Insidious (Signed Book) (FBI Series #20)

Insidious (Signed Book) (FBI Series #20)

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by Catherine Coulter

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Insidious is the twentieth thriller in #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter's FBI series. FBI agents Savich and Sherlock must discover who is trying to murder eighty-six-year-old Venus Rasmussen, a powerful, wealthy society icon. They soon find out that the danger may be closer than expected.

Venus Rasmussen, a powerful


Insidious is the twentieth thriller in #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter's FBI series. FBI agents Savich and Sherlock must discover who is trying to murder eighty-six-year-old Venus Rasmussen, a powerful, wealthy society icon. They soon find out that the danger may be closer than expected.

Venus Rasmussen, a powerful eighty-six-year-old woman who still runs Rasmussen Industries, an international conglomerate, believes someone is poisoning her. After Savich and Sherlock visit with her, someone attempts to shoot her in broad daylight. Who’s trying to kill her and why? A member of her rapacious family, or her grandson who’s been missing for ten years and suddenly reappears? Savich and Sherlock must peel away the layers to uncover the incredible truth about who would target Venus.

Meanwhile, Special Agent Cam Wittier leaves Washington for Los Angeles to work with local Detective Daniel Montoya to lead the hunt for the Starlet Slasher, a serial killer who has cut the throats of five young actresses. When a sixth young actress is murdered, Cam comes to realize the truth might be closer than she’d ever want to believe.

With breakneck speed and unexpected twists and turns, Coulter’s Insidious will leave you breathless until the shocking conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

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Praise for the FBI Series
“Catherine Coulter is one writer who always brings along the suspense and entertainment hand in hand . . . yet another ‘can’t put down read.’” —Suspense Magazine on Nemesis
“Another suspenseful and entertaining entry by a genre star.” —Booklist on Nemesis
“Coulter’s eighteenth FBI suspense thriller features her trademark brisk style and short chapters, plus a measure of compassion and an eminently satisfying epilogue. Coulter is at the top of her game here.” —Booklist on Power Play
“A breakneck plot, magnetic characters and just enough romance to make everything sizzle—that is to say, exactly what the world loves about [Coulter’s] best-selling FBI series. . . . The double-barreled plot explodes in the first chapter and doesn’t slow down until the breathtaking end.” —The Huffington Post on Bombshell
“Exciting . . . A tight plot full of unexpected twists will keep readers turning the pages.” —Publishers Weekly on Split Second
Library Journal
Even as FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock try to figure out whether wealthy Beltway society maven Venus Rasmussen is justified in fearing for her life or suffering from the delusions of old age, Special Agent Cam Wittier chases a serial killer in Los Angeles. Nemesis, the last book in this series, debuted at No. 5 on the New York Times best sellers list.

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Gallery Books
Publication date:
FBI Series , #20
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Signed Edition
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6.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Catherine Coulter is the author of nineteen New York Times-bestselling FBI thrillers. She is also the author, with J. T. Ellison, of the New York Times-bestselling The Final Cut, The Lost Key, and The End Game. Coulter lives in Sausalito, California.

