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Hass (FBI Thriller #11)

4.03  ·  Rating Details ·  7,145 Ratings  ·  353 Reviews
Die junge Julia findet nach dem brutalen Tod ihres Mannes keine Ruhe. Als sie bei einem nächtlichen Spaziergang auf dem Pier 39 in San Francisco ins Meer gestoßen wird, entgeht sie nur knapp dem Tod. Special Agent Cheney Stone glaubt, dass Julia umgebracht werden sollte.

Gefühl und Suspense: nach „Angst“ ein neuer, mitreißender FBI-Thriller
Paperback, 464 pages
Published November 3rd 2008 by Heyne Verlag (first published June 12th 2007)
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Jennifer Wardrip
Unbelievable...and by that, I mean literally unbelievable.

A rundown of the first chapter: An FBI agent sees an unknown woman get punched in the face, and then the assailant pulls a knife on her. When said FBI agent yells at the assailant, he runs away, after tossing the woman over the side of the pier into the bay. FBI agent, because he's not only an FBI agent but also an honorable man, rescues woman from the ocean, and revives her with CPR. Then, because she tells him to, he doesn't call the p
I bought this at the library for 50 cents! Somebody donated it but it looks like new. :-)

I really enjoyed this thriller. First of all, parts of it take place in San Francisco (one of my favorite places to visit)and it was fast paced and full of interesting characters. Catherine Coulter has written a series of books with FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock as the main characters and this is number 11. Having read and enjoyed Double Take, I now want to go back and read more in the series.
Sep 19, 2009 Debbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a continuing story of Sheriff Dixon Noble and Agent Ruth Warnecki. Dix father in law receives an interesting call from a friend that says after three years of looking, he saw the sheriffs wife in San Francisco. Dix knows he has to find the truth before he can move on with Ruth. Judge Sherlock houses Dix and helps to connect him with women he came to see. Savich and Sherlock also end up with a case in San Francisco involving a psychics widow, Julia Ransom, who seems to have a professional ...more
Sep 16, 2011 Sheri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Double Take (FBI Thriller, #11) Catherine Coulter

FBI agents Sherlock and Savich are back in this thriller. Julia Ransoms' husband August was murdered. He is not an ordinary guy , he happens to be a medium, he speaks to the dead. She is being fingered in this murder. Special agent Cheney Stone is called in to investigate (with the help of Savich and Sherlock.).

Meanwhile Sheriff Dixon Noble gets a call from his father-in-law Chappy Holcombe. Chappy is distraught, he believes
May 26, 2013 Paraphrodite rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened, 2013
More "WooWoo" stuff with Savich having more "psychic" encounters, but I'm glad that this book ties up some loose ends from the previous book "Point Blank".
Dotti Elrick
Jan 18, 2012 Dotti Elrick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Julia Ransom is finally getting over the murder of her husband, famed psychic /medium August Ransom. Finally feeling light and happy. Until a man tries to kill her by throwing off a pier into San Francisco bay. Lucky for her, FBI agent. Cheney Stone is having dinner on the same pier, happens to step outside and sees her go over the railing. He rescues her. And quickly recognizes her. The police and local media knew she was the one who had killed her husband, but they could never pin it on her. N ...more
Dec 23, 2010 Eva rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
This was a pretty good book, but not everything was thought out.
I have a few problems with the book in general, not the story so much:
In The Maze we meet Sherlock's parents. Mrs Sherlock is constantly accusing Mr Sherlock of trying to kill her, of having girlfriends, etc. She is completely delusional. Suddenly now she's alright, madly in love with her husband and normal? Also i would like to see Sean more, it seems Coulter uses him as a prop to make little family scenes that warm your heart, bu
Jul 21, 2014 Becca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Double Take by Catherine Coulter was good for two reasons. The first reason was that I read another book by her last month so I knew some of the characters in this book. I love following familiar characters through different books! The second reason was that like the book above, what happens is just beyond anything I would ever think of! This book takes you into the world of psychics and more! I never saw the ending coming until the bitter end. I would also highly recommend this book because the ...more
Nov 26, 2012 Marti rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
At first, I thought that I was going to enjoy this book--after all, it was written by Catherine Coulter. I was almost to the end when it hit me--this is one of the poorer books that I have ever read. It was somewhat kaleidoscopie--as if the author had taken characters, events, and settings and just jumbled them up and recorded what showed up on top. I realized that I really didn't care what happened to the characters, and this time, that included the recurring FBI ones--Sherlock, Savich, and the ...more
Terrie Purkey
I really enjoyed the first couple Catherine Coulter books I read - I thought the pacing was good, characters interesting, etc. After reading 5 or 6 in the last few months, I'm now finding them pretty formulaic and less interesting - a little too predictable. This particular one had the twist of two look-alike women that caused much confusion throughout the case and two seemingly separate cases became entwined - other than that, standard fare.
Jan 10, 2013 Mark rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Romance novel tied up in a murder mystery involving continuing characters in law enforcement. Set in San Francisco our intrepid heroes unwind the mysteries surrounding deaths involving psychics...Meh...readable!
Gina Schwartz
Unnecessarily strange.
Feb 04, 2017 Nicole rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
I've been going back to some of the authors I read a lot of 10 years ago to see if I still enjoy them, and unfortunately I was mostly bored with this one.
RaMarie Acker
Very good book.
Enjoyable---Great on audio
Nov 05, 2011 Pattianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Double Take - FBI Thriller #11 - Savich and Sherlock - (Julia Ransom and Sheney Stone [also Dixon and Ruth]) - Several plots going on - Dixon is looking for his wife. Cheney is rescuing Julia from death and from the Psychic world (as she is the widow of a psychic).

