Book Reviews of Double Take (FBI, Bk 11)

Double Take (FBI, Bk 11)
Double Take - FBI, Bk 11
Author: Catherine Coulter
ISBN-13: 9780399154249
ISBN-10: 0399154248
Publication Date: 6/12/2007
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 228 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Double Take (FBI, Bk 11) on
Helpful Score: 7
I've always loved the Sherlock and Savich series, but this one fell short of all the others. It has been my least favorite. I really couldn't get into it. This one is definitely worth skipping. Maybe next time Savich and Sherlock will be back and better!
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Helpful Score: 4
This is the newest book of the FBI thrillers from Catherine Coulter. It is much better than her previous one. It appears there are two different plots but pay attention, things aren't what they seem to be. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and reading more about some of my favorite characters: Dillon and Sherlock, Sheriff Dix and his FBI friend, Ruth.
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Helpful Score: 3
Not one of Catherine's best. psychics and mediums all around. Some pretty much off the wall.
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Helpful Score: 2
If you believe in psyic power and talking to the dead this is a book to read again the author is great and the story keeps u sitting on the edge great Book
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Helpful Score: 2
Unbelievable...and by that, I mean literally unbelievable.

A rundown of the first chapter: An FBI agent sees an unknown woman get punched in the face, and then the assailant pulls a knife on her. When said FBI agent yells at the assailant, he runs away, after tossing the woman over the side of the pier into the bay. FBI agent, because he's not only an FBI agent but also an honorable man, rescues woman from the ocean, and revives her with CPR. Then, because she tells him to, he doesn't call the police. Instead, FBI agent carries (still) unknown woman to his personal vehicle, drives (still) unknown woman to her mansion home, takes (still) unknown woman upstairs to her bedroom and her master bath, then strips down (still) unknown woman and himself to their underwear and gets into a warm shower with her. Then, FBI agent puts on men's clothes that (still) unknown woman provides for him, and decides he will now call someone he knows in the local police department.

And then, finally, finds out who unknown woman is.

T-o-t-a-l-l-y unbelievable. Not to mention that the dialogue throughout the book is so stilted that I found myself groaning more often than grinning. Where I used to love the Dillon and Savich stories, Ms. Coulter's newer works have left me longing for the books of old.

If you must, check DOUBLE TAKE out from your local library. Or wait until it comes out in paperback. In my opinion, it's definitely not worth the hardcover price.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is the first Catheine Coulter book I have ever read. And since joinging this site, I realize that it is book #11 of the series. You CAN read this book out-of-order and still completely understand it and enjoy it. I did - I loved this book! Mystery, suspense, and a little bit of romance - PERFECT! :)
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Helpful Score: 1
Have read every one of this series and still love Savich and Sherlock's way of fighting crime. Always keeps me on the edge of my seat. This book was set in San Francisco and Catherine's attention to detail always makes me feel like I can picture exactly what she is talking about. The storyline with Julia Ransom and Cheney Stone is very intriguing and the characters that are a part of Julia's life are an eclectic group.
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Helpful Score: 1
Sometimes I enjoy fast paced thrillers, but when I want a well-thought out mystery novels then I read a book by Catherine Coulter. I have enjoyed her FBI series books with Sherlock and Dillon and in "Double Take" is was good to see Cheney and Dix make their return after appearing in Point Blank, which happens to be one of my favorites.

Overall, I didn't think this was one of Ms. Coulter's best books. I had a hard time keeping track of the characters and almost got to the point of keeping a score card as to "who" was "who". For me this "family tree" of characters caused a lot frustration on my part. However, let me say that mid-way through the book the story moved along at a brisk pace giving me plenty of exciting scenes. Soon, I found myself reading page and page until I finished it. Except for a few "kinks" in the story Catherine Coulter didn't disappoint me in this terrific story. And as always I look forward to reading her next novel.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful read! I enjoyed this one more than any of the other books I've read by Catherine Coulter. I can't wait for her next FBI Thriller to ome out in June!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book, it really kept me in suspense and there are a lot of twists & turns in it! If you are looking for a good thriller/suspense book this one is a great read.
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I like this one! It was interesting to read...opens the mind a bit.
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Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock are at it again in a story about psychic visions.
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This is out of her FBI series, with Savich and Sherlock. Well written and hard to put down!
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Wonderful, as usual!
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I enjoyed the story and anticipated getting back in the car to hear more.
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Wonderful, suspenseful book.
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This book was such a fast read. I did not know it was part of a series until I posted it here in my bookshelf.

This book had many moments of suspense. It was a page turner and very hard to put down. The story line was a bit eccentric, but kept my interest.
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Agent Savage and Agent Sherlock are as good as ever. If you like cop stories, read this and all her other books where the characters are the same 2 agents.
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Double Take - FBI Thriller, Bk 11 (Catherine Coulter)
Suspense/Murder/Mystery

FBI agents Sherlock and Savich are back in this thriller. Julia Ransoms' husband August was murdered. He is not an ordinary guy , he happens to be a medium, he speaks to the dead. She is being fingered in this murder. Special agent Cheney Stone is called in to investigate (with the help of Savich and Sherlock.).

Meanwhile Sheriff Dixon Noble gets a call from his father-in-law Chappy Holcombe. Chappy is distraught, he believes he has seen his daughter Christie. The only problem with that is Christie has been missing for over three years presumed dead. Dixon (Dix) is hot on the scene, where he meets Charlotte Pallack, who bears a striking resemblance to Christie.

