Bombshell (FBI Series #17) [NOOK Book]

Overview

The number 1 New York Times–bestselling author is back with an electrifying new entry in the FBI series featuring Savich and Sherlock.



FBI Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith, last seen in Backfire, has been recruited by Dillon Savich to...
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Bombshell (FBI Series #17)

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Overview

The number 1 New York Times–bestselling author is back with an electrifying new entry in the FBI series featuring Savich and Sherlock.



FBI Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith, last seen in Backfire, has been recruited by Dillon Savich to join his unit in Washington, D.C. Savich sees something special in Hammersmith, an almost preternatural instinct for tracking criminals.



While on his way to D.C., Hammersmith plans to visit his sister, Delsey, a student at Stanislaus School of Music in Maestro, Virginia. Before he arrives, he gets a phone call that Delsey was found naked, unconscious, and covered with blood after a wild party. The blood isn't hers—so who does it belong to?



Meanwhile, back in D.C., Savich and Sherlock have their hands full when the grandson of former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank is found murdered, every bone in his body broken, and frozen at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial.



Was Savich right—is Griffin gifted with a unique ability to "see" how criminals think? And will he figure out who was behind the attempt on Delsey's life—before it's too late?
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Editorial Reviews

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Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith has a special gift: the ability to almost intuit the identities of law breakers from the evidence of their crimes. Being recruited by Dillon Savich for just that reason was a great honor, but at the moment, the still youthful agent is finding no time to revel in his reputation. His beloved younger sister has been found naked, unconscious, and bloody after a college party. Meanwhile, back in D.C., Savich and his faithful Sherlock must find the killer in a high-profile homicide even while coping with media madness and government pressure. A double-barreled bombshell with fast-breaking action and surprising twists.

Publishers Weekly
In bestseller Coulter’s captivating 17th FBI novel (after 2012’s Backfire), FBI agent Griffin Hammersmith learns on his way to a new assignment in Washington, D.C., that an intruder has attacked his sister, Delsey, in her Maestro, Va., home. With the assistance of local law enforcement and the DEA, Griffin discovers that his sister was the target of a sinister drug ring, which may be connected to a visiting professor at the prestigious music school Delsey attends. Meanwhile, husband-and-wife FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock investigate the high-profile murder of college student Tommy Cronin, the grandson of a former Federal Reserve chairman. Their search for Tommy’s killer leads them on an exciting chase involving the Washington elite. As the body count rises, it appears that no one associated with Tommy is safe. Coulter expertly jacks up the suspense as she alternates between the two plot lines. Agent: Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media Group. (July)
Kirkus Reviews
FBI agents tackle several high-profile cases in and around the Beltway. On his way to Washington to join fellow agents Dillon Savich and his wife, Lacey Sherlock, Griffin Hammersmith plans to stop off and visit his sister Delsey, a student at the prestigious Stanislaus School of Music. But he has to go to the hospital to find Delsey, who was discovered in her apartment unconscious and covered in blood. Meanwhile, Savich and Sherlock are called in when a body turns up at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial with injuries consistent with a fall from a great height. Before the police even arrive, the body is identified by a picture posted online as the grandson of the much-reviled former chairman of the Federal Reserve. Although the consensus is that the bright young university student was killed in revenge for his grandfather's failed policies, Savich and Lacey do not rule out a more personal motive, especially when the victim's two lifelong friends end up equally dead. Back in Virginia, Delsey recalls being attacked by at least one Latino man, and Hammersmith's uncanny ability to read people reveals the fact that Delsey's best friend is an undercover drug agent working on a case involving a visiting professor and a major drug cartel. When Delsey is targeted by the gang, Hammersmith scrambles to break the case before her obituary follows the others. The latest addition to Coulter's FBI series (Whiplash, 2010, etc.) uses a run-of-the-mill mystery to bring together some of her fans' favorite characters.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101637197
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/9/2013
  • Series: FBI Series , #17
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 3,417
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Catherine  Coulter


Catherine Coulter is the author of the New York Times-bestselling FBI thrillers The Cove, The Maze, The Target, The Edge, Riptide, Hemlock Bay, Eleventh Hour, Blindside, Blowout, Point Blank, Double Take, TailSpin, KnockOut, Whiplash, Split Second, and Backfire. She lives in northern California.

