Jeff Abbott - Author

About the Author

Jeff Abbott is the nationally bestselling, award-winning author of six novels of mystery and suspense. His novels have been called "exciting, shrewd, and beautifully crafted" (Chicago Tribune) and "fresh, original,intricately woven" (Publishers' Weekly). A fifth-generation Texan, he spent his childhood in Austin and Dallas with parents and grandparents who loved to tell stories. His novels include the USA TODAY bestseller and Anthony Award nominee A KISS GONE BAD; the Agatha and Macavity Award winner DO UNTO OTHERS; THE ONLY GOOD YANKEE; PROMISES OF HOME; and DISTANT BLOOD. His latest novel, BLACK JACK POINT won an Edgar Award.

Jeff lives in Austin with his wife and two sons.

Featured books by Jeff Abbott

Downfall

Downfall

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/12/2013

'Help me.' When a young woman rushes into Sam Capra's San Francisco bar and whispers these desperate words, Sam feels compelled to help. A moment later she is attacked by two killers. With Sam's aid, she manages to overpower the men, saving his life in the process before vanishing into the night. On discovering that one of the attackers is no mere thug, but, shockingly, one of the most powerful investors in America, Sam searches for the beguiling young woman who asked for help and unearths a deadly network run by some of the most powerful and influential people in the world...A gripping, addictive and exhilarating thriller from international bestseller Jeff Abbott, Downfall will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the very last line.

The Last Minute

The Last Minute

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/06/2011

They framed me. They abducted my wife. They took my child. I want him back. Sam Capra has one reason to live: to reclaim his baby son from the people who kidnapped him. Teaming up with a young mother whose daughter went missing, he tracks his child across the country in a dangerous, desperate race against time. From the internationally bestselling author of Panic, The Last Minute is the most heart-stopping thriller of the year, from 'one of the best thriller writers of our time' (Harlan Coben).

Other books by Jeff Abbott

The Three Beths

The Three Beths

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2018

From multi-million-selling writer Jeff Abbott comes an intense and gripping new psychological thriller about a daughter's desperate search for her mother - when she discovers two other women with the same name are also missing. My mum would never leave me. This has been Mariah Dunning's motto. So when she glimpses her mother - who's been missing for the past year - Mariah's conviction becomes stronger than ever. Or is she losing her mind? An unlikely coincidence? When Beth Dunning disappeared without a trace, suspicion for her murder immediately fell upon Mariah's father. Until Mariah stumbles upon two other recent disappearances. And all three women had the same name: Beth. Or a sinister connection? Mariah would give anything to find out what happened to her mother and clear her father's name. But the truth may be more devastating than she could have imagined... Praise for Jeff Abbott 'I could not tear myself away from Jeff Abbott's mesmerising, gripping, and claustrophobic novel' Harlan Coben on Blame 'An instant classic' Lee Child 'Jeff Abbott has put together a hell of a page turner' Michael Connelly

Blame The addictive psychological thriller that grips you to the final twist

Blame The addictive psychological thriller that grips you to the final twist

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/12/2017

A breathtaking psychological thriller about one girl's search for justice, perfect for fans of JP Delaney's The Girl Before and Michelle Frances's The Girlfriend. IF YOU WERE INNOCENT, YOU'D REMEMBER . . . WOULDN'T YOU? 'This story is in the hands of a true thriller master. And the payoff is glorious' Daily Mail The crash that killed him Two years ago, Jane Norton crashed her car on a lonely road, killing her friend David and leaving her with amnesia. At first, everyone was sympathetic. Then they found Jane's note: I wish we were dead together. A girl to blame From that day the town turned against her. But even now Jane is filled with questions: why were they on that road? Why was she with David? Did she really want to die? The secrets she should forget Most of all, she must find out who has just written her an anonymous message . . . I know what really happened. I know what you don't remember. A gripping and emotional psychological thriller, perfect for fans of JP Delaney, Michelle Frances, TM Logan, Rachel Abbott, Patricia Gibney and Paula Hawkins. Praise for Jeff Abbott 'An instant classic' Lee Child 'One of the best thriller writers of our time' Harlan Coben 'Jeff Abbott has put together a hell of a page turner' Michael Connelly Jeff Abbott is a master storyteller. Blame is a great introduction to his talents for the first-time Abbott reader. Rest assured that when you finish his latest, you'll be hooked. Mystery People 'Impossible to put down. A one-sit read that'll have readers up way past their bedtimes, Blame is Jeff Abbott's best novel so far' The Real Book Spy blog

