Jeff Abbott has a pedigree in writing classy thrillers that few can boast. His books are multi-award winning and some are optioned for films. And you can see why. They are action-packed with edge-of-your-seat thrills. The plots race along assisted by smooth writing and empathetic characters. Adrenaline is no exception, and if you're looking for knuckle-biting ride, buckle up. This one is for you.
Sam Capra is living the life of his dreams. A young American in London, he has a perfect flat, a perfect job with the CIA and a perfect wife, Lucy – who is seven months pregnant with their first child.
But one sunny day, it all goes up in flames. Sam receives a call from Lucy while he’s at work. She tells him to leave the building immediately, which he does – just before it explodes, killing those inside. Lucy vanishes, and Sam wakes up in a prison cell.
Why did Lucy call him? Was she a loving spouse or an enemy operative? Is Sam’s unborn child safe? Adrenaline coursing through his veins, Sam enters a frantic race to save his life and discover the truth about those he thought he knew so well.
Lee Child (of 61 Hours fame) said "Jeff Abbott writes suspense classics".
As reviewed by Chris Bilkey in the May 2010 Booktopia Crime Buzz. Click here to see all of Booktopia's Newsletters.
Sam Capra - brilliant CIA agent, loving husband, expectant father - loses everything that matters to him in a horrifying moment in London. An unknown enemy has set him up as a traitor. But that enemy has targeted the wrong man.
Escaping from the CIA, Sam goes on a desperate hunt for the killer who stole his family and to save his kidnapped wife and child. But the destruction of Sam's life was only step one in an extraordinary plot ? and now Sam Capra must become a new kind of hero.
A sleek, smart thriller that combines a family tragedy, international intrigue, and the redemptive power of love into one of this year's best books. There is no question: Jeff Abbott is the new name in suspense. [Harlan Coben]Panic is a ride down the roaring rapids. Jeff Abbott has put together a hell of a page turner. [Michael Connelly]... an instant classic immediately full of questions--who, what, why, how--that have answers you won't see coming. [Lee Child]A superb story, a sterling example of why we love stories about ordinary men thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Don't even try to anticipate the twists and turns in this intelligent thriller -- just hold on tight and remember to breathe. [Laura Lippman]
Series: Sam Capra
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st May 2010
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.63