FBI Suspense Thrillers

Hold over each cover to read more about the book. Clicking the cover, or the popup, will take you to an excerpt if there is one.

Catherine Coulter - Backfire
16th FBI thriller, paperback out June 25, 2013

Backfire

Reading Order: 16

16th book in Coulter's FBI Thriller series! On sale July 10, 2012.

Bombshell - Catherine Coulter
17th book in FBI thriller series! Available July 9, 2013

Bombshell

Reading Order: 17

FBI Special Agent Dillon Savich recruits Griffin Hammersmith, last seen in Backfire, to join his unit at the Hoover Building. Griffin accepts, planning to visit his sister, a graduate student at Stanislaus School of Music in Maestro, Virginia. He's close by when he's notified his sister is in the hospital, struck down in her apartment, and left naked and bleeding.

While Griffin is trying to find out what's going down in Maestro, Savich and Sherlock have their hands full when the grandson of former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank is found dead, his body frozen, at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial, every bone in his body broken.

BOMBSHELL is full of non-stop action, two mysteries to solve, an indictment of banks, and myriad characters that jump off the page.

The Cove - Catherine Coulter

The Cove

Reading Order: 1

Dear Reader:
The Cove is a quaint little postcard town made up only of old folk who sell the World's Greatest Ice Cream - a secret recipe that brings lots of tourists into town.
Into The Cove comes Sally Brainerd, daughter of murdered Amory St. John of Washington, D.C., seeking sanctuary, and FBI Special Agent James Quinlan who's undercover and after her. He's got a murder to solve, and he believes she's the key. But is she really?
I'm going to scare you; treat you to mysteries that will, hopefully, confound you; and have you smiling and nodding at an unlikely love story between two of the neatest people you'll ever meet.
Grab hold tight and come into a world where illusion becomes reality and truth is a disguise.
Let me know what you think of this contemporary, a novel I really enjoyed writing. Yes, I scared myself a couple of times.

The Maze - Catherine Coulter

The Maze

Reading Order: 2

Dear Reader:
Remember Dillon Savich from The Cove? He's back and he's now the head of the FBI's Criminal Apprehension Unit (CAU), where Dillon has developed predictive analogue programs to aid in the capture of serial killers.
Enter Lacey Sherlock, a very well-qualified new agent who seems bright and eager and on the up-and-up. But is she really?
When there's a vicious murder in Boston, she's off like a shot, lying to Dillon.
When Dillon finds out what's going on, he realizes they'll all be in deep trouble, maybe even victims themselves, if he and Sherlock don't find out who murdered her sister seven years before.
Are you ready to "walk the walk?" Are you ready to see who's waiting for you at the center of the maze? There are mysteries to solve and puzzles to sort through before you get to an ending that will have you bolting your front door, fast.
I hope you enjoy traveling through this bizarre maze to find out what happened both today and seven years ago.
Write and tell me what you think of The Maze.

The Target - Catherine Coulter

The Target

Reading Order: 3

Dear Reader:
You're about to enter a labyrinth where the unthinkable happens and the unimaginable becomes terrifyingly real.
Escaping unwanted media attention after a notorious incident, Ramsey Hunt retreats into the solitude of a cabin high in the Colorado Rockies. But his isolation is shattered when he rescues a small girl unconscious in the forest and strangers invade his private meadow, their intent to kill.
Molly Santera, the little girl's mother, catches up with Ramsey and her daughter, mistaking him for the kidnapper. When she discovers that he instead saved Emma, there's little time for thanks. The men pursuing want them badly.
Savich and Sherlock (The Maze) as well as MAX, the transvestite laptop, return to assist. Ramsey and Molly, facing constant danger, unravel the clues and ultimately discover why they're at the center of the target.
The Target will keep you on the edge of your seat. You might believe you're the best at solving mysteries, but not this time. I'll surprise you at the end, count on it. Enjoy.

The Edge - Catherine Coulter

The Edge

Reading Order: 4

Catherine Coulter's first three New York Times bestselling suspense thrillers (The Cove, The Maze, and The Target) dazzled readers with extraordinary plot twists, incomparable characters, and elegant, tough-to-solve mysteries. Publishers Weekly called The Target "an absorbing read." Now comes a new tale of riveting suspense, in which a small town know as The Edge falls prey to pure evil.
FBI agent Ford "Mac" MacDougal is recovering from injuries he received in a terrorist car bombing when his sister, Jilly, a medical researcher, drives her Porsche off an Oregon cliff - on purpose, it seems. Curiously, even though he was in a hospital bed on the other side of the country, Mac feels as if he were in the car with her as she sails towards the sea.
By the time Mac arrives in Portland, Jilly has come out of the coma she's been in for four days. But after only a few hours with her brother, she vanishes without a trace. In searching for her, Mac hears a different story from everyone he encounters. When the local sheriff enlist his aid in the puzzling murder of an elderly resident, Mac doesn't suspect that the case connects to his sister's disappearance. FBI agents Lace Sherlock and Dillon Savich (last seen in The Target) join Mac to ride shotgun. Not knowing whom to trust and whom to suspect, they must escape relentless pursuers before unearthing the tentacles of evil undermining The Edge.

