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Eleventh Hour

(FBI Thriller #7)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  11,654 ratings  ·  316 reviews
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes Eleventh Hour. The murder of a priest leads FBI agents Sherlock and Savich to their most baffling case yet, in this riveting novel of suspense.

When Father Michael Joseph is viciously murdered in his San Francisco church, his identical twin brother, FBI agent Dane Carver, along with husband-and-wife team, Savich and Sherlo
Paperback, 347 pages
Published June 24th 2003 by Jove Books (first published July 22nd 2002)
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May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-4
Special Agent Dane Carver is called to San Francisco when his brother, a priest, is murdered. As he and agents Savich and Sherlock dig deeper into the case, and as bodies pile up, they discover the killer may be a copycat trying to mimic a television show—or someone potentially connected with it. But with hundreds of potential suspects, can they narrow the killer down in time? The only witness to the murder is Nicola Jones, a woman on the run from terrors in her own past, who is being hunted as ...more
Crystal Starr Light
My lameness continues as I pick up yet another book from Dr. Shephard's office bookshelf (why a book like this is on his office bookshelf I have no idea). After that, I saw all the bad reviews, but determined to plow ahead anyway. Maybe it would be different? *fingers crossed*

Father Michael Joseph is shot in the head while in a confessional. His identical twin brother, FBI agent Dane Carver, travels to San Francisco to determine who killed him and why. His answers are partially hidden in th
Mar 28, 2018 rated it did not like it
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Asghar Abbas
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was ok

October Feast and the stupidest fun I had in 2004.

These types of corny contemporary books do serve a purpose, I'll admit.
Lianne Burwell
Jul 03, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
I enjoyed this book (and the rest of the series), but I really have trouble figuring out why. The romance was a little forced, the initial mystery was cheesy (tv show inspires murders), and the solution not well set up, and the secondary mystery was just a WTF, with no real explanation of motive, and dropping in a crucial character with no setup.

And yet, I still enjoyed the heck out of it, because Ms. Coulter is an engaging writer, even when the plots are paper-thin.
Vera Maslow
Oct 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Okay so there is something about this author and series that keeps me picking up the books even though I continue to give the books just 3 stars.
In this one the mystery started out good, but it got I don't know how to describe it, cheesy and weird? The romance felt a bit forced. The dialogue, well I'm either just getting used to how it is in the series at this point or it's getting slightly better. Sometimes forced, cheesy, and awkward.
I usually have to suspend belief when reading these at how
Jul 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fabulous re-read. Oh yes, this is the book where Savich discovers his "fascination" with large hair rollers, much to Sherlock's delight. LOL! A terrific mystery with lots of twists and turns. Yep, another goodie. With these books, I'm remembering why I just love this series and how clever and intriguing it is. Of course, Savich and Sherlocke are priceless. Onto "Blindside."
Oct 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
I am a fan of Catherine Coulter and have most of her FBI thrillers. I enjoyed the story line and the inter-twining of the two murder plots and felt they were fairly well thought out. Sometimes the dialog got a bit stilted. I enjoy the characters that Coulter carries over from book to book.

It was an enjoyable read, with humor, mystery and a little romance thrown in.
Feb 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Another in the Savitch/Sherlock FBI series, this time focusing on the death of a co-worker's twin brother. The twists and turns are enough to satisfy any mystery reader and there's a satisfying conclusion. Good read.
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This edition of course features the frivolity of FBI agents Savich and know, the miracle FBI married couple and partners. What would we do without them? A Catholic priest is murdered in the confessional by a deranged psycho and the hunt is on, then, several more seemingly unrelated people either go missing or are dead.
It's up to the dynamic duo (with a little help from a 'homeless' woman) to unravel the mystery and find the killer(s). Not the best I've read in the series but stil
Sep 02, 2020 rated it liked it
3.75 stars
An entertaining read but just too light for me. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy reading The Eleventh Hour and kinda like Sherlock. But while the story was entertaining the investigation and all other elements were pretty tame and not so gripping. Anyway, not a bad plot, though.
Margaret Yelton
Jun 27, 2018 rated it liked it
I didn't really enjoy this book as much as I have others in the series.
Evelyn Wilson
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I do so enjoy reading about Dane and Nick. With Savich & Sherlock thrown in to book! Senator's family! ...more
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Interesting and entertaining Savich and Sherlock novel.
Mar 10, 2009 rated it it was ok
I always think of a mystery novel as a chance to match wits with the author. Can I easily discern the culprit? I usually judge the quality of the story by how close I get to the end of the book before I solve the mystery. There was no chance of that in this story. Turn off your deductive reasoning; there is no well placed path of clues here. Even if you hazard a guess, it would be just that, a guess and you're just as likely to be wrong as you are right.

