Adrenaline

By Jeff Abbott (Mass Market, 2015)
"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."

ADRENALINE

Sam Capra is living the life of his dreams.

He's a brilliant young CIA agent, stationed in London. 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.

On a bright, sunny day, 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 on in an extraordinary plot-and now Sam must become a new kind of hero.
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    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $6.00 US/$7.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781455561025

    • On Sale Date: 01/27/2015

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"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."

ADRENALINE

Sam Capra is living the life of his dreams.

He's a brilliant young CIA agent, stationed in London. 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.

On a bright, sunny day, 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 on in an extraordinary plot-and now Sam must become a new kind of hero.

Jeff Abbott is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. He is the winner of an International Thriller Writers Award (for the Sam Capra thriller The Last Minute) and is a three-time nominee for the Edgar award. He lives in Austin with his family. You can visit his website at www.JeffAbbott.com.
  • "This is a wonderful book and the start of one of the most exciting new series I've had the privilege to read. Jeff Abbott has been one of my favorite writers for more than a decade and Sam Capra is now on my short list of characters I would follow anywhere. Adrenaline provides the high-octane pace one expects from a spy thriller, while grounding the action with a protagonist that anyone can root for. Sam Capra is the boy next door -- assuming the boy next door to you is a CIA-trained agent who will do whatever is necessary to find and protect his loved ones." (Laura Lippman).

  • "Adrenaline has everything-relentless action, mind-bending intrigue, and twists and turns you won't see coming. It's exhilarating, and confirms Jeff Abbott as one of the best thriller writers of our time." (Harlan Coben).

  • "Adrenaline lives up to its name. Pure thriller in pace, but Abbott manages to keep the book's heart in the right place. The characters aren't cardboard action figures, but people under incredible stresses and strains. I read it in a big gulp." (Charlaine Harris).

  • "Engaging from the first paragraph, terrifying from the second page, ADREANLINE accomplishes what most modern thrillers can't. It makes us care about its characters even while we're speeding headlong down the ingenious Rabbit Hole of its plot. Well done!" (Eric Van Lustbader).

  • "I am, and always have been, a devoted Jeff Abbott fan. Adrenaline takes him to a whole new level. Sam Capra is the perfect hero-tough, smart, pure of heart, and hard to kill.  And Adrenaline is the perfect thriller. Taut and edgy, with breakneck pacing and perfect plotting,  it's a breathless race from the shocking, heart-wrenching opening sequence to the stunning conclusion. Jeff Abbott is a master, and Adrenaline is his best book yet." (Lisa Unger, NYT bestselling author of Fragile).

  • "Deliciously crafty . . . heart-pounding thrills . . . a stunner....ADRENALINE has all the hallmarks of a career-changer. It should launch him into the Michael Connelly or Dennis Lehane stratosphere . . . Abbott sets a merciless pace, but he never lets speed hinder his writing . . . glorious sensory acumen . . . with just the right amount of snarky wit." (Dallas Morning News).

  • "[An] edgy, seat-of-your-pants spy caper." (Entertainment Weekly).

  • "Extremely compelling . . . a thriller that will get even the most jaded reader's pulse racing . . . a grand slam home run." (Associated Press).

  • "Outstanding . . . genuinely moving . . . Abbott 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)).

  • "Breathless fun . . . You really do keep turning page after page." (Cleveland Plain Dealer).

  • "Thrilling." (New York Daily News
    ).

  • "This is a book that's getting a tremendous amount of buzz, everyone's talking about it. I think Jeff Abbott's the next Robert Ludlum. And I think Sam Capra is the heir apparent to Jason Bourne . . . The most gripping spy story I've read in years . . . It just grabs you. Great read!" (Harlan Coben , on The Today Show

    ).

  • "Exhilarating . . . keeps the intensity at a peak level . . . ADRENALINE proves worthy of its title." (Columbus Dispatch).

  • "[A] complex, mind-bending plot . . . If Sam improves on his parkour skills, the future thrillers will spill over with nonstop action, just as ADRENALINE does." (San Antonio Express-News).

  • "A white-knuckle opening leads into undoubtedly the best thriller I've read so far this year . . . ADRENALINE will surely vault Abbott to the top of must-read authors. The relentless action will hook you from the heart-stopping opening to a conclusion that was as shocking as it was heart-rending . . . an irresistible new hero." (Ventura County Star (CA)).

  • "Nail-biting." (Austin Chronicle).

  • "ADRENALINE, like its namesake hormone, is all about pace, and a high-speed pace at that. A word of caution: Don't start reading [it] just before bedtime!" (BookPage

    ).

  • "Hero Sam Capra likes to unwind with parkour, leaping from building to building, clambering up walls and hurtling through space across the urban landscape . . . The sport's a fitting metaphor for Abbott's style, tumbling from page to page with the frantic inevitability of Robert Ludlum . . . It all works beautifully." (Booklist).

  • "The title of this book pretty much sets the pace for this action-packed thriller. Within its pages are all the best aspects of a very enjoyable good versus evil plot: intrigue, spies, double crosses, foreign locales, technology used for nefarious purposes, a good hearted hero, and the obligatory nasty bad guys." (Suspense Magazine

    ).

  • "Jeff Abbott's new book lives up to its title...This one hooked me and didn't let go....Like coffee this book should not be read before you go to bed unless you truly don't want to go to sleep. It's the kind of book where if you think you can stop reading at the end of a chapter, you are deluding yourself...Check out this book, Adrenaline-you will thank me later." (Seattle Pi).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

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  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $6.00 US/$7.00 CAN
  • Pages: 528
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9781455561025
  • On Sale Date: 01/27/2015