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 July 13, 2013

    Disappointed by this series

    I am so through with Cathetine Coulter's books. She needs to drag her writing style into at least the 21st century. All of her cast of characters in every book are perfect, gorgeous, talented with parents and any offspring being the same. The computer that Savich uses is perfect, Sherlock's red hair is always mesmerizing and so are the heroine and hero in this book. The hero and his sister both drop dead beautiful blonds with perfect bodies. Her cast of characters rarely veer from the same profile in all of her Savich and Sherlock books and I have read them all. If you have to read this latest work of hers, I suggest you check it out at the library and save yourself ten bucks. The dialogue is hokey - some of the interaction justs seem to be out of the 19th century. The writing comes off as a 1st grade reading primer. Where is the compelling writing and dialogue? When you have been totally engrossed in books by S. Brockmann, JR Ward, Nora Roberts & Linda Howard to name a few, this series by Coulter just don't cut it. It may take me a while just to finish reading it and I can devour a good book in one day.

    10 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Another great FBI story....

    Love this series and can hardly wait until the next installment comes out. This is another whodunit that will keep you interested until the last page.

    Ms Coulter....we need 6 books a year! C'mon. :)

    8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    I found it hard to believe Catherine Coulter wrote this book. It

    I found it hard to believe Catherine Coulter wrote this book. It has none of her usual writing style. There are two different stories going on and it's hard to get into one before it switches back to the other

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2013

    another great book...fast paced...started reading at 930am nev

    another great book...fast paced...started reading at 930am never put it down yesterday...finished by super....i love that coulter will have 2 series this year.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2013

    Poor quality

    This is the second coulter nook book i purchased and both skip pages, they tell you to archive it and unarchive it but i still have issues after trying that more than once. The story jumps between two locations. Between that and skipped dialog not sure I'll finish.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    Dawne

    Read 123 page of 346 and to be honest, this is the authors worst work. 2 stories going on with tons of characters. You finally get a grab on the story and it flips to the other. It's not anything like the rest of her work. There are to many characters and doesn't give you enough time with the one story to get into it and, BAM back to the other story. I've read all the Savich and Lacey books and they were very good, but after this one I won't be waiting for the next one due to come out later this year.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Good

    I have enjoyed most of this authors books. This is no exception. Though I must say, as this edition is on my nook I would appreciate it if the publisher and Barns and Noble would please update the book so that we could see the book description. I don't know about other readers but I can remember the content but not always the title of the book I want to reread or recommend to someone else. Please fix.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2013

    FIRST I have to admit I am a Catherine Coulter fan and this book

    FIRST I have to admit I am a Catherine Coulter fan and this book did not disappoint. To the reviewer who doesn't like that the main characters are "perfect" perhaps she should switch to true crimes or biographies.
    I enjoyed the two different story lines and had no trouble following them. The book was not like some of the crime books I read that have me on the edge of my seat but than I didn't expect it to, her books are not like that for me. I don't understand the comment about it being like a 1st grade primer! From the authors she mentioned she likes, I surmise she goes for books with more romance. I quit reading most of Linda Howard because IMHO her books have become more trashy than a good read.
    If you like Catherine Coulter I recommend this book. No I don't think it was her best but I enjoyed it and looking forward to her new one where they are working with the Scotland Yard.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2013

    Another great FBI book

    As always, this book kept my attention. I was amazed as how fast I get through the book. I love the way the books always bring back old players and introduces more. Can't wait for the next one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 3, 2013

    Most of the FBI series has more than one story going on.  

    Most of the FBI series has more than one story going on.  

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Very Good

    I have read all of Catherine Coulter's books - especially the FBI Series and have enjoyed them all. I read some of the reviews before ordering the book, with a few of the comments saying they didn't like going back and forth between two different story lines. I quite honestly did not find that to be a problem - rather the opposite - it made the book much more interesting for me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    Another great book.

    I have enjoyed every one of Catherine's books. I am very excited for the new series that is coming in September

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

    You GAVE me no samples

    Do not read this book!

    1 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2014

    Another hit in the FBI series!

    Catherine Coulter has these characters finely tuned. An excellent series for mystery buffs.

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

    Good

    Pretty standard fare.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    fbi

    I like all her FBI books. Interesting characters and great plots.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    I always enjoy Catherine Coulter . I think I started to read he

    I always enjoy Catherine Coulter . I think I started to read her 20 years ago. That being said , I did not enjoy this book. It didn't seem to be her writing style at all. Very disappointed , I had a hard time finishing it.

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  • Posted December 10, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Don't miss this chapter of the FBI Series

    I finally got around to getting this book and I was not disappointed. This book is great for the followers of Sherlock and Savich. Of course it also has the inevitable pairing of two characters which we have come to expect. Catherine Coulter's books are so easy to read and they flow well that it is not hard to read it from cover to cover at one sitting if you wanted to. It was hard to put it down because you always wanted to know what would happen next.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2013

    highly recommended!

    Very good book and entertaining!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    Meh

    Unfortunately I couodnt get through even the first chapter..whats happened to Coulter??? Ive read all her books previously and was unable to put them down...this one though? I wasnt able to pick back up after I set it down. Dissapointing.

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