The Beginning (FBI Series #1 and 2) [NOOK Book]

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The Cove and "The Maze," the first two thrillers in the FBI series that introduced Special Agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock, are offered together for the first time in one volume.
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The Beginning (FBI Series #1 and 2)

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Overview

The Cove and "The Maze," the first two thrillers in the FBI series that introduced Special Agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock, are offered together for the first time in one volume.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101207567
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/6/2005
  • Series: FBI Series , #1
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: 2 BKS IN 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 13,057
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Catherine  Coulter
Catherine Coulter is the author of sixty-five novels, almost all of them New York Times bestsellers. She earned her reputation writing historical romances, but in recent years turned her hand to penningwith great successcontemporary suspense novels. The Cove spent nine weeks on The New York Times paperback bestseller list and sold more than one million copies. The Maze was Coulter's first book to land on The New York Times hardcover bestseller list.A review of The Maze in Publisher's Weekly stated that it "was gripping enough to establish Coulter firmly in this genre." Coulter continues to live up to that promise with twelve more New York Times bestselling FBI thrillers, including her most recent title Whiplash. Coulter's 15th FBI thriller Split Second will be released in 2011.



Catherine Coulter's first novel, The Autumn Countess, was published at the end of 1978 when she had just reached puberty. It was a Regency romance because, as she says, "as any publisher will tell you, it's best to limit the unknowns in a first book, and not only had I grown up reading Georgette Heyer, but I earned my M.A. degree in 19th century European history."



Following The Autumn Countess (a Gothic masquerading as a Regency, she says), Catherine wrote six more Regency romances. In 1982, she published her first long historical, Devil's Embrace. She has continued to write long historicals, interspersing them with hardcover contemporary novels, beginning with False Pretenses in 1988.



She pioneered the trilogy in historical romance, each of them very popular. They include: Song, Star, Magic, Night, Bride, Viking, and Legacy trilogies. She enjoys trilogies because she doesn't have to say good-bye to the characters and neither do the readers.



Catherine grew up on a horse ranch in Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas and received her masters at Boston College. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, she worked on Wall Street as a speechwriter for a company president. She loves to travel and ski, reads voraciously, and has a reputation for telling jokesbelieving the publishing business is too crazy not to laugh. Catherine lives in Marin County, California with her physician husband and her three cats.



Catherine Coulter loves to hear from readers. You can e-mail her at ReadMoi@aol.com.





Biography

The author of dozens of bestsellers, Catherine Coulter made her Romance debut with 1978's The Autumn Countess, a fast-moving story she describes as "a Gothic masquerading as a Regency." Six more Regency romances followed in quick succession; then, in 1982, she penned her first full-length historical novel, Devil's Embrace. She counts several trilogies among her most popular historicals, notably the Bride Trilogy -- which, in turn, spawned an ongoing story sequence featuring the beloved Sherbrooke family of Regency-era England.

In 1988, Coulter tried her hand at contemporary romance with a twisty little page-turner called False Pretenses. Her fans ate it up and begged for more. Since then, she has interspersed historicals with contemporary romantic thrillers (like the novels in her bestselling FBI series) in one of the most successful change-ups in the history of romance publishing.

Good To Know

Suspense writer Catherine Coulter tells us her top ten sleuths and her top ten heroes. We think you'll be as intrigued by her answers as we were ...

TOP TEN SLEUTHS:
Hercule Poirot
Jane Marple
Columbo
Inspector Morse
Jack Ryan
Indiana Jones
Pink Panther
Sherlock Holmes
Sid Halley

TOP TEN HEROS:
Harry Potter (Every Single Book)
Colin Firth as Darcy
S.C. Taylor from Beyond Eden
Lucas Davenport
Dillon Savich
James Bond (Sean Connery)
Jack Bauer
John McClain (All Die Hard)
Shrek (l & 2)
Arnold Schwarzenegger

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    Good Read

    An entertaining 2 story book. Mystery, family trouble, friends, and sex - what more can one ask for. Quick and enjoyable reads. Bunny

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Just didn't keep my interest

    Tried to read this but gave up 75 pages in to it. The plot is good, but the characters and story writing are boring

