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Riptide (FBI, Bk 5)
Riptide - FBI, Bk 5
Author: Catherine Coulter
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780515130966
ISBN-10: 0515130966
Publication Date: 7/1/2001
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 410 ratings
Publisher: Jove
Book Type: Paperback
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If you love the series of books by Catherine Coulter featuring the married FBI Agents Sherlock and Savich then you need to add this to your collection. It is 5th in the series and is just as good as the ones that came before.
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Savich and Sherlock are on another case and it's one of their most baffling. This series keeps you reading page after page, always new twists and turns, the end is never clear until...the end. I really love this whole FBI series!! Read them all!!
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Excellent Coulter novel!
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Becca Matlock seeks sanctuary in Riptide from the stalker and the police when she finds a skeleton in the basement of the house. When she calls the police and they come the skeleton is gone. Savich and Sherlock come to help a friend
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Fast-paced twists and turns... a ripping good read. Good luck, and happy mystery solving.
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The FBI Series is great and Savick and Sherlock are a joy to read about. Good Coulter.
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Catherine Coulter's FBI series is one of my favorites! Definitely on my "Keeper" list (but I for some reason have two copies....).
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this is one of her best!
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great seies
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Another great Catherine Coulter book with Savich and Sherlock.
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Savich and Sherlock at their best solving a mustery!
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A great read.
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keeps you hooked till the end!
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Great read!!!!!
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Great story!
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A young speechwriter for the governor of New York starts receiving threatening phone calls and then people start getting killed. She flees to Riptide and thats when her trouble really begins.
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Becca Matlock thought she had it made when she landed a job as political speechwriter for the campaign to re-elect a popular New York governor. Then the nasty phone calls began, the threats reached a fever pitch, and an innocent person was killed. Now, as a stalker draws nearer, Becca flees for the safety of coastal Maine and the sanctuary of Riptide. But the only thing waiting for her at the seaside estate is a killer fueled by a generation of hate -- and a watery grave.
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I loved this book... Couldn't put it down... A real page turner to the end...
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Good, Quick read!
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My first Coulter book. It was good, but not the most captivating book ever. Nevertheless, a good way to make a long plane trip pass more quickly.
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Great Read!
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One of the FBI series of books by Catherine Coulter. Great book.
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This is the fifth book of the FBI series.Another thriller and another winner.
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This is a good read that has lots of action. You definitely feel for the characters.
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I could not put this book down until the end! It was a great read!
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*****
Her books are always fun to read!
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Very good book from a very good series! Loved it!
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Starts okay, then fades to blah. Did the author lose interest? I did, but finished it anyway. A newspaper article reporting these events would have more emotion and life to it than the conversations between the too many characters in this book.
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As always this was a very well written book, and held your attention to the very end. Actually didn't know who did it until the end. I really enjoyed this one.
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Awsome!! As usual!!!
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Creepy, scary, complicated murder mystery. Great, clever heroine and an unlikely love story in the midst of the turmoil.
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great book , great author
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excellent
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Great story with lots of turns and twists. I dont like the romance that are all hot and crazy sex, I like romance for the great guy taking care of the girl and loving her not getting all over her. This story keeps you listening and when you think is over there is another big twist before the end. Really enjoyed it.
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Vivid characters and unexpected twists makes this an all night read. Don't miss out on her FBI thrillers Best one so far in the series.
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The 5th of the FBI Series.
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Special agents Savich and Sherlock come to Riptide to help out an old friend of Savich's father who is being stalked. Fifth in the FBI series from Catherine Coulter.
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Trouble, in the form of psychopathic madmen, seems to follow political speechwriter Becca Matlock around like a personal storm cloud in bestselling historical romance (False Pretenses) and thriller (The Edge) author Coulter's newest suspense novel. When a stalker who calls himself Becca's "boyfriend" accuses her of sleeping with the governor and threatens to kill his perceived rival if she doesn't stop, Becca turns to New York's finest, but the cops repeatedly dismiss her. Worse, when the governor is shot, they assume she's responsible. With nowhere to turn, Becca retreats to coastal Riptide, Maine, a sleepy community that is also home to her college friend Tyler. But all is not peaceful there either. Tyler's wife apparently disappeared a while back, the locals think he killed her, and a skeleton falls out of the basement wall of Becca's rented house. Things get really out of hand when it looks as though Becca's problems can be traced to an axe-grinding former KGB agent. Although the book's setting shifts from New York City streets to rural New England, there is little atmospheric detail. The unsettling tone moves from NYPD Blue to Murder, She Wrote with creepy Cold War inflections. But convolution doesn't camouflage the fact that the heroine has more guts than brains, and the villains are ultimately silly rather than menacing. When Dillon and Sherlock Savich, FBI computer specialists from Coulter's The Maze, enter the plot, one gets the feeling that the gang's all here, but the hijinks remain untethered. Only diehard Coulter fans will want to tread water with this one.