Blame The addictive psychological thriller that grips you to the final twist

Blame The addictive psychological thriller that grips you to the final twist

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/07/2017

A breathtaking psychological thriller about one girl's search for justice, perfect for fans of The Girl Before and He Said/She Said. IF YOU WERE INNOCENT, YOU'D REMEMBER . . . WOULDN'T YOU? The crash that killed him Two years ago, Jane Norton crashed her car on a lonely road, killing her friend David and leaving her with amnesia. At first, everyone was sympathetic. Then they found Jane's note: I wish we were dead together. A girl to blame From that day the town turned against her. But even now Jane is filled with questions: why were they on that road? Why was she with David? Did she really want to die? The secrets she should forget Most of all, she must find out who has just written her an anonymous message . . . I know what really happened. I know what you don't remember. A gripping and emotional psychological thriller, perfect for fans of JP Delaney, Erin Kelly, Michelle Frances, TM Logan, John Marrs and BA Paris. Praise for Jeff Abbott: 'Panic is an instant classic' Lee Child 'One of the best thriller writers of our time' Harlan Coben 'Panic is a ride down the roaring rapids. Jeff Abbott has put together a hell of a page turner' Michael Connelly 'The unconventional plot, the constant surprises, and above all the psychological depth of the characters all make this a first-rate crime novel' Kirkus

Blame

Blame

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 18/07/2017

A BOSTON GLOBE BEST BOOK OF 2017AN AUSTIN CHRONICLE TOP READ OF 2017A SOUTH FLORIDA SENTINEL BEST MYSTERY NOVEL OF 2017AUTHORS ON THE AIR 2017 BOOK OF THE YEAR"e;Mesmerizing, gripping...the perfect blend of complex characters, plot twists galore, and great psychological suspense."e; -- Harlan CobenSometimes the person you thought you knew best...Turns out to be someone you never really knew at all.The crash that killed himTwo years ago, Jane Norton crashed her car on a lonely road, killing her friend David and leaving her with amnesia. At first, everyone was sympathetic. Then they found Jane's note: I wish we were dead together.A girl to blameFrom that day the town turned against her. But even now Jane is filled with questions: Why were they on that road? Why was she with David? Did she really want to die?The secrets she should forgetMost of all, she must find out who has just written her an anonymous message: I know what really happened. I know what you don't remember...Don't miss Jeff Abbott's most chilling thriller to date--perfect for readers of The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl, or The Woman in Cabin 10.PRAISE FOR JEFF ABBOTT"e;One of my favorite writers."e;--Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author"e;If you like Harlan Coben, read this book. Taut, twisty, and elegantly-written, with an ending you won't see coming."e;--Sarah Pekkanen, bestselling author of The Perfect Neighbors"e;Jeff Abbott is a master...I am, and always have been, a devoted fan."e;--Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author

The First Order

The First Order

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/10/2016

Six years ago, Sam Capra watched his brother, Danny, executed by extremists. It was the darkest day of his life. But what if Danny was still alive? When evidence surfaces that Danny might be leading a secret, hidden life while the world believes him to be dead, Sam uncovers a different side to the brother he thought he knew. Could Danny be plotting a murder that could change history - the assassination of the Russian president? Determined to stop his brother from committing a murder that may cause a terrible war, Sam goes undercover in a one-man mission to save the world, but how far will he go to save his brother? Packed full of action and twists, The First Order is an addictive, exhilarating thriller that shows international bestseller Jeff Abbott at the height of his powers.

