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During a winter weekend in the Washington, D.C., area, a student at the Stanislaus School of Music in Maestro, Virginia, is attacked, and a young man’s body is found at the Lincoln Memorial. When aspiring musician Delsey Freestone’s family nickname of the Trouble Magnet holds true (she’s hit on the head when she finds a bloody body in her bathtub), her brother, FBI agent Griffin Hammersmith, en route to join agent Dillon Savich’s special unit in Washington, is soon there to help. Meanwhile Savich and his wife, Sherlock, are investigating the murder of Tommy Cronin, grandson of the former chairman of the former Fed chairman, who raised ire by retiring when the financial crisis erupted. As the situation in Maestro expands to major proportions, Tommy’s closest friends find themselves at risk. While Coulter tackles up-to-the-­minute issues (international drug trafficking, the fiscal meltdown), adds a touch of romance, and resolves crimes satisfactorily, her seventeenth FBI thriller seems short on the verve of earlier entries; coauthoring an upcoming new series, A Brit in the FBI, may be just the change she needs. --Michele Leber

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 PRAISE FOR THE FBI SERIES:
“Captivating…Coulter expertly jacks up the suspense as she alternates between the two plotlines.”
Publishers Weekly on Bombshell

“Moves quickly…riveting story.”
                                      —Booklist on Split Second 
“…this thriller will send chills up your spine.”
                                      —Newark Star-Ledger on Whiplash

"Coulter just keeps getting better and better!"
                                                —Suspense Magazine on Backfire
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Product Details

  • Series: An FBI Thriller
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons; First Edition edition (July 9, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399157336
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399157332
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (829 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #215,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Catherine Coulter is the New York Times bestselling author of 75 books. Her hugely popular FBI thrillers include The Cove, The Maze, The Target, The Edge, Riptide, Hemlock Bay, Eleventh House, Blindside, Blowout, Point Blank, Double Take, Tail Spin, Knockout, Whiplash, Split Second, Backfire, Bombshell, Power Play and Nemesis. She has a new international thriller series -- A Brit in the FBI -- co-written with JT Ellison. These include The Final Cut, The Lost Key and The End Game. Also coming out soon is the first in her novella series, starring Grayson Sherbrooke (from the Sherbrooke historical romance series), titled The Strange Visitation at Wolffe Hall. Coulter lives in northern California with her three thriller cats and her thriller husband.

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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By C. Thilmany TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 13, 2013
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Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith of the FBI has just accepted a transfer from San Francisco to Washington DC to work under Special Agent Dillon Savich of the FBI's CAU division. We first met Griffin in Backfire, with that story happening just a couple of weeks ago. He's just arrived in the area and was going to stop and see his sister Delsey, when he gets a call from Agent Ruth Noble (Point Blank) saying his sister survived an attack. Apparently she's a witness to something huge.

At the same time Savich and his Special Agent wife, Sherlock, are dealing with the very public death of the grandson of a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank. The two are completely separate investigations, but the people involved in the investigations overlap and the story is told from a number of angles.

If you haven't read some of the prior books in this series you will probably have a harder time appreciating a number of characters; many of whom had been showcased as the `couple du jour' in prior books. There isn't a great deal of backfill given. I suggest starting with either The Cove or even The Maze. Each book in the series carries two investigations and Savich and Sherlock are in every book with a new couple introduced in each.

But for readers of this series, most will appreciate seeing so many familiar characters again along with some new interesting ones. Griffin is one-half this story's couple du jour and we might be seeing a second one advance in the future. The author's wit is evident throughout, as are dangerous situations.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Pati B on July 12, 2013
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I have been reading Catherine Coulter books for many years with her FBI series being my favorites. Bomb Shell has the characters and the story line but it did not read like one of the authors' books. I kept questioning whether she actually wrote this. I even went back to read some of Back Fire again to compare the style of writing. Bomb Shell just didn't "pull" me into the characters or the action like her former books. It felt more like reading a textbook. Whatever it was that happened, I was disappointed with this book.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Traveler on August 4, 2013
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This was very poorly written. It was disjointed and very predictable. The only reason it is a best seller is because of the author's name recognition. If she truly wrote this mess it will be the last Catherine Coulter novel I waste my time reading.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By MsEngineer on August 1, 2013
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I have read each and everyone of Ms. Coulter's FBI series books. They started to get a little suspect about three books ago but I hung in there. However, I just couldn't get into this book. To start with who is coming up with the silly names she is using? Griffin Hammersmith and Delsey Featherstone? Seriously? What is this Hogwarts? I thought Sherlock and Ben Raven were bad enough but Hammersmith and Featherstone are too far over the top. Then there was apparently a murder in a bathtub or maybe a murder at the Lincoln Memorial or maybe both. Who knows and who cares. And does she get to a certain word count to just start a new chapter? Right in the middle of a conversation one chapter ends and another starts. Very distracting. At this point I am about 30% through the book and am not sure I will be finishing it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By mgr7fun on July 23, 2013
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Usually I can't put these books down, I had a hard time finishing this one. Too much switching between story lines, not enough character development.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Sportsmom on August 14, 2013
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I have enjoyed reading her books over the years, own many of them and have often reread many of the books. This book and the last have gone down hill in quality, not only the writing but the story line. This took me over 3 weeks to even finish the book and the ending seemed to be just "stuck" there without any flow or mystery. Very disappointing, I wondered many times while reading this book if it was even written by the author? The conversation between the characters seemed so fake at times, this type of dialogue has been used in small doses (and effectively in that manner) in other books, but in this book and the last book it seems that is the only type of conversation between characters.

I also wonder if the editor even read this book, it is very poorly written all on points.

Not a good read, at all.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Patregnani on April 30, 2014
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Been reading Catherine Coulter for years and loved her books....but although the plot was o.k. the writing was not up to her standard. I wonder if she even wrote it -- the dialouge was that of a 5th grader and painful to read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sharron on June 7, 2014
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Bomb shell I always love her books, this one I stopped reading I just could not get into it. Sorry I'll try her next book
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