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Split Second (FBI Thriller #15)

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A serial killer is on the loose, and it's up to FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock to bring him down. They soon discover the killer has blood ties to an infamous and now long-dead monster. Savich and Sherlock are joined by agents Lucy Carlyle and Cooper McKnight, and the chase is on. At the same time, Agent Lucy Carlyle learns from her dying father that her grandf ...more
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Published July 19th 2011 by Brilliance Audio
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Brandi
Nov 09, 2011 Brandi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ever read a book from a favored author and found that it wasn’t the best you’d ever read? Did you feel let down? Or just glad that the series was moved along with another book? Well, I’ve had such an experience with Split Second, the latest installment of Catherine Coulter’s FBI series. Rationale and the Law of Averages suggest that I can’t have an awesome book every time, but I still have hope with each new printing. The idea of the book was great and I was caught immediately in the chase of th ...more
Christi Snow
Full review reposted from my Smitten with Reading blog...
My Review:
Reviewing this book makes me sad. I was sent an ARC of this book by the publisher in return for an honest review. Honest is the key work there, but I hate it when I don't enjoy a book and have to give it a bad review. I used to read Catherine Coulter and always loved her books, but this one was just not a book that I could enjoy.

I would classify this book as a suspense. The main story line is about 4 FBI agents: Savich & Sher
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Richard Wolf
Preposterous. A thriller, science fiction, serial killer, romance novel.

I'm one of the 5% that did not like this book. I have a hard time understanding why anyone would like it. No real characters, just stereotypes. No real adventure or excitement.

SPOILER ALERT - How can you get into a book in which the female FBI agent is needy and independent at the same time; where her dying father spurts out with his last breath, "Mother, what did you do to Father(the above woman's Grandfather)?"; where a se
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Tim
May 19, 2016 Tim rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This story suffers from too many characters that leads to confusion around aimless plots. 4 of 10 stars
Evelyn Bryant
Nov 22, 2011 Evelyn Bryant rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this book since it has plently of action and enough sub plots to keep you guessing. Savich and Sherlock still have the necessary magic between them to keep you invested in them. Each story line is brought to its conclusion by the end of the book. I did not lose interest mid way the book as I have done in some other books I have read. That said.... there could have been a lot more sizzle between Coop and Lucy. Coop was a very likable character that you would not mind knowing. He knows his ...more
Thrilled by Books
I have mixed feelings about this novel, I liked it and disliked it at the same time. It started off with the FBI tracking a serial killer from San Francisco that was drugging and killing women picked up in bars. At first the killer was thought to be a man but it was soon discovered to be a woman, Ted Bundy's daughter no less. And so the chase for a madwoman began.
First of all, I felt as though there was too much going on in this book. There were three seperate story lines going on, the main st
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Debra
Dec 12, 2015 Debra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When FBI agent Dillon Savich walks into a convenience store one evening, he hadn’t expected to find himself in the midst of a robbery. Nor had he expected to be handed a case that involves the capture of a serial killer who happens to be Ted Bundy’s daughter. Dillon’s subordinates Lucy and Cooper are also on the case, but Lucy must deal with the sudden death of her father and his unsettling last words. The agents have more than enough on their plates as the hunt for Bundy’s daughter turns extrem ...more
Cheryl Cooper
Nov 17, 2014 Cheryl Cooper rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been a fan of Ms Coulter's FBI series for some time now. I love the relationship between Savich and Sherlock who kind of take a back seat to Lucy and Coop, 2 other agents. In this book there are actually 3 story lines going on. The main story is about a serial killer who turns out to be the daughter of Ted Bundy. Next we have Lucy trying to discover what happened to her grandfather and finally there's the robbery of Mr. Patil that Savich walked in on. I would have preferred more emphasis ...more
Dorothy
Jan 04, 2013 Dorothy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good book of mystery, murder and FBI agents to solve the crimes. I will continue to read the books written by this author who does not resort to foul language to get the point across. The worst word in this book was not offensive to me and sex was not written in minute detail. If she can write books this great without the use of foul language and explicit sex so can others.
I recommend this book to all mystery lovers.
There are acutally 3 mysteries to solve in this story. The first one involv
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Gloria Feit
There are three story lines presented in the newest book by Catherine Coulter. The first appears on page one, and isn’t resolved until nearly the final page in the book: The owner of a small convenience store in Washington, D.C. is nearly killed late one night in an apparent robbery gone wrong, the latter not having counted on FBI Agent Dillon Savitch being the customer in the shop at the time. When the same man is shot in another incident shortly thereafter, leaving him seriously wounded, it wo ...more
Karen
May 09, 2013 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense, romance
I've been following this series from the get go. I love these guys, but I got a few books behind, so I'm catching up.