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2011

    Don't buy without checking

    I just got my first nook, and a friend recommended the author and FBI series. She said start at the beginning, with the first book. I cannot believe how bad the writing is, characters are unbelievable and plot is ridiculous. I keep waiting for it to get better, but NOW I read the reviews and I see that it doesn't get any better. My first nook book is a waste of time and technology - I am chalking it up as a loss. I wish I had "tried it" before I bought it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2011

    Really bad

    Book started off ok, but the further you read into the book, the worse it becomes. I kept hoping that I was wrong... unfortunately not. Very disappointed.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

    Very Sophmoric Writing

    I only read The Beginning, but I also have the second book in the series. I hope the second is better than the first. I thought the character development was not very good. I do see that generally people seem to like these books, so I hope the second one is written better than the first.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    I bought the book because it was on sale and ended up reading the entire series

    The FBI Series is probably one of my favorite series. I have gone back and re-read several of the books and am now not so patiently waiting the release of the next book. "The Cove" was one book I could not put down. The story line got me hooked on the book immediately-Sherlock tracking down and catching her sister's murderer while putting herself in the line of fire. All the while, Sherlock and Savich are beginning their romance and later marriage, which leads into the rest of the series. Catherine Coulter really knows how to get a reader's attention and her stories never overlap or have the same plot line.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    Awkard writing style, rather ludicrous plot

    Phrasing and writing style was often difficult to follow. I'm not sure how I schlogged through it. The conclusions to the various plots were way out there!! Try a sample before you buy. My new rule....if I'm not engaged in the first thirty pages, forget it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2009

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    Very Exciting Unique approach

    Loved the different plots she used to create her FBI series. I read hundreds of crime thrillers and thought this stood its ground next to all of them.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2009

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    I Also Recommend:

    i had read one of the fbi series i had bought at a yard sale, and enjoyed it, that i had to go back and buy all the fbi series,

    the characters are funny, the storey line intense, and is enjoyable

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    coulter's grown-up

    I never thought I would read C.C.s books again ,but thankfully I was wrong.
    Her F.B.I. series Has Hooked Me Good. In-turn I've hooked my friends. Thank you Ms. Coulter..

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 25, 2008

    2 for 1 AWESOME...By the end of this book your hooked!

    I really enjoyed this book. I was immediately drawn into the story in the first chapter. The plot was wonderfully paced and kept my interest because this author has the ability to get you personally involved with the characters and effortlessly combines mystery and relationships. She brings these characters to life. When I went about my daily life while reading these books, I couldn't help but think about the characters and what was going to happen next. I will definitely be reading the entire FBI series by Catherine Coulter.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    boring

    Does not compare with Baldacci books . . . boring in many parts . . . may not read #2

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Thumbs down!

    Amateurish! Her heroines vascillate back and forth between being strong and courageous to being weak, frightened and dependent! Gratuitous sex thrown in which does nothing to improve the story. It was a struggle to get through these two novels!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    Warstar

    At sixth res

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  • Posted September 6, 2013

    Just OK...

    I feel these stories could have been a great read if they had been more factual in the details. Writing is poor - don't like to see educated FBI agents saying of someone with a mental disorder "he's nuts" in many instances. If I hadn't paid for the book probably would not have finished the two stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Dont waste your time or money

    Finally, i finished the first book, The Cove. No way I WILL WASTE effort on the second one. Heed the previous reveiws! No character development, the story just goes on forever, then ends with the same lack of entertainment or excitment. Stick with James Patterson, Iris Johhansen. Sandra Brown, or Lisa Gardner books if you enjoy suspense, mystery, excitement, and romance. AND I so wanted to like this autuhor!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2012

    Great series

    It's like watching a movie.

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  • Posted August 22, 2012

    Enjoying this Series

    I've read all of the FBI. series have enjoyed everyone of them. I purchase them the day they are released. Love Savich and Sherlock.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    OK book

    An OK book, but she is not one of my favorite authors.

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  • Posted May 14, 2012

    wonderful

    am now up to # 12 of this newly discovered series......great writing...wonderful stories.

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