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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.

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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).

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Other books by Jeff Abbott

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...

Last Minute

Last Minute

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2012

WINNER OF AN INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS AWARD!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.

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......

Adrenaline

Adrenaline

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2011

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 "e;exhilarating"e; (Harlan Coben) thriller, the launch of his fan favorite Sam Capra series."e;If you knew this was our final day together, what would you say to me?"e;"e;Anything but good-bye. I can't ever say good-bye to you."e;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."e;Breathless fun."e; --Cleveland Plain Dealer"e;Nail-biting."e; --Austin Chronicle"e;Irresistible."e; --Ventura County Star"e;Heart-pounding thrills."e; --Dallas Morning News"e;A grand slam home run."e; --Associated Press

Panic

Panic

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: Paperback / softback 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).

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Adrenaline

Adrenaline

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: Paperback / softback 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...

Adrenaline

Adrenaline

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: Paperback / softback 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...

Collision

Collision

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 17/07/2008

Already an international sensation, with his books translated into fifteen languagesin the UK alone, Panic has more than 400,000 copies in printJeff Abbott is a master of the action-packed thriller. Now, with Collision, he delivers a meaty, twisty, white-knuckle ride designed to propel him onto the bestseller lists in his home country.Collision is the story of two men living very different livesone, a successful corporate consultant who is mourning the murder of his new bride; the other, a former CIA agent known only as Pilgrim, whose current assignment for a fringe espionage agency is so treacherous he doesnt trust even his own boss. When they are thrown together in a violent, unexpected event, the two men realize that theyve been framed in an elaborate setup. Unsure who to trust and who may just be trying to draw them into the open, the unlikely partners have no choice but to work together. But with everything at stake, Ben has no idea that Pilgrim is harboring some shocking secrets of his ownsecrets that will soon force Ben to confront just how blurred the line has become between best friends and bitter enemies.Praise for CollisionCollision is the best evidence yet that Jeff Abbott is one of the finest thriller writers working today. Electric with action and lightning-paced, I literally could not put it down. Dont miss it. Harlan CobenJeff Abbott has been my favorite new thriller writer since Panic, but Collision rockets into the suspense stratosphere alongside the best works of Harlan Coben and Lee Child. Relentless, smart, and heartbreaking, Collision is the thriller to read this year. Joseph FinderCollision is a powerhouse tale of good bad guys, bad good guys, and every shade in between. Jeff Abbott delivers a frenzy of action in this race-against-the-clock thriller about an ordinary guy arrested for murder whose only hope lies in trusting the very man who framed him. Lisa Gardner

Run

Run

Author: Jeff Abbott Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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.