A brilliant young CIA agent has it all--until he's the lone survivor of a terrorist attack that his wife may or may not have been involved in planning--in Jeff Abbott's "exhilarating" (Harlan Coben) thriller, the launch of his fan favorite Sam Capra series.
"If you knew this was our final day together, what would you say to me?""Anything but good-bye. I can't ever say good-bye to you."
Sam Capra is living the life of his dreams. He's a brilliant young CIA agent. His wife Lucy is seven months pregnant with their first child. They have a wonderful home, and are deeply in love. They have everything they could hope for...until they lose it all in one horrifying moment.
Sam receives a call from Lucy while he's at work. She tells him to leave the building immediately. He does...just before it explodes, killing everyone inside. Lucy vanishes, and Sam wakes up in a prison cell. As the lone survivor of the attack, he is branded by the CIA as a murderer and a traitor.
Escaping from the agency, Sam launches into a desperate hunt to save his kidnapped wife and child, and to reveal the unknown enemy who has set him up and stolen his family. But the destruction of Sam's life was only step one in an extraordinary plot--and now Sam must become a new kind of hero.
"Breathless fun." --Cleveland Plain Dealer"Nail-biting." --Austin Chronicle
"Irresistible." --Ventura County Star
"Heart-pounding thrills." --Dallas Morning News
"A grand slam home run." --Associated Press
Edgar-finalist Abbott's outstanding tale of high intrigue set primarily in London and Amsterdam, the first in a series, introduces Sam Capra, a London-based CIA agent. When a terrorist group bombs the agency's British headquarters, killing 20 people, the authorities believe that Sam's pregnant wife, Lucy, also a U.S. spy, helped the terrorists and disappeared with them. Immediately suspected of being part of the bombing plot, Sam winds up in secret CIA custody and tortured. Refusing to believe Lucy has turned traitor, Sam finally escapes and begins his headlong search for her and his son, whom he believes has now been born. Sam offs terrorists, cracks wise, and shows a genuinely moving concern for his wife and son. Abbott (Panic), displaying a greater mastery of the genre than in previous books, 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.
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Read this book because of the recommendation of the Today show guest, Harlan Coben, whose books I enjoy. This was a fast paced read, interesting premis and nice tie in to another book for this character.
A Very Professional Ride
I loved this book. The plot line was great, but I was even more impressed about the author was able to keep the momentum going for the entire novel. I love Lee Child, but there are moments where his novels lag; "Adrenaline" never does. I can't wait for his next one.
Gripping and high octane from the first page to the last. Jeff Abbott presents twists and turns that make you keep turning the page. Look forward to his next Sam Capra escapade. Great read. In the same company as Flynn, Thor and Berenson.