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The Cove (FBI Thriller, Bk 1)
The Cove - FBI Thriller, Bk 1
Author: Catherine Coulter
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780515118650
ISBN-10: 0515118656
Publication Date: 4/1/1996
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 539 ratings
Publisher: Jove
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 10
I actually read another book in this series first. I liked the other book so much I came back and read all the books of the series in order! This was a pretty good book, with a good story. I liked most of the people in the story even the bad guy/s. They were well thought out and for the most part very likable. Although I thought it was kind of predictable, and I knew exactly how it would end, I still was hooked and couldn't quit reading. Good story for any one who likes mysteries or woman detectives.
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Helpful Score: 8
Nonstop romantic/ suspense by a master storyteller.She also does not have to use excessive sexual and/or gory scenes to sell a book.
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Helpful Score: 6
Another GREAT Catherine Coulter book...
Suspence to the very end...
Great reading
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Helpful Score: 3
I'm not usually into thrillers or suspense novels but this book was really good! It is fast paced and keeps you going until the very end. A VERY GOOD READ!
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Helpful Score: 2
Typical Coulter - - lots of twists and turns, interesting characters and great story line. Tight and fast reading. A town is systematically killing people and into this comes an FBI agent tracking a totally different crime. How will the two mesh? Read this great book and find a little romance too.
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Helpful Score: 2
A good thriller! I really like this author.
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Helpful Score: 2
From one clue to the next, Coulter keeps you reading. Then with her usual florish - surprises you with a twist you never expect. Super!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is on the best. I absolutely love the FBI series with Sherlock and Savich!
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What a romantic suspence book! The Cove is a perfect little town with just old people who sell the World's Greatest Ice Cream, which brings a lot of tourists into town. Into the cove comes Sally Brainerd, daughter of Murered Amory St. John of Washington, D.C., Seeking sanctury and FBI Special Agent James Quinlan who's undercover and after her. He's got a murder to solve, and he brlieves she's the key. But is she really? Great book
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Helpful Score: 1
One of her best FBI Thrillers with good, solid, likeable characters.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent read, hated to put it down!
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I've read some of the Dillon Savich books but wanted to read the first one he was in-before Sherlock. It more than lived up to my expecations!
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Fantastic thriller/mystery by Catherine Coulter. Featuring the handsome FBI Special Agent James Quinlan and the on-the-run Sally Brainerd, daughter of a Washington D.C. bigwig. It takes place in D.C. and in Oregon and just when you think you know what's going on, Coulter throws a wrench in. It is a fun read!!!
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Wonderful read!
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The first book in Catherine Coulter's FBI series - this was a pretty good read. Held my interest and had very little down time, lots of twists and turns. I do prefer a slightly more "believable" story, but this was good. Looking forward to her other books in this series.
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a good story but too much lovey dovey and not enough grit
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I admit to being a fan of Catherine Coulters FBI series. I find the books interesting, thrilling, and she adds a bit of humor in her writing.
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I loved this book. First Catherine Coulter book I've read...and really enjoyed it!
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I love the unique twists in the book. Anoter interesting and easy read from Coulter
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I absolutley love the FBI series w/Sherlock and Savich! I like all of Coulters Romatic Suspense novels!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was very good, but kind of slow in some spots.
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Towards the end it felt like she added in a lot of stuff that was unnecessary to the story, but otherwise I enjoyed this book.
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pretty predictable, but an enjoyable , if unbelieveable read
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Mystery, murder, and sex. Interesting reading.
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Good story. First book in Catherine Coulters FBI Thriller line.
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Truly enjoyed this one.
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PRETTY GOOD
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Part of the FBI thriller series!! I thought it was great.
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This books was awesome!!!
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Good Coulter book. Would recommend reading.
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I was disapointed in this book. The story was good, but the writing was irritating (the dialog wasn't always believable). I know I've read Coulter before because one of the characters was familiar from another book, but I don't remember this style of writing.
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Great reading, read it in one day.
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This was a very intense, exciting story. It grabbed my interest from page one - a real page turner that I couldn't put down. I really like this author.
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Enjoyed it! Classic Coulter
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I read the #8 FBI Thriller before this one, so I was somewhat familiar with the characters. This was truly a book with a surprise ending! Combination of romance and mystery.
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1st book in the FBI Series. A very good read!!!
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Excellent. This was the first Coulter I read and I was hooked.
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This book kept me going, I did not put it down.
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Into the cove comes Sally, daughter of am murder man. She is seeking sanctuary. Enter undercover FBI agent who is after her....
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Mundane, repetitive dialogue. Little to no descriptive technique.
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Great book....excellent characters....Easily the best book I have read of hers to date.....I don't think I have ever read a book quite like "The Cove".....I couldn't put this book down, I was swept up into the story like never before.......
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Love CC -building blocks for my library!
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I fell in love with Catherine Coulter's writing. I thought I knew who was committing the crimes and was surprisingly surprised by who it really was. I had it wrong for the most part. I like it when a book keeps me guessing until the end and this book does that.
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"So perfect, like a Hollywood set," FBI agent James Quinlan thinks as he enters The Cove, a seemingly tranquil, picture-postcard town situated on the Oregon coast. Quinlan has been on Sally Brainerd's trail since her arms-dealing father, Amory St. John, was murdered. Sally is the key witness, and it's Quinlan's job to bring her in. Quinlan, whose cover is working as a PI hired to find an old couple who had mysteriously disappeared three years earlier, quickly learns that when he starts asking questions, bad things start happening. Coulter (The Nightingale Legacy), whose contemporary suspense novels are, unfortunately, few and far between, delivers a fast-paced, solidly structured read despite the occasionally cartoonish characters.
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Some real twists in the plot kept me guessing.
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The 1st of the FBI Series. I enjoyed this one very much - a unique, well developed plot that kept me guessing!
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Excellent thriller/suspense , Coulter at her best, surprising twists
and turns.
Well read by Sandra Burr and recorded by Brilliance audio books.
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Great book!
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Romantic suspense!
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The Cove is a small town Sally escapes to after the murder of her father. She doesn't remember what happened that night, but she very well may have killed him. Or perhaps her mother killed him. Either way, both she and her mother are safest if Sally runs away. At least that's what she thinks. An FBI agent named James Quinlan easily tracks down Sally and begins to work his magic on her trying to put together the pieces of the puzzle leading up to her father's murder. In the meantime, strange things happen in The Cove which can't easily be explained and James finds he has another mystery on his hands.

