Reckoning: An FBI Thriller (Hardcover)

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Agents Savich and Sherlock are back in the latest installment in Catherine Coulter’s #1 New York Times bestselling FBI Thriller series, and this time both are enlisted to help women with traumatic pasts who are in mortal danger.

When she was twelve years old, Kirra Mandarian’s parents were murdered and she barely escaped with her life. Fourteen years later Kirra is a commonwealth attorney back home in Porte Franklin, Virginia, and her goal is to find out who killed her parents and why. She assumes the identity of E.N.—Eliot Ness—and gathers proof to bring down the man she believes was behind her parents’ deaths. She quickly learns that big-time criminals are very dangerous indeed and realizes she needs Dillon Savich’s help. Savich brings in Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith to work with Lieutenant Jeter Thorpe, the young detective who’d saved Kirra years before.

Emma Hunt, a piano prodigy and the granddaughter of powerful crime boss Mason Lord, was only six years old when she was abducted. Then, she was saved by her adoptive father, San Francisco federal judge Ramsey Hunt. Now a 12-year-old with a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, she narrowly saves herself from a would-be kidnapper at Davies Hall in San Francisco. Worried for her safety, Emma’s entire family joins her for her next performance, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.. Sherlock and officers from METRO are assigned to protect her, but things don’t turn out as planned…

About the Author


Catherine Coulter is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eighty-seven novels, including the FBI Thriller series and A Brit in the FBI international thriller series, cowritten with J.T. Ellison. Coulter lives in Sausalito, California, with her Übermensch husband and their two noble cats, Peyton and Eli.

Praise For…


“A missing person’s case kicks off bestseller Coulter’s nail-biting 25th FBI thriller… Coulter does her usual fine job of building suspense by shifting between the parallel narratives. This long-running thriller series shows no sign of losing steam.” — Publishers Weekly on Vortex

“If you are looking for a roller coaster, highly emotional ride then you will really want to sit down with Vortex in your hands…Vortex—by definition is a ‘whirling mass like a whirlpool or whirlwind’ and Catherine Coulter knows how to catch her readers in one…As always with Ms. Coulter’s books, Vortex will captivate and fascinate.” — Fresh Fiction

“Coulter is always good, but in Vortex she uses her considerable talents to spin a complex tale of escalating stakes in a full-bore thriller that is not to be missed.” — Providence Journal

“Coulter… knows who her characters are, and what motivates them, and she knows what kind of adversary to put up against them… [The FBI novels] are suspenseful and surprising, and they have earned their large following. Vortex will be received enthusiastically.” — Booklist

“A new release from Catherine Coulter is always a special treat for suspense thriller fans—fans who will devour Vortex…[a] fast-paced, action-filled read.”  — The Big Thrill

"Intricate... Coulter expertly weaves all the plot threads together. Fans of extravagant thrillers with a paranormal tinge will be satisfied." — Publishers Weekly on Deadlock

"Eerie, unsettling, and breathlessly terrifying, Paradox is another gripping read from Catherine Coulter, who, at twenty-two books into her bestselling series and counting, shows no signs whatsoever of slowing down anytime soon." — The Real Book Spy

“Seductive and menacing… [Enigma] sets new standards to judge thrillers. It’s a thriller most people would like to finish in one sitting…. Intense and packed with the action and inventive fantasy Catherine Coulter is known for.” — Washington Post Book Review

“A breakneck plot, magnetic characters and just enough romance to make everything sizzle—that is to say, exactly what the world loves about [Coulter’s] best-selling FBI series…. The double-barreled plot explodes in the first chapter and doesn’t slow down until the breathtaking end. — Huffington Post on Bombshell

“All the elements of a real spellbinder: glamour, romance… murder, colorful characters, sinister settings and a hidden motive for revenge that goes back decades. The plot twists at every turn…. Excellent.” — San Diego Union-Tribune on Riptide

"Pulse-pounding… Coulter fans will have a tough time putting this one down." — Publishers Weekly on Paradox

"A master of smooth, eminently readable narratives."  — Booklist

"Catherine Coulter is one of the bona fide rock stars of the thriller genre, and her last book, Paradox, was as good as anything she’s written. Labyrinth promises to be another 'white-knuckled' thriller." — The Real Book Spy

“One of the reasons this long-running series keeps on being so entertaining is the combination of eerie and twisted plotline and engaging characters who continue to grow. Coulter is a true master!” — RT Book Reviews

“The twenty-sixth installment of Coulter's FBI series delivers just what the author's fans have come to expect: a story that doesn’t go where we might expect it to; a supporting cast of new and exciting characters; and two familiar faces, Savich and Sherlock, who have come to feel like old friends.” — Library Journal

"Scintillating suspense surrounds the dual mysteries as the stakes rise for Savich and Sherlock and those they’re seeking to protect. Series fans will be riveted from the very first page.” — Publishers Weekly

“Pulse-pounding terror mixed with romance makes for page-turning pleasure.” — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063004139
ISBN-10: 0063004135
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2022
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: An FBI Thriller

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How To Read More

If you love reading, but for some reason you read less and less, know that everything is fine. It happens.
Our lives today have so many things that distract us - how can we not put books away when all these movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, social networks and endless surfing in online stores are around ...
Yes, it's really hard to resist, but you certainly can!

In this article, we want to share with you some tips to read more often and more successfully.
These are some notes and some practices that we have collected for our SUNDOG BOOKS readers club.
And maybe it will bring more books into your life!

Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
And you will be surprised, but your goals can be quite varied:

- for work
If you read a lot on duty, then you definitely need to speed up the process. The logic here is simple: read faster → work faster → more time for books for yourself.

- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
because good books always = fun!

Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.

 

And so - How to read more:
We will tell you about the methods that we use ourselves. Perhaps some will suit you as well.

 

15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

You will see progress immediately. You will notice that almost always your 15 minutes will grow into half an hour or more. But the most remarkable thing is that in three weeks your hands themselves will be looking for a book.

 

50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

It is necessary to change the approach to books. At first it will be hard for you to stop and put the book down. Even if we put the book away, it will seem to reproach us from the shelf, mocking us as quitters. But in the end we should come to one simple thought: if it doesn’t hook your attention, you should not force yourself to read it.

***Fifty pages is not a bad test. Not the most objective, but definitely effective. It helps to determine whether it interests you or not, and whether to spend time on things that do not excite.

 

Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Main characters
  • Scene
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Quotes

And, yes, a reader's diary is not a thing about quantity, but about quality. But, it can also motivate. When you open your diary and start looking at quotes (especially quotes), you immediately really want to read.

 

Maybe a Book Bet?
Several people can participate. Members of the betting group can come from friends, family, and also your colleagues. And of course you can set your own rules for participation, but we'll give you a simple example:

Everyone in the group should read and review a book over the course of a month with weekly updates. Anyone who does not finish a review buys the book for all other participants for the next month.

 

Speed Reading

Another effective way to increase the amount you read is speed reading. The logic here is simple - the faster you read, the more books you can enjoy.

*There are many online courses on speed reading, and you can also study on your own using instructional books. But, it is worth noting that this is a serious learning process that will require some effort on your part.

 

Outcome

Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
And also - don't forget about audiobooks. They are a cool way to take the load off your eyes sometimes and just immerse yourself in the story. Some books are really strong in voice acting.

 
 
 

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