The Beginning: The Cove / The Maze (FBI Series #1 and 2)

The Beginning: The Cove / The Maze (FBI Series #1 and 2)

by Catherine Coulter

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter presents the first two FBI Thrillers, together in one volume for the first time.

Meet Special Agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock in these exciting novels of intrigue and suspense—and watch the sparks fly as their relationship heats up amid cases that could destroy everything they hold dear...

In this “fast-paced” (Publishers Weekly) page-turner, the daughter of a murdered high-powered lawyer seeks sanctuary in a quaint little town, only to learn she can’t escape her past—or FBI Special Agent Dillon Savich.

“Full of twists and turns” (Rocky Mountain News), this cliffhanger teams Savich with new agent Lacey Sherlock in a case that leads them back to the murder of Sherlock’s sister seven years ago—and puts both their lives on the line.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425224342
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/03/2008
Series: FBI Thriller Series
Edition description: 2 BKS IN 1
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 222,115
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(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 Beginning: The Cove; The Maze 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 130 reviews.
Yogamum More than 1 year ago
Tried to read this but gave up 75 pages in to it. The plot is good, but the characters and story writing are boring
Dawna Carlin More than 1 year ago
Book started off ok, but the further you read into the book, the worse it becomes. I kept hoping that I was wrong... unfortunately not. Very disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The FBI Series is probably one of my favorite series. I have gone back and re-read several of the books and am now not so patiently waiting the release of the next book. "The Cove" was one book I could not put down. The story line got me hooked on the book immediately-Sherlock tracking down and catching her sister's murderer while putting herself in the line of fire. All the while, Sherlock and Savich are beginning their romance and later marriage, which leads into the rest of the series. Catherine Coulter really knows how to get a reader's attention and her stories never overlap or have the same plot line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced, easy read. Too much melodrama with Sherlock injuries though. Could ease up there quite a bit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Both books, have romance, humor, suspense and real storyline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Every page was a thriller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like the whole series,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved Sherlock and Dillon since forever. The stories are always great. Thank you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keeps tight control of intricate plotting, unexpected turns. Maintains historic Puzo knowledge of federal security and the technical capabilities, exploring loss of beloved political figures and consequences.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Phrasing and writing style was often difficult to follow. I'm not sure how I schlogged through it. The conclusions to the various plots were way out there!! Try a sample before you buy. My new rule....if I'm not engaged in the first thirty pages, forget it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An entertaining 2 story book. Mystery, family trouble, friends, and sex - what more can one ask for. Quick and enjoyable reads. Bunny
Lynda Haynes More than 1 year ago
I just got my first nook, and a friend recommended the author and FBI series. She said start at the beginning, with the first book. I cannot believe how bad the writing is, characters are unbelievable and plot is ridiculous. I keep waiting for it to get better, but NOW I read the reviews and I see that it doesn't get any better. My first nook book is a waste of time and technology - I am chalking it up as a loss. I wish I had "tried it" before I bought it.
JBL45 More than 1 year ago
I only read The Beginning, but I also have the second book in the series. I hope the second is better than the first. I thought the character development was not very good. I do see that generally people seem to like these books, so I hope the second one is written better than the first.
Lou-LouLP More than 1 year ago
I never thought I would read C.C.s books again ,but thankfully I was wrong. Her F.B.I. series Has Hooked Me Good. In-turn I've hooked my friends. Thank you Ms. Coulter..
Anonymous 5 days ago
Very good! Excellent
Anonymous 12 months ago
Talbin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Yuck. Catherine Coulter's The Beginning is a two-in-one omnibus, including The Cove and The Maze. My mom lent this book to me after she discovered I liked to read thrillers. It seems as if my aunt has introduced mysteries to my mom (who had really only read romances up til now), and mom had read this recently. I typically read mysteries as escape literature, but I expect them to be fairly well-written and have an intricate plot that I can get lost in for a few hours.The Cove, the only one of of the books from The Beginning that I will read, was not well-written, nor did it have an intricate plot. It was a silly story about Sally Brainerd, who escapes a sanitarium, is somehow involved or sees her abusive father killed (her memory is a bit hazy from all the drugs they gave her in the sanitarium), then escapes to her aunt Amabel in a mysterious west cost town, The Cove. FBI agent James Quinlan follows Sally to The Cove, posing as a private investigator looking into the mysterious disappearance of a couple who visited the town a few years before. By the end of the book, we learn what happened to Sally's father and what happened to the missing couple. Both resolutions are quite far-fetched, especially the one involving The Cove and it's older residents.Coulter is not a particularly good writer. The dialog (which makes up most of the book) is stilted, repetitive and not life-like at all. The plots could have been interesting, but in Coulter's hands seemed almost farce-like rather than mysterious in any way. And she continued to use the same words to describe the same characters throughout the book. Sally's husband, Scott, is always a "worm." Dr. Beadermeyer is a "monster." And at least two, and maybe three, different characters use the word "damnation." Who the heck uses that word anymore, let alone multiple characters in the same book? All I know is - no more Catherine Coulter for me.
kfkolonel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Read The Cove, the first of two novels here. She is MUCH too wordy. Very unrealistic dialog.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story! Well written keep your interest all the way from the beginning to the end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gives the reader a good introduction to some of the characters in the series
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Mystery.