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Point Blank (FBI Thriller #10)

4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  8,827 Ratings  ·  247 Reviews
The explosive action kicks off as treasure-hunting FBI agent Ruth Warnecki is on the trail of stolen Confederate gold hidden in Winkel’s Cave in western Virginia. She never expects to find herself chin-deep in a grisly murder that leaves her nearly dead and rocks the town of Maestro.
And at a stakeout in Maryland, FBI agents Dillon Savich and Dane Carver are nearly killed i
Paperback, 368 pages
Published January 2nd 2007 by Jove (first published August 23rd 2005)
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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
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
Melodie M
Mar 23, 2008 Melodie M rated it did not like it
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

I gave up on this book. Never picked it up again. Blah
Dec 05, 2009 Vanessa rated it really liked it
Shelves: coulter
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.
Alm Melson
Apr 01, 2009 Alm Melson rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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."

Mary Ann
Jun 04, 2016 Mary Ann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my 1st by this author, I enjoyed the story and the variety of characters. From some of the reviews I have read, many felt this was not her best work. This makes me want to check out her earlier books.
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
Nov 11, 2011 Sheri rated it liked it
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
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
Feb 15, 2015 Colie rated it really liked it
A good book, but not the best from this author. Dialouge was rough and not easy going at all, unlike many of the other books. Also, I had an issue with Ruth just suddenly recovering her memory in about 10 seconds flat once she sees Savich and Sherlock. That moment seemed unrealistic to me in more than one way. The Sheriff, while a good guy, didn't seem like a very interesting character to me. The story line was intriguing and kept me hanging on, but for some reason I just couldn't learn to like ...more
Dec 13, 2013 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good interesting story but way too many characters to keep up with. It jumped around a lot too but wasn't too awfully hard to keep up with.
Laddie Tabor
Sep 26, 2014 Laddie Tabor rated it it was amazing
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 31, 2016 Juanita rated it really liked it
Catherine Coulter comes out with another explosive FBI thriller. The Winkel's Cave holdsmany hidden secrets from the past. Ruth Warnecki is determined to find what lays ahead of her in her adventure to unseal a hidden room that she believes is there in that cave but not on her original map. However, nothing ever goes as intended. Murder is sometimes lurking around tight squeasing cubby holes just at you make an entrence into some other exit.....Why a on....Very inticing book..... ...more
Sep 06, 2014 Jan rated it liked it
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
Sep 19, 2009 Debbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 18, 2012 Dotti Elrick rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 02, 2009 Mackenzie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, 2009
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
Jul 20, 2013 Barbara Mitchell rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 05, 2013 Daniel rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 17, 2014 Pattianne rated it really liked it
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
Dec 31, 2011 Angela~twistedmind~ rated it liked it
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
Anna Mcfadden
Feb 29, 2016 Anna Mcfadden rated it liked it
when Agent Savich and Agent Dane Cover nearly escapes with their life during a daring rescue, they realized they are up against an unstable and untraceable villain with a long memory. while in Va. Agent Ruth Warnecki is on a treasure hunt for stolen that's dated back to the civil war, when she is found in the woods behind Sheriff Dixon Noble with no memory of who she is or how she got there. only to have someone try to kill her at the sheriff's home and 3 people dead.
Oct 18, 2011 Willis rated it liked it
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
Mar 06, 2010 Kelley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
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
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
Jul 23, 2011 Joe rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 29, 2015 Ed rated it liked it
#10 in The FBI Thrillers.

#10 - The FBI Thrillers - Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock are stalked by old man Moses Grace and his teenaged Claudia as a background story. The novel's focus is agent Ruth Warnecki who blacks out in a VA cave and is discovered in Sheriff Dix Noble's backyard in Maestro, VA where murders and a relationship with the sheriff follow. Hasty wrap-up to this novel.

Oct 08, 2014 Marianne rated it it was ok
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.
Dec 11, 2014 Lynn rated it it was amazing
FBI agent Savich and Sherlock are again pitied against evil. This time an unstable old man and his young companion are determined to kill Agent Savich and he doesn't know why. Meanwhile agent Ruth Warnecki is hunting through caves again looking for lost treasures. But she finds herself in the woods, bump on her head and no memory of who she is or how she she got there.
Nov 27, 2015 Mhd rated it really liked it
Pretty much a page turner by the third chapter. Interesting new character added. Several uncharacteristically illogical actions: Vicious killer knows where you live and has been attacking your loved ones and then you send the kids out with the nanny to walk down the street for ice cream????? There's a few of those, but the rest of the book is interesting enough to make up for most of the nonsense. Looking forward to more with Dix.
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