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Point Blank (FBI Thriller #10)

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FBI agents Dillon Savich and Dane Carver are nearly killed while trying to rescue popular entertainer Pinky Womack from kidnappers. Lured to a motel in Pumis City, Virginia, by a known snitch, the only thing the agents discover is a glowing red timer. The place is demolished in a catastrophic explosion, but everyone survives.

The same snitch leads them to Arlington Nationa...more
Hardcover, 420 pages
Published August 23rd 2005 by Putnam Adult
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Jennifer Wardrip
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 Virg...more
Alex is The Romance Fox
I have a large number of books by this author and have loved reading about Savitch and Sherlock, who are such an amazing couple. I picked up Point Blank because it was the only book I still had to read in the series…and what a disappointment!!!!!!!!!!!! I felt as if this book had been written by a different person.

It was nothing like “The Maze”, “The Edge”, “The Cove” which I really liked. The story…well more than one, even two stories here….just didn’t get going for me.

It started off really we...more
Alm Melson
For ages I've avoided what I think of as "Sherlock and Savich" books when browsing for new reading material. Whenver I'd see their names in a synopsis, I'd put the book down, vaguely thinking, "No, I don't like those." I didn't remember which book or books of this series I'd read in the past or even why I didn't like them.

Then, just recently, I saw Point Blank on the sale rack of the local bookstore, a hardcover for under $8, so I thought, "What the hey, times are hard; I'll give it a try."

Well,...more
Kaye
Another Savitch and Sherlock FBI story. I think I'd give up on them except they are very easy to listen to on my Ipod. Typical Coulter story, one mystery with the FBI married duo and another that they are involved with that leads to romance for someone else. I appreciated this time that their own child wasn't in danger and they seemed to use good police work to solve the mystery. But all that being said these are just average stories and not "thrillers" or anything that will stick with you when...more
Sheri
Point Blank (Catherine Coulter) And FBI Thriller

FBI Agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich face the most explosive case of their careers, pitting them against an unstable villain-with a very long memory. Special Ruth Warnicki is kidnapped by a madman while on vacation, looking for treasures.

A bit disappointing, since I am a big Catherine Coulter fan, and have read all of her books. This one was a bit slow, a few too many characters to remember and it just dragged on (too long for my liking). B...more
Scott Titus
The book started off as a women in a cave looking for lost treasure. She found her self in a dark area of the cave and everything went blank.


For an FBI thriller, Point Blank was a very good book. I like the fact that there was a lot of different scenes in the book that would keep you focused and want to know more. However, the deranged crazy people were a normal type of killer that roamed a town/ city. The two physopaths that were in the book had a way to manipulate the FBI agents to get what th...more
Melodie M
Oh my God...I am only about 20 pages into this book and it sucks so far. Too many characters are introduced at once. No background info. on any of the characters. So at this point, I don't really give a damn what happens to any of them since I feel so disconnected. I refuse to give up on the book though. If anyone else has read this book, please tell me it gets better...lol.

I gave up on this book. Never picked it up again. Blah
Vanessa
I love agents Savich and Sherlock. Good characters are essential to a really good read and there are other characters who have depth as well.
Laddie Tabor
This was my second Catherine Coulter book. After I read "The Lost Key" I decided I should read another of her books. I suspect there are others in the future, however, I have another 3-4 books to read before I can get back to hers. I love her historical perspective in both novels that I have read so far. You have the current up to date story with all the appropriate bad guys. She ends the story with the closest relative of the long lost Civil War hero receiving a huge reward, and of course, the...more
Jan
A FBI agent goes on a treasure hunt, she gets more than she bargained for. Although she escapes from a cave, she is found in the snow with no memory.

Murders accumulate in town,but who done it? The young Sheriff who helps her, has also had a tragic life. His wife went mission and no one knows where she went.

As the story unfolds further agents are brought into town, however, a second scenario is going on with further killings from a second party.