This seems to be the trend in mystery wri
Feb 18, 2013 rated it did not like it
The dialogue in this book is awful. Just unbelievably awful. It's clear the author is trying for quirky bantering, especially with her side characters, Sherlock (really?) and Savich, who are married FBI partners and the anchors of the series (protagonists come and go, but Sherlock and Savich and their awkward flirtations remain for each book). She fails. Obviously, she adores her little anchors, but when they talk sexy talk, they sound like Aspies talking about trains, but not as hot.

And then t
Lea Kane
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
It was an okay read. The two main characters were not bad, although the dialogue was a bit corny and at times strange. (a.k.a. the biting incident). The death of Dane's twin brother was a sad start but the mystery of Nick's identity kept me intrigued. Unfortunately the reveal of those mysteries fell flat, especially when the abrupt ending left so many things open. I wanted to know (spoiler alert) John's reaction to his sister being the culprit. Was he in on it or expect his sister? Was that why ...more
Mar 15, 2008 rated it liked it
Not particularly impressed. Sure, Coulter does great when casting the scenery, but I wasn't intrigued like I was with the first three novels. Savich and Sherlock are just as great as always, but the other characters aren't the greatest. Sure, Dane and Nick were better than the other books I found lacking, but not by much. I didn't feel the static between the two that should have been there. It's almost as if the 'bad guys' are the best parts of the book! And for me, that's just not right! It's t ...more
Mar 04, 2012 rated it it was ok
This was my first Catherine Coulter book and I was not impressed. The first chapter is really good and gets you hooked, but it is all downhill from there. The characters seem downright silly to me and the conversation is often ridiculous. Really, what educated PHD college professor would ever say "Bite me"? The plot is a good one, but not well developed and it is extremely easy to figure out who the bad guys are. The romance in the book is not believable and there is one sex scene that is really ...more
Susan (the other Susan)
Jan 14, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: uni-brow
Was it really only eleven hours? This book is the one that finally convinced me of something I'd been reluctant to consider: Catherine Coulter is not writing satire, she's SERIOUS about this crap. She wrote some entertaining period bodice-rippers back in the day, but the stilted dialog and over-the-top plot-like developments that played well in the Middle Ages are laughably bad in her contemporary "thrillers." This book in particular seems like an undercooked casserole made from several unrelate ...more
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Eleventh Hour is by Catherine Coulter. It is an FBI story.
Agent Dane Carver heads to San Francisco when his twin brother, Father Michael is murdered. Dane does not intend in interfere with the investigation by the police there; but he offers his help. When they find an eyewitness, Nick Jones, Dane is given the job of protecting her. However, she proves hard to protect as she has her own secrets to hide. She doesn’t want publicity but is willing to help find the murderer.
Can they find the murde
Theresa Leone Davidson
I hate to give a book a low rating and this probably deserves closer to two stars - mostly because of all of the totally improbable events that take place. But there are two mysteries here - one in which a priest is murdered and it is tied in to a couple of other murders, and the second, more interesting and less convoluted mystery is the one that connects to the female protagonist in the story, Nick (and it took me around 100 pages before I had to stop reminding myself that 'Nick' was a woman - ...more
Kathleen Vallejo
Jun 01, 2017 rated it did not like it
That one star is really saying a lot. I hardly ever give a book a measly one star. I have to really hate it to rank it so low. And this book was definitely deserving of the one star rating. How this woman has managed to publish and have people actually read over 20 books is beyond me. This is the seventh in the series, which I did not know before picking it up, and I'm shocked she got to seven, let alone over 20. The writing is horrible, dialogue is a complete joke, plot line is idiotic, charact ...more
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
Read an actual ink on paper book. I have to give it a 2 even though I read it to the end sitting by a pool. Actually, maybe for the second time, because I was at a friends house, and I likely read all or part several years ago and had forgotten the plot points.

While the writing moved along, little of the book made sense, and at the two bad guys pop out of nowhere at the end.

Maybe I will read another Coulter, maybe not.
Oct 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
The dialogue in this book is so unbelievable it just ruins it. I am not sure if I can finish it and I am on page 200. Someone else wrote a nice long review quoting the bad dialogue and all the cringey plot issues, so I will defer to them.
Feb 09, 2014 rated it did not like it
Poorly written - IMO. Couldn't bring myself to finish it.
Karen Defreitas
Jun 09, 2014 rated it liked it
another good read in the series - kept my interest and a few twists and turns that had me guessing.
Oct 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
priest is murdered; homeless woman is target for murder - good suspense
Carolyn Browne
Jan 23, 2016 rated it liked it
I love these characters but the plots are beginning to all seem the same
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