The Last Minute

By Jeff Abbott (Mass Market, 2015)
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.
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $6.00 US/$7.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781455561049

    • On Sale Date: 01/27/2015

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    • Imprint: Grand Central Publishing

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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.

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.
  • "Abbott is one of the best thriller writers in the business, and he delivers action and complex characters in an explosive cocktail. The next Capra novel cannot come fast enough." (Associated Press).

  • "Like Adrenaline, this is a fast-paced thriller with a likable, morally conflicted hero. Sam is in a difficult situation, seemingly forced to commit murder to find his son, and-this is a testament to Abbott's skills as a storyteller-we really don't know whether he will follow through. The book ends on an upbeat note, giving Sam a certain amount of closure. Still, let's hope Abbott isn't through with Sam.  He's a very well drawn character, and it would be nice to see him again." (Booklist).

  • "This is the second in the Capra series, and he hasn't slowed down. It has killings, betrayals, big-time conspiracies and action galore." (The Oklahoman).

  • "The Adrenaline rush that won't stop." (San Antonio Express-News).

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

  • "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) on Adrenaline).

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

  • "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 on Adrenaline).

  • "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 on Adrenaline).

  • "Adrenaline lives up to its name. Pure thriller in pace, but Abbott manages to keep the book's heart anchored 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 on Adrenaline).

  • "Engaging from the first paragraph, terrifying from the second page, Adrenaline 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, bestselling author of The Bourne Objective and Last Snow, on Adrenaline).

  • "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, New York Times bestselling author of Fragile, on Adrenaline).

  • "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).

  • "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).

  • "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) ).

  • "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 on Adrenaline
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  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $6.00 US/$7.00 CAN
  • Pages: 592
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9781455561049
  • On Sale Date: 01/27/2015
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