First Order

First Order

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 05/01/2016

Sam Capra is on a one-man mission to find his brother . . . And to stop a war.Two brothers. One dead, executed by extremists on a grainy video. The other forged into a top undercover agent. But now, Sam Capra has reason to believe that his brother, Danny, may be alive. And if Danny has been living a secret life these past years, where has he been--and what has he become?Sam's desperate search for his brother leads him into a modern heart of darkness: the Russian elite inner circle, a group of ruthless ex-KGB billionaires who owe fealty to Russia's corrupt president, Morozov. One of these men wants Morozov dead. And Danny will be the one to kill him--on American soil.To save his brother--and to save the world from certain war--Sam, along with his mysterious partner, Mila, must stop Danny from killing Morozov. The mission will take Sam from the slums of Pakistan to the hipster galleries of Brooklyn to the Caribbean playgrounds of the superrich. And as Sam untangles the secret past locked in his brother's heart, he may be forced to make a choice between his brother--and the greater good . . .

The Inside Man

The Inside Man

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/04/2015

When Sam Capra's best customer - and friend - is murdered outside his Miami bar, Sam decides to seek justice. Determined to figure out the connection between his friend's death and a beautiful stranger, Sam infiltrates the Varelas, one of Miami's most prominent - and dangerous - families. He faces a powerful but unstable mastermind intent on dividing his business empire between his three very different adult children. It's not long before he realises that these formidable siblings may hold murderous secrets of their own. Sam is inexorably drawn into this shadowy family drama, amplifying painful echoes of his own shattered relationships as he goes undercover. And in his quest to unearth the killer before his cover is blown, Sam discovers one of the world's 'dark corners'; a place where laws are inconsequential, and no amount of money or power can save you...

Inside Man

Inside Man

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Following Adrenaline, The Last Minute, and Downfall, Jeff Abbott returns with the next riveting novel in the award-winning New York Times bestselling Sam Capra series.INSIDE MANSam Capra's friend Steve has been murdered, shot dead in the rain outside of his Miami bar. The only lead: a mysterious, beautiful stranger Steve tried to protect. To avenge his friend, Sam goes undercover into the Varelas, one of Miami's most prominent and dangerous families.Now on the inside, playing a part where one wrong move means death, Sam faces a powerful, unstable tycoon intent on dividing his business empire between his three very different children, who each may hold murderous secrets of their own.Sam is relentlessly drawn into this family's intense drama, amplifying painful echoes of his own shattered relationships as a son, brother, father, and husband. And just when he thinks he understands why the family is self-destructing, he discovers a lethal secret so shocking that the Varelas cannot let him walk away alive . . .

Cut and Run

Cut and Run

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 29/04/2014

She's a liar.She's a thief.She's a killer.She's his mother. And he'll take on the world to save her. With his father near death, Judge Whit Mosley launches a search for his mother, who abandoned the family thirty years ago and vanished into the criminal underworld. Hoping to heal the wounds of the past, Whit finds Eve--framed for murder and for stealing five million dollars from a Houston crime cartel desperate to regain their lost power. He has one impossible chance to save his mother: take her on the run, outsmart a gang of sophisticated killers, and find the missing millions. Caught in a nightmare of double crosses and vicious schemers, Whit turns his back on law and order for the one person he most wants to trust but knows the least--a dangerous woman who may be plotting the cruelest deception of all.

Kiss Gone Bad

Kiss Gone Bad

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 29/04/2014

A death rocks the Gulf Coast town of Port Leo, Texas. Beach-bum-turned-judge Whit Mosley is summoned to a yacht where the black-sheep son of a senator lies dead. Was it suicide, fueled by a family tragedy? Or did an obsessed killer use the dead man as a pawn in a twisted game? When Whit defies political pressure and conducts an inquest, he and Detective Claudia Salazar expose a nest of drug lords, con artists, and power-hungry sharks - all out for blood. With their careers -- and their lives -- at stake, Whit and Claudia must unearth a lethal trail of passion and deceit that lies buried not in the warm sands of Port Leo but in the icy recesses of the human heart.

