The Target (FBI Series #3)

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Near his secluded cabin high in the Rockies, Ramsey Hunt finds a small girl unconscious in the forest. But taking her in proves dangerous, and soon they are fleeing pursuing strangers with the intent to kill.
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Overview

Near his secluded cabin high in the Rockies, Ramsey Hunt finds a small girl unconscious in the forest. But taking her in proves dangerous, and soon they are fleeing pursuing strangers with the intent to kill.
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Charmingly written and filled with passion and adventure...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781469263939
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 12/1/2012
  • Series: FBI Series , #3
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 10
  • Sales rank: 689,453
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 6.40 (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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The Target


By Catherine Coulter

Jove

ISBN: 0-515-12562-8


Prologue

HE SAW THE man clearly: tall, with dark clothes, a stark figure against the misty gray sky. He was walking into the big granite building, ugly and flat-looking, with scores of windows that didn't look out over much except if you were up high. Then, suddenly, he was behind the man, just over his shoulder, keeping pace with him, watching him take the elevator to the nineteenth floor. He was nearly beside him as he walked down the long corridor and opened the door to a large office. A smiling receptionist greeted him, laughing at something he said. He watched the man greet two other people, a young man and a young woman, both well dressed, both obviously subordinate to him. He went into a large office with the man, saw a United States flag, a huge desk with its computer on top, the built-in bookshelves behind him, the windows beside him. He punched up the computer. Then, he was right behind the man; he could have reached out and helped him put on the long black robe. He watched him fasten the two clips closed. The man opened a door and walked into a big room, the look on his face somber, becoming cold, all the earlier humor wiped clean. There was a buzz. It stopped abruptly when he came into the room. Then the place went deathly silent.

Suddenly the room began to spin, faces blurred into one another, the very air of the room turned dark and darker still, and then the great main doors burst open and three men slammed into the room. They were carrying guns, assault guns like Russian AK47s. They were shooting, people were screaming, blood was spewing everywhere. He saw the man's face tighten with horror and fury. He saw the man suddenly leap over the railing that had separated him from the rest of that roomful of people, his black robe swirling. His leg was up, he was turning, striking out, his motion so fast it was hard to see it clearly. Someone screamed loudly.

He was right behind the man now, heard him breathe, could feel the controlled rage in him, the vicious tension and determination, and wondered.

Suddenly, the man whirled about again, turning this time to face him. He stared at himself, looked deeply into the eyes of a man who had just killed and would kill again. He felt the spit pool in his mouth, the coiled muscles, and felt his arm fly out, striking a man's throat.

He jerked up, flailing at the single sheet that was wound tightly around him like a mummy's shroud, a yell dying on his lips. He was soaked with sweat, his hair plastered to his head. His heart was pounding so fast and hard he thought he'd explode. Again, he thought, that bloody dream yet again. He didn't think he could stand it.

An hour later, he let himself out of his house, carefully locking the door behind him. He was on the way to his car when a man jumped out of the bushes and blinded him with a good half dozen photo flashes. It was too much. He grabbed the photographer, hauled him up by his shirtfront, and yelled right in his face, "You've gone over the line, you little bastard." He grabbed his camera, pulled the film out, and threw him aside. He tossed the camera to the man, who was lying on his back, gaping at him.

"You can't do that!"

"I just did. Get off my property."

The man scrambled to his feet, holding his camera to his chest. "I'll sue you! The public has a right to know!" He wanted to beat the guy senseless. The urge was so strong he was shaking with it. It was then he knew he had to leave. Otherwise it might not stop before he went nuts and really hurt one of the jerks. Or he simply just went nuts.

(Continues...)



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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 25, 2008

    Effortlessly combines mystery and relationships

    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.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 27, 2011

    Recommended

    I really like the FBI Series by this author.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    This is the third book I have read in the FBI Series. I will continue to read all of them. It is hard to lay them down because I can hardly wait to see what is going to happen next.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2003

    GREAT

    I would have liked Savich and Sherlock more involved in the story line but, all in all I enjoyed the book. It totally kept my interest.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 31, 2013

    This is my first read of this prolific author, and I had a very

    This is my first read of this prolific author, and I had a very hard time getting through it. Perhaps I'll try another one later. I found the dialogue
    stilted and repetitive, the characters just plain annoying simpletons, and the plot lines totally implausible. If I connected with the characters at all, it was to ask, "What the blazes are they thinking?" I hardly ever quit on any book I've started, and this time I wish I had.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Suspense, Romance, Comedy, Yes!

    This is the third in a very enjoyable series. I am hooked and delighted to know there are many more. That is the wonderful thing about discovering a series by a prolific writer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 19, 2011

    No good

    This is the first book I've read (or tried to read) by Catherine Coulter. I just could not get through it. The dialogue and the main characters were dull. Could not keep my interest.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2010

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    The Target - Excellent read

    I enjoy reading Catherine Coulter's books and "The Target" is right up there with:
    * Keeps the reader in Suspence
    * Passion
    * Off beat Humor
    * Adventure
    * Fast read, can't put it down

    I would recommend this book to first time readers of the FBI series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2010

    Great title -makes sense

    Great book. Great author. I definetly would recommend this to anyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 9, 2009

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    Thrilling

    I can't say enough about the FBI Series. It is best to start with the 1st one and read them all. The characters you will reconize. Coulter is the best.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2004

    Let down

    I have really enjoyed Catherine Coulter's other books in the FBI series, so I was excited to start reading the Target. I was distrubed by the child rape/obsession line. Despite that I tried to finish this book and found myself stalled in the middle with no desire to waste any more time reading to the end. Very disappointed. I hope the next to come out is her usual high quality.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2003

    What an excellent read

    This book had many twists and turns, I was hooked from page one. Ramsey saves 6 year old Emma and in turn Emma saves him from their nightmares. Molly, Emma's mom, finds courage too, courage to stand up to her daughter's abuducter and abuser and to her father who has put her down for many years. I throughly enjoyed this book and all of it's twists an

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2002

    Target (FBI Series #3)

    This book is the most spine-tickleing of them all. It starts off with a abuse girl who then turns to a man "Ramsey," who helps her recover from the abusement. They then found her mother "Molly," who then led them on a wild goose chase to search for the abuser and the attempted murderer. Noone knows who it could be. Could it be Ramsey, Molly, the bartender, the local sherif, or even the cook? I guess your going to have to read the book in order to find it out now won't you. It's one of the BEST books i've read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2001

    What a waste of time this was!!

    This book came recommended by a friend. And it was horrible. The dialouge was terrible!!! At one point the little girl doesnt speak at all and then she speaks like a adult. Poor poor writing. And the plot seemed to really drag.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Happened to read books written after The Target and wanted to go back and start with the first ones of the FBI series. Intend to read all of them. Coulter is an excellent author !

    Love the FBI Series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Very entertaining

    This is the 3rd book in the FBI series and it was very good. She carries some characters forward from the earlier books in the series but develops new ones at the szaame time while not overdoing it. I am on #6 now and it is still enjoyabls.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    Better than Better

    one word Fantasticccccccccccccccccc!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    Boring.

    Nothing much happened.

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  • Posted October 26, 2012

    Check them all out.

    This is a great series - read them all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    The FBI series is so good!

    Catherine Coulter's FBI series is great. This is a page turner. I recommend it to anyone that likes thriller type books.

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