Thursday, July 14, 2011

What is Jeff Abbott reading?

Today's featured contributor at Writers Read: Jeff Abbott, author of Adrenaline.

His entry begins:
Right now I’m reading Helen MacInnes’ The Double Image. This is a novel from 1965; MacInnes was the queen of Cold War fiction and she wrote intelligent thrillers centering on ordinary men and women who were swept up in the political machinations of the time. She excels at both setting and characterization and one must wonder why she’s fallen out of print: a situation that hopefully will soon be remedied.

I just finished...[read on]
Among the early praise for Adrenaline:
“This is a book that’s getting a tremendous amount of buzz, everyone’s talking about it. Jeff Abbott’s the next Robert Ludlum…Sam Capra is the heir-apparent to Jason Bourne…Great read…It’s going to be a big book.”
--The Today Show, Summer’s Best Beach Reads

“Outstanding…genuinely moving…hits full stride early on and never lets up. Readers who thrive on a relentless narrative pace and a straight line to the finish won’t be disappointed.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The title speaks for it. It is a page turner.”
Good Morning America Top Book Pick for Summer

“Edgy, seat-of-your-pants spy caper.”
Entertainment Weekly

“A breakneck thriller that delivers on the promise of its title. Adrenaline does indeed get the heart pumping with an exhilarating pace, creatively choreographed action, and intrigue that routinely compels you to read the proverbial “one more chapter.” But Sam Capra remains its most memorable asset. In his quest to find his family, Capra becomes the best kind of hero, one who’s highly capable at kicking ass, but who’s also imbued with a large amount of heart, which makes him worth rooting for book after book.” Best Books of the Month, July 2011
Learn more about the book and author at Jeff Abbott's website and blog.

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