My description probably sounds boring, but this book was anything but. The pace is quick, which I've discovered I prefer in books. The mysteries are plentiful and kept me guessing. Sometimes I had aspects of it figured out and other times I was shocked to discover the truth. Overall, it was a pretty good suspense book with a little romance thrown in for good measure.
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Very interesting twist. Very good.
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A very scarey romantic mystery
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Book was so boring I couldn't finish it. Too bad I had to give it at least 1/2 star. It's not even that good.
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Romantic suspense
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Coulter has a way with words.
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I read this book a long time ago - but I remember it being a really good suspense story and a page-turner. I recommend it!
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This was a good read with many twists and turns in the plot.
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This books was very good. The plot and the subplot came together nicely at the end. I really enjoyed it.
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Love this book...Coulter keeps you guessing..to the end.
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This is the first book in the FBI series that Catherine Coulter penned. I came back and bought this first book in the series, as I enjoyed her #3 book "The Target" so much that I had originally bought in a book club years ago. In a previous review I gave "The Target" top billing as it was enjoyable, well written, and a very fast read with a lot of suspense. Had I started with "The Cove" I am not so sure I would have went out and purchased more of Coulter's books. So perhaps you should do as I have, if your a first timer reading Catherine Coulter go pick up book #3 in the series first and decide from there. The Cove's story takes us to a small town where Sally goes to hide with her aunt caught up in her own troubles-mainly her father's murder, and she ends up finding more problems than she started out with in the Cove. The story and concept were good and there was just enough to keep me going on, but I didn't care for the way it was written as it was distracting the way the author got cute with her characters and prose. I do have several more in the series and I hope they are more like "The Target" and less like "The Cove".
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This book was very captivating. I am looking for Bk 2.
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I enjoyed this book. Kept me interested all the way. Went on to get the next one.
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The Cove is a quaint little postcard town made up only of old folk who sell the World's Greatest Ice Cream- a secret recipe that brings lots of tourist into town.. Into The Cove comes Sally Brainerd, daughter of murdered Armory St.John of Washington, D.C., seeking sanctuary, and FBI Special Agent James Quinlan who's undercover and after her. He's got a murder to solve,and he believes she's the key. But is she really?..Are you ready to strap yourself in for nonstop romantic suspense? I'm going to scare you; treat you to mysteries that will, hopefully, confound you; and have you smiling and nodding at an unlikely love story between two of the neatest people you'll ever meet. Grab hold tight and come into a world where illusion becomes reality and truth is a diguise.








