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Paradox

(FBI Thriller #22)

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4.23  ·  Rating details ·  3,763 ratings  ·  493 reviews
With unparalleled suspense and her trademark explosive twists, #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter delves into the terrifying mind of an escaped mental patient obsessed with revenge in this next installment of her riveting FBI series. When he fails to kidnap five-year-old Sean Savich, agents Sherlock and Savich know they’re in his crosshairs and must fin ...more
Kindle Edition, 448 pages
Published July 31st 2018 by Gallery Books
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(Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
👮🏻 3.25 Paradoxical Stars for Catherine Coulter's Paradox 🏚

This is the 22nd book in Coulter's Sherlock & Savich FBI series, but my first. I didn't feel it made a negative impact on my overall understanding or enjoyment of the book that I hadn't read of the previous installments in the series. Coulter did a thorough job of explaining any important back stories or relationships so that I was able to delve in seamlessly on this particular case.

Paradox starts out BIG! I was gripped from page
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Theresa Alan
Jul 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Catherine Coulter writes fun mysteries. In this one, Police Chief Ty Christie witnesses a murder on the lake that her house is on. When the lake is swept, bones from many different bodies are found, as well as a belt buckle that will be key to solving part of the mystery of how the dead bodies got there and who killed the person Ty saw murdered.

In this novel, just about everyone is described as good-looking, handsome, or pretty. In real life, I've never found that entire police forces and small-
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Tim
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A magnificent story from beginning to end! 10 of 10 stars
Kat
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-3
I love the FBI agent husband/wife team of Savich and Sherlock, who team up together to catch the bad guys and solve awesome mysteries. I got hooked on Catherine Coulter last year through a NetGalley release which had a super twisty ending and have been working my way through her backlist, and was excited to see a new book coming out!

In PARADOX, Savich and Sherlock are awakened in the night by a threat. As they try to figure out who could be a danger to their son, a different mystery pops up in
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Anita
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am ever so glad to read a book that doesn't insult my intelligence with angst, TSTL and over the top bad writing. Well, I guess you can tell that my last few books have been less than satisfactory. One thing you can always count on in a Catherine Coulter book is a plot that keeps you guessing to the end and has enough twists and turns to satisfy an indy driver. "Paradox" does not disappoint.

When Sherlock is awakened in the middle of the night by the home security failure alarm, she and Savich
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Dale Harcombe
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the prologue, the husband and wife team of Agents Sherlock and Savich manage to foil an armed man who tries to kidnap their five year old son Sean from his bedroom. The fear is that even though the armed intruder failed this time, he will keep trying. The story then moves in Chapter 1 Willicott Maryland, where Police Chief Ty Christie happens to see a murder as she is looking out from her deck of her cottage across Lake Massey. When divers are brought in to investigate, they find not only the ...more
Janelle
Many thanks to Gallery Books for providing my free copy of PARADOX by Catherine Coulter - all opinions are my own.

This book is the 22nd installment of the Savich and Sherlock FBI thriller series, but luckily, it read really well as a standalone. Set in Maryland, Savich and Sherlock are an FBI husband and wife team and the story starts off with a bang! From the very first page of the prologue I was reading frantically until the end. An escaped mental patient tries to break into their home and kid
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Monnie
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Granted, I'm semi-retired - but finish a nearly 450-word book in two days? Certainly not a normal happenin' thing, but finish it I did. Yes, the story is engrossing and I love FBI agents Sherlock and Savich (this is the 22nd installment in the series). But I'll also credit the author's uncanny way of ending each chapter at such a tantalizing point that it's almost impossible to resist the "just one more" temptation. So strong is that pull, in fact, that at one point I realized I'd read eight cha ...more
Maureen Carden
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
My main complaint, one of the law enforcement agents gave up his gun. No, and No and No. Under no circumstances do you ever give up your weapon. Yeah knives are very bad, but a bullet is still faster and more lethal. But in this book it was okay that the guy gave up his gun. In real life the reaction would have been way different.

Two young women have their lives radically changed. One was a sweet, heartwarming story.
The other was laugh out loud funny.

