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KnockOut: An FBI Thriller, Book 13

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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 TV 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. Soon after he finds her, Ethan 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. Savich 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.

It’s a race to stop the madness, or the madness will destroy them all.

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  • Marsha
  • 17-08-2009

Hard to finish

The story was strange, but the narrators were what really got on my nerves. The female voices were whiny and the little girl's voice was just downright irritating. Could have definitely skipped this one.

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  • Lehua of Pacifica
  • 23-07-2009

Predictable all the way

In other episodes I've read from this series, Coulter used some restraint and kept the supernatural element to just a dash of spice. But in this one, she takes the hoodoo way over the line, letting it overwhelm the story and turn it into a shapeless mass. No plot-worthy parameters remain.

The characters flop, too. Coulter has always been noticeably cartoonish, but didn't run amok until this one.

She's also maddeningly repetitive, not just with statements, but with actions and events. Worst of all, the plot was so predictable that I found myself skipping large chunks, only to tune in later to find that things had gone exactly as I'd known they would. In fact, I fell asleep -- again -- just before the end, and couldn't stir up enough interest to rewind and finish it.

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The producers chose to do that awful thing of swapping between readers. Including this novel, I've never seen that done well. Rather, it's
disruptive and distracting. Costanzo has a high pitch, almost adolescent, which saps strength from the story. Raudman is awful beyond belief. I thought I'd experienced the worst overacting possible in audio, but she trumps them all.

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  • Carole
  • 31-07-2009

Should have listened to Marjorie's one star rating

Coulter is one of my favorite authors, so I didn't put much credence in Marjorie's review. But boy was she right. This is Coulter's worst. She was way over the top in the supernatural, the two story lines were difficult to follow at times, and the only reason I finished the book is because I paid for it. Do not waste your money on this one. I was very disappointed. It did not deserve one star.

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  • R Bechard
  • 01-10-2009

Too imaginative

This is the first of the FBI series that I have not enjoyed. I like to at least think I can believe in the plot and the characters, but this one is too imaginative. Over the top on the mind power and the bad guys are totally unbelievable. Would not recommend or read again.

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  • Leslie
  • 26-08-2009

FBI Series is the best

It is a pleasure to experience the character development that Ms. Coulter has cultivated throughout the FBI series. I just love Savage, the tough, vegetarian, tea-drinking FBI agent who married his partner. This offering explores some 'paranormal' activity and throws in quite a few surprises. A fast read, there is something for everyone!

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  • Rachel
  • 21-01-2016

Loved it!

I loved this story....it's actually one of my favorites. I have read all of her FBI thrillers and this is one of the best!!!

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  • Kathleen
  • 21-07-2015

wonderful.

Catherine Coulter is the best. I am a huge fan of her books . Once again she doesn't disappoint.This book has some really scary characters. Scary good!!

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  • Robin Dillon
  • 25-08-2011

Story not bad, narration - awful

The story is a bit predictable and too much supernatural elements for the series. However, it was the narration that was the worst, the female narrator was so distracting it made it difficult to listen to.

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  • Paula V
  • 11-10-2010

worried but wrong

This was my husband's choice. I couldn't imagine listening to the same story that long. Boy was I wrong. That was the fastest trip across four states I've ever had. The voices were incredible. The characters have grown as they would have in real life. But they haven't lost a thing.

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  • Shirley
  • 09-02-2010

Really Bad

Maybe the book was good, but the narration was awful. The voices were exceptionally irritating. This was the first audible book I could not finish.

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