Riptide - Catherine Coulter

Riptide

Reading Order: 5

Revenge and murder become entwined in this riveting new contemporary suspense novel by the New York Times best-selling author of The Edge.
With four back-to-back best-selling suspense thrillers to her credit, Catherine Coulter has earned an ever-growing following thanks to her original plots, vivid characters, unexpected twists, and satisfyingly unpredictable denouements. The Los Angeles Times found The Edge "full of surprises." Now Coulter delivers a novel predicated on a baffling threat, fueled by an animus dating back a generation.
Political speechwriter Becca Matlock is at the top of her professional game, working for the re-election campaign of New York's popular governor, when she receives the first phone call: "Stop sleeping with the governor or I'll kill him." Though Becca isn't sleeping with the governor, the menacing ultimatums persist. The police suddenly stop believing her, even after the stalker murders an innocent person to prove his point. When the governor is shot in the neck, Becca flees for the safety of coastal Maine, choosing to hide not only from the stalker but also from the authorities. For sanctuary, she goes to Riptide, the home of a college friend--but soon finds herself at even greater risk.

Hemlock Bay - Catherine Coulter

Hemlock Bay

Reading Order: 6

Madness and murder rip through the latest suspense novel by the bestselling author of Riptide.
After five consecutive New York Times bestselling FBI novels, Catherine Coulter is a major player in contemporary suspense. "Her suspense thrillers seem to get better and better," confirms Midwest Review of Books. Now Hemlock Bay continues the streak.
FBI agent Dillon Savich is on a challenging case involving the kidnapping of two teenage boys, when trouble boils up in his personal life. His younger sister, Lily, has crashed her Explorer into a redwood in the California town of Hemlock Bay. Is this another suicide attempt, the second since the loss of her young daughter some seven months ago? Savich and his wife and fellow agent, Lacey Sherlock, discover that four paintings left to Lily by her very famous grandmother, artist Sarah Elliott, paintings now worth millions, are at the heart of an intricate conspiracy. Lily and art broker Simon Russo are thrust into ever-widening circles of danger that radiate from a notorious collector's locked room.
Dillon Savich and his sister both will have to face their worst fears in order to survive.

Eleventh Hour - Catherine Coulter

Eleventh Hour

Reading Order: 7

Dear Reader:
When Father Michael Joseph is viciously murdered in his San Francisco church, his identical twin brother, FBI agent Dane Carver, along with husband-and-wife team, Savich and Sherlock, is determined to find the monster responsible. There is a witness, a homeless woman whose identity is a mystery. When "Nick" Jones comes forward, Dane finds himself in the unlikely role of bodyguard; she just might be next on the killer's list.
But which killer's list?
It seems Nick Jones is running from her own nightmare. In a cat-and-mouse chase that runs from the streets of San Francisco to the television studios of Los Angeles, where a brand-new show is found to have a curious connection to the murders, Dane Carver, Savich and Sherlock are in a race against time to find the madman responsible—but it's already the eleventh hour.
Eleventh Hour is the seventh book in the FBI series, can you believe that? Savich and Sherlock are in top form, and Agent Dane Carver is smart, ruthless, determined. As for Nick Jones, you'll have to read the book to find out exactly who she is.

Blindside - Catherine Coulter

Blindside

Reading Order: 8

Are you ready for a wild ride? When six-year-old Sam Kettering is kidnapped and manages to save himself, everything’s over, right? Not by a long shot.
Sheriff Katie Benedict contacts Sam’s Father, Miles Kettering, ex-FBI agent, and he and Savich fly to eastern Tennessee to determine why Sam was kidnapped and brought to such an unlikely locale as Jessborough, Tennessee.
The kidnappers just don’t give up. They try again. The question remains: Why do the kidnappers want this little boy so badly? The investigation leads to a charismatic, intense, twenty-first century Rasputin, Reverend Sooner McCamy, and his gorgeous, enigmatic wife, Elsbeth.
As if the kidnapping case weren’t enough, Savich and Sherlock are at the same time desperate to find the cold-blooded killer of three high school math teachers in the Washington, D.C., area.
I absolutely guarantee you will be scratching your head while checking to be sure your doors are locked as you try to figure out these two very different mysteries.

