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Eleventh Hour

(FBI Thriller #7)

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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
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Paperback, 347 pages
Published June 24th 2003 by Jove Books (first published July 22nd 2002)
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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*

Plot:
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
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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
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Kathy
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.
Terrie
Feb 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-thriller
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.
Rachel
Mar 28, 2018 rated it did not like it
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Patrick
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This edition of course features the frivolity of FBI agents Savich and Sherlock....you 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
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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.
Tracy
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
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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
Dawn
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
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Beverly
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
Gina
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
Pam
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
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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
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
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
Frank
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.
Mary
Oct 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
priest is murdered; homeless woman is target for murder - good suspense
Jennifer
Feb 09, 2014 rated it did not like it
Poorly written - IMO. Couldn't bring myself to finish it.
Carolyn Browne
Jan 23, 2016 rated it liked it
I love these characters but the plots are beginning to all seem the same
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.
Darlene Wilson
The murder of a priest leads FBI agents Sherlock and Savich to their most baffling case yet. 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 Sherlock, is determined to find the monster responsible. There is a witness, a homeless woman whose identity is a mystery. When "Nick" Jones comes forward, Dane finds himself in the unlikely role of bodyguard; she just might be next ...more
Sharon Bowen
Oct 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have been reading several of Catherine Coulter's books over the past few weeks and have found the FBI series to be quite entertaining, but also a bit predictable. In each story, (which do not actually have to be read in order), there is a bizarre crime to be solved, many twists to the plot before the reader can form any conclusions, and in each story there is at least one couple that falls in love with each other. This book, The Eleventh Hour, involves an FBI agent and his murdered twin brothe ...more
Linda
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a very exciting murder mystery with a definite twist at the ending. When Dane Carver, FBI, discovered that his twin brother Father Michael Joseph had been murdered, his whole world stopped. They had always been very close and now a part of him was gone. He travels to San Francisco as a private citizen to try and solve this vicious crime but soon discovers that he needs the help of the FBI and his good friends Savich and Sherlock to help him out. A homeless woman , Nick Jones, was hiding ...more
Beth
FBI Agent, Dane Carver investigates the brutal murder of his twin brother, Father Michael Joseph. A mysterious homeless woman was the sole witness and she, along with Agents Savich and Sherlock who happen to be a husband and wife team, assist in the investigation. A crazed killer is on the loose and a new television series is linked to this madman.

A heavy suspense with many twists and turns as the story unfolds. The kind of book that is hard to put down. Can't wait to read more books from Cathe
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Terri Cunningham
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book like all the books in the series (except book 4) was great, it moves quickly and is very entertaining. I love the characters that Catherine Coulter creates, they are likable and fun. The stories don't go too deeply in depth of all the characters, but she gives you enough back story to get to know them. The stories are not too predictable at all, although she has a style of writing that she uses for most of these books (again except book 4), it works and makes for fun mystery stories wi ...more
Sue
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
Special agent Dane Carver's twin brother, a priest, is murdered in the confessional of his church in San Francisco. The young woman in the book is Nick, who appears homeless but turns out to be a college professor escaping from her fiance and his sister. The crime matches an episode in a TV series that Nick happens to see one night in the hotel room where Dane has lodged her. So we go to LA, meet the TV series personnel, drive into the mountains to meet the father of a writer... Guess how this o ...more
Jackie
Sep 18, 2018 rated it liked it
This time was a reread however, there were only a few areas that I recalled. Last time in 2009, I rated it much higher. This time I didn't enjoy story, slow and way longer than necessary. Guess I'm tired of the pushed romance and the gruesome murders. The characters needed more development. The ending was predictable.
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