Black Jack Point

Black Jack Point

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 29/04/2014

In this spellbinding new thriller, Texas judge Whit Mosley is about to cross the point of no return...They found Whit Mosley's missing friends at Black Jack Point-dead and buried, along with bones and relics from a legendary past. When Whit opens an inquest into the murders, he's plunged into a shadowy world of ruthless treasure hunters, double-crossing tycoons, and money-hungry sharks -- all chasing a long-lost fortune in emeralds and gold. His only ally, police detective Claudia Salazar, is kidnapped at sea and held hostage in a deadly game of betrayal and greed. To survive, both Claudia and Whit must stay one step ahead of their common enemy -- a desperate killer far more dangerous than any pirate of old...

Downfall

Downfall

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/12/2013

'Help me.' When a young woman rushes into Sam Capra's San Francisco bar and whispers these desperate words, Sam feels compelled to help. A moment later she is attacked by two killers. With Sam's aid, she manages to overpower the men, saving his life in the process before vanishing into the night. On discovering that one of the attackers is no mere thug, but, shockingly, one of the most powerful investors in America, Sam searches for the beguiling young woman who asked for help and unearths a deadly network run by some of the most powerful and influential people in the world...A gripping, addictive and exhilarating thriller from international bestseller Jeff Abbott, Downfall will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the very last line.

Trust Me

Trust Me

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 19/11/2013

Luke Dantry finds the bad guys. . .before they're bad guys. He works for a Washington, D.C. think tank as a minor academic who studies the online venting of would-be extremists, trying to identify those who will move from threatening words to deadly action. Anonymously typing from his computer as he monitors a loose collection of enraged loners, Luke thinks his identity is safe--but he is wrong.Suddenly kidnapped and left for dead in an isolated cabin, Luke soon realizes that the people he's been watching and studying are more organized and dangerous than he ever imagined. And they aren't the only ones who've kept an eye on him. Now with his former targets-and the federal government--tracking every move he makes, Luke must decipher a murderous web of connections that reaches into his own broken past. Only Luke can stop a looming threat that may kill countless people--including himself.

Sam Capra's Last Chance

Sam Capra's Last Chance

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 14/11/2013

A new short story - available exclusively as an ebook - featuring the star of Jeff Abbott's hit series, Sam Capra. Sam Capra's Last Chance exclusively chronicles Sam's desperate days between the cliffhanger ending of Adrenaline and the opening chapter of The Last Minute.

Downfall

Downfall

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 16/07/2013

She is a good mother. She will do what she must to ensure that her daughter Diana has a perfect life, just as perfect as the one they've led for the past seven years.No matter who has to die.DOWNFALLThe simplest beginnings can unravel a life. For Sam Capra, it is the moment a beautiful young woman walks into his San Francisco bar.Sam doesn't want trouble. An ex-CIA agent, his only desire now is to build a quiet, peaceful home for himself and his infant son. But Diana Keene is no ordinary customer. She's pursued by two gunmen, and when she finds Sam, she whispers an urgent, desperate plea: "e;Help me."e;And without any warning, Sam is thrust into a fight for his life. For Diana is being hunted by a deadly network-a shadowy alliance of select, influential men and women who use their connections, their authority, and their wealth to bend the world to their will. Now, this network aims its relentless fury against the man interfering with their plans to seize a new level of power: Sam Capra.Threatened on all sides, Sam has only one hope to survive the network's all-consuming attack and return to his life with his son....he must destroy the man who owns the people who run the world.