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Very good reading. As always there are many twists and turns in the plot which keep you guessing. I have found her other books in the series better but to keep up you should read in order.
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This book has been my favorite of the series so far. Coulter leads her main character Becca on a long trail of twists and turns, both emotionally and physically. Great book!
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great reading
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Riptide is full of twist and turns and unimmagined ending. It features a young speech writer for the governor of NY that is forced to flee her life as she knows it because of a stalker and the fact that the police does not believe her.....She runs to a small town in Maine called Riptide based on the discription of this town she hear from an old college classmate and finds that her trouble only follows her. Never a dull moment page after page....you will not want to put it down.
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From Publishers Weekly: "Trouble, in the form of psychopathic madmen, seems to follow political speechwriter Becca Matlock around like a personal storm cloud...When a stalker who calls himself Becca's "boyfriend" accuses her of sleeping with the governor and threatens to kill his perceived rival if she doesn't stop, Becca turns to New York's finest, but the cops repeatedly dismiss her. Worse, when the governor is shot, they assume she's responsible. With nowhere to turn, Becca retreats to coastal Riptide, Maine, a sleepy community that is also home to her college friend Tyler. But all is not peaceful there either. Tyler's wife apparently disappeared a while back, the locals think he killed her, and a skeleton falls out of the basement wall of Becca's rented house. Things get really out of hand when it looks as though Becca's problems can be traced to an axe-grinding former KGB agent. Although the book's setting shifts from New York City streets to rural New England, there is little atmospheric detail. The unsettling tone moves from NYPD Blue to Murder, She Wrote with creepy Cold War inflections. But convolution doesn't camouflage the fact that the heroine has more guts than brains, and the villains are ultimately silly rather than menacing. When Dillon and Sherlock Savich, FBI computer specialists from Coulter's The Maze, enter the plot, one gets the feeling that the gang's all here, but the hijinks remain untethered. Only diehard Coulter fans will want to tread water with this one." Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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A large book and at times tiring to hold, you become so envoled that you have to keep read to find out what will happen next.
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I really liked this book. A good thriller.
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good book 2 read
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Full of suspense and romance
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Trouble, in the form of psychopathic madmen, seems to follow political speechwriter Becca Matlock around like a personal storm cloud in bestselling historical romance (False Pretenses) and thriller (The Edge) author Coulter's newest suspense novel. When a stalker who calls himself Becca's "boyfriend" accuses her of sleeping with the governor and threatens to kill his perceived rival if she doesn't stop, Becca turns to New York's finest, but the cops repeatedly dismiss her. Worse, when the governor is shot, they assume she's responsible. With nowhere to turn, Becca retreats to coastal Riptide, Maine, a sleepy community that is also home to her college friend Tyler. But all is not peaceful there either. Tyler's wife apparently disappeared a while back, the locals think he killed her, and a skeleton falls out of the basement wall of Becca's rented house. Things get really out of hand when it looks as though Becca's problems can be traced to an axe-grinding former KGB agent. Although the book's setting shifts from New York City streets to rural New England, there is little atmospheric detail. The unsettling tone moves from NYPD Blue to Murder, She Wrote with creepy Cold War inflections. But convolution doesn't camouflage the fact that the heroine has more guts than brains, and the villains are ultimately silly rather than menacing. When Dillon and Sherlock Savich, FBI computer specialists from Coulter's The Maze, enter the plot, one gets the feeling that the gang's all here, but the hijinks remain untethered. Only diehard Coulter fans will want to tread water with this one.
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Great book, exciting and a real twist at the end.
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Good mystery. Keeps the reader involved.
