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The edge
Catherine Coulter
Adult Fiction COULTER

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Like Jilly Bartlett, who drives her white Porsche off an Oregon cliff in the prologue, Coulter (The Target) has an uncertain hand on the wheel of her rambling thriller. FBI agent Ford "Mac" MacDouglas, Jilly's brother, is a tough-but-tenderhearted protagonist unraveling the mystery surrounding his sister's plungeÄwith frequent interruptions for sex and violent surprises. Jilly, a brilliant chemist, survives the accident (or is it a suicide attempt?), only to disappear upon awaking from a four-day coma, leaving Mac with some vexing questions. What kind of drug have Jilly and her unpleasant scientist husband, Paul, developedÄa fountain of youth, a wild libido enhancer, a fertility drug, a memory-eraser, or all of the above? Why is Jilly deathly afraid of beautiful Laura Scott, who's ostensibly a reclusive research librarian but obviously far too street smart to play that role convincingly? Who killed retired cop Charlie Duck? Coulter risks exasperating her readersÄwho may tire of the relentless questions this book raises in increasingly heavy dosesÄwith excessive and transparent collusions; it turns out that the highway patrolman who rescues Jilly has ties to sheriff Maggie Sheffield, and that Sheffield is the ex-wife of a detective. The intrigue doesn't really add up to much, whether the action is taking place amid flowing champagne in the Edgeworth, Ore., home of wealthy evildoer Alyssum Tarcher or in the rain forest of Costa Rica where Mac and Laura are whisked, after being gassed, then drugged. Coulter, who made her name writing historical romances before shifting into modern suspense mode, packs her newest tale with an overabundance of perilous contrivances, and for the most part, between drug cartel kidnappers and love on the lam, the plot buckles under its own weight. Author tour. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

An experimental sex drug, thought transference, attacking helicopters, and confusion galore: Coulter serves it all up in her latest FBI thriller. Ford "Mac" MacDougal, who helped FBI agent Lacey Sherlock in The Maze, comes to Oregon after his sister drives her Porsche off a cliff into the ocean. When she disappears from the hospital, Mac teams up with Laura, an undercover DEA agent. Bullets fly. Mac enlists Sherlock and fellow agent Dillon Savich, from The Maze and The Target, and all four end up in the Costa Rican rainforest with the bad guys close behind. The action comes thick and fast. Mac is physically amazing, recovering from a terrorist bombing, a poisoning, and assorted injuries so quickly that he resembles a television Western hero. This best-selling series gets more outr‚ with each installment, but Coulter continues to churn out the excitement and the romance. Suspend your disbelief and enjoy. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 4/1/99.]ÄAndrea Lee Shuey, Dallas P.L. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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