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3.81  ·  Rating details ·  42 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Catch Harris is a troubled man. During a powerful winter storm, he witnesses the shocking abduction of his waitress, Hallie Baker, by a group of well trained men in the parking lot of a local diner. Reluctantly, he follows them to an isolated cabin just north of Lake Tahoe , where he discovers that Hallie is the subject of an intense interrogation. After a daring rescue, h ...more
Published August 2nd 2011 by Smashwords (first published July 29th 2011)
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Midu Hadi
Aug 17, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: sci-fi/ thriller fans
What I liked about it:

all that action from the get go-even though, the book wasn't a big one, the action made it feel like an even quicker read.
loved how Catch got involved in the kidnapping.
I liked how the male lead was flawed just like the bad guy and had to deal with his past every day.
Loved how Hallie showed backbone and her inability to let her father go, even when she came to know who he was.

What I didn't like:
the little alien girl- that part was just sprung on us.

I'm so sure Stark isn't d
Tabitha (Pabkins)
Aug 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Tabitha (Pabkins) by: Sean J. Quirk
I enjoyed this book and it definitely shied away from the idea I had in my mind when I first started it. I felt it was a good debut book though I do have some comments about it. I plan on reading the next book that is going to splinter off from this one and I am seriously looking forward to the young adult/ childrens book that is described on his author page. Insert little *squeee* here because I really love the description!!

On to my thoughts -
The book description only vaguely hints at the type
Nov 06, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: author-giveaway
I received this book free from the author in a giveaway at Goodreads.

When I read the first sentence of this book, I was pretty convinced that I would either hate the book or end up not finishing it.

"Having Catch Harris pushed through the wind and snow to his silver Toyota Tundra 4x4, climbed in, and slammed the door shut behind him."

Huh? What? Using incomplete sentences is a device that can work if done right. This wasn't done right. Am I the only one who thinks that sentence makes absolutely no
Catch Harris is an ex-military man having trouble adjusting to civilian life. He has difficulty connecting with human beings, and prefers to move through life alone. When a waitress in his diner, Hallie, tries to strike up a conversation with him he dismisses her, but then he sees Hallie being abducted when she leaves work, and feeling guilty about brushing her off earlier, decides to rescue her. Thus begins a thrilling chase through a brutal winter storm as Catch and Hallie seek to elude their ...more
"The Chase is better than the Catch?"
Catchy thing is this Catch book :)
I'm reading this "Catch" book and enjoying it mostly, however I'd like to point out some inaccuracies. Nikita is not a girl's name, but on the contrary it's a boy's name! And what about Peter Aleksei Federov? Russian names don't sound like this. It has to be Peter or even Pyotr Alekseevitch Fedorov. There's a misprint(?) in the family name Federov - it must be Fedorov. The name Emil is not common for Russians, it's mostly use
Dylan Richardson
Awesome book, well researched and technically perfect, as a SWAT instructor I get picky about the fine points in some books, this was perfect. Absolutely gripping story, couldn't put it down.
Toni Osborne
Nov 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is Sean Quirk second novel, having read the first; this one is totally different but equally as captivating. I am a fan of thrillers and have read my share, what makes this one stand out is how a tab of supernatural is skilfully mixed into the storyline without losing all sense of realism and readers who are not into hard-core sci-fi . If you realise a thriller novel is not known for its accuracy but rather for action, adventure, hi-tech weaponry, shoot-outs, great heroes and villains (vill ...more
Dec 20, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
The author had some good ideas with this book but did not think it through properly. There are many inaccuracies and strange words used in strange places.

At one point he talks about "California's forty-two mile long shoreline"! In two places, he talks about "beams", but is clearly referring to columns - beams are usually horizontal. Would the US Port Authorities really allow a vessel, posing as a cargo ship, but with cannons and a helicopter on deck, into harbour, with little or no scrutiny?

Sep 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: won-through-gr
This is a GR win!

This was a great story about Catch, formerly of Delta Force, and running from a horrible memory. Interested in only his own misery and company, his waitress introduces herself as Hallie and plops down at his table for a little conversation. Catch, in no mood for chatting, rudely blows her off. Back in his truck, he begins to feel guilty and decides to go back in to apologize, but before he gets the chance, he sees Hallie grabbed by some guys that fires at him as he goes to help
Richard Bunning
Aug 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fast passed thriller, which starts well. Generally well written, but the Kindle copy needs another edit. Keeps one entertained though the science fiction appearing at half time disturbs the rhythm. I think the book would have benefited from a prologue that gave some background, and hopefully plausibility to the "power ball" idea. Sean is a writer with real potential who may do better by breaking away from the clichéd James Patterson style.
The book is a good airport read, so just about gets my f
Ryan Spencer
Sep 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story with good pace almost from the beginning which kept you turning the page to find out what will happen next.
Great twists and turns along the way as well.
Aug 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading this book and I can hardly wait for more excitement from this author
Rick F.
Oct 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As usual, Sean Quirk demonstrates that he is a novelist of the very highest note- wonderful flow of characters, locations and plot- a true winner by a writer of rare talent.
Nov 07, 2011 marked it as i-will-get-to-it  ·  review of another edition
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