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Loved it! Several mysteries in one!!
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This sbout a small town where a woman goes to for sanctuary and a FBI agent who follows her.
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A quaint, sleepy littl3 town in Oreggon has a deep secret. Dillon Savich is called in to help FBI Special Agent James Quinlan solve the case.
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Sally St John is on the run from the authorities, who want to question her about her fathers murder. Lots of intrigue and mystery till the end.
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This is a good book. I had somehow ended up with two copies of the same book. So I am posting this book back on line for someone else to enjoy!
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Early Catherine Coulter... great, quick read!
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The Cove is a quaint little postcard twon made up only of old flok who seel the World's Greatest Ice Cream-secret recipe that brings lots of tourists into town.
Into The Cove comes Sally Brainerd, daughter of murdered Amory St.John of Washington, D.C., seeking sancturay, and FBI Special Agent James Quinlan who's undercover and after her. He's got a murder to solve, and he believes she's the key. But is she really?
Are you ready to strap yourself in for a nonstop romantic suspense? Catherine Coulter is going to scare you; treat you to mysteries that will, hopefully,confound you; and have you smiling and nodding at an unlikely love story between two to the neatest people you'll ever meet.
Grab hold tight and come into a world where illusion becomes reality and truth is a disguise.
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FROM THE PUBLISHER

The Cove is a quaint little postcard town made up only of old folk who sell the World's Greatest Ice Cream--a secret recipe that brings lots of tourists to town. Into The Cove comes Sally Brainerd, daughter of murdered Amory St. John of Washington, D.C., seeking sanctuary, and FBI Special Agent James Quinlan who is undercover and after her. Get ready for a world where illusion becomes reality and truth is a disguise.
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No. 1 in the FBI series. Into The Cove comes Sally Brainard, daughter of murdered Amory St. John of Washington, D.C., seeking sanctuary, and FBI Special Agent James Quinlan who's undercover and after her. He's got a murder to solve, and he believes she's the key. But is she really?
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The Cove is a quaint little postcard town made up only of old folk who sell the World's Greatest Ice Cream-a secret recipe that brings lots of tourists into town.
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From the inside cover..

The Cove is a quaint little postcard town made up only of senior citizens who sell the World's Greatest Ice Cream-a delicious secret recipe that brings lots of tourists into town.