It's been more than six months since her husband's brutal death, and Julia Ransom is just beginning to breathe again. She loved her husband, renowned psychic August Ransom, but the media frenzy that followed his murder sapped what lit
Mar 29, 2009 Anna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I've ever read by Catherine Coulter and I only did so because she was on the (extensive) list of Recommends by Amazon.

I thought it was... okay.

I probably didn't pick the best book to start off with. Many of the characters are returning characters. I didn't start off with a good idea of their relationships but she did do a good job of linking them all in a way that is understandable.

But there were so many characters and just an oddly intricate plotline that ended up wrapp
May 26, 2014 Kisha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 09, 2016 Susan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Good Grief!! There are ELEVEN of these things?? So many things wrong with this book. First off, the characters' names are ridiculous. Way too romance novel-y for me.
Second, the author uses those bad character names WAY too much. In one instance, a character speaks two lines of dialogue to another character and uses their name TWICE. People RARELY say another person's name in conversation, so I just don't understand why so many authors fall into this trap. I nearly stopped reading when I hit a 4-
Aug 11, 2009 Mackenzie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, 2009
This is the second book I've read by Catherine Coulter although Double Take is the eleventh book in the FBI Series. I have to say, I think I enjoyed this one a little more than Point Blank.

It took me a little while to get into this one, just because there was nothing really at the beginning that hooked me in it's claws and pulled me in. Once I did get into it though, I couldn't put it down. I was really surprised by who hired the killer to kill Julia Ransom. At first I enjoyed the sub-plot more
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Jul 23, 2009 Tony rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Catherine Coulter- Double Take (G.P. Putnam’s Sons 2007) 3 Stars

Julia Ransom’s husband was killed recently and the police believed that she had done it, but due to lack of evidence they were forced to release her. Now that she is out a mysterious man is trying to kill her. Agent Stone believes that the two events are connected and he intends to get to the bottom of it, reopening the murder case.
This novel had potential of being intriguing and filled with fast-paced action, but it did not quite
Plenty of Exciting Scenes, but not Ms. Coulter's best.!

Sometimes I enjoy fast paced thrillers, but when I want a well-thought out mystery novels then I read a book by Catherine Coulter. I have enjoyed her FBI series books with Sherlock and Dillon and in "Double Take" is was good to see Cheney and Dix make their return after appearing in Point Blank, which happens to be one of my favorites.

Overall, I didn't think this was one of Ms. Coulter's best books. I had a hard time keeping track of the ch
Carolyn Browne
t's been more than six months since her husband's brutal death, and Julia Ransom is just beginning to breathe again. She loved her husband, renowned psychic August Ransom, but the media frenzy that followed his murder sapped what little strength she had left. Now, after dinner with friends, strolling along San Francisco's Pier 39, she realizes that she's happy. Standing at the railing, she savors the sounds around her-tourists, seals on a barge-and for a moment enjoys the sheer normalcy of it al ...more
Georgiann Hennelly
Julia Ransom is the widow of the renowned psychic medium August Ransom for six months the San Francisco police have tried in vain to find evidence that she murdered her husband. Then on a nice evening on pier 39, a stranger knocks Julia unconscious and heaves her into the bay. Julia would have drowned if not for Agent Cheney Stone.Mean while Sheriff Dixon Noble- learns about a women named Charlotte Pallock who bears an extra ordinary resemblance to hiss vanished wife Christie. Who has been missi ...more
Denise Whelan
May 14, 2011 Denise Whelan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book completely had my end of the seat!!! Julia's husband was killed 6 months before and she was the one who everyone taught that she killed him. The book starts 6 months after August's death and now Julia is now being threat and someone tried to kill her if it wasn't to FBI Agent Cheney Stone who saved her live. Now, someone really wants her dead and keeps coming after her. The other side is about Christie Noble, wife of Sheriff Dixon Noble who went missing 3 years earlier. Christie's god- ...more
I have never liked Catherine Coulter. I tried her once, I can't even remember which book it was and I couldn't finish it because I thought she tried too hard. I don't know. I distinctly remember one FBI agent telling another the basics of serial killers - male, 25 - 35, white, etc. And I just thought it was too obvious, like FBI agents wouldn't be talking to each other casually about that stuff since they already know it. It was obvious she just wanted the reader to know it.

BUT, I tried this one
May 06, 2013 Amanda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I have a few problems with this book. I have never read anything by Catherine Coulter before and I doubt I ever will again.

At the beginning of the book, there were way too many characters. I couldn't keep track of them all! Most of them had such a small role in the book, I wonder why they were mentioned by first and last name.

I also couldn't get past some of the character names either. A detective named Sherlock, Dr. Saint, an assassin named Makepeace, and a psychic named Kathryn Golden all made
Anne Marie
This was the first FBI thriller I read from this author, which may have been why I was incredibly confused with the characters. Savich/Sherlock, turns out they're married and both FBI agents. Christie/Charlotte both look alike. Christie is the dead wife of sheriff Dix...don't confuse me more with what his first name may be. Dix needs to find out what happened to his wife, why she disappeared, and what Charlotte has to do with it. Not only does she look like Christie, she wore a bracelet that had ...more
I haven't read a Catherine Coulter book since I was a teen - when all of her books were historical romance. I remember liking her then, so I thought I would give her a try again. The book was okay, I was able to guess a lot of the twists and suspense was a little lacking. I have to admit that the two story lines twisted around each other were confusing at first, but I got the hang of it after the first few chapters. At times the writing seemed a bit choppy, but there was enough of a flow that it ...more
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