Blowout - Catherine Coulter

Blowout

Reading Order: 9

Dear Reader:
A long weekend in the Poconos is cut short when FBI agents Sherlock and Savich are helicoptered back to Washington, D.C., to lead the investigation into the brutal murder of a Supreme Court Justice.
Savich allows Callie Markham, an investigative reporter for The Washington Post, to partner with local Metro Police liaison Ben Raven since she's got the inside track – she's the stepdaughter of the murdered Justice. Is the murder a terrorist act? Or is it something more personal? Within twenty-four hours there's another murder with the same M.O.
Savich and Sherlock are up against it this time, following leads that seem impossible to connect to the madness. But are they?
Let me know how many times you check your heart monitor.

Point Blank - Catherine Coulter

Point Blank

Reading Order: 10

The explosive action kicks off as treasure-hunting FBI agent Ruth Warnecki is on the trail of stolen Confederate gold hidden in Winkel’s Cave in western Virginia. She never expects to find herself chin-deep in a grisly murder that leaves her nearly dead and rocks the town of Maestro.
And at a stakeout in Maryland, FBI agents Dillon Savich and Dane Carver are nearly killed in a horrific explosion while attempting to rescue a kidnap victim, Pinky Womack.
They are led to Arlington National Cemetery, where they not only find Pinky, but Savich also takes a fateful call on his cell from an old man out to kill both him and Sherlock. The thing is, they have no clue why. Pitted against an insane killer and his psychotic teenage girlfriend, Savich and Sherlock find themselves fighting a hate-driven villain with a very long and terrifying memory.

Double Take - Catherine Coulter

Double Take

Reading Order: 11

The police firmly believe that Julia Ransom was guilty of the brutal murder of her husband, renowned psychic August Ransom. However, after six months of investigation and media frenzy, they don't have enough evidence, and she is at last free of their scrutiny, both the police and the lurking paparazzi. One afternoon she walks from her Pacific Heights home to Fisherman's Wharf, quite alone, unwatched, and, she realizes, happy. Standing at the railing on Pier 39, she savors the sounds around her - tourists, countless fat seals on the barges - and for a moment enjoys the sheer normalcy of it all.
It suddenly comes to an end when a respectable-looking man distracts her with conversation before striking her unconscious and heaving her over the railing into San Francisco Bay. If it hadn't been for Special Agent Cheney Stone, Julia would have drowned. Cheney quickly realizes the attempt on her life has to connect to the murder of her husband, and reopens the investigation with the SFPD.
Meanwhile, in Maestro, Virginia, Sheriff Dixon Noble - last seen in Point Blank - learns about a woman named Charlotte Pallack, whose extraordinary resemblance to his vanished wife Christie, gone for three years, sends Dix across the country. Although he knows in his heart that this woman can't possibly be his missing wife, Dix is compelled to see her with his own eyes.
Once in San Francisco, Dix and Cheney's paths cross, brought together by FBI Special Agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock. Together they begin to unlock the mystery behind Charlotte Pallack's identity as well as the forces behind Julia Ransom's attempted murder and the vicious murder of her husband.
The most fascinating aspect of the case is the extraordinary cast of psychics they meet as they push deep into the intriguing and complex world of visions, mind benders, and communicators to the dead.

TailSpin - Catherine Coulter

TailSpin

Reading Order: 12

FBI Special Agent Jackson Crowne is flying his Cessna over the Appalachians with a very important passenger – Dr. Timothy MacLean, renowned psychiatrist, their destination Washington, D.C. Upon their arrival, the FBI will protect the doctor – and find out just who wants him dead.
But Agent Crowne doesn’t make it.
In Washington, D.C., FBI special agents Savich and Sherlock are eating breakfast with their son Sean when Savich’s boss, Jimmy Maitland, calls with the news that Jack radioed in a mayday in the mountains near Parlow, Kentucky. He helicopters Savich and Sherlock there to see what’s happened.
Jack Crowne is not only a very good pilot, he’s also lucky. He manages to bring his plane down in a narrow sliver of a valley and haul the unconscious Dr. MacLean from the burning wreckage before it explodes. Their crash is witnessed by Rachael Abbott, a young woman on the run from really bad trouble.
When Savich and Sherlock arrive, they find Jack and Rachael in the Parlow clinic and Dr. MacLean comatose in the Franklin County Hospital, prognosis unknown. But what is known about Dr. MacLean is that he has an incurable disease called Frontal Lobe Dementia that causes the victim to act and/or speak without censoring, e.g., ‘did you know your wife is sleeping with your boss?’ As the disease progresses it causes the victim to become even less restrained, all without realizing his words can cause great harm, or fear at what he could reveal. As the psychiatrist with an impressive patient list of Washington movers and shakers, this could present a huge problem. There have already been three attempts on Dr. MacLean’s life. One of his patients is very afraid that what the doctor knows wil become common knowledge. It is up to Jack, Savich and Sherlock to find out who is behind the murder attempts, and keep Timothy alive.
And Rachael’s secrets? It all revolves around her father Senator John James Abbott of Maryland, a man she knew only a few weeks before he was killed in what was ruled an accidental death. But Rachael knows it wasn’t.

