Whiplash (FBI Series #14) [NOOK Book]

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In Connecticut, the murder of a pharmaceutical bigwig brings in Savich and Sherlock, along with local Agent Bowie Richards and P.I. Erin Pulaski. Back in Washington, an important U.S. senator is terrorized by an unknown entity, and is calling for Savich's special skills. When the Vice President is nearly killed it's clear these crimes are linked, and Savich and Sherlock must ...
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Overview

In Connecticut, the murder of a pharmaceutical bigwig brings in Savich and Sherlock, along with local Agent Bowie Richards and P.I. Erin Pulaski. Back in Washington, an important U.S. senator is terrorized by an unknown entity, and is calling for Savich's special skills. When the Vice President is nearly killed it's clear these crimes are linked, and Savich and Sherlock must act fast to stop a killer.


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Publishers Weekly
In Coulter’s fab 14th FBI paranormal romantic thriller (after KnockOut), FBI special agents Dillon Savich and his wife, Lacey Sherlock, look into the possible haunting of a U.S. senator by his dead wife as well as a more earthly crime: Germany’s Schiffer Hartwin Pharmaceutical, which has its U.S. headquarters in Connecticut, might be deliberately withholding an inexpensive cancer fighting drug, Culovort, to force cancer patients to require the far more expensive Eloxium, in short supply. The FBI probe dovetails with one by PI and part-time ballet teacher Erin Pulaski, who’s hired by a Yale professor worried about his cancer-stricken father being affected by the shortage. In a wild coincidence, Bowie Richards, the FBI special agent in charge of the New Haven field office, also hires Erin—to babysit his daughter, a ballet student of hers. The attraction between Bowie and Erin grows as they help Dillon and Lacey crack a complicated double case. Coulter fans will want to see more of this new crime-fighting duo. (June)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101457436
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Series: FBI Series , #14
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 10,914
  • File size: 516 KB

Meet the Author

Catherine  Coulter
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 ReadMoi@aol.com.





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 May 12, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Savich And Sherlock Strike Again

    Whiplash by Catherine Coulter

    Coulter is at her best in this book. A complicated, convoluted plot with intense action and lots of mystery characterize the story. New characters provide fresh input even though Savich and Sherlock have personality to spare. Conscience free drug companies and political intrigue round out this captivating story.

    Coulter writes a good mystery and keeps one captivated and entertained through out the story. Dillon Savich and his wife Lacey Sherlock are once again in the thick of things. Coulter appears to use them as the glue to tie her books together. Erin and Bowie could carry the story line in a stand alone, separate novel. Savich and Sherlock's interaction with each other and Erin and Bowie is fun to read. Perhaps more than many of Coulter's book which often are not intended to exercise your intellect or provide you with insights into your life, this book forces you to contemplate the ethics of the corporate world. There are murders, assaults, psychotics, psychic powers, fires, bombs, shootings, history and love stories in this book. In other words, there is something for everyone. I have enjoyed other Coulter books and I enjoyed this one.

    I highly recommend it.

    22 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2010

    E-Book Complaints

    When determining if I would like to purchase a book, I read the reviews. Out of 26 customer reviews, only 2 were about the book! I don't care if you have a problem with books not available on Nook. Complain somewhere else. It is not BN fault--try the publisher! I want to know if the book is good or not.

    12 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2010

    Whiplash

    Why is this not in ebook? It is very discouraging to not be able to get one of my favorite author's new book on Nook! Why have it, if you are not able to get the books you want. Guess the B&N associate was not correct when I was told I could get any book offered by B&N on Nook. Hope the decision not to offer this for Nook owners is soon changed.

    12 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2010

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    UGH PEOPLE!!!