Not all is concluded in this story. It will continu...more
Debbie
Finding buried treasure sounded like a fun vacation for Special Agent Ruth Warnecki, but after finding the tunnel, she ran into some problems and then lost her memory for a bit. Luckily the local Sheriff, Dixon Noble, took his dog for a walk and found her in the snow. Savich and Sherlock were quickly deciding that they wish they had gone on vacation too. A new bad guy was in the area and he targeted Dillon Savich and anyone he knew. They needed to find the connection to him, while Ruth and Dix t...more
Dotti Elrick
This was a great story.
FBI agent Ruth Warnecki is spending some of her off time exploring a cave in Maestro Virginia. She found an old map of the cave, and has set off yo find the gold hidden there. What she doesn't expect is to be drugged, hit over the head and left for dead in the woods. She is found by Sheriff Dixon Noble. When she recovers, she has no idea who she is. But someone was very unhappy that she was in that cave.
Dix puts Truths fingerprints and pictures out to other agencies to se...more
Mackenzie
I'll start this review off with a short summary. FBI Agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich face the most dangerous case of their career while trying to save the popular entertainer Pinky Womack who was kidnapped by a crazed madman with an extremely long memory. He is set on torturing and killing Dillon Savich in revenge for hurting and killing a woman who meant a lot to him. Also, there was FBI Agent Ruth Warnecki on a treasure hunt and she ends up in the woods by the Sheriff Dix (I don't reme...more
Barbara Mitchell
I have a little time between deadlines now so I dug into the latest bag of books a friend gave me and pulled out this Catherine Coulter paperback. It's one of her FBI thrillers so I knew I would enjoy it. Her star characters, FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock, are married now and have a son. They are like old friends. I can count on their adventures being both scary and full of relationships that captivate me.

Point Blank begins with their colleague Ruth Warnecki caving in Virginia as s...more
Daniel
I really enjoyed the book Point Blank, by Catherine Coulter. It’s an “FBI Thriller”, so there is plenty of action and suspense throughout the whole book. Another thing I thought was really neat was that you can kind of piece all the clues together and speculate who the culprit is. It made reading this book engaging. I felt like an FBI agent on the case the whole time as I was reading. The adjectives used to describe the settings and characters as well as their personalities made me feel like I...more
Pattianne
Point Blank - FBI Thriller #10 - Savich and Sherlock - (Ruth Warnecki and Dixon Noble - also Dane Carver). While treasure hunting in Virginia, Ruth is terriozied and rescued by Sheriff Noble.

Point Blank's propulsive story takes off when FBI agents Dillon Savich and Dane Carver are nearly killed while trying to rescue popular entertainer Pinky Womack from kidnappers. Lured to a motel in Pumis City, Virginia, by a known snitch, the only thing the agents discover is a glowing red timer. The place i...more
Angela~twistedmind~
This is a Savich/Sherlock suspense that not only had one mysterious and dangerous case, but two; the second one centered around FBI agent Ruth Warnecki. That said, it wasn't an edge of your seat, can't put down kind of book. I'd give it 3.5 stars. (I'm sure I've said this before, but I really wish we had that option.) It was engaging enough that I would recommend it, not just to Savich/Sherlock fans, but to anyone who enjoys a decent who done it. Ruth's story was actually the more interesting on...more
Willis
Pretty good plot. Easy book to read. Held my attention well. Did not rivet me though. Needed more character development. There were two plot lines with two sets of leading characters and the leading characters in each plot line were almost mirror images of the leading characters in the other plot line. You could have take the lead couple in each plot line and interchanged them as the lead characters in the other plot line. Plus, the antagonists in each plot line were almost cartoonish in their p...more
Kelley
This was the first Coulter contemporary I've read. I've tried several of her historicals and while they are OK, they aren't exactly great, IMO. Part of that htough I think is the narrator who did a few of them. Something about the one narrator's voice drives me batty and ruins books for me.

I picked this one up for a series challenge in one of my Good Reads groups where we had to try another book by an author we've "given up on." I did like this one better than the historicals, but I don't fores...more
Judy Goodnight
As with most of the FBI Thriller series, there are two storylines happening. With Savich & Sherlock, they're trying to rescue a hostage who has been kidnapped by an old man and his teenaged girl accomplice. But it's just the start of the duo's plan to kill Savich & Sherlock. Lots of explosive action and a neat twist in this storyline.