KnockOut - Catherine Coulter

KnockOut

Reading Order: 13

The first time she spoke to him was at midnight.
Seven-year-old Autumn Backman needed a hero. When she saw Special Agent Dillon Savich on T.V. after he'd brought down bank robbers in a Georgetown bank, she knew she'd found him. She called Savich, but she didn't use the phone. They were burying dead people in my daddy's grave...they're coming after us. Please help me. Who's they? Blessed, he's coming.
Ethan Merriweather, sheriff of Titusville, Virginia, a small mountain town near the Titus Hitch Wilderness, goes looking for a missing little girl. When he finds her, he soon realizes that Autumn has brought him a huge problem -- a relentless madman who has the ability to control others simply by looking at them. And the madman is after her and her mom. It's Uncle Blessed, and he wants Autumn. When Savich answers Autumn's call, she tells him Blessed is from Bricker's Bowl, Georgia. He and Sherlock go to Blessed's home, learn about his brother Grace, and meet their mother, Shepherd. Savich soon realizes the only way to stop Blessed is to "cut off the snake's head." Back in Titusville, Ethan, Autumn, and her mother Joanna are forced to hide from Blessed and Grace in the wilderness. Ethan knows the brothers will never give up their insane pursuit for Autumn unless he kills them. It's a race to stop the madness, or the madness will destroy them all.

Whiplash - Catherine Coulter

Whiplash

Reading Order: 14

Yale professor Dr. Edward Kender's father is undergoing chemotherapy for colon cancer when the off-patent, effective drug used in his treatment starts running low. Kender doesn't buy the drug company's reasons of 'unexpected production line problems," and is convinced the shortage is profit-driven. But he needs proof to get the media on board to expose drug company's malfeasance. He hires private investigator Erin Pulaski to help him. Erin soon realizes she's got to go to the source and that means breaking and entering and hacking into the computer files of Caskie Royal, CEO of the Schiffer Hartwin American subsidiary, whose offices are located down the road in Stone bridge, Connecticut. She succeeds, but soon realizes she's got a big problem when she hears on the news the next morning that a man was murdered in the park right behind the company's headquarters at the same time she was breaking the law. The FBI quickly discover the man was not only a German national but also the big trouble shooter for Schiffer Hartwin's director. Savich and Sherlock go to Connecticut to help Agent Bowie Richards with the investigation. Before long, they suspect Erin is much more than an innocent bystander.

Split Second - Catherine Coulter

Split Second

Reading Order: 15

15th book in Coulter's FBI Thriller series.

Power Play - Catherine Coulter

Power Play

Reading Order: 18

Natalie Black, the U.S. ambassador to the Court of St. James, has returned to Washington, her job in jeopardy. Her fiancé, George McCallum, Viscount Lockenby, has died in a car accident, and mysterious rumors begin that she’s responsible begin to surface: she broke off the engagement and, heartbroken, he killed himself. Then someone tries to force her off the M-2 outside London. Again, rumors claim it was a sympathy ploy. When she returns to the United States, she’s nearly killed when a car tries to mow her down while she’s out for a run. No one believes her except FBI Special Agent Davis Sullivan.

Meanwhile someone is following Sherlock. A stalker? Then someone tries to shoot her from the back of a motorcycle, but the assailant gets away. Sherlock next gets a call from an Atlanta mental hospital warning her that Blessed Backman has escaped. This is not good news. Blessed is a talented psychopath out for revenge against the agents, primarily Sherlock, whom his dying mother begged him to kill since she and Savich brought down her cult.

How to find out who’s trying to kill the ambassador to the U.K.? How can they get their hands on Blessed Backman before he succeeds and kills Sherlock? The clock is ticking and the danger intensifies . . .

The Beginning - Catherine Coulter

The Beginning

Reading Order: 1

THE COVE and THE MAZE, the first two thrillers in Coulter's FBI series, together in one volume. Available now in all bookstores.

Double Jeopardy - Catherine Coulter

Double Jeopardy

Reading Order: 2

The Target and The Edge, the 3rd and 4th thrillers in Coulter's FBI series, together in one volume.

Twice Dead - Catherine Coulter

Twice Dead

Reading Order: 3

Riptide and Hemlock Bay, the 5th and 6th thrillers in Coulter's FBI series, together in one volume.