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The Edge (FBI, Bk 4)
The Edge - FBI, Bk 4
Author: Catherine Coulter
If you remember, Ford MacDougal (Mac) first appeared in The Maze, at Quantico with Sherlock. Now Mac is flat on his back at Bethesda, seriously wounded in a terrorist car bombing when he dreams that his sister, Jilly, a medical reseacher, drives her Porsche off an Oregon cliff. Only thing is, Mac feels like he's wtih her. — When Mac arrives i...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780515128604
ISBN-10: 0515128600
Publication Date: 8/2000
Pages: 341
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 354 ratings
Publisher: Jove Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Edge (FBI, Bk 4) on
Helpful Score: 4
Catherine Coulter is a great storyteller, but this is not Coulter's most gripping or polished story. She develops some interesting characters in the small town of Edgerton, but then leaves them behind as the action shifts to a rainforest, where her hero, FBI agent Mac MacDougal, and his FBI friends Savich and Sherlock battle bugs and a string of anonymous bad guys. When the story finally ends up back in Edgerton, the bad guys are all soon dead or behind bars, but we are left with lots of unanswered questions about what happened earlier. The answers are all provided in an expository lump in the epilogue in a letter to Mac from his sister--not as satisfying for the reader as having them revealed more gradually in the course of the story.

I would still recommend the book as entertaining on average, but not as good as other books she's written.
reviewed The Edge (FBI, Bk 4) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I thought this was a very good book! Very intense characters, very moving storylines...
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Helpful Score: 1
First off, I liked this book. It wasn't boring. I'd recommend it. The reason that I'm saying this up front is that there were a few issues I had with the writing, but they weren't major enough to affect my rating.

I found it really, REALLY obvious that this was written by a woman. The protagonist is a 29-year old Joe Stud He-Man FBI agent Anti-terrorism operative. Joe Stud then proceeds to share things like how he likes to walk holding hands (along the cliffs above the ocean, no less), and loves flower gardens. He even said, "Hold me... I need you" and "I was so afraid, I thought I might cry." Puh-leeze.

It is also difficult to read a book set in a specific location by someone who hasn't spent much, if any time, in that location. I know it's done all the time, but just for the record? You're not going to get out of the rental-car lot at the Portland (OR) airport and be at the coast within an hour... at least nowhere on the coast that will allow you to just pop over to Salem to feed your friend's cat.

The audio-book reader was just fine; his style didn't get in the way of the story. One thing (again for those in the Pacific Northwest) - he didn't get the memo on the proper pronuciation of some of the locations. Try not to laugh.
reviewed The Edge (FBI, Bk 4) on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Catherine Coulter has never dissappointed me,
and she didn't this time either. A very good read.
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Very good read. I like that each book brings in the characters from the previous books. I intend to read the whole series.
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A thriller that will keep you guessing until the end.
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A good read!
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Good book with lot's of excitment.

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