Saturday, August 04, 2012

What is Jeff Abbott reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Jeff Abbott, author of Adrenaline and its sequel, The Last Minute.

His entry begins:
I've had a terrific summer of reading. Just finished Charlotte Rogan's The Lifeboat, her debut novel about a social climber in 1914 who finds herself in an overcrowded lifeboat when the luxury liner she's honeymooning on sinks in the north Atlantic. Terrific writing, beautifully paced, and Grace Winter is a most interesting unreliable narrator. In this tiny, claustrophobic setting, Grace struggles with the big questions: who lives and who dies? What is the secret of the two people in the lifeboat who are vying for control? And how far will she go to...[read on]
About the book, from the publisher:
Sam Capra must commit an impossible assassination--or he will lose the only person in the world who matters to him...

Sam Capra has one reason to live: to rescue his baby son from the people who abducted him. An ex-CIA agent, Sam now owns bars around the world as cover for his real mission-working undercover for a secret network as mysterious as it is powerful, while using his skills to find his child.

Now the kidnappers have offered a deadly deal: they'll surrender Sam's child...if Sam finds and murders the one man who can expose them. Teaming up with a desperate young mother whose daughter is also missing, Sam tracks his prey-and his son-across the country in a dangerous race against time, and must unravel a deadly conspiracy if he's to rescue the only person in the world that matters to him.
Learn more about the book and author at Jeff Abbott's website and blog.

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The Page 69 Test: Adrenaline.

Writers Read: Jeff Abbott (July 2011).

Writers Read: Jeff Abbott.

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