    People, I know this may be a difficult concept, but this is where you write a BOOK REVIEW. That means, give your opinions/thoughts on the actual BOOK! I don't give a crap that Nook owners are angry, that has nothing to do with the BOOK. I don't know how many times it has to be said for stupid people to understand, the fact that the book is not available in e-book has absolutely NOTHING to do with the author, therefore, it has nothing to do with book reviews, so stop giving crappy reviews because it's not available on Nook. That's not fair to the author, or to the people who check out the reviews to help them decide whether or not they want to buy the book!

    That said, here's my review. I enjoyed this book as I enjoy all of Catherine Coulter's books. I'm always glad to see another story involving Dillon and Sherlock, and I like the new characters she introduces as well. There was plenty of mystery, humor, etc. Everything we expect from Catherine Coulter.

    11 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2010

    Another winner!

    I love her FBI series and can't wait for the next one. As always Dillon and Sherlock are the perfect team no matter how bizarre the circumstance. I like how Dillon can, on occasion, see and communicate with dead people. The plot for Whiplash is very timely, reflecting the often scary world of drug companies and the decisions they make that affects millions of people. As in many of her books Dillon and Sherlock are multitasking and trying to help a Senator who is being haunted with dire results. The romance between P.I. Erin, who is investigating Schiffer Hartwin Pharmaceutical Company for a client, and SAC Bowie is full of challenges and passion. This was a great read and a pleasure to add to my library.
    Don't miss any of her FBI thrillers as they are all terrific!

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2010

    to bookwyrme85

    You have a problem with nook owners complaning when a new release is not available for e-book. Maybe the author and/or publisher will someday notice some of the negative reviews because of this.

    9 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2010

    Another keeper

    I just finished Whiplash and it is another winner, I found both stories line, the Senator and the Drug company clever and engaging, although I like the Senator's storyline a tad more. It is sad that corporations can be such credible villians. Art is definely imitating life. I am sure we will be seeing more of Erin,PI, and Bowie,FBI, as their story is not complete. Savich and Sherlock are at their best as brilliant agents and a loving couple. My biggest concern is that the story ends on a ominous note and I will have to wait to see what the dark wind blows.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2010

    Technical Issue with Publisher

    I, too, contacted the publisher to find out why this book wasn't available in ebook format. In their answer to me they did refer to the book by name and said that it was supposed to be released in ebook format the same day the book was released but that a technical issue has delayed the ebook release. Hopefully it will be available for our Nooks soon.

    6 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Another Great Book in The FBI Series!

    I like how Catherine Coulter is taking this series, and how she ties all of the books together. While you can read each book separately, it's nice to read the whole series and pick up the history of Savich and Sherlock.

    I thought I had it figured out with who did the murder and what the mystery was on the senator's haunting but I was pleasantly surprised on the twists at the end.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2010

    June 29th release

    Catherine Coulter's website replied and told me the ebook would be released the 29th.

    5 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Disappointed with this one

    I really love the Savich and Sherlock characters, however this was my least favorite book in this series. It was so slow to get going. Within the first 100 pages I put it down many times which is not typical with any other books in this series. These characters lacked interest for me. It picked up towards the end but was very predictable.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2010

    Don't Buy a Nook -- or Kindle -- if You Want to Read New Releases

    Once again Nook owners are backstabbed by the lack of an eBook version of the latest title in Catherine Coulter's FBI series.


    For those who would defend B&N by saying that it's the publisher's fault -- which is partly true -- please ask yourself if B&N is such a huge (largest?) bookseller, why doesn't the company put pressure on publishers to make eBooks available at the same time as the other versions of the hardback book -- such as MP3, large-print, CDs, etc.?

    If B&N (which would most likely be joined by Amazon) told publishers that they would withhold new releases until the eBook is also available, publishers would no doubt make eBook releases a priority.

    There's no doubt that an eBook version will, at some point, be available -- and probably at a price equal to or exceeding the price of a paperback or even a hardback edition of this fan-favorite series.