I love the mystery, the cop stories, I love Savich and Sherlock.

As a health coach I don't love the misguided, if not completely WRONG nutritional asides that get tossed in, but hey, I can't coach a fictional character. We all have our neurosis.

I'm not sure why the woo got mixed into this series. I'm a bit tired of the woo. I like my crime-drama-suspense-with-a-dash-of-romance j
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Judy Goodnight
I'd call this a 4.5 rating actually but bumped it up to the 5 stars due to the author's ability to manage three separate mystery plot lines throughout the book.

In the first, Dillon stops at a convenience store for a few items, but realizes there's something wrong and manages to prevent both a robbery and the shooting of the owner. When the owner is the victim of a second attempt on his life, Dillon knows there's more going on & turns to Metro PD detective Ben Raven for assistance.

The second
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
This is really a 3.5 star book. Since there is no 1/2 star, I had to truncate to a 3. This was much better than the historical romance novel I just read of Ms. Coulter's. I love Dillon. He's hot and smart. Sherlock always amuses me. In this latest series, we are once again treated to multiple threads. I like how Ms. Coulter shows that a life in the FBI isn't just one case. There are multiple cases going on. Sometimes, one of the cases doesn't receive enough attention and bad things happen.

In thi
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Diane Perry
Nov 24, 2014 Diane Perry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great FBI thriller that only Catherine Coulter can deliver. There is actually three cases going on, it is never confusing. Personally, it kept me turning the pages that much faster. Each storyline was as exciting as the next and all tied up nicely in the end. This is a really great read.
Connie
Aug 20, 2011 Connie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
OK, I admit it, I read the FBI series. Usually they're ok as "escape" reading. Lately though, I am wondering if Coulter has just been phoning them in. The more recent books, this one included, are not nearly as good as the first two or three in the series. After reading this one, my initial reaction was "Really?! That's several hours of my life I won't get back." Psychic Savage?! C'mon. The premise of the family history of the killer in this one is just too ridiculous to take seriously, even for ...more
Cyndi
Sep 12, 2011 Cyndi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
While I've always been (and will continue to be)a great fan of Coulter's FBI series, I afraid Split Second was not one of my favourites. I actually found myself skipping pages, as I just wanted to get through the book. I felt the book lacked the edge that I've come to expect in Coulter's FBI series. And the detour storyline regarding Lucy's ring...What was that about? If that was supposed to be a nod to today's ever popular paranormal literature, in my opinion, it was a dismal failure (and I LIK ...more
Christine
Jul 21, 2014 Christine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Maybe I'm just a snob and am used to reading better quality literature, but I felt the writing in this book was so bad, like laughably bad, and corny. I've never read anything by this author or in this series before, so I don't really have much to base it on, but just not my cup of tea. Didn't expect much more than a crime thriller from an author who seems to pop out one a year, but I had a hard time staying interested in it or buying into the hokey nature of every level of then plot line. Not w ...more
Wanda Gibbons
Aug 09, 2014 Wanda Gibbons rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this on the iPad just before I headed of to Foothills. Very much liked reading on the iPad. Quick and easy reading here.

A serial killer is on the loose, and it's up to FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock to bring him down. They soon discover that the killer has blood ties to an infamous and now long-dead monster. Savich and Sherlock are joined by agents Lucy Carlyle and Cooper McKnight, and the chase is on.