Into The Cove comes Sally Brainerd, daughter of murdered high-powered lawyer Amory St. John of Washington, D.C., seeking sanctuary, and FBI Special Agent James Quinlan, who's undercover and after her. He's got a murder to solve and he believes she's the key. But is she really?
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The Cover is a quaint little postcard town made up only of old folk who sell the World's Greatest Ice Cream a secret recipe that brings lots of toursit to town. Into the Cover comes Sally Brainerd, daughter of murdered Amory St John of Washington, D>C> seeking sanctuary, and FBI special Agent James Quinland who's undercover and after her. He's got a murder to solve, and he believer she's the key. But is she really?
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Sally Brainerd, daughter of the murdered Amory St. John, flees Washington, D.C., to seek sanctuary in the quaint little town called The Cove, pursued by undercover FBI agent James Quinlan, who believes that Sally holds the key to solving her father's murder
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The Cove is a quaint little postcard town made up only of old folk who sell the World's Greatest Ice Cream-a secret recipe that brings lots of tourists into town.
Into The Cove comes Sally Brainerd, daughter of murdered Amory St. John of Washington, D.C., seeking sanctuary, and FBI Special Agent James Quinlan who's undercover and after her. He's got a murder to solve, and he believes she's the key. But is she really?
Are you ready to strap yourself in for nonstop romantic suspense? I'm going to scare you; treat you to mysteries that will, hopefully, confound you; and have you smiling and nodding at an unlikely love story between two of the neatest people you'll ever meet.
Grab hold tight and come into a world where illusion becomes reality and truth is a disguise.
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In a quaint little town of old people who sell the World's Greatest Ice Cream comes Sally Brainerd, daughter of murdered Amory St. John of Washington, DC., seeking sanctuary and the FBI agent who believes she is the key to her father's murder. But is she?
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The Cove is qusint postcard town made up only of old fok who see the World's Greatest Ice Cream. Then comes a young woman seeking sanctuary and the FBI Special Agent who is after her. The the adventure begins.
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The perfect town has several murders and a FBI agent goes undercover to solve it. Sally is seeking silitude from her fathters murder only to be caught up in more.
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The Cove is a quaint little postcard town made up only of old folk who sell the World's Greatest Ice Cream-a secret recipe that brings lots of tourists into town. Into the Cove comes Sally Brainerd, daughter of murdered Amory St. John of Washington, D.C., seeking sanctuary, and FBI Special Agent James Quinlan who's undercover and after her. He's got a murder to salve, and he believes she's the key. But is she really?
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The Cove is a quaint little postcard town made up old folk who sell The World's Greatest Icecream-a secret recipe that brings lots of tourist into town. Into the Cove comes Sally Brainered, daughter of murdered Amory St. John of Washington DC, seeking sanctuary, and FBI special agent James Quinlan who undercover and after her. He has a murder to solve and he believes she is the key. But is she really?
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"So perfect, like a Hollywood set," FBI agent James Quinlan thinks as he enters The Cove, a seemingly tranquil, picture-postcard town situated on the Oregon coast. Quinlan has been on Sally Brainerd's trail since her arms-dealing father, Amory St. John, was murdered. Sally is the key witness, and it's Quinlan's job to bring her in. Quinlan, whose cover is working as a PI hired to find an old couple who had mysteriously disappeared three years earlier, quickly learns that when he starts asking questions, bad things start happening. Coulter (The Nightingale Legacy), whose contemporary suspense novels are, unfortunately, few and far between, delivers a fast-paced, solidly structured read despite the occasionally cartoonish characters.
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"Dear Reader:

The cove is a quaint little postcard town made up of only old folk who sell the World's Greatest Ice Cream--a secret recipe that brings lots of tourists into town.

Into The Cove comes Sally Brainerd, daughter of murdered Amory St. John of Wadhington, D.C., seeking sanctuary, and FBI Special Agent James Quinlan who's undercover and after her. He's got a murder to solve, and he believes she's the key. But is she really?

Are you ready to strap yourself in for nonstop romantic suspense? I'm going to scare you; and have you smiling and nodding at the unlikely love story between two of the neatest people you'll ever meet.

Grab hold tight and come into a world where illusion becomes reality and truth is a disguise.

Let me know what you think of this comtemporary, a novel I really enjoyed writing. Yes, I scared myself a couple of times."

Catherine Coulter
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From Publishers Weekly
"So perfect, like a Hollywood set," FBI agent James Quinlan thinks as he enters The Cove, a seemingly tranquil, picture-postcard town situated on the Oregon coast, selling the World's Greatest Ice Cream. Quinlan has been on Sally Brainerd's trail since her arms-dealing father, Amory St. John, was murdered. Sally is the key witness, and it's Quinlan's job to bring her in.
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From the back cover: The Cove is a quaint little postcard town made up only of old folk who sell the World's Greatest Ice Cream - a secret recipe that brings lots of tourists into town. Into The Cove comes Sally Brainerd, daughter of murdered Amory St. John of Washington, D.C., seeking sanctuary, and FBI Special Agent James Quinlan who's undercover and after her. He's got a murder to solve, and he believes she's the key. But is she really?
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"Into The Cove comes Sally Brainerd, daughter of murdered Armory St. John of Washington, D.C., seeking sanctuary, and FBI Special Agent James Quinlan who's undercover and after her. He's got a murder to solve, and he believes she's the key. But is she really?
Are you ready to strap yourself in for nonstop romantic suspense? I'm going to scare you; treat you to mysteries that will, hopefully, confound you; and have you smiling and nodding at an unlikely love story between two of the neatest people you'll ever meet. Illusion will become reality and truth is a disguise." Catherine Coulter
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This is a signed copy by Catherine Coulter
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