Point Blank

Version: Unabridged
Author: Catherine Coulter
Narrator: Dick Hill
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Thriller
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: September 2005
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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Overview

The explosive action kicks off as FBI agent Ruth Warnecki hunts for Confederate gold in a West Virginia cave. She never expects to encounter the grisly murder that catapults her into a horrific plague of death, all centered on the prestigious Stanislaus School of Music. And at Hooter's Motel in Maryland, FBI agents Savich and Carver are nearly killed while attempting to rescue a kidnap victim. Instead of a hostage, all they see is a glowing-red timer and then a catastrophic explosion. They are then led to Arlington National Cemetery, but the search for the kidnap victim is cut short when Savich takes a fateful call on his cell, as a mysterious voice threatens to kill him and his wife. Pitted against an insane killer and his psychotic teenage girlfriend, Savich and Sherlock find themselves fighting a hate-driven villain with a very long memory. Point Blank is a nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat thriller, as exhilarating and terrifying as anything Catherine Coulter has ever written.

Reviews (9)

Point Blank

Written by Laura McQuiddy on July 18th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I enjoyed this book. It was fast paced and fun. However, I am a bit disappointed by how Ruths storyline ended. I am just hoping all the questions left hanging will be answered in the next book.

Wonderful

Written by Anonymous from Harlan, KY on June 29th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was my first Coulter book and I really loved it. Mystery in a treasure hunt and in finding a killer, loved the story line.

Not my favoriet

Written by Anonymous on June 8th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The story's in the book were very interesting. My only problem with this was that I didn't care for two unrelated stories in the same book. It was a little distracting.

Point Blank

Written by Anonymous from Baltimore, MD on May 17th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I don't understand all the negative reviews. I thought this book was terrific. The two story lines started separately, merged together, and separated again so each could be concluded on it's own terms. Coulter's Savitch and Sherlock are a great duo, and I'm looking forward to more.

Point Blank

Written by Anonymous from Pagosa Springs, CO on June 26th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This is perhaps the worst novel of the many hundreds I have read or listened to in the past twenty years! There were two completely separate story lines which I kept expecting to merge into a coherent single plot. They never did. Other story sidelines were never resolved. The dialog was unrealistic and the characters were unimaginative, stereotypical, one-dimensional and just plain boring. Simply Audiobooks' marketing blurb is severely overwritten and casts your credibility in great doubt.

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Written by Ann from Washington, DC on April 27th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Absolutely terrible. I should have believed the people who reviewed this book. I only listened to one cd. I wonder if the problem was the narrator..... He was just made the book seem amateurish.

Point Blank

Written by Anonymous on April 14th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I would absolutely not recommend this book. I had to stop listening and return before I finished the 3rd CD.

Point Blank

Written by Anonymous on April 12th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I have listened to read all of the books in this series, however this was the first one that I had a hard time following. I think that if the stories had been written into two separate books it would have been a much better story.

Point Blank

Written by capster on November 23rd, 2005

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Painful. I would like to rate this as zero stars but that is not a choice. I have never read or listened to a Catherine Coulter novel and was just looking for an action/thriller to entertain me during my one hour commute. The plot was almost childish and the dialogue was extremely awkward and stilted. The narrator's attempt at the New York accent of one character was annoying. It was a difficult choice whether to keep listening to this book or sit in silence and stare at the taillights of the car in front of me. I have seen reviews of other Catherine Coulter novels and they seem positive so maybe this book is the exception but I strongly recommend you avoid this book.

Author Details

Author Details

Coulter, Catherine

Coulter grew up on a horse ranch in the state of Texas.[2] She comes from a family of creative people. Her grandmother, who died at the young age of 37, was also a writer. Coulter's father is a painter and singer, and her mother is a retired concert pianist.[3]

Coulter wrote her first two novels, fifteen pages each, when she was fourteen.[3] While a freshman at University of Texas, Coulter wrote poetry.[3] After earning her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, Coulter attended Boston College and earned a Master's degree in early 19th century European history.[2]

Coulter took a job as a speech writer for a Wall Street company president. Because her husband was a medical student, she spent many of her evenings alone, reading romance novels. One night when they were home together, Coulter found herself in the middle of a particularly bad book and threw it across room, asserting that even she could do better. Her husband challenged her to prove herself, and the two spent the weekend plotting out a storyline for a gothic romance. Coulter wrote the novel in the evenings.[3]

When Coulter finished writing her novel she sent it to an editor at Signet, the premiere Regency romance publisher. Three days later Signet offered her a three-book contract.[3] That first novel, The Autumn Countess, was published by Penguin Books in 1978. By 1982, she was earning enough to quit her job and become a full-time writer.[4]

Since then she has written over fifty books and has had forty-two consecutive New York Times Bestsellers since 1988.[2] Her thriller The Maze was her first book to place on the New York Times Hardcover Bestseller list, while The Cove spent nine weeks on the New York Times Paperback Bestseller list and sold over one million copies.[2] Coulter generally publishes one historical romance and one suspense novel each year, and has been busily rewriting many of her earlier Regency romances to turn them into longer historical romances.[5]

Coulter sits down to her computer every morning at 6:30 a.m. to review her email before beginning writing at 7:30 a.m. She normally finishes writing by 11 a.m.[3]

Coulter lives in Marin County, California with her husband, Anton Pogany, who is a physician. They travel often, and Coulter loves to ski.[2]