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Double Take: An FBI Thriller, Book 11

Narrated by: Sandra Burr, Phil Gigante
Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
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Summary

FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock are joined by one of their own and a Virginia sheriff in an extraordinary case that immerses them in the world of psychic visions, mind benders, and communications with the dead

It's been more than six months since her husband's brutal death, and Julia Ransom is just beginning to breathe again. She loved her husband, renowned psychic August Ransom, but the media frenzy that followed his murder sapped what little strength she had left. Now, after dinner with friends, strolling along San Francisco's Pier 39, she realizes that she's happy. Standing at the railing, she savors the sounds around her-tourists, seals on a barge-and for a moment enjoys the sheer normalcy of it all. And then it comes to an end.

Out of nowhere she's approached by a respectable-looking man who distracts her with conversation before violently attacking her and throwing her the railing. If it hadn't been for Special Agent Cheney Stone, out to stretch his legs between courses at a local restaurant, Julia would have vanished into the bay's murky depths. Not only does he save her from a watery grave, but he senses a connection between her assault and her husband's death, and sets out to serve as her protector while reopening August Ransom's murder investigation.

Meanwhile, in Maestro, Virginia, Sheriff Dixon Noble-last seen in Point Blank-still mourns his wife, Christie, who vanished hree years earlier. His life, too, is just getting back to normal when he learns of a San Francisco woman named Charlotte Pallack, whose shocking resemblance to Christie sends Dix across the country. Though he knows in his heart that she can't possibly be his wife, Dix is compelled to see her with his own eyes. Once in San Francisco, Dix and Cheney's paths inevitably cross. With the help of agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock, whose San Francisco connections prove essential in unlocking the mystery behind Charlotte Pallack's identity as well as the forces behind Julia Ransom's attempted murder, Sheriff Noble and Agent Stone push deep into a complex world of psychics and poseurs. As the stakes and the body count rise, Savich, Sherlock, Dix, and Cheney fight for answers-and their lives.

©2007 Catherine Coulter (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic reviews

"Credible characters and a fascinating look at the world of psychics and thieves help make this one of Coulter's best." ( Publishers Weekly)
"The use of two narrators allows for well-paced dialogue. Phil Gigantes' cool intonation helps to clarify the narrative and provides credibility to the FBI agent who becomes smitten with the woman he is protecting. Sandra Burr handles the womens voices with a light touch." ( AudioFile)

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  • Heidi
  • 11-09-08

Intense "reading"

Catherin Coulter is truly a magnficent writer to "read". The story line is great - the book keeps you in suspense right to the end.

When the book ends you want to almost carry on reading about them.

From an audible experience, this was wonderful, the characters are great, the voices fenominal - i'd really want to listen to them all again!

Thank you, this book has kept me listening to the disgust of my family whom I have ignored because I've had to "finish this book"

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  • Teresa Ruth
  • 12-04-12

Could not even listen to this book

Would you try another book from Catherine Coulter and/or Sandra Burr and Phil Gigante ?

No

Has Double Take turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Yes

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

I thought the writing was juvenile at best and the theme improbable in a genre where I expect some credibility. There was no style or flow to the story and I felt like the writer was back-filling things she forgot to lay out initially. I'm going back to the tried and true.

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  • Cindy
  • 05-01-11

Great Book

As always Catherine Coulter did a wonderful job with her writing. The book grabbed my attention from the start and held it all the way through. I feel like I know her characters... Dillon and Sherlock and the other FBI agents. Thouroughly enjoyed the book!

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  • Patrick Fedorowicz
  • 29-07-08

See Jane run

This is the most simple-minded, non-plausible story line that I have read in many, many years.

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  • valim
  • 24-02-16

Very disappointed by reading and lack of originality

I haven't read many Catherine Coulter for a number of years but I used to be a huge fan. I have to admit I am not certain if perhaps I would have enjoyed the storyline better had it not been for the narration. My main challenge with the narration was Sandra Burr who sounded much older than the character which completely eliminated any credibility of romance between her and the male lead. Very disappointing.

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  • Michael Alles
  • 22-09-15

Booring

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

not much - long winded and "talk to the dead?" is believed by an FBI agent - fire him!

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really, I put on hold during road trip to listen to another book - when it finished before the road trip did, I returned to this one. I probably will not bother to listen to the end - already looking for something else.

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  • OSHCats
  • 04-09-13

Don't bother with this listen

This book was like reading something written by a fifteen year old for a twelve year old to read. It was so ridiculous in so many places! No character development, jumped all around and was just plain a waste of time. It hurt to listen to the end but did so hoping it would somehow get better, it did not.

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  • Mrs. Pamela Oughton
  • 19-02-13

enjoyed

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I went looking for more of her FBI series on audible after listening to this. Coulter's writing doesn't always fit audible books, but this one was fine.

Who was your favorite character and why?

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Which character – as performed by Sandra Burr and Phil Gigante – was your favorite?

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If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

cant see it being filmed. I never go to films of books, always disappointed. Imagination is best.

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no

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  • Dj Marshall
  • 26-08-15

Double Take - Don't waste your time.

Just alot of words.
Too many directions going nowhere.
Boring, boring, boring, boring, boring.

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  • Trish
  • 02-09-19

Intelligent and we'll written thriller. I enjoyed the book Very much.😊

Good read!!!! The audio was wonderful just the right amount of excitement and voice infexion.