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Fifth book of the FBI series. Not a lot of Savich or Sherlock, but good suspense.
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Becca Matlock, a senior speechwriter for the governor of New York, is at the top of her professional game when she receives her frist phone call. "Stop sleeping with the goveror or I'll kill him."
The thing is, she's not sleeping with the governor, but it doesn't stop the phone calls. The police stop believing her after the stalker murders an innocent in New York City to prove a point. Then, when the governor is shot in the neck, Becca takes off for coastal Maine, seeking to hide not only from the stalker but also from the New York police. For sanctuary, she goes to Riptide, home of a cleege friend- where she finds herself at even greater risk.
Who is stalking her, threatening her, telling her that he's "her boyfriend"? Who is the skeleton that falls our of the basement wall of her rental house after a violent Maine storm?
Unexpectedly, a stranger comes into Ripetide and he's watching her. Is he a friend or an enemy?
FBE special agents Savich and Sherlock arrive to help out an old friend of Savich's father. However, this old friend's relationship to Becca comes as quite a surprise.
Is the stalker an old enemy from the past? Or an enemy who is much closer?
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I really enjoyed this book.
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Kept you turning the pages. First book I read of this series. I look forward to more. I was stumped.
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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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Becca Matlock receives phone callsFROM her "boyfriend" saying "Stop sleeping with the governor or I'll kill him". Except, she is not sleeping with the governor and the police won't believe she has a stalker. The governor is shot and Becca goes into hiding in Maine. One night a skeleton falls out the basement wall of her rental home. Then a stranger comes into town and starts watching her. Friend or foe?
FBI Savich and Sherlock arrive to help out an old friend of Savich's father but the relationship is a surprise for Becca
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Becca Matlock, a senior speechwriter for the governor of New York, is at the top of her professional game when she recives her first phone call."Stop sleeping with the governor or I'll kill him."
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Becca Matlock becomes involved in a game of cat and mouse with a killer from the past of a father she thinks is dead. Another great Coulter FBI thriller.
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I never knew until recently that Catherine Coulter wrote mystery novels. I really enjoyed this story alot and I look forward to reading more of her work. She does a good job of description.
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Becca Matlock, a senior speechwriter for the governor of New York, is at the top of her game when she recieves her first phone call. "Stop sleeping with the governor or I'll kill him."
The thing is, she's not sleeping with the governor, but it doesn't stop the phone calls.
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I really enjoyed this book very much. It was suspenseful to the end.
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Good story
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"It's all your fault (that I'm reading at stoplights, reading the book on the sly inside my desk drawer, and not sleeping!!) I absolutely COULD NOT put RIPTIDE down..."--R. Huizenga
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An FBI thriller
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good book
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Becca Matlock, a speechwriter for the governor of New York, is targeted by a stalker, who shoots the governor to prove his point. Seeking refuge on the coast of Maine, Becca finds herself at greater risk. FBI special agents Savich and Sherlock arrive to help an old friend of Savich's father, but the friend's relationship to Becca comes as a surprise.
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Becca Matlock, a senior speechwriter for the governor of New York, is at the top of her professional game when she receives her first phone call. Stop sleeping with the governor or Ill kill him.
The thing is, shes not sleeping with the governor, but it doesnt stop the phone calls. The police stop believing her after the stalker murders an innocent in New York City to prove a point. Then, when the governor is shot in the neck, Becca takes off for coastal Maine, seeking to hide not only from the stalker but also from the New York police. For sanctuary, she goes to Riptide, home of a college friendwhere she finds herself at even greater risk
Who is stalking her, threatening her, telling her that hes her boyfriend? Who is the skeleton that falls out of the basement wall of her rental house after a violent Maine storm?
Unexpectedly, a stranger comes into Riptide and hes watching her. Is he a friend or an enemy?
FBI special agents Savich and Sherlock arrive to help out an old friend of Savichs father. However, this old friends relationship to Becca comes as quite a surprise.
Is the stalker an old enemy from the past? Or an enemy who is much closer?

This is the fifth book of the FBI series by Catherine Coulter.
