Monday, January 30, 2012

Review: Tailspin by Catherine Coulter

First line: She thought she swallowed because her throat burned hot, as if splashed with sharp acid, but she wasn't sure because she couldn't think clearly.

From the back cover: FBI Special Agent Jackson Crowne is flying renowned psychiatrist Timothy MacLean to Washington, D.C. But they don't make it. FBI Special Agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock are sent to find out what happened. Crowne was able to crash land in Kentucky. The crash was witnessed by Rachael Abbott, a young woman on the run. Savich and Sherlock find MacLean comatose. They know that MacLean has dementia, his ability to maintain doctor-patient confidentiality badly compromised. MacLean's patients include Washington's elite. Is someone so desperate that they'd kill the doctor for what he knows?

My thoughts: This is the 12th book in Catherine Coulter's FBI Thriller series, a series that I haven't read in a long time but was able to jump right back into as I try to catch up. I have always enjoyed the FBI Team of Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock and this story was no exception.

This time, Savich and Sherlock are investigating two crimes. Dr. MacLean is a well-known psychiatrist; Rachael Abbott is a former senator’s lovechild. Both are being targeted by assassins. The point of view jumps back and forth among the four leading characters, Savich, Sherlock, Jackson Crowne and Rachael Abbott and with conspiracy theories, political secrets, dysfunctional families and assassins on the loose, Catherine Coulter provides an excellent plot weaved with suspense, mystery and romance. I liked the whole question of what could happen if damaging private information were to be leaked to the public. It makes you wonder just how private our private information really is.

I enjoyed getting back into the swing of things with the dynamic FBI team duo of Savich and Sherlock and am looking forward to reading the rest of this series.

(I borrowed this book from the library.)

Books in the series:
  1. The Cove                            9.  Blowout
  2. The Maze                         10.  Point Blank
  3. The Target                       11.  Double Take
  4. The Edge                          12.  Tailspin
  5. Riptide                              13.  Knockout
  6. Hemlock Bay                   14.  Whiplash
  7. Eleventh Hour                15.  Split Second
  8. Blindside


  1. I love this series!! I really want to start over & review them.

  2. I haven't read Catherine Coulter in forever---I should really check out this series :)

  3. @ Gina: It's been a while since I picked up this series, but I really am trying to catch it up...I put this one down as part of my Finish the Series goal!

    @ Felicia: This series is great - thriller, mystery and a little romance all in one!

  4. I read this book a few years ago. You brought back memories of the story. Funny when you read a book, how just a few sentences and the story comes back.


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