Coulter's usual well written effort. There wo
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 ⇝LEAH⇜
3 Out Of 5 "I struggled to finish this" STARS

It took me 25 days to complete this…and while it is a long book at 448 pages, it's not a lunker.  I just couldn't get past the inane crap and sappiness this book is bogged down with.  Every single person that is brought into the story has most of their life history thrown into the story…and yet I still felt that I was missing something by not having read the previous books in the series, at least in regards to Savich and Sherlock.  I figured I was tak
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Chris Conley
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sherlock and Savich never fail to satisfy. Paradox is a powerful entry into this series. Coulter’s ability to create a villain for whom I feel sorry is one of her many gifts.
Rachel Levy
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars Paradox is the perfect title to this newest book by Catherine Coulter. “A seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true.” The definition of paradox fits this story and is exactly what this author has given her readers. There are many twists in this book, forcing the reader to the edge of your seat and often holding your breath.
FBI agents, Savich and Sherlock have a young son who is targeted and t
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Madison Warner Fairbanks
Paradox by Catherine Coulter

Book 22. This FBI series has gone to the paranormal a bit.
Two tiered story. The first is close to the family: someone tried to kidnap their child. The second story: skull and bones found in the lake. Dredging uncovers enough bones for dozens of people. The stories proceed following these two events twining together and merging at the end.

After 22 books it’s become a bit of a standard formula. This one was better than the prior, but I’m not sure how much longer I’ll s
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Sarah
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This novel is classic Catherine Coulter and one my favorites of her books that I have read in a while. I loved the way it started and the story line kept moving forward at an excellent pace. Savich and Sherlock are being haunted by someone from their past who is trying to destroy their family. While this is going on, Chief Ty Christie is witness to a murder across the lake from her home. Through twists and turns in true Coulter style, their worlds intersect and so do their mysteries. I loved the ...more
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Another interesting, complicated book in the FBI Thriller series. One of the great things about this series is that there are two story lines going on that usually intertwine in some way. This story begins with someone trying to kill and/or kidnap Sean, Sherlock's and Savich's five year old son. As they figure out who it is from a previous case they were involved in, they become embroiled in the chase for this mentally ill suspect. The second story involves FBI agent Sala Porto, who is missing. ...more
Pamela
Aug 11, 2018 rated it liked it
My thanks to NetGalley for an advanced copy of Paradox. I have enjoyed this series over the years. Sherlock and Savitch are a dynamic duo: married, FBI partners. It is these endearing characters that have successfully propelled this series to 22 installments! PARADOX starts off with a bang and the enthralling action continues to rise as more (albeit outlandish) events occur. The author seemlessly and thrillingly weaves two unrelated crimes of passion together. The reader is hooked on who did wha ...more
Donna
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Multiple story lines going on that eventually converge. The story starts out with the attempted kidnapping of Savich and Sherlock's young son Sean. Meanwhile the police chief of Willicott, Maryland, Ty Christie, was standing out on her back deck drinking coffee and she witnessed a murder on the lake. She quickly gets her boat and calls in reinforcements but the killer gets away in the fog. After dredging the lake, the body of a federal prosecutor is found but many other bones are also located. T ...more
Kathy Martin
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story begins with someone trying to kidnap five-year-old Sean Savich. Savich and Sherlock need to figure out who he is and track him down before he tries again. They soon learn that their would-be kidnapper is a criminal with a grudge who has had encounters with both of them.

Meanwhile, Chief Ty Christie is having her morning coffee on her deck at Lake Massey near Willicott, Maryland when she looks across the lake and sees one boater hit another over the head and dump the body into the lake.
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Diane
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I do love the FBI Thriller series, Savich and Sherlock are a great team. This book was pretty good, a definite thriller with action and mystery. It took me a bit to narrow down the suspects as to who was involved in the long ago brutal murder, but then of course there was a wrench thrown in - well done Ms. Coulter! The only drawback to me was the "woowoo" inserted - not a fan of paranormal or the likeness, I'm a bit too pragmatic for that, but overall not a bad read.

From the blurb: Chief Ty Chri
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Sandy Bartles
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book and had trouble putting it down. I like that the author has two cases running at the same time as it gives me time with Savich and Sherlock, who worked the case of an old adversary, plus time with with a new FBI agent and police chief, who worked the serial killer case. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!

