The story line is two-fold, and at first glance extremely interesting. We find married FBI agents Savich and Sherlock involved in a case of kidnapping and murder, the victim being a stand-up comic at a club Savich is involved with. The two kidnappers, an old man and his equally young side-kick, seem to be engaged in a personal vendetta against Dillon Savich, and have targeted Lacey Sherlock as one of their next victims.
Meanwhile, Special Agent Ruth Warnecki is treasure-hunting in a cave in Virginia , and stumbles upon something that frightens her enough that she ends up left for dead in the woods, with no memory of who she is or what she was doing. She's found by Dix, the local Sheriff, and although physically in good condition, she seems to have temporary amnesia.
POINT BLANK is definitely a quick read, and the story lines are interesting. But there were too many things that irritated me to let me enjoy the book the way I wanted to. For one, Ruth's amnesia--she went from not knowing who she was, what she did for a living, or what she was doing in Virginia to seeing Savich and Sherlock and "miraculously" having everything come back to her in about two minutes. Second, I have to agree with the reviewer who said the dialogue in the book was "stiff." There were instances during my reading that I knew I should be laughing or at least chuckling, but it didn't happen. The way the sentences were worded, and the dry words used in everyone's conversations, left me with the feeling that something essential was missing from the story.
Overall, POINT BLANK isn't the best Savich and Sherlock story, but it won't stop me from reading Ms. Coulter's next release. As long as you know in advance that you're not getting ready to read Ms. Coulter's best work, you'll be fine.
A good book. I felt like it wasn't as good as her earlier ones. Didn't seem to "flow" easily. It was still good and but I have never been able to put her books down-and this one I was able to.
I was a little disappointed in the ending but other then that this was a great book. I just love Catherine Coulter's FBI series.
Revenge and murder become entwined in one of FBI agents Savich and Sherlock's most baffling cases, in Catherine Coulter's gripping new thriller.
The explosive action kicks off as FBI agent Ruth Warnecki hunts for Confederate gold in a West Virginia cave. She never expects to encounter the grisly murder that catapults her into a horrific plague of death, all centered on the prestigious Stanislaus School of Music.
And at Hooter's Motel in Maryland, FBI agents Savich and Carver are nearly killed while attempting to rescue a kidnap victim. Instead of a hostage, all they see is a glowing-red timer and then a catastrophic explosion. They are then led to Arlington National Cemetery, but the search for the kidnap victim is cut short when Savich takes a fateful call on his cell, as a mysterious voice threatens to kill him and his wife.
Pitted against as insane killer and his psychotic teenage girlfriend, Savich and Sherlock find themselves fighting a hate-driven villain with a very long memory.
Point Blank is a nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat thriller, as exhilarating and terrifying as anything Catherine Coulter has ever written.
The story line was usuall Catherine Coulter, but what happened to her writing!? It was like reading a See Dick See Jane reader! Short choppy sentences, and she had her characters saying things that even I knew were out of character for them. My last book of hers. I couldn't even get thru this one.
To each his own though....hope some one else enjoys it.
I like Catherine Coulter's books but it was hard for me to get interested in this one. I don't know whether it was me or the book. After I got interested in it I enjoyed it.