Thursday, January 17, 2008

give it up! create new characters!

Title: Double Take
Author: Catherine Coulter

Julia's been convicted by the press of murdering her husband August, who was much older than her and very rich, but there's no evidence. A "random" attempt on her life was interrupted by Cheney, an FBI agent in the right place at the right time. The attempts continue, which start to convince local cops that maybe they're looking in the worng place; Cheney and Julia go talk to her husband's psychic colleagues to find the killer. Sherlock and Savich are called in to help, plus to track down why a woman who looks just like the dead wife of their friend Sheriff Dixon Noble is wandering around San Francisco. I forget who killed August, but vaguely remember the look-alike being some sort of con-woman.

The books featuring Sherlock and Savich started with The Maze, which I really enjoyed. Apparently so did Coulter and a bunch of fans, since she turned them into recurring characters and this is something like the 10th book that uses a contrived plot to bring them in to interact with random FBI agents that they're somehow close friends with despite the fact that they're new characters created to be the love interests in the present book. The first few worked, but each one gets harder to enjoy...

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