Sunday, July 31, 2011

Split Second (An FBI Thriller) [Hardcover]

I've finished "Split Second" the15th book in her FBI series by Catherine Coulter.

Product Description

The number-one New York Times-bestselling author returns with another pulse-pounding thriller.

A serial killer is on the loose, and it's up to FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock to bring him down. They soon discover that the killer has blood ties to the infamous and now long-dead monster Ted Bundy. Savich and Sherlock are joined by agents Lucy Carlyle and Cooper McKnight, and the chase is on.

At the same time, Agent Carlyle learns from her dying father that her grandfather didn't simply walk away from his family twenty-two years ago: he was, in fact, murdered by his wife, Lucy's grandmother. Determined to find the truth, Lucy moves into her grandmother's Chevy Chase mansion. What she finds, however, is a nightmare. Not only does she discover the truth of what happened all those years ago, but she faces a new mystery as well, a strange ring that holds powers beyond her ken.

As the hunt for the serial killer escalates, Savich realizes he's become the killer's focus, and perhaps the next victim. It's up to Lucy to stop this madness before it's too late.

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.
Product Details
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult (July 19, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0399157433
ISBN-13: 978-0399157431

My Review:

Storyline:  The book opens up with FBI agent Savich on his way home and stops to buy a few things at the Shop N Go market in his neighborhood. But he stumbles on a 'robbery' that is going horribly wrong and Savich steps in and in a Split Second people's lives are changed. Some are wounded, some are killed and some are emotionally traumatized. The tragedy reaches out to others beyond those first involved.  Then the same victim is shoot and Savich is sure it's not a random target.  He believes something deeper is going on.

Characters:  Savich and Sherlock are married and have a son named Sean and a dog named .  Savich is the team leader and has a specialized laptop which helps solve their cases.

Sherlock has red hair that everyone seems to love and she is quite capable of taking care of herself.  She can be quite stubborn at times too and doesn't let Savich push her around.

Lucy is very dependent and strong character and she doesn't like Coop at first because she thinks he is a womanizer and the rumors she has heard about him.  As they get to know each other better she realizes she is wrong about him.

Coop has a reputation of being a womanizer but really he isn't!  I love his car and he's a really great guy.

Romance:  I really enjoyed the romance between Lucy and Coop because Lucy dislikes him on sight because of his reputation but as she gets to know him she realizes he's a great guy and the one for her.

Killer:  The serial killer named "Todd" has a connection to the "Ted Bundy", yes that "Ted Bundy".  They believe they should continue the rampage and they idolize Bundy. 


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