Cheney and Dix come together, also with the assistance of Sherlock and Savich to unravel this mystery before another body turns up dead. Can the two cases be related? What is the connection to the mysterious Charlotte Pallack, is there a connection to the late Christie, and finally will Christies' case finally be solved.

Fantastic Nail-biting all night read. I am a HUGE fan of Catherine Coulter, and although this is number 11 in the FBI series, Ms. Coulter has certainly not lost her touch. I look forward to more great reads by Catherine Coulter.
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good read
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Another FBI thriller from Coulter. She effectively weaves characters from her prior novels into this one. The action is in San Francisco and involves the murder of a psychic, a look-alike missing wife and our friends Savich and Sherlock.

Another winner.
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Excellent read with 2 plots turning into 1.
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Unbelievable...and by that, I mean literally unbelievable.

A rundown of the first chapter: An FBI agent sees an unknown woman get punched in the face, and then the assailant pulls a knife on her. When said FBI agent yells at the assailant, he runs away, after tossing the woman over the side of the pier into the bay. FBI agent, because he's not only an FBI agent but also an honorable man, rescues woman from the ocean, and revives her with CPR. Then, because she tells him to, he doesn't call the police. Instead, FBI agent carries (still) unknown woman to his personal vehicle, drives (still) unknown woman to her mansion home, takes (still) unknown woman upstairs to her bedroom and her master bath, then strips down (still) unknown woman and himself to their underwear and gets into a warm shower with her. Then, FBI agent puts on men's clothes that (still) unknown woman provides for him, and decides he will now call someone he knows in the local police department.

And then, finally, finds out who unknown woman is.

T-o-t-a-l-l-y unbelievable. Not to mention that the dialogue throughout the book is so stilted that I found myself groaning more often than grinning. Where I used to love the Dillon and Savich stories, Ms. Coulter's newer works have left me longing for the books of old.

If you must, check DOUBLE TAKE out from your local library. Or wait until it comes out in paperback. In my opinion, it's definitely not worth the hardcover price.
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Great continuation of Sherlock and Savich escapades as FBI agents, and don't forget MAXX. Another good read from CC.
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Keeps you up reading. Her FBI books are good.
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great read. loved the way the storylines entwined. catherine coulter always has a great story.
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This FBI thriller has plenty of suspense and a little bit of romance. It takes place in San Franciso and is filled with facts and great details of places in the city. The FBI agents Sherlock and Savich are very likeable characters that you can't help but care about. The story is hard to take seriously, especially the "communicating with the dead" parts and is not as good as some of the other Coulter novels, but still a very satisfying read with a very good ending!
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Really liked this book but had a bit of trouble with the names for some reason. but.....good mystery.
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FBI agents Dillon Savich & Lacey Sherlock are joined by one of their own & a Virginia sheriff in an extraordinary case that immerses them in the world of psychic visions mind benders, and communications with the dead...
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A Coulter book that I missed somehow. It was fun to enjoy another FBI thriller.
Enjoyable.
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This book is a good example of why Catherine Coulter has had many best sellers. It's definitely up to her usual high standards.
From back cover: It's been more than six months since her husband's brutal death, and Julia Ransom is just beginning to breathe again. She loved her husband, renowned psychic August Ransom, but the media frenzy that followed his murder sapped what little strength she had left. Now, after dinner with friends, strolling along San Francisco's Pier 39, she realizes that she's happy. Standing at the railing, she savors the sounds around her--tourists, seals on a barge--and for a moment enjoys the sheer normalcy of it all. And then it comes to an end.
Out of nowhere she's approached by a respectable-looking man who distracts her with conversation before violently attacking her and throwing her over the railing. If it hadn't been for Special Agent Cheney Stone, out to stretch his legs between courses at a local restaurant, Julia would have vanished into the bay's murky depths. Not only does he save her from a watery grave, but he senses a connection between her assault and her husband's death, and sets out to serve as her protector while reopening August Ransom's murder investigation.
Meanwhile, in Maestro, Virginia, Sheriff Dixon Noble--last seen in Point Blank--still mourns his wife, Christie, who vanished three years earlier. His life, too, is just getting back to normal when he learns of a San Francisco woman named Charlotte Pallack, whose shocking resemblance to Christie sends Dix across the country. Though he knows in his heart that she can't possibly be his wife, Dix is compelled to see her with his own eyes.
Once in San Francisco, Dix and Cheney's paths inevitably cross. With the help of agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock, whose San Francisco connections prove essential in unlocking the mystery behind Charlotte Pallack's identity as well as the forces behind Julia Ransom's attempted murder, Sheriff Noble and Agent Stone push deep into a complex world of psychics and poseurs. As the stakes and the body count rise, Savich, Sherlock, Dix, and Cheney fight for answers--and their lives.
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Coulter's always good...I love the Savich/Sherlock series,this was a little dry though
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This book was very well written. If you are a fan of the FBI you will be held fast in your seat as you read double take
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The police believe that Julie Ransom killed her psychic medium husband six months ago. This starts to change after a respectable-looking man distracts her with conversation before striking her unconscious and throwing her into San Francisco Bay! If it weren't for Specil Agent Cheney Stone, she would have drowned.
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Interesting plot. Starts off immediately with a mystery. Plenty of secrets and discovery and a story that changes with the turn of every page. Likeable central character and a good supply of villians.