Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Review: Adrenaline by Jeff Abbott

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (July 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446575178
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446575171

Product Description


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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Review


Amazon Best Books of the Month, July 2011: CIA agent, Sam Capra, is about to have an extremely bad morning. We’re not talking about I-just-spilled-coffee-on-my-chinos bad. We’re talking about terrorists-bombed-my-office-and-kidnapped-my-wife bad. Sam is in the middle of an important meeting—he’s been closing in on the CIA’s most important target—when he’s interrupted by an urgent call from his pregnant wife, Lucy. There’s panic in her voice. “Meet me outside now,” she begs. In the street, Sam sees Lucy in a silver grey sedan with a strange man in the driver’s seat. Then a blast hits. In a flash, all of Sam’s colleagues are dead. Lucy’s gone. Sam’s the only survivor. And we’re only on page twelve. What follows is 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. Fortunately, Jeff Abbott has promised us more.--Shane Hansanuwat

About the Author


Jeff Abbott is the international-bestselling, award-winning author of eleven mystery and suspense novels. Jeff graduated from Rice University with a degree in History and English, and worked as a creative director at an advertising agency before writing full-time. A Texas native, he lives in Austin with his wife and two sons. You can visit his website at and follow him on Twitter at

My Review

Wow...what a roller coaster ride of a thriller! From the beginning when Sam Capra's pregnant wife is kidnapped in London the reader is spellbound by the action and twists and turns in this novel.  .  As the only survivor of a blast that decimates the London operations center of a CIA operation Sam is not above suspicion.  Worse yet, his pregnant wife is being accused of being a traitor as well.  Who to believe, who to trust, who to ally himself with.  Sam's adventure keeps you turning the pages.

This is the first book of Jeff Abbott's that I have read and I am a fan!  Highly recommend this exciting book!

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