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The Cove (FBI Thriller #1)

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The Cove is a quaint little postcard town made up only of old folk who sell the World's Greatest Ice Cream—a secret recipe that brings lots of tourists into town.



Into The Cove comes Sally Brainerd, daughter of murdered Amory St. John of Washington, D.C., seeking sanctuary, and FBI Special Agent James Quinlan who's undercover and after her. He's got a murder to solve, and h
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Audio CD, Unabridged, 12 pages
Published February 25th 2006 by Brilliance Audio (first published April 1st 1996)
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Diamond Cowboy
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this detective novle very much. There were a lot of twists and turns. I will give you a full review later.
I highly recommend this one.
Enjoy and Be Blessed.
Diamond
Michelle
Dec 09, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I remembered reading some Catherine Coulter books in my early teens (when finding my grandma's hidden romance novels and reading them under my blankets was still cool), and I think I enjoyed them at the time. So, when I found this in a box of books I thought it might be good at least for a little frivolous reading. Unfortunately, she doesn't hold up well with age. The Cove manages to detail fantastically improbable events while being unbelievably BORING. Sally was insipid, James was cardboard, a ...more
Luisa
Sep 10, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Courtnie

There is so much about this book that is bad that I can't even review it fully. 


Susan "Sally" St. John is running from everyone after escaping an institution where she has been involuntarily committed for a mental breakdown. She also, possibly, killed her father. FBI agent, James Whatshisface, I dunno his name, I've forgotten, is tasked with tracking her down so that he can get to the bottom of the murder. Sally lands in "The Cove", seeking refuge with an estranged Aunt (because law enforcement

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Jenny
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, thriller
The Cove is about a young girl Susan Brandon who after the murder of her father mother run away to her Aunt Amabel who runs an Ice Creamery at The Cove. FBI Agent James Railey Quinlan who was looking for Susan to help the FBI in their investigation. Susan thought she was safe with her Aunt and FBI Agent James Railey Quinlan thought his assignment was over. However, it was not the case. The readers of The Cove will follow the twist and turns to see what happens to Susan and FBI Agent James Railey ...more
Dyana
Mar 04, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Lauren
The Cove by Catherine Coulter
Book #1 on FBI Thriller
2 Stars

Synopsis:
Sally Brainerd is on the run from an FBI agent, who believes she has information about her father’s murder, and from a sadistic doctor who wants to keep her quiet. She seeks sanctuary in a picturesque town called the Cove but strange things are happening there and the townsfolk are not what they seem. What is really going on in Sally’s life?

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This is one of the worst plots I have ever read. It is ridiculously implausible an
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Gina
Mar 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
UNPUTDOWNABLE! You know, I try not to use that word very often, cause I'm a sucker for a really good book. This one... was totally awesome! The way the characters play with the mind of the main character, Sally, in turn, Coulter's playing with the reader's as well, and I love how she twisted that in the story. Coulter worded her story so precisely that I could actually see this happening in real life, and that's the way a good book should be written. I love how Sally and James come together in t ...more
Terri Puckett
Mar 05, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really need to change my habits and learn to toss a stupid book. This was AWFUL. My mom suggested I read Catherine Coulter for a "light, fast read". It was light alright. The characters are all morons. The dialogue is overly wordy and downright childish. This book had two plots and both were absolutely ridiculous. SPOILER - a whole town of elderly mass murderers?!? Geez. I'll have to give my mom some grief about this. I'm hoping given the number of books that this woman has written, that I jus ...more
Kristi
Mar 15, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
FINALLY I am done reading this book. Only my personal rule to finish all the books I start kept me going. This read like a bad soap opera to me. It took SO long for anything to happen, and the dialog was very repetitive. The only good thing I can say is that the ending did tie up all the ends.
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