Book Reviews of Impulse

Impulse
Impulse
Author: Catherine Coulter
ISBN-13: 9780739420263
ISBN-10: 0739420267
Publication Date: 2001
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
Fast, quick read! Scarey and you stay that way for at least a week!
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Helpful Score: 3
This is my first Coulter book and I have mixed feelings about it. Although the mystery was well written and the romance was well written, some of the character interactions were just too phony to believe. It was a good book, don't get me wrong. I'm just glad I didn't pay to read it! For free, it's worth the read. I'll give it 4 stars.
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Helpful Score: 1
Just couldn't get into this one, and I loved the FBI series and some of her older historical novels.
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Helpful Score: 1
I love all Cahterine Coulter books!

Rafaella Holland, a Pulitzer Prize winner, now a journalist for the Boston Tribune, discovers from her comatose mother's journals that her "real" father is Dominick Giovanni, a wealthy, very powerful arms dealer who lives and runs his operations from his own private island compound in the Caribbean. She wants revenge for what he did to her mother. She wants to gather enough proof to send him to prison for the rest of his miserable life.
Marcus Devlin manages the resort on Giovanni's Island, private playground for the wealthy and powerful. He's very good at what he does, but Rafaella wonders if he's really what he seems,
Then someone tries to kill Dominick Giovanni. Who
Then someone tries to kill Rafaella and Marcus. Why?
As Rafaella and Marcus grow closer, events threaten to spin out of control when their small world on Giovanni's Island starts to implode.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a different type of book from other Coulter books, Good story. Well told, as usual. I reallt enjoyed it!

Four Stars
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Helpful Score: 1
very good book ,suspenceful couldn't put it down great book
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Helpful Score: 1
A real page turner, I could hardly put it down.
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Helpful Score: 1
Mystery and suspense - you won't be able to put it down!
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It took me awhile to get into this book, but then I thought "hey, it's not so bad". As I went on, it became more and more convoluted until it was a mass of intersecting lines that threatened to turn into a knot. Everyone and everything had a secret until the miasma threatened to drown you. Of course, everything is resolved quite nicely and neatly in the last 10 pages, but that previously-mentioned thought of drowning is still there in the back of your mind. Untimately unsatisfying.
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A weak, tangled plot dims the shine of two fairly enjoyable sparring partners in this contrived novel of romantic suspense set in the high-stakes arena of black-market arms and art. Rafaella Holland, wealthy, shapely, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter with a powerful karate kick, goes undercover at a Caribbean resort owned by the gangster who seduced and discarded her besotted mother many years before. Rafaella is his daughter. When her mother is hit by a car owned by the gangster's estranged wife, Rafaella decides to expose him for the snake he is. Charming her way into the resort, she runs up against the manager Marcus Devlin (actually a good guy working for U.S. Customs), whom she instantly distrusts and immediately beds. The pair dodge bullets, bicker and try to unmask each other while a mysterious third party makes repeated attempts on her father's life.
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This is a good mixture of romance and thrill. Good story.
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Rafaella Holland learns her "real" father is Dominick Giovanni, a wealthy, powerful arms dealer who runs his operation from his own private Caribbean island. She wants revenge for what he did to her mother, but she falls into a seductive world that threatens to spin wildly out of control.
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Good suspense/romance. Pages are yellowed.
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another winner by a great author
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A weak, tangled plot dims the shine of two fairly enjoyable sparring partners in this contrived novel of romantic suspense set in the high-stakes arena of black-market arms and art. Rafaella Holland, wealthy, shapely, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter with a powerful karate kick, goes undercover at a Caribbean resort owned by the gangster who seduced and discarded her besotted mother many years before. Rafaella is his daughter. When her mother is hit by a car owned by the gangster's estranged wife, Rafaella decides to expose him for the snake he is. Charming her way into the resort, she runs up against the manager Marcus Devlin (actually a good guy working for U.S. Customs), whom she instantly distrusts and immediately beds. The pair dodge bullets, bicker and try to unmask each other while a mysterious third party makes repeated attempts on her father's life.
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Exciting - holds your interest to the bitter end.
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Explicit sex, intrigue and a wild ride. A definite page turner.
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IMPULSE is an exciting mystery suspense. Fast moving, you just want to read it all in one sitting, but with 419 pages not easy.
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THIS WAS ONE OF THE BETTER BOOKS THAT I HAVE READ.
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exciting
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Another great Catherine Coulter...This is the story of a woman who discovers her comatose mother's journal and finds the name of her "real" father, Dominick Giovanni. The suspense will keep you flipping the pages
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This Coulter suspense romance is so convolated you will have to read it to get any idea of what is going on. It is worth the reading.
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I have just started reading this author and want to read more and more. Great plot and fast action. This was a CANNOT PUT DOWN book for me.
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very suspensful
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Mystery from cover to cover. You won't want to put it down until its
finished. Try to figure out who killed who and why. Coulter has written another good thriller.
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A great romantic suspense!
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Incredible story that will keep you up all night.
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In an unusual move, author Catherine Coulter has updated mystery-romance-suspense novel that first came out in 1990 and she makes good on her promise that "I'm going to have you turning pages so fast you could compete in the Indy 500."
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Excellent read. Can't put it down once you start.
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Coulter says: "Impulse is a exciting mystery suspense that first came out in 1990. I've done a bit of rewriting and uptdated it."
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Very good mystery supsense
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Impulse exciting mystery suspense that first came out in 1990 -- rewritten and updated to make a great read.
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Rafaella Holland, a Pulitzer Prize winner, now a journalist for the Boston Tribune, discovers from her comatose mother's journals that her "real" father is Dominick Giovanni, a wealthy, very powerful arms dealer who lives & runs his operations from his own private island compound in the Caribbean. She wants revenge for what he did to her mother. She wants to gather enough proof to send him to prison for the rest of his miserable life. Marcus Devlin manages the resort on Giovanni's Island, private playground for the wealthy & Powerful. He's very good at what he does, but Rafaella wonders if he's really what he seems. Then someone tries to kill Dominick Giovanni. Why? Then someone tries to kill Rafaella & Marcus. Why? As Rafaella & Marcus grown closer, events threaten to spin out of control when their small world on Giovanni's Island starts to implode.