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Preview — Knockout by Catherine Coulter
Knockout (FBI Thriller #13)
Although I like the main plot concept, the sub-plot just seems pointless. I'm wondering if the bank robber angle will somehow end up dovetailing with the child-kidnapping story. In the meantime, it's just annoying.
In my opinion, the author's poorly written and disjointed style is off-putting. At one point I felt like I was trying to watch a scratched-up DVD that kept skipping, leaving out big chunks of the story. I'm particularly disenchanted with the inauthentic and cliched dialogue an ...more
This time Savich and Sherlock are working two cases at the same time. The first involves a gang of vicious bank robbers who kill security guards for no reason other than 'fun'. The second involves a special girl named Autumn, who first speaks to Savich in hi ...more
In this volume, the FBI plot deals with a teenaged psychopather and her slightly older side-kick/cousin/lover who is a little more conflicted. They, along with psycho-girl`s mother and a couple of others are bank robbers ...more
A seven year old girl, Autumn Backman, contacts FBI Special Agent Dillon Savich after seeing a show about him on TV. She is able to communicate with Savach telepathically.
In Titusville, VA. Autumn runs away and hides in the home of Sheriff Ethan Merriweather. She tells Ethan that a man who goes by the name of Blessed is after her and her mother, Joanna and warns Ethan not to look into Blessed's eyes because he can control a person's thoughts once they do look him in the eye.
Savach ha ...more
Sherlock: Marcia Cross
Savich: Matthew Fox
Lissy: Jessica Stroup (Silver, 90210)
Victor: Stanislav Ianevski (Viktor Krum, Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire)
Ethan: Michael Weatherly (Tony DiNozzo, NCIS)
Joanna: An ...more
Savich gets a telepathic message from a 7 year-old girl just as he's falling asleep. She'd seen him on TV and knows he's a hero and she needs help, so tried to reach him. Her father's relatives have just recently learned of her existence and all are gifted with various powers to mess with someone else's mind. And they want her in their fold and will stop at nothing to grab her, even though she's surrounded by deputies and the sheriff. ...more
And yet again, Savitch is being pursued by a vengeful and psychotic teenager, Lissy Smiley. Who wants Dillon dead for harming her and killing part of her family. ( Think Tammy Tuttle in Hemlock Bay. Simi ...more
I stopped reading Catherine Coulter’s FBI Thriller Series a few years ago. I don’t remember why, because the series books are always good and fast paced. Knock Out is no exception.
Special Agent Dillon is waiting in line inside a D.C. bank when the infamous Gang of Four burst in, demanding money. He hits the floor with the other customers, his hand in his jacket pocket speed dialing his wife, Agent Lacey Sherlock. Sherlock hears the gunshots and screams – she is immediately on the way wi ...more
My main critique of this book are some flaws in the author's writing. The first thing that bugged me was the lack of character development at the beginning, especially with the FBI agents. There were too many characters too fast, which caused them to become unmemorable and unfamiliar when they continued to appear later on ...more
In the FBI thriller Knock Out, award-winning author Catherine Coulter leads us on a suspenseful chase. The book is gripping and action-packed, wit ...more
However, I liked the way Coulter skipped from one plot line to another and back again, weaving them together into one story. There were times when I was wondering what was going on with one character because they were absent for a few chapters. But then I realiz ...more
FBI Special Agent Dillon Savich and his wife (and partner! yeah, right) Sherlock! are on a case chasing notorious killer bank robbers. Savich just happened to be in a bank when they struck and he foiled their plan, killing a couple of them. The rest are a 20 yr. old male and his 15 yr. old girlfriend, also the daughter of one who was k ...more
Seven-year-old Autumn Backman needed a hero. When she saw Special Agent Dillon Savich on TV after he'd brought down bank robbers in a Georgetown bank, she knew she'd found him.
She called Savich, but she didn't use the phone...
Ethan Merriweather, sheriff of Titusville, Virginia, a small mountain town near ...more
Typical of the series: cozy hominess interrupted by grizzly work. Always ends with a new couple on their way to happiness, and as usual they were easy to spot right off. The usual more than one case at a time, which in this installment don't come together, but remain separate cases linked only by Savich's involvement in both.
A crazy teen is balanced off by a sweet little girl who can communicate with Savich. Enough scariness to keep you reading and looking for a good ending. Characters are 2-dim...more
Ms. Coulter has two stories going, bank robbers on the loose and a child and her mother on the run from her deceased husband's family whom they ...more