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Becca Matlock. speechwriter for the governor of NY, is at the top of her game when she receives her first phone call. "Stop sleeping with the governor or I'll kill him." The thing is--she's not sleeping with him but it doesn't stop the calls. The police don't believe her after the stalker murders an innocent in NYto prove a point. When the governor gets shot in the neck..Becca flees to Riptide to hide from the stalker. She finds herself at even greater risk. Who is stalking her? Who is the skeleton that falls out of the basement wall of her rental house after a violent storm. Is the stalker an old enemy from the past? Or an enemy who is much closer?
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The Cincinnati Enquirer, "Coulter successfully layers one mystery atop another, giving away a teaspoon of information at a time." Becca Matlock, a senior speechwriter for the governor of New York. is at the top of her professional career when she receives her first phone call, "Stop sleeping with the Governor or I'll kill him." A hard book to put down.
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Another good Coulter novel with Savich and Sherlock, FBI agents helping to solve this one.

Revenge and murder become entwined in this riveting new contemporary suspense novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Edge.

With four back-to-back bestselling suspense thrillers to her credit, Catherine Coulter has earned an ever-growing following thanks to her original plots, vivid characters, unexpected twists, and satisfyingly unpredictable denouements. The Los Angeles Times found The Edge "full of surprises." Now Coulter delivers a novel predicated on a baffling threat, fueled by an animus dating back a generation.

Political speechwriter Jessie Matlock is at the top of her professional game, working for the re-election campaign of New York's popular governor, when she receives the first phone call: "Stop sleeping with the governor or I'll kill him." Though Jessie isn't sleeping with the governor, the menacing ultimatums persist. The police suddenly stop believing her, even after the stalker murders an innocent person to prove his point.

When the governor is shot in the neck, Jessie flees for the safety of coastal Maine, choosing to hide not only from the stalker but also from the authorities. For sanctuary, she goes to Riptide, the home of a college friend--but soon finds herself at even greater risk.
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Becca Matlock, a senior speechwriter for the governor of New York, is at the top of her professional game when she receives her first phone call "Stop sleeping with the governor or I'll kill him." The thing is, she's not sleeping with him. She flees to Riptide, the home of a college friend where she finds herself at even greater risk. FBI special agents Savich and Sherlock arrive to help out an old friend.
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Hard to put down! Super story!
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All of the FBI books by this author are great!
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A great mystery. Bet you won't figure this one out till the end.
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a good read
Keeps you guessing till the last
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Becca Matlock, a senior speechwriter for the governor of New York, is at the top of her professional game when she receives her first phone call. "Stop sleeping with the governor or I'll kill him."
The thing is, she's not sleeping with the governor, but is doesn't stop the phone calls. The police stop believing her after the stalker murders an innocent in New York City to prove a point. Then, when the governor is shot in the neck, Becca takes off for coastal Maine, seeking to hide not only from the stalker but also from the New York police. For sanctuary, she goes to Riptide, home of a college friend--where she finds herself at even greater risk.
Who is stalking her, threatening her, telling her that he's "her
boyfriend"? Who is the skeleton that falls out of the basement wall of her rental house after a violent Maine storm?
Unexpectedly, a stranger comes into Riptide and he's watching her. Is he a friend or an enemy?
FBI special agents Savich and Sherlock arrive to help out an old friend of Savich's father. However, this old friend's relationship to Becca comes as quite a surprise.
Is the stalker an old enemy from the past? Or an enemy who is much closer?
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Becca Matlock, a senior speech writer for the governor of New York, is at the top of her professional game when she receives her first phone call. "Stop sleeping with the governor or I'll kill him."
The thing is, she's not sleeping with the governor, but it doesn't stop the phone calls. The police stop believing her after the stalker murders an innocent in New York City to prove a point. Then, when the governor is shot in the neck, Becca takes off for coastal Maine, seeking to hide not only from the stalker but also from the New York police. For sanctuary, she goes to Riptide, home of a college friend-where she finds herself at even greater risk.
Who is stalking her, threatening her, telling her that he's "her boyfriend"? Who is the skeleton that falls out of the basement wall of her rental house after a violent Maine storm?
Unexpectedly, a stranger comes into Riptide and he's watching her. Is he a friend or an enemy?
FBI special agents Savich and Sherlock arrive to help out an old friend of Savich's father. However, this old friend's relationship to Becca comes as quite a surprise.
Is the stalker an old enemy from the past? Or an enemy who is much closer?