrible. I don’t know whether it was the writing or the narration, but Ramsey was a ridiculous caricature. Even for something published in 1998, this seemed incredibly dated. So thrilled I got this as part of the Romance Package because it will be easy to get rid of it!

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Excellent Book

What did you love best about The Target: FBI Thriller #3?

In her usual Coulter fashion, she did not disappoint.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Target: FBI Thriller #3?

Enjoyed the entire book.

What about Sharon Williams’s performance did you like?

She did a great job.

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I enjoyed it

I liked this book. The story was a good one and Ms Coulter consistantly writes her stories well. This is one of them. The reader was very good. I would definately recomend this to my friends.

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Implausible story and trite plot

Could not even finish this book... Were it not for some of the reference to child molestation, this book would seem more suited to teens than adults. It is simply unthinkable that the people in this book would conduct themselves as they do... a federal judge on sabbatical finds a brutalized child and decides not to contact the police or FBI.. just keeps her for a week.... Gets in a shootout... wounds two guys and is wounded himself...and still does not contact law enforcement.. And the readers sing-song cadence drove me crazy.. Could not even finish it!

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Very suspenseful

This is one of Catherine's better books. The suspense is great. The story take a few twists to keep you guessing. I thought I had it figured out several times along the way, only to find out I was wrong. Great character development. It's hard to stop listening.

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Narrator

I am a fan of Catherine Coulter but I feel the book has been ruined by the narrator. The characters can't even be respected due to the poor reading of this book. I have felt this about all the books I have listened to of Catherine's. I guess it will be better if I just read her books.

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Unbelievable!

Since I work with victims of sexual assault, this story was quite unbelievable to me. What person in their right mind would find a child, who clearly had been assaulted, not immediately take them to the Hospital? They are far more equipped to care for the child than than anyone else. Not to mention, because of failure to seek medical attention, any evidence of sexual assault would most likely have been destroyed. Not buying this story. The guy would have been utterly stupid to handle the situation in this manner! Needless to say, I cannot finish this book. Will be returning ASAP! I’ve enjoyed other Coulter novels, but not this one.

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The Target

Love this series and that is why this is a revisit for me this time in audio form. Judge Ramsey Hunt is on vacation in the Colorado Rockies after an event in his courtroom that left him needing to get away for a while. He comes across an abused little girl who is obviously traumatized but he takes her in but when her mother shows up sporting a gun right after they had been shot at and Ramsey hurt. Good thing Emma comes out of her stupor and talks to call off her mother or she may have shot Ramsey. The three of them set off across country while being chased and hunted. So many twists and turns and thrills make up this story. Great narrator!

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Too long and predictable

Was not a fan of book 2. Unimaginative. Characters old fashioned and the narrator lacked emotion, as well as differentiation between characters. Not believe able-