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Whiplash (FBI Series #14)

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by Catherine Coulter, Paul Costanzo (Read by), Renee Raudman (Read by)

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Yale professor Dr. Edward Kender’s father is undergoing chemotherapy when the supply of a critical accompanying drug, Culovort, suddenly runs out. Unwilling to accept the drug manufacturer’s disingenuous excuse of production line problems, Dr. Kender hires private investigator Erin Pulaski to prove that something more sinister is going on at Schiffer


Yale professor Dr. Edward Kender’s father is undergoing chemotherapy when the supply of a critical accompanying drug, Culovort, suddenly runs out. Unwilling to accept the drug manufacturer’s disingenuous excuse of production line problems, Dr. Kender hires private investigator Erin Pulaski to prove that something more sinister is going on at Schiffer Hartwin.
Meanwhile, in Maryland, married FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich are investigating a rather unusual case: Senator David Hoffman is experiencing a ghostly apparition with possible malicious intent. The case is baffling, and Sherlock and Savich are not sure what to believe, even after witnessing the disturbing specter for themselves. They’re no closer to cracking the case when a call comes in from Connecticut: A top foreign Schiffer Hartwin employee has been found murdered behind the drug company’s U.S. headquarters.
Unbeknownst to the FBI, Erin Pulaski had uncovered a bombshell in her investigation: The Culovort shortage is set to bring in a windfall profit in excess of two billion dollars. Upon learning of the murder, Erin is certain it has something to do with her findings, but she risks exposing herself by coming forward. As the feds move in, the case becomes even more complicated for Erin, since the murder of a foreign national on federal land can mean only that the pharmaceutical house has a secret of epic proportions — one it would do anything to keep hidden.

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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)

Product Details

Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
FBI Series , #14
Edition description:
Unabridged, 10 CDs, 11 hrs. 35 min.
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet 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. 327 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!!!
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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maxineodie More than 1 year ago
Always enjoy the books, especially abot Savich and Sherlock. A good, interesting read. Hope there is more to come??
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I do as im told and shuffl edoen to the ground
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I liked the part where Sean was trying to get his parents up so they could get ready for the Spongbob exhibt.
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