At the same time, Agent Carlyle learns from her dying father that her grand
...more
Joyce
Sep 28, 2011 Joyce rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The FBI agents are investigating a serial killer and learn not only that it is a woman, but also that she is Ted Bundy's daughter and a chip off her Daddy's block. Lucy Carlyle is introduced and, in a subplot, is investigating her Grandfather's murder by her Grandmother.
Gabrielle
Dec 20, 2014 Gabrielle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I don't want to be mean, but this was not a good book. Everything was poorly handled - the plot, the pacing, the dialogue, the writing, the characters. The one thing I will be brutally honest about was the dialogue. It was awful, abysmal, terrible - a million other things that mean "bad". There are these hokey sayings everywhere ("stupid as spit" and other examples) and all of the characters throw them around with little discernment for their varying backgrounds or speaking patterns. The author ...more
Joseph Clay
The story starts with a simple robbery, which turns bad at a local Shop ‘n Go, as Dillon arrives for some chips. Something about it didn't add up in Dillon's eyes. Before he can sink his teeth into the case, a woman is killed in Ohio. His team swings into action as another woman survived an attack in Philly. Could the two be related? After further investigation they are shocked, DNA has linked the suspect to Ted Bundy. Savich decides that Carlyle and McKnight, the two newbies, will work together ...more
Suzie Weber
Jul 11, 2016 Suzie Weber rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The premise of this book was excellent. Unknown to Ted Bundy he fathered a daughter. Now she wants to be just like her daddy. Kirsten is on a killing spree. Lucy and Cooper are in charge of the case as something develops between them as well. Savich and Sherlock are right there to track down this serial killer.
Lucy is split between this case, a budding like with Cooper and dealing with her dad blurting out something strange on his death bed. The ring itself: when these books go mystical - not m
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Deirdre
Kinda more 3.5 than 4.

This had several stories going on. The main one was a murderous rampage by the daughter of Ted Bundy. There are also secondary stories involving a shop keeper whose life has been put in danger and a mystery about one of the team and her missing grandfather. There was also a romance between two of the team and it worked well.

This is like Criminal minds lite. Nothing wrong with it but feels a bit formulaic, not in a bad way but I like how the characters interact. The romance
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Patricia Baker
I bought this paperback from a book festival that featured Catherine Coulter. have her signature on this book. enjoyed talking with her. she was very pleasant and kind to talk with anyone who came to her table.

But, I did not like this book. I think I might have read a very similar plot before. I found the whole magical ring thing kind of hooky and out of place in this story. did like the FBI characters. probably would read another story with them in it. this book fits a spot in your reading habi
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Jody
Jun 27, 2014 Jody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, suspense
Coulter does not fail to impress again in book 15 of the FBI Thrillers series. In this book we have our favorite detectives, Savich and Sherlock, as well as two newcomers Coop (good looking ladies man) and Lucy (who hates his type.) Of course they are paired to work together on the big murder case--chasing down Ted Bundy's daughter who is on a murdering spree. There are two other threads--the death of a shopkeeper and Lucy's inheritance of a mysterious gold ring, upon the death of her father. Th ...more
Julie
May 28, 2015 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Catherine Coulter is my favorite author and her FBI Series is my favorite series. As always when I pick up a Catherine Coulter book I have a hard time putting it down, and Split Second was no exception. I held my breath at many moments in this book while waiting to see what the next page held. There was a mystery within a mystery and the writer handles it so that we, the reader, are never confused as to which plot belongs to what. I don't like to leak spoilers but I will say this, Dylan Savich a ...more
Verna Humphrey
Aug 01, 2012 Verna Humphrey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


Wrote as only Coulter can do it great book
Tom Donaghey
SPLIT SECOND by Catherine Coulter is a fairly fast paced, highly suspenseful novel that drew me in to this world of the FBI and their hunt for a serial killer. After finishing I discovered this was the 15th installment in an on-going series of thrillers, explaining some of the things I wondered about.
This is a true stand-alone story; it works well in taking the reader on the journey from what appears to be a random killing of a young woman, and delivers surprises and twists within the plot tha
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Bonnie Dykhouse
Aug 07, 2011 Bonnie Dykhouse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable Savich and Sherlock.
Sarah
Sep 04, 2014 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yet another winner from Catherine Coulter. When it is typical to have 2 mysteries in one we actually managed to read 3 intertwining sagas in this novel. It was even more exciting because CC actually pulled in a mass murder from current history. To imagine finding a serial killer from a previous mass murder following in a family members footsteps. It was quite thrilling to the end and I can say I had a very hard time going to bed and putting this book away. I am anxious to continue the series and ...more
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