TailSpin (FBI Series #12)

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When a fellow agent's plane crashes deep in the Appalachian Mountains, married FBI agents Savich and Sherlock find the pilot and his passenger alive. But that's just the beginning of a case that plummets them into a whirlwind of vicious murder attempts, powerful suspects, political secrets, and escalating terror.

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Overview

When a fellow agent's plane crashes deep in the Appalachian Mountains, married FBI agents Savich and Sherlock find the pilot and his passenger alive. But that's just the beginning of a case that plummets them into a whirlwind of vicious murder attempts, powerful suspects, political secrets, and escalating terror.

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Publishers Weekly

Dark secrets that can destroy lives propel bestseller Coulter's solid 12th FBI thriller (after Double Take). When a small plane carrying FBI Special Agent Jackson "Jack" Crowne makes a crash landing in mountainous Parlow, Ky., his friends FBI Special Agents Dillon Savitch and Lacey Sherlock fly by helicopter from Washington, D.C., to the scene. Jack survives the crash, aided by Rachael Abbott, a young woman who's returning to Parlow, her childhood home, after escaping an attempt to drown her in a Maryland lake. After Rachael reveals that she's the illegitimate daughter of the late Maryland senator John James Abbott, whose siblings she suspects are trying to kill her, the FBI agents agree to help. As further attempts on Rachael's life occur, the attraction grows between her and Jack. Despite a somewhat predictable plot, master of romantic suspense Coulter exposes the cost of obsessive regard for family honor and family shame with her usual flair. (June)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780515146486
  • Publisher: Jove
  • Publication date: 7/7/2009
  • Series: FBI Series , #12
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 133,023
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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, and Whiplash. 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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  • Posted September 19, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Catherine Coulter fan

    I have read quite a number of Coulter books. This one was right up there with the rest. I find her books grab my attention from the get go. She is a great writer with humor, and suspense. I usually cannot put the book down once I am close to the end. I enjoy her characters, the FBI agents who return in each book in the series are well written. You start to feel like they are people you might know. She even tells their personal life and the day to day that is so real to people. It is not always drama, sometimes it is just getting the kids to bed on time. There is always existing romance of the two main characters as well as the new ones. So you are never bored. I would recommend to fans and new readers alike. It is a fabulous read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2009

    Coulter bust

    I have read all of Catherine Coulters books and have always found them good reads. This one however was so contrived and full of cliches that I couldn't finish it. The plot is convaluted and some of the descriptions of the characters and their conversations are so bad, I found my self laughing at parts that were obviously supposed to be serious moments. Her characterization of frontal lobal dementia was hysterical and page after page read like a parody of what might have actually been a good story line. A real stinker.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2008

    What's happened to her?

    I'm actually thinking of not getting her books anymore. It really feels like her writing has become very amateurish. I used to love getting her books but now I feel like it's a machine putting these books out. No substance, too many characters insipid dialogue. Catherine! Where be ye????

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2008

    Secrets?

    FBI Special Agents Savich and Sherlock never disappoint. In this installment of Catherine Coulter¿s book TailSpin the agents solve two cases. A psychiatrist to the politicos and the rich and famous develops frontal lobe dementia and it causes him to tell the secrets of his patients secrets that can destroy careers and bring down powerful political families. Who¿s out to kill the good Doctor MacLean? While Agents Savich and Sherlock work to solve this case, Rachel Abbott meets the father she¿d never known. He welcomes her with open arms and changes his Will to reflect she¿s his daughter. She¿s only has him for six weeks before he¿s murdered but who did it and why? A murder attempt is made on Rachel Abbott to keep her quiet about a secret her father is about to divulge or is it about the secret? Though this is a typical mystery and you guess who the bad guys are within the first few chapters, the way the tail is spinned keeps you entranced.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    one of the best authors of exciting thrillers writing today

    She woke up to find her hands tied to her chest and her legs locked in wieights just before theyows her into the lake. An expert swimmer, Rachel Abbott, illegitimate daughter of a powerful senator, gets free and goes on the run. She believes her father¿s two siblings want her dead to prevent her from revealing something that could have destroyed her dad¿s career though before he died he was planning to go public. In Ketucky Appalachia on her way to a safe house to rest and think, she sees a plane make an emergency crash landing the pilot and the passenger manage to escape just before the plane exploded.----------- The pilot is FBI Agent Jackson Crowne who was flying his friend psychiatrist Dr Timothy MacLean to Washington, D.C. in order for the agency to protect him from an unknown adversary. Dr. Maclean suffers from frontal lobe dementia, which has led him to break confidentiality about three patients. Even at the hospital there are attempts on the psychiatrist¿s life just as there are on Rachel¿s. Happily married Savich and Sherlock are sent to learn what happened to Maclean and then hearing her story, take Racheal under their wing. Soon they too are in danger from killers wanting Timothy and Rachel silenced.--------------- Catherine Coulter is one of the best authors of exciting thrillers writing today. The several subplots running throughout her novels that eventually tie together is a work of art. In the case of TAILSPIN, Savich and Sherlock heat up the pages while a romance between Rachel and Jack blossoms. Readers already care about SS, but will also like JR. and his evolving romance with Rachael. Fans of the series will relish the protagonists and their cronies as they struggle to stay alive against cunning professional killers.------------- Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2010

    Tailspin

    Normally when I read, I read one or two chapters and then put the book down. When I started this book, I was hooked. From the characters to the story line, I thought it was awesome.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2009

    Didn't put it down

    Good read, liked the story line and characters. I read it in a day, so thought it was great!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2008

    What happened?