Collision

Collision

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2013

From New York Times bestselling author Jeff Abbott... Ben Forsberg is a successful corporate consultant who is mourning the murder of his new bride."e;Pilgrim"e; is a former CIA agent who is weary from the long years of living in the shadows.When Ben's business card turns up in the pocket of a dead hit man, Ben and Pilgrim, two complete strangers, realize that they've been framed in an elaborate setup. Unsure who to trust--and pursued by a brutal and vengeful killer--the unlikely partners have no choice but to work together to discover who's targeted them for elimination--and why. But with everything at stake, Ben has no idea that Pilgrim is harboring some shocking secrets of his own--secrets that will soon force Ben to confront the blurred line between best friends and bitter enemies.

Fear

Fear

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 07/05/2013

From New York Times bestselling author Jeff Abbott... Everyone has a memory they'd like to forget. For federal witness Miles Kendrick, it's the shootout that left his best friend dead--and Miles a hunted and haunted man. While helping his psychiatrist with a mysterious favor, Miles stumbles upon an illegal research program that could free him--and millions of others with post-traumatic stress disorder--from crippling memories. But when his doctor ends up dead, Miles must run for his life from a murderous conspiracy that gives new meaning to the word "e;fear."e;

Panic

Panic

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 02/04/2013

From New York Times bestselling author Jeff Abbott...What if everything about your life was a lie?Evan Casher is a successful documentary filmmaker with a perfect life--until the day his mother is brutally murdered. Suddenly pursued by a ruthless circle of killers, Evan discovers his entire past has been a carefully constructed lie. With only one chance at survival and no one he can trust, Evan must discover the shocking truth about his family--and himself...

Sam Capra's Last Chance

Sam Capra's Last Chance

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2012

From Jeff Abbott -- the New York Times bestselling author of ADRENALINE and THE LAST MINUTE -- comes an all new short story, available only as an eBook and audio download. Sam Capra's infant son has been kidnapped. The shadowy, powerful organization responsible for the abduction has thwarted Sam at every turn. But now Sam, an ex-CIA agent, has a potential lead: a picture of the woman who took his child from the clinic where he was born. Finding this mysterious woman could be his last chance to save his son......

Panic

Panic

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/2011

Evan Casher had a perfect life: great parents, his first girlfriend and a huge online following for his films. But when he comes home from school to find his father missing and his mother dead, Evan's going to learn the hard way that the people he trusted most were the people he knew least. And that a 16 year old boy might be the only one that can bring a murderer to justice.

The Last Minute

The Last Minute

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/06/2011

They framed me. They abducted my wife. They took my child. I want him back. Sam Capra has one reason to live: to reclaim his baby son from the people who kidnapped him. Teaming up with a young mother whose daughter went missing, he tracks his child across the country in a dangerous, desperate race against time. From the internationally bestselling author of Panic, The Last Minute is the most heart-stopping thriller of the year, from 'one of the best thriller writers of our time' (Harlan Coben).

Adrenaline

Adrenaline

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/06/2010

Sam Capra is living the life of his dreams. A young American in London, he has a perfect flat, a perfect job with the CIA and a perfect wife, Lucy - who is seven months pregnant with their first child. But one sunny day, it all goes up in flames. Sam receives a call from Lucy while he's at work. She tells him to leave the building immediately, which he does - just before it explodes, killing those inside. Lucy vanishes, and Sam wakes up in a prison cell. Why did Lucy call him? Was she a loving spouse or an enemy operative? Is Sam's unborn child safe? Adrenaline coursing through his veins, Sam enters a frantic race to save his life and discover the truth about those he thought he knew so well...

Run

Run

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2008

One balmy Texas evening, widowed financier Ben Fosberg answers the door to two Homeland Security agents. From the minute he lets them in, his life spirals out of control. A businessman has been killed in a hit gone wrong and Ben's card is in the dead hitman's pocket. The agents have a thousand questions for which he has no answers, but the evidence is still piling up against him when a mysterious stranger, known as Pilgrim, snatches him away from the agents and sets them both on a dangerous journey. Pilgrim's boss has been abducted by a man to whom destroying Ben's life is merely a task for the day. Ben and Pilgrim flee across the US with a hoard of agents and killers on their trail. Ben is still mourning his wife, cruelly murdered two years ago on their honeymoon. He is about to get answers to his questions about Emily's death - but they won't be the ones he was expecting. As betrayal and danger dog them at every turn, Ben and Pilgrim have to uncover a deadly plan and save their own lives - before it's too late...

