Double Take (FBI Thriller, #11)
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Double Take (FBI Thriller #11)

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Book Description Publication Date: June 12, 2007 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 little strength she had left. Now, after dinner with friends, strolling along San Francisco's P...more
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published June 12th 2007 by Putnam's Sons (first published June 1st 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...more
Joy
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....more
Debbie
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
Sheri
Double Take (FBI Thriller, #11) Catherine Coulter
Suspense/Murder/Mystery

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...more
Marti
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
Kisha
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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.
Paraphrodite
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".
Becca
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
Eva
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...more
Tom
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...more
Dotti Elrick
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
Candy
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Tony
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...more
Mackenzie
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...more
Anna
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...more
Pattianne
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...more
Amanda
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...more
Margarks
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...more
Denise Whelan
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
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
Merredith
Number 11 in the FBI Thriller series! I enjoyed this one a lot because it is set in San Francisco, and that's where I live, so I got to go hey I go there! Anyways once again, the new romance was totally unrealistic. This is the story of a woman whose (much older, rich, medium) husband died six months ago. The police think she murdered him but can't prove it. Now, someone is trying to kill her. The more interesting part of it was a continuation of the sheriff Dix story and his missing wife Christ...more
Rose
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
Marie
This was an interesting FBI - detective story which took place between Virginia and San Francisco. A wife disappeared three years ago from a small town in Virginia and when a close friend thought they saw her during a visit to San Francisco, the search begins. It kept my interest had a good ending.
Ann F.
Excellent!

Excellent!

Another great story.....I am reading the series in order.....on my Kindle Fire this time. *VERY BIG SMILE* As usual, this book is well written, and I enjoyed it immensely.
Syeda Nessa
This is an excellent book. It has so many twists and turns that you can’t help but wonder what is going to happen next. I for one love murder novels where the author gives clues and the readers try to sole the murder. This book has that and I love it. You didn’t know who the murderer was until the end and that’s what I loved about it. The novel had two mysteries in one and was intertwined together. This not one made the novel more interesting but provided action to the book. The characters in t...more
Nancy Newton
One of those hard to put down books. A possible missing lady inextricibly tied to attempts in the life of the wife of a murdered clairvoyant. Suddenly three cases & three sets of detectives.
Donna
STORY OF A GROUP OF PSYCHICS AND MEDIUMS (THERE IS A DIFFERENCE)BUT NOT ONE OF COULTER'S BETTER BOOKS' TOO MUCH INTERVIEWING SUSPECTS (MOSTLY WEIRD); 3 FBI AGENTS AND 1 SHERIFF, ALL ENDING UP IN SF, CA.
I STARTED SKIMMING JUST TO GET THROUGH TO THE "BIG" DISCOVERY!
Louise T B McCree
Just Great!!

Totally enjoyable and well crafted plot and characters. I love Sherlock, Savich and the crew !!

You won't put it down for a while.
Mary Meyer
Although there is usually a rather formulaic romance in each of these FBI series, I always end up enjoying the mystery, the danger, and the justified/happy ending. Coulter also grabs my attention with just a hint of paranormal/mystic activities.
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