The Target (FBI Series #3)

The Target (FBI Series #3)

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Near his secluded cabin high in the Rockies, Ramsey Hunt finds a small girl unconscious in the forest. But taking her in proves dangerous, and soon they are fleeing pursuing strangers with the intent to kill.

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ISBN-13: 9781441828224
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 10/28/2009
Series: FBI Thriller Series , #3
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Catherine Coulter is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the FBI Thrillers featuring husband and wife team Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock. She is also the author—with J. T. Ellison—of the Brit in the FBI series. She lives in Sausalito, California.

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The Target

By Catherine Coulter


ISBN: 0-515-12562-8


HE SAW THE man clearly: tall, with dark clothes, a stark figure against the misty gray sky. He was walking into the big granite building, ugly and flat-looking, with scores of windows that didn't look out over much except if you were up high. Then, suddenly, he was behind the man, just over his shoulder, keeping pace with him, watching him take the elevator to the nineteenth floor. He was nearly beside him as he walked down the long corridor and opened the door to a large office. A smiling receptionist greeted him, laughing at something he said. He watched the man greet two other people, a young man and a young woman, both well dressed, both obviously subordinate to him. He went into a large office with the man, saw a United States flag, a huge desk with its computer on top, the built-in bookshelves behind him, the windows beside him. He punched up the computer. Then, he was right behind the man; he could have reached out and helped him put on the long black robe. He watched him fasten the two clips closed. The man opened a door and walked into a big room, the look on his face somber, becoming cold, all the earlier humor wiped clean. There was a buzz. It stopped abruptly when he came into the room. Then the place went deathly silent.

Suddenly the room began to spin, faces blurred into one another, the very air of the room turned dark and darker still, and then the great main doors burst open and three men slammed into the room. They were carrying guns, assault guns like Russian AK47s. They were shooting, people were screaming, blood was spewing everywhere. He saw the man's face tighten with horror and fury. He saw the man suddenly leap over the railing that had separated him from the rest of that roomful of people, his black robe swirling. His leg was up, he was turning, striking out, his motion so fast it was hard to see it clearly. Someone screamed loudly.

He was right behind the man now, heard him breathe, could feel the controlled rage in him, the vicious tension and determination, and wondered.

Suddenly, the man whirled about again, turning this time to face him. He stared at himself, looked deeply into the eyes of a man who had just killed and would kill again. He felt the spit pool in his mouth, the coiled muscles, and felt his arm fly out, striking a man's throat.

He jerked up, flailing at the single sheet that was wound tightly around him like a mummy's shroud, a yell dying on his lips. He was soaked with sweat, his hair plastered to his head. His heart was pounding so fast and hard he thought he'd explode. Again, he thought, that bloody dream yet again. He didn't think he could stand it.

An hour later, he let himself out of his house, carefully locking the door behind him. He was on the way to his car when a man jumped out of the bushes and blinded him with a good half dozen photo flashes. It was too much. He grabbed the photographer, hauled him up by his shirtfront, and yelled right in his face, "You've gone over the line, you little bastard." He grabbed his camera, pulled the film out, and threw him aside. He tossed the camera to the man, who was lying on his back, gaping at him.

"You can't do that!"

"I just did. Get off my property."

The man scrambled to his feet, holding his camera to his chest. "I'll sue you! The public has a right to know!" He wanted to beat the guy senseless. The urge was so strong he was shaking with it. It was then he knew he had to leave. Otherwise it might not stop before he went nuts and really hurt one of the jerks. Or he simply just went nuts.


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The Target (FBI Series #3) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 191 reviews.
full-o-spirit More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I was immediately drawn into the story in the first chapter. The plot was wonderfully paced and kept my interest because this author has the ability to get you personally involved with the characters and effortlessly combines mystery and relationships. She brings these characters to life. When I went about my daily life while reading these books, I couldn't help but think about the characters and what was going to happen next. I will definitely be reading the entire FBI series by Catherine Coulter.
Robin50 More than 1 year ago
I really like the FBI Series by this author.
Dickstah More than 1 year ago
This is my first read of this prolific author, and I had a very hard time getting through it. Perhaps I'll try another one later. I found the dialogue stilted and repetitive, the characters just plain annoying simpletons, and the plot lines totally implausible. If I connected with the characters at all, it was to ask, "What the blazes are they thinking?" I hardly ever quit on any book I've started, and this time I wish I had.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the third book I have read in the FBI Series. I will continue to read all of them. It is hard to lay them down because I can hardly wait to see what is going to happen next.
CatladyHI More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading Catherine Coulter's books and "The Target" is right up there with: * Keeps the reader in Suspence * Passion * Off beat Humor * Adventure * Fast read, can't put it down I would recommend this book to first time readers of the FBI series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Great author. I definetly would recommend this to anyone.
joanie77 More than 1 year ago
I can't say enough about the FBI Series. It is best to start with the 1st one and read them all. The characters you will reconize. Coulter is the best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would have liked Savich and Sherlock more involved in the story line but, all in all I enjoyed the book. It totally kept my interest.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the most spine-tickleing of them all. It starts off with a abuse girl who then turns to a man "Ramsey," who helps her recover from the abusement. They then found her mother "Molly," who then led them on a wild goose chase to search for the abuser and the attempted murderer. Noone knows who it could be. Could it be Ramsey, Molly, the bartender, the local sherif, or even the cook? I guess your going to have to read the book in order to find it out now won't you. It's one of the BEST books i've read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book came recommended by a friend. And it was horrible. The dialouge was terrible!!! At one point the little girl doesnt speak at all and then she speaks like a adult. Poor poor writing. And the plot seemed to really drag.
onyx95 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Federal Judge Ramsey Hunt needed time away, his time in a cabin in the Rockie Mountains was anything but relaxing. After finding a little girl in the woods that had obviously been abused, men show up shooting at them and then the childs mom finally shows up accusing him of kidnapping. Molly Santera had been all over Colorado looking for her precious Emma and after finding her safe with Judge Hunt, the nightmares begin.This was not much in the way of a romance, it was very easy to fall for the little girl who had been through so much. The action of the book was spaced out, nothing real exciting, just a basic crime thriller. A few unexpected twists in the plot, but mostly very predictale. Happy ending, I would be interested in seeing the Judge in a later book. Overall just a basic read to get your mind of normal everyday boredom, and make yourself feel lucky you don't have a 'godfather' in the family.
lovejoy_rat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was horrible. I have no idea how she's a best seller all the time. Bleh!
ReadingKnitter01 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
one of her early ones- too much left over from the romance writing with the heroine getting nailed every few pages--story lineis good though- just needs tightening up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, has a little of everything in it.
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Love this one read first two awhile ago and was glad to find there are more to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great mystery. Kept my attention through out the book.
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This book gets your attention immediately! What a good read!
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birds123_74 More than 1 year ago
I almost gave up on her books.She just got better.
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Love the FBI Series.
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