Monday, September 14, 2009

An FBI Thriller

Knock Out by Catherine Coulter (2009)

I have read a bunch of the books featuring Savich and Sherlock, and I did not enjoy this one quite as much as some of the others. The story is quite convoluted, for starters, and there seems to be an incredible amount of gratuitous violence--bombs, blood, shootings, terrorizing of victims, etc. There are two plot lines. In one, Savich is being pursued by an evil teen-aged girl who wants revenge for Savich's having killed her bank robber mother during a heist at which Savich just happens to be present. In the other, a little girl with incredible psychic abilities calls on Savich telepathically to help her and her mother escape the clutches of an evil mad man (who also has some weird psychic abilities). With so much going on, the action is nonstop. As with most of Coulter's thrillers, there is a romance element, but with all the other stuff going on, it's diluted. Action supersedes relationships in this installment. Better luck next time....

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