I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley.
Danielle Urban
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Paradox by Catherine Coulter is a thrilling race to catch a murderer before it's too late. Two agents wake up to find their son being threatened by an unknown man in a mask. The man escapes from them. But his threat leaves behind a mass of fear and a start for a new investigation.  Little do they know his tie to a bigger and former case will be connected. Until then, they have to be faster and outsmart their enemy. 

Catherine Coulter creates a suspenseful new tale in Paradox. Immediately, I conne
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Bea  Charmed
I figured out parts of it but I enjoyed the story. It kept me engaged and I cared about the characters.
Marj Ward
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It was my privilege to read another fabulous book by Catherine Coulter. I love the characters and there are some new ones in this instalment. Sean is almost kidnapped sending Sherlock and Savich into a frenzy. An FBI agent is almost murdered. The hunt is on for the killer of a man 5 years before, and a serial killer has been dumping bodies in a local lake. Many twists and turns but it all comes together in the end. Thank you NetGalley, Simon & Schuster Canada and the Author for allowing me t ...more
Kathy
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book touched on the paranormal, which is something new for this author in this series. The book opened with a foiled, attempted kidnap of Sean, the young son of FBI Agents Dillon and Sherlock Savich. Both Sherlock and Dillon, awakened when their house alarm turned off, rushed to prevent the kidnapping from happening. However, the would-be kidnapper escaped. Meanwhile, at a secluded lake in Maryland, Chief Ty Christie of Willicott, Maryland, witnessed a would-be murder from her cottage deck ...more
Barbara Rogers
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: iblog, mystery
Series: FBI Thriller #22
Publication Date: 7/31/18

** 4.5 of 5 suspenseful stars **

Another pulse-pounding, non-stop action addition to the FBI Thriller series. This time it is very, very personal to Savich and Sherlock. In the early hours of the morning, Sherlock is awakened when she hears a series of almost inaudible chirps coming from their home alarm. That means that their home alarm isn’t active and being smart, savvy FBI agents, they have a plan for that. Savich heads downstairs to investigat
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Wendy
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fast-paced and action -packed “Paradox” opens with the failed kidnapping of five-year-old Sean Savich, the son of agents Sherlock and Dillon Savich, and the murder of federal prosecutor Octavia Ryan on holiday in Willicott, Maryland. Working with Police Chief Ty Christie to uncover her murderer after discovering her lover Agent Sala Porto tied up in a closet in the Gatewood Mansion at Point Gulliver the evidence links the kidnapping and murder to an escaped mental patient.

But as Sherlock and Dil
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Linda Zagon
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Catherine Coulter, Author of “Paradox” has written an intriguing, intense, captivating and suspenseful novel. The Genres for this Novel are Fiction, Mystery, Thriller and Suspense. This is the 22nd in a series by Catherine Coulter, and can be read as a stand-alone.

The author describes her characters as complex, complicated and motivated. The author has written about several storylines that merge into one. Chief Ty Christie, of Maryland witnesses a murder from the deck of her cottage on Lake Mass
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Kimba Tichenor
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
This was my first book by Catherine Coulter, and I doubt that I will try another. The dialogue was too contrived and syrupy, with seasoned police officers repeatedly making comments that sound more in keeping with those of a rookie officer, than someone who after years of seeing crime scenes has learned to maintain a certain level of distance for the sake of their sanity. Moreover, the likelihood that the FBI would allow a husband and wife to work cases together is farfetched to say the least -- ...more
Bonnye Reed
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
GNAB As always, Catherine Coulter brings us an intensely paced and peopled mystery that keeps you turning pages till the very end. #22 in the FBI Thrillers is as captivating as is every other one, and if you aren't reading that series, this is as good a place as any to start. Coulter series book are all stand alone pieces of an overall big picture.

That said, Savich and Sherlock are three dimensional characters with lots of common sense and the odd special gift or two that keep them exciting. Sa
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Carolyn
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous! I love Savich and Sherlock! Damn. Now I have to wait another year for the next one. Oh, but they are so worth it!
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