The second story focuses on FBI Agent Ruth Warnecki hunting for Confederate gold in a west Virginia cave. She begins to hallucinate in the cave and the next...more
Joe
This was my first and last Catherine Coulter book. The book jacket reads "Point Blank" an FBI Thriller. Okay.
The blurb on the back lies. Point Blank is NOT "a nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat thriller". And if it is, as stated, "as exhilarating and terrifying as anything Catherine Coulter has ever written", then I know I will never read another of her books.
The two plot lines are lack luster and under developed. The book would be much better if Coulter had picked one and ran with it. As it is, the...more
Marianne
While away from some books, one cannot wait to get back to it. And then there are some books one cannot wait to finish. That was the case with this one. Granted, I came into this series way late, so there were a lot of people and situations about which I didn't know anything. But, my main peeve is that on the front cover it is called an FBI thriller, and I didn't find much thrill to the story.
Merredith
I first read this in December 2008. It is the 10th book in the FBI Thriller series with Savich and Sherlock, but probably the first book i read of this series. I liked it well enough at time. I did not go back and start reading the whole series because of this book. I think I did that without even realizing that I'd read a book in the series, then when i came to ten, i saw i'd already read it. i liked it a bit better the second time, because i knew the people already. i didnt remember much from...more
Donna
love the mainstream fiction where the bad guy is always caught, the good guy gets the girl and the lost puppy comes home.

So given my love of happy endings, imagine my unhappiness after reading Point Blank by Catherine Coulter . I spent hours reading a 400+ page book and the bad guy got away. And the good guys weren’t even upset by it! Worse, this book could have easily been 250 pages.

I’ve read Coulter for years. Even back when she was exclusively a romance writer. Now she writes FBI thrillers...more
Courtney
Typically I can guess who did it when reading murder mysteries / suspense / thrillers, but with Point Blank I could not figure it out until the very last pages. One piece of advise if you want to read this book, read some of the others in the FBI Thriller Series by Catherine Coulter. Point Blank is book ten, but if you want to read them out of order, as I do, before embarking on this one, be sure to read Hemlock Bay first. There are reoccuring characters and you might not be able to understand p...more
Marcie
I apparently jumped right into this series without realizing it had so many precedents. This is the story of how Ruth met Sheriff. It's an action-packed little book with just enough romance to keep it interesting. It's definitely written with a female audience in mind, but some men would find this interesting as well. There are twists and turns in the plot that are quite surprising, and the family dynamics are rather entertaining to an outside observer like the reader. I recommend this to someon...more
Kathleen Messmer
I've never read this author before and while the characters were well developed, the language was a bit stilted and unnatural. I may try another of her books at some point, it won't be for a while.
Cindy Grossi
Nothing outstanding, but I enjoyed it OK. I agree with the people who mentioned the dialogue. It very much seemed used to explain things to the reader and did not seem natural.
Phasered
Aug 25, 2012 Phasered rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: katieg
This is one of those series that it doesn’t matter what book you pick up. It’s an FBI type mystery which is a first for me. I enjoyed this book and I had some idea who did what and was shocked on whom really did it and disappointed because it really wasn’t closure. There were two mysteries going on. One with Sherlock and Savich which was exciting and I liked how that ended. The other one was with Ruth and Dix that ending to that mystery is what disappointed me. As a whole I enjoyed the book even...more
Lisa O'donovan
I enjoyed the double story-lines in this book in the FBI series. Savich and Sherlock were working on solving a murder of a deranged man and young girl before they murder again. Additionally, another FBI agent Ruth Warnicki is found by a local Sheriff in the snow after passing out while looking for gold in a nearby cave. Ruth then becomes a target and someone wants her dead. Coulter wrote this story so that the tie in to involve Savich & Sherlock made sense, whereas in her last FBI series boo...more
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