Cut And Run

Cut And Run

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/01/2008

Thirty years ago, Ellen Mosley vanished into the criminal underworld with $500,000 of the Mob's money, leaving behind her husband and young children. With his father near death, Judge Whit Mosley launches a search for his mother and finds her framed for murder and in trouble for stealing money from crime lords again - this time millions of dollars. He has one impossible chance to save Ellen - now known as Eve: take her on the run, outsmart a gang of sophisticated killers, and find the missing millions. Caught in a nightmare of double crosses and vicious schemers, Whit turns his back on law and order for the one person he most wants to trust but knows the least - a dangerous woman who may be plotting the cruellest deception of all.

Black Jack Point

Black Jack Point

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/12/2007

They found Whit Mosley's missing friends at Black Jack Point - dead and buried, along with bones and relics from a legendary past. When Whit opens an inquest into the murders, he's plunged into a shadowy world of ruthless treasure hunters and double-crossing tycoons - all chasing a long-lost fortune in emeralds and gold. His only ally, police detective Claudia Salazar, is kidnapped at sea and held hostage in a deadly game of betrayal and greed. To survive, both Claudia and Whit must stay one step ahead of their common enemy - a desperate killer far more dangerous than any pirate of old...

A Kiss Gone Bad

A Kiss Gone Bad

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2007

Judge Whit Mosley is called out in the middle of the night to certify a body - but when he discovers that the dead man on the yacht is none other than the son of the powerful Senator Lucinda Hubble, Whit knows all hell is going to break loose. Ignoring pressure from all sides to rule the death as suicide, Whit and Detective Claudia Salazar peel away the layers of corruption and cover-up behind Pete Hubble's death, despite the danger to their careers - and their lives. But more dangerous than the shocking truth they discover is the obsessed killer who has already chosen his next victim...

Fear

Fear

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2007

I killed my best friend. I didn't mean to, but I did. This is my story.' Miles Kendrick is in a witness protection programme, hiding from the mob and constantly haunted by his best friend's death. With the aid of psychiatrist Allison Vance, Miles is trying to hold onto his sanity and to recall the events of that tragic night. But when Allison is blown to pieces by a bomb planted in her office, Miles becomes caught up in a deadly conspiracy way beyond his worst nightmares. Pursued by an ex-FBI detective turned hitman and helped by a mentally broken ex-soldier and a reclusive woman whose life has been destroyed by violence, Miles is in a battle to get his life back - or just stay alive. A gripping, breakneck-paced thriller, FEAR will not let you go until the last bullet flies.

Panic

Panic

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/06/2006

***Discover the half-a-million-copy-selling debut smash and prepare to hold... your... breath...*** 'Panic is an instant classic' Lee Child 'A sleak, smart thriller. No question: Jeff Abbott is THE new name in suspense' Harlan Coben Things are going well for young film-maker Evan Casher - until he receives an urgent phonecall from his mother, summoning him home. He arrives to find her brutally murdered body on the kitchen floor and a hitman lying in wait for him. It is then he realises his whole life has been a lie. His parents are not who he thought they were, his girlfriend is not who he thought she was, his entire existence an ingeniously constructed sham. And now that he knows it, he is in terrible danger. So he is catapulted into a violent world of mercenaries, spies and terrorists. Pursued by a ruthless band of killers who will stop at nothing to keep old secrets buried, Evan's only hope for survival is to discover the truth behind his past. An absolute page-turner, Panic has been acclaimed as one of the most exciting thrillers of recent years.

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