Book Reviews of Catch Me

Catch Me
Catch Me
Author: A. J. Holt, A.J. Holt
ISBN-13: 9780312199722
ISBN-10: 0312199724
Publication Date: 8/1/1999
Pages: 327
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Book Type: Hardcover
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This book was also good, it's the sequal to "Watch Me" so it makes more sense if you read that one first.
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A serial-killer thriller that kept me breathless. A serial-killer esacapes from prison and tracks down a former FBI agent who's in Witness Protection. It's simple, he'll kill people until she comes to get him. Chilling. It was full of surprises.
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A very good book, second about a FBI female computer expert who is fed up. She takes matters into her own hands and becomes a serial killer. The first book is called WAtch me, which was also very good.
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When FBI agent and expert computer hacker Jay Flecther singled handed tracked and killed four serial killers-and put one,"Billy Bones", away for lifte-she was forced to trade in her badge for a new identy. For a year and half, Jay convinced herself that her peaceful life in a quite costal town in northern California was what she needed-until the ruthless "Billy Bones" excaped, found Jay, and though brazfen, threatening emails, dared her to catch him-if she could.........
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A cunning serial killer, an ex-FBI agent in Witness Protection for taking the law into her own hands, and a by-the-book U.S. Marshal. What a book!
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Former FBI agent and computer hacker Jay Fletcher, known as the vigilante Ladykiller in Holt's previous novel, Watch Me, returns in this slick, grisly page-turner to play cat-and-mouse with an escaped serial killer she helped incarcerate. Jay is trying to master glassblowing and become comfortable with a new identity as a member of the Witness Security Program when she is contacted electronically by brilliant and vicious Billy Bones, a young murderer in the mold of Jeffrey Dahmer. (In Holt's first novel, Jay happened upon the Internet meeting-place of serial killers and rid the world of four of them, including the notorious Ricky Stiles, mentor of her present quarry, before turning herself in.) Billy, who believes himself the offspring of Charles Manson and cult member Mary Jane Shorter, escaped while being transported to a brain research program at the National Institute of Mental Health; he drops tantalizing clues regarding his imminent killing sprees via Internet messages to Jay. Once an anthropologist at New York's Museum of Natural History, Billy leaves a Heliconius specimen at each crime scene in a nod to "the butterfly effect" ("the flapping wings of a butterfly in one part of the world could eventually result in a hurricane in some other place at a later time")Aan example of chaos theory, which drives Billy to produce what he calls a perfect death. As the mutilated bodies pile up, including those of children, both Billy and Jay reflect at interminable length on the killer's motivations, struggling to give a cerebral spin on what remains essentially butchery. "People like me are a different species entirely," Billy blithely tells one victim. "I kill people because it gives me a rush.... Because fear is just one big turn-on." It is also a turn-on for many fans of this genre, at which Holt is adept. JayAhaunted by having been raped when she was youngAis an appealing character, though Holt's insistent use of italics for her stream-of-consciousness is annoying. Though this up-to-the-minute thriller feels overly manipulated, in the end it provides an abundance of old-fashioned fright.
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Female FBI agenta kick a**.outstanding read
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This is a real page-turner. I was up until 4 a.m. reading this thriller!
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The sequel to AJ Holt's Watch Me -- just as thrilling and edgy as the first in this series.