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Insidious 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Never saw the ending coming ,I have read all of Catherine Coulter's books this is one of her best thro I've never read a books of he's that wasn't top notch
Anonymous 5 months ago
Finish was so-so. Good book just not my favorite by this author.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Great wounderful what a book hated to c it end the series is just great want another one soon her books have never failed to hit the mark read this u will be glad u did
Anonymous 6 months ago
Another fantastic book in the series! My only problem was that I couldn't stop reading it and finished it in a few days. Can't wait for Ms. Coulter's next book!
GratefulGrandma 6 months ago
This is the 20th book in the FBI series and I really enjoyed this one. As in the last book, there are two simultaneous stories going on that keep you wondering. They fit together very well so there is no issue keeping up and keeping them separate. On the east coast in Washington DC, husband and wife team, Savich and Sherlock, are trying to figure out who is trying to kill an elderly socialite who also happens to be a personal friend as well as an industrialist. Is it a family member? Is it an employee? Savich and Sherlock will have to investigate everyone whether they like it or not. On the west coast in Los Angeles, up and coming FBI superstar, Cam (Cammie, Camille) Wittier, is trying to find out who is killing young, beautiful starlets in California and Las Vegas. It has been determined it is a serial killer, but do the local police want to work with the FBI who will be taking over their cases? Is one of the murders a copycat? These books have been recognized as Romantic Thrillers but the romance has been toned down in this book. There is still some romance and relationships developing and they still happen rather quickly, but they were integral to the plot and were not as much a part of the story as in the past. I liked that. The plotlines tend to be stronger this way and the characters do as well. Cam Wittier is a smart, classy agent. She used her great people skills to get the local police on her side in order to be able to utilize their expertise on the case. The two main local police were also smart and even though there was some animosity at the beginning, they worked well with Cam. The young actresses that survived and helped somewhat to solve the case were also portrayed well. They were not "bubble headed bleach blondes" but smart, serious women who just happened to want to be actresses. One of the other things I love about this series is that even though there are major characters in every story, there are always new characters being introduced. I am pretty sure we will see more of Cam Wittier as she is still single, so there is a chance she will show up in another book in order to find her match. I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous 20 days ago
Great read, just like all the others. Hope there will be more .
Anonymous 28 days ago
Another fabulous read in the FBI series. The bicoastal story lines kept you on the edge of your seat and the ending as always was a surprise. Well done!
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beckybh 6 months ago
DECENT BOOK, 3.5 STARS INSIDIOUS, the 20th book in Catherine Coulter's FBI THRILLER SERIES, is a decent followup to NEMESIS, the previous book in the series, but didn't knock my socks off. In this book, married FBI Special Agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock investigate the attempted murder of 86-year-old powerful, wealthy society icon Venus Rasmussen in D.C., while Special Agent Cam Wittier flies to L.A. to help catch the Starlet Slasher. Having known Savich his whole life, as she and his mother were best friends,Venus contacts Savich for help in discovering who is trying to poison her. The only people eating with her the three times Venus got sick were her son and a grandson, but loyal household staff can't be ruled out. Savich and Sherlock don't want to accuse family without hard evidence, but it appears that someone close to Venus wishes her dead. The two FBI agents must work quickly to find the culprit and prevent Venus's murder. While Savich and Sherlock rush to keep Venus alive, Cam Whittier is in L.A. heading the investigation into the Starlet Slasher serial killings. A multi-municipal task force works around the clock to prevent more Hollywood starlets' deaths. Since the killer takes each woman's cellphone and computer or tablet, primary resources frequently used to help investigations, the task force lacks the immediate info to establish a connection between the murders. Cam has two resources that prove invaluable to get the info they need. Her parents, well-known actors who live down the street from one of the murder sites, know the ins and outs of the Hollywood scene and share their knowledge with the task force. Also, Cam runs into a friend from high school who is pursuing acting and who went to auditions with a few of the victims. The race is on to find the murderer before any more starlets are killed. I've only read two other books in the author's FBI THRILLER SERIES, and the set up in this book is similar--two concurrent but distinct investigations linked by using staff from the FBI office. In this book, I didn't get a good image of Savich and Sherlock, but I guess after 19 books, fans would know the characters inside and out. Cam's background and motivations were more fully developed, so I felt I knew her better. And her investigation was much more interesting. Though I enjoyed the plot and end of both investigations, they didn't seem to have much tension or subplots. And I felt as if I was getting two short stories instead of one compelling mystery book. So I give this book 3.5 stars. It's not a bad read, but if you're wanting to read a character-driven, tension-filled thriller, look somewhere else. If You Like This, You Might Like: TRACERS SERIES by Laura Griffin, FORGOTTEN FILES and THE MORGANS OF NASHVILLE series by Mary Burton, MAX REVERE NOVELS by Allison Brennan, ALL THE MISSING GIRLS by Megan Miranda, GOOD AS GONE by Amy Gentry, WITH MALICE by Eileen Cook * Read my other reviews on the Blue Moon Mystery Saloon blog. ** An e-galley was provided by Gallery Books and Edelweiss for an honest review.
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