Knock Out (FBI Series #13)

Knock Out (FBI Series #13)

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by Catherine Coulter

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After witnessing her relatives burying a pile of dead bodies in the middle of the night, a seven-year-old uses her telepathic powers to call a man she's seen only on television: FBI Agent Dillon Savich. Now Savich and his wife and partner, Agent Lacey Sherlock, face their most elusive foes to keep the child out of harm's way-before it's too late.


After witnessing her relatives burying a pile of dead bodies in the middle of the night, a seven-year-old uses her telepathic powers to call a man she's seen only on television: FBI Agent Dillon Savich. Now Savich and his wife and partner, Agent Lacey Sherlock, face their most elusive foes to keep the child out of harm's way-before it's too late.

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Publishers Weekly

Bestseller Coulter's riveting 13th FBI thriller (after TailSpin) opens with a bang as psychic FBI agent Dillon Savich thwarts a gang of gun-totting robbers attempting to hold up the First Union Bank of Washington, D.C. Three days later, seven-year-old Autumn Backman, who sees Dillon on TV, sends him a telepathic message that she's in danger. Though eager to help Autumn, Dillon is busy tracking a bank robber who escaped, a teenage girl now leaving a trail of bodies in her wake. Meanwhile, in Titusville, Va., Autumn's mother reports her daughter missing to sheriff Ethan Merriweather. After finding Autumn, Ethan discovers her sinister uncle, Blessed, has evil designs on his psychic niece. Before Dillon and his fellow FBI agent and wife, Lacey Sherlock, can get to Titusville, Autumn and her mother flee. Well-developed characters and an expertly paced plot that builds to a breathtaking conclusion make this one of the best in this paranormal suspense series. (June)

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Penguin Publishing Group
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FBI Series , #13
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Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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

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Knock Out (FBI Series #13) 3.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 193 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We bought 2 Nooks from Barnes and Nobles and they knew I was waiting on the new one to come out this month. Little did I know, alot of my favorite authors don't allow the e-book for sale for over a year and then it is still more than the hardback and MUCH more than the paperbacks. We got these nooks so we could read anywhere, anytime. Unfortunately, you just can't get all of the books you want to read on e-books for a long time with some authors or publishers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author has a very readable writing style, and when the FBI series first came out that style made her stories different and exciting. Time has made many of her books formulaic. They are still very interesting, but those who have read most of her FBI series can predict the next page and then the next and so forth. Worth reading, but not the fresh writer of some years ago.
HEDI09 More than 1 year ago
This was an urgent page turner, just the kind I all of Coulter's books are! Another fabulous one I recently read that knocked me off my feet and I'm still thinking about it, EXPLOSION IN PARIS by LINDA MASEMORE PIRRUNG.....Am seriously thinking of reading it again, already!!! Check out the reviews!!! They hooked ME!!
4eyes-Bookworm More than 1 year ago
Well, after reading 4 chapters I already knew who was ending up with whom. The characters seem to never change and the plot is soooo predictable. This book is good for falling asleep at night, especially if you read more than one of her books since they are basically all the same and after reading the first 3 you know what will happen in all of them. So if you need a book were you do not have to think a lot definitely get this one, very light reading.
LadySkyy More than 1 year ago
This book was good from start to finish!
christine60 More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of English mysteries so it was great to find an american author that I really liked. I could not put the book down and read the whole book in 24 hours. I will read #1-12 series within the next month or two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Coulter had me from the first page to the very last one. Read this book in ten hours straight. I couldn't put the book down it was so addicting. I have read everyone of her FBI books and I can't wait for the next one to come out.
BabyNYC More than 1 year ago
This is another thrilling FBI Series by the author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the FBI series and the characters but this book is horrible. There is very little of Savage and Dillion until quite a way into the book and the "pscho" factor gives is a totally unrealistically premise. Nuts.
Mkmascara More than 1 year ago
Exciting, fast paced. The author sucks you in and hold you till the very end.
Seacloud6 More than 1 year ago
Not a knockout.....just passed out from boredom.
SusHarvey More than 1 year ago
Of all the books Catherine Coulter has written, this might be the worst. I can handle the dorky FBI agents, and the "guest" hero falling in love with the poor helpless victim, but the hokus pokus mind reading crap is just too much.
pat54 More than 1 year ago
Again,another author and publisher that apparently are not supportive of the e-book market. This book is available for $8.99 in paperback on-line but is $18.99 for an e-book. There are so many good authors and books out there I don't feel it's necessary to purchase from these authors any longer in any format.
shamus More than 1 year ago
This book was excellent but could have been shorter. Sherlock and Savitch are two of my characters.
JIB More than 1 year ago
The best to date. The characters were great a usual,alot of drama, and the way her characters are so caring,just warms your heart. Not one dull moment in the entire book.
JaxCat More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love Catherine Coulter and wait eagerly for each book in this series. I was not disappointed in this one - could hardly put it down!
e52 More than 1 year ago
The FBI Series rocks! The characters are strong and well defined. I breathlessly await the next installment in the series. Keep them coming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great. As with the others in the FBI series I could not put it down. I recomend this book.
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ronaldine More than 1 year ago
A great book! Love this author!
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diggerSD More than 1 year ago
While I really like the FBI series this book was very different in style. But my biggest complaint was the MISSING 30 pages in the final chapter. So if you are buying this book make sure you have the whole book. I didn't realize that they didn't come out on E-Book for so long so thanks for that.