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Cut and Run by Jeff Abbott
  

Cut and Run

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The author is a new import from the US who has been getting a lot of attention over there. The novel is a taut thriller mixing family ties, long held secrets and mob justice. Read the 1st chapter and see what you think.

If you like Jeff Abbott you might also like to read books by Harlan Coben, Stephen Leather and Joseph Finder.

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Cut and Run by Jeff Abbott

She changed her name and left her children behind - now she must run once again . . .

Many years ago, Ellen Mosley became Eve Michaels. She left her husband, her adored children and her safe life for a life on the run, a new lover and $500,000. But then she discovered that the money was the Mob's - and they weren't too happy about losing it. There was only one choice. She turned her back on