    Until retailers provide parity to ALL readers, Nook and Kindle owners need to warn prospective purchasers to hold on to their money. Perhaps when eBook reader sales tumble retailers will get the message that eBook readers are worthless when it comes to reading the latest releases.

    4 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Whiplash is Catherine Coulter's 14th in her FBI Thriller series

    Erin Pulaski is about to get her Irish-Polish American PI rear into hot water trying to help her latest client, while SAC Bowie Richards is looking for a burglar who daringly dropped out of the window of the CEO of a powerful pharmaceutical company and dropped into the biggest intrigue ever, oddly enough the two events are related. Meanwhile in Washington Dillon and Sherlock are looking into the spectral appearance of to powerful Senator. Soon the two couples are brought together to help Bowie and Erin finds herself where she doesn't want to be, in the hot seat.
    Catherine has wowed us with the antics and heroics of her beloved husband and wife FBI team of Dillon Savich and Lacy Sherlock who've at least co-starred if not starred in each of the previous 13 FBI novels. As usual the events portrayed in this volume is something easily taken off CNN or the New York Times and the headline would read "Pharmaceutical Company chooses profit over patient cure", is it true or just someone trying to sabotage the good name of the giant firm. We'll leave that for the experts to solve and while they solve it they will take us on a wild ride of an adventure, through the streets of Washington and in the Suburbs of Connecticut while they try and solve two different crime sprees. The dialogue is to the point direct, no overabundance of words here, the author knows what she wants to say and says it, the end. Her characters are, yes, larger than life, and yet they are very personable, very charming in her good guys and very disagreeable in her villains. Her budding romance between Bowie and Erin is very sweet and contains nothing that would be offensive to any reader, but the romance is not the main point that would be the mystery/thriller and that is first rate, filled with intrigue and suspense and heart stopping action.
    This is one of your must reads of the summer.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2010

    Not on NOOK - insane

    This is insane that certain books are not available on the Nook. I was told by sales rep that ALL books available in B&N store would be available immediately on my NOOK.

    3 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2010

    E-BOOK

    I am also disappointed that i cannot get this book in e-book format.
    I never would have purchased the Nook if I thought there was a chance that not all of my favorite authors would be available in this format. I, too, was assured by my salesperson that this shouldn't be an issue. Is this the publisher's choice?

    3 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2010

    Too bad, So sad

    I preordered this book months ago and have been waiting and waiting. I really enjoy her books. Even this one was enjoyable but I found it to be less than her others. It was a tad preachy regarding drug companies, which by the way, isn't a new topic nor was her take on it. The writing, of course, was great, but I felt the story line lacked her usual excitement. Where were the really great chase scenes, the suspense, the, well, excitement of her others? It's a good read, don't get me wrong, but I don't think I'll make this a permanent member of my library. The Maze, the Cove, Riptide, etc etc are excelent. Too bad so sad for this one. And oh, please next time Ms. Coulter, bring back the great story line and leave off the soapbox. Thanks. Looking forward to your next book that will undoubtedly be in your usual fabulous well written suspenseful type of read rather than so predictable. I mean really, I had the bad guy nailed before I was 1/4 way through.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2010

    NOT ON NOOK

    I agree, I was also told that i could get all my books on nook. Please don't make me sorry I picked the nook over the Kindle. I have been waiting for this book to come out.

    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2010

    not on nook

    Is this a new trend by publishers to make e books not available, if so then it makes the nook pretty useless. Barnes and noble should put pressure on the publishers to issue books in e book format otherwise they will destroy their nook market. I am really disappointed that the author/publisher are so greedy as to not issue e-book version

    2 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2010

    Apparently not for Nooks

    I too am very disappointed that this was not released in ebook format. Now that I have grown used to using the Nook I am not buying paper format any longer (makes me feel like I am saving some trees).
    Sorry to miss this one as I am a Coulter fan and have been for years.

    2 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2010

    Unhappy Nook user

    I can't believe this is not an ebook!!

    2 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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