    I've read all of Catherine's books and loved them. This one....I struggled with. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Amy's and Yma'sBio

    Name:Amy| |Age:15| |Looks:almost like the real Amy just has longer quills that go to the middle of her back. She also wears a black headband instead of red| |Personality:NOT ANNOYING| |Species:Hedgehog| |Theme Song:Do You Seek Amy by Britney Spears•Name:Yma (yee-mah-ah)•Age:15•Looks:Sorta like Amy just wears black and purple an her eyes are yellow and the white part is black•Personality:she is the evil side of Amy•Speices:Hedgehog•Theme Song:Angel of Darkness by ?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    NightStriker

    Oops! Where is the pokemon/mlp crossover?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    Weee

    Weee

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2014

    Spark

    Name: Spark <p>
    Age: 10 <p>
    Gender: Female <p>
    Species: Hedgehog <p>
    Appearance: Electric orange hedgehog with electric blue eyes. She wears a Pokemon Mega Ring (long story). <p>
    Personality: Welllll, why don't you go and see for yourself. <p>
    Forms: Mega Spark, Hyper Spark, and Fennekin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2014

    Boomstick

    Name:Boomstick Age:10 Likes:Dynamite Swords Rings Dislikes:No Dynamite Eggy Robots of Eggy Super Form: No emralds Hyper Form:No emralds. History: Blows dynamite in the air. Others:ask

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    Carmella and co. bios

    CARMELLA<p>Name: Carmella<p>Gender: &female<p>Age: 16<p>Species: PokeHedgehog (50% Hedgehog, 25% Glaceon, 25% Leafeon)<p>Appearance: Carmella is light blue with splotches of dark blue and green. Her quills go over her shoulders and down until they are level with her chest, and Carmella has two small quills on each wrist, and her eyes are gold. She often wears a tattered brown dress, though Carmella is sometimes seen wearing better attire.<p>History: It's LOOOOOOOOOOOONG! Best if you just ask.<p>Personality: Carmella is a tomboy, and is very serious, but she sometimes like to act a little silly. She is a tad bit quiet, prefering to do her own thing, such as skecthing or playing on her 3DS. But Carmella is kind to others.<p>We<_>apons: A da<_>gger with a golden Ho-oh shaped hilt (Golden Ho-oh) and another da<_>gger with a silver Lugia shaped hilt (Silver Lugia).<p>Powers: Ice powers and able to do some Pokemon moves (rarely uses her powers)<p>Family: Nrilo (Father, de<_>ceased), Tundra (Mother), Forest (Grandfather from mother's side of family)<p>Forms: Dark Carmella, Super Carmella<p>Other: Ask.<p>TREYA<p>Name: Treya<p>Gender: &male<p>Age: 12<p>Species: Half Zeti half Yveltal<p>Appearance: Treya is dark red, and black from the hips down except for his tail, in a fashion similiar to Zazz. His tail is tipped with a black horn, and Treya has dark red wings he often keeps folded on his back. His black horns curve foward like Yveltal, and he has blue eyes. Treya is somewhat muscular.<p>History: Also long. Just ask me, please.<p>Personality: Treya is a bit of a goofball, because, well, he's still a kid. He is good-natured and can get aoong with just about anyone (well, except for the bad guys).<p>Powers: Flight, can manipulate the magnetic field to his and his allies' advantage, fairly strong (though not as much as some certain Zetis and Knuckles), can take the life force from some enemies and use it to restore himself or someone else back to health, can use some Pokemon moves<p>Family: Unknown (Mother, de<_>ceased), Yveltal (Father)<p>Forms: Destroyer Treya<p>Other: Ask.<p>TUNDRA AND FOREST<p>Name: Tundra and Forest<p>Gender: Tundra is &female; Forest is &male.<p>Species: Tundra is a Glaceon; Forest is a Leafeon.<p>Family: Carmella (Tundra's daughter and Forest's granddaughter), Nrilo (Tundra's ma<_>te (Pokemon say "ma<_>te", not "sp<_>ouse") and Forest's son-in-law, de<_>ceased)<p>Other: Ask.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    Knuckles & Tikal bios

    KNUCKLES:
    age:22
    Looks: red encdina with purple eyes
    Weapons: his fist
    Likes: leadership, working out , being independent.
    Disklikes: kindness, babys , helping others.
    Powers: change into a black wolf with red eyes is a true alpha.
    Crush:......
    Family: ask and die
    ****************************
    TIKAL:
    age:21
    Looks: orange encdina with a green and orange skirt and a white crop top.
    Weapons: a stick with two knifes on the end of it and two daggers that are sliver.
    Likes: peaceful, protecting, yoga
    Dislike: aruging, anger, stuborness
    Powers: healing powers
    Crush:......
    Family: ask if you want to know
    ****************************

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2014

    Tails Bio

    Hi guys! This is where you join the sonic rp. You can make your own character if you want too. Bios are here and camp is 2 result. Thanks and have a nice day!
    •••
    Name- Tails Prower
    Age- 12 years old
    Looks- An orange fox with two-twin tails
    Powers- Fly, Super Form(Needs a Chaos Emerald), Hyper Form(Needs a Hyper Emerald)
    Likes- Inventing, Helping his friends
    Dislikes- Evil, Eggman, Scourge
    Crush- No one
    Active- Very
    Other Info- Knuckles's is my sister in real life so don't be picking on me or my sis will come after you! (Jk jk)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    A cat

    Continues pawing the door. "Mrowowow. Meow. Mew meow mrowrowrow."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    Counter

    SO HAPPY

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    Legs move and run to bolt res.6

    N

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Rusty

    Pads in

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