Whiplash (FBI Series #14)

Whiplash (FBI Series #14)

by Catherine Coulter

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ISBN-13: 9780515149357
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/05/2011
Series: FBI Thriller Series , #14
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 66,767
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

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.

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Whiplash (FBI Series #14) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 337 reviews.
theoriginalpurpledragon More than 1 year ago
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.
Para-Fan More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm getting tired of asking this question... Where is the eBook for the Nook? Do we need to petition each time to get a new book released in eBook format? If so, then they need to put a button on the website to request that a book get released in eBook format.
wvyernlady More than 1 year ago
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.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Yale Professor Edward Kender has colon cancer in which the drug Culovort he receives as part of his treatment seems to be working when he is informed production by German firm Schiffer Hartwin is nonexistent. Stunned he assumes the pharmaceutical industry is playing death squad to drum up profits. He hires private investigator Erin Pulaski to make an inquiry into the firm. She breaks in and enters the head office of the American subsidiary in Stone Bridge, Connecticut in order to hack into the files of the local CEO Caskie Royal. She finds info on plans to stop the Cartwright Labs in Bartonville, Missouri from manufacturing the drug; as well as stopping it in Spain in favor of a French firm Labortoires Anconder's drug Eloxium. However, Royal and production manager Carla Alvarez arrive and discuss what they are doing with the firm and then have sex.. The next day she learns that the firm's troubleshooter was murdered near where she downloaded computer data that made no sense to her. Meanwhile, the FBI sends married couple Agents Sherlock and Savich to Stone Bridge to assist FBI agent Bowie Richards with the homicide. They begin to find troubles with the pharmaceutical company while Pulaski wonders what to do with her illegal download; Pulaski becomes their prime suspect. Savich also investigates the poisoning of a lobbyist whose real target may have been aimed at a US Senator. This is a great timely entry in the long running S&S FBI police procedural series due to the pharmaceutical connection as much as the freshness brought forth by Richards and more so by Erin who knows her B&E was stupid but felt strongly that they needed to expose true death squad bottom lines. Fast-paced from the onset, the second case takes somewhat of a back seat though it is well written and quite exciting too. Fans of the series will relish this strong entry while newcomers will find Whiplash a winner too. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
catshade13 More than 1 year ago
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.
Bookwyrm85 More than 1 year ago
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.
dhaupt More than 1 year ago
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.
HmmmmPB More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Teoscherie More than 1 year ago
Catherine has done it again!!! This is an on-the-edge-of-your-seat read that keeps you guessing! I could not put it down!!!
Anonymous 2 days ago
An excellent read.
TerriBooks on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Savich and Sherlock on a new case (or two). I could kind of buy Savich's ESP talents in previous books, but when he goes into his office and tries to communicate with a dead person, it's going too far, in my opinion. I thought that whole story line was kind of weird, and unnecessary. Even the main plot didn't hang together very well, and I didn't find the solution convincing. However, I enjoyed the byplay between Sherlock and Savich, and the introduction of Erin and Bowie. These are people I enjoy spending time with. All in all, it's probably my least favorite of the series, but still good enough to keep me interested and coming back for whatever #15 turns out to be.
mikedraper on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Schiffer Hartwin is a pharmaceucitical company that developed a drug that is beneficial for people undergoing chemptherapy. When the patent ran out, the drug lost most of the earnings that it made for the company. Suddenly, the supply of the drug runs out.Dr. Edward Kinder, whose father is undergoing chemotherapy, hires PI Erin Pulaski to break into the company offices and get proof that the company is manipulating the supply. When she does, she is almost caught but does escape.The next day, a German citizen is found murdered on Federal land outside of the company offices and FBI team of Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich are called in.Also arriving is a German agent, Andreas Kesserling, who is to help in the investigation. He reports to Bowie Richards, the FBI agent in charge of the New Haven office.When they were summoned, Dillon and Lacey had been helping US Senator David Hoffman who stated that he was seeing something outside of his home window. When Dillon went to the Senator's back yard, he heard a spirit warning him that harm was coming to the Senator.Cons: there was supposid unrest in the New Haven office when the FBI brought in an outside agent to run the office. In fact, the FBI and many law enforcement agencies bring in an outside person for new command so that earlier friendships between members of that unit do not complicate the chain of command and command decisions....one agent had his ring tone set to Christmas carols and the reader was informed that "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" was playing. This would be unprofessional for an agent to do and took away from the drama of the scene....an FBI hearing voices of a spirit....repetetive phrases "...she ate another shrimp." "I see you ordered the shrimp." "I usually order the shrimp, myself" ...unrealistic dialogue...Agent Kesselring is announced as walking in. "What are you doing here Agent Kesselring?" Unneeded if the character was just announced.Pros: In spite of the above, the author tells a good story and I was interested in finding out how the mystery would be solved.I have enjoyed Catherine Coulter's novels in the past but I don't think this is one of her better novels.
PegSwaney on LibraryThing 28 days ago
cancer drug withheld as drug company has plan to get more money-murders-FBI enters-Senator sees wife's ghost
phoenixcomet on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Improbable plot that irritated me. When does the FBI allow civilians who they suspect of thievery help them solve a crime? The part I liked was that one of the FBI agents communes with ghosts. That part was interesting. Crappy fiction.
dhaupt on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Whiplash is Catherine Coulter¿s 14th in her FBI Thriller seriesErin 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.
SunnySD on LibraryThing 28 days ago
With a U.S. Senator stalked by a ghost and something more sinister, and the enforcer for an international drug company turning up dead on federal property, FBI agents Sherlock and Savich are spread thin. Good thing SAC Bowie Richards is on the case, too. For P.I. Erin Pulaski, the case seemed simple enough - getting her hands on the documents proving an international drug company's nefarious motives might be illegal, but not difficult. Not until the morning after a botched break-in, when someone turns up dead and the FBI comes knocking on her door...Minimal romance, lots of pointed banter, and a plot stretched very thin. Not Coulter's best effort, not by a long shot.
onyx95 on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Feeling she had few options, Erin Pulaski committed the crime of breaking and entering the offices of the pharmaceutical company that had been denying her client access to lifesaving drugs for his father. As a private investigator, Erin knew the risks but her father had trained her well and she accessed the files needed and escaped. Finding out that a man had been brutally murdered and left for dead near the same area at around the same time she had been there meant that she could be the best suspect the police, or in this case FBI Special Agent Bowie Richards would have, if they knew she was the one that broke in. Opening the door to Agent Richards stopped her cold, only to find out that he was not only the agent in charge of the murder investigation, but the father of one of her dance students that she taught on the side. Bouncing from one delicate case to another, Special Agent Dillon Savich and his wife Special Agent Lacey Sherlock had just finished witnessing some strange happenings at a senators residence when they were brought in to help Bowie, whether he wanted the extra help or not.Book 14 ¿.. As always it is wonderful to see Savich and Sherlock working together and with others. I enjoyed the added bonus of seeing Dane, Ruth and some of the others from previous books. As much as I like Savich¿s new abilities, in this book, it was more of a distraction. While the senator¿s story line was interesting and added a link with Bowie it was (in my opinion) not necessary to the book. I would have rather seen more of the Erin / Bowie relationship. Usual S&S¿s style is to get another couple together, but for this one it was a very, very mild romance if you could even call it that. I really wanted more of the romance end, S&S didn¿t even give too much of a show in that category. A bit of a disappointment on the Romantic - suspense genre, but a solid Suspense novel anyways.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Excellent!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it immensely
lunchread More than 1 year ago
Catherin Coulter never disappoints. Could not put the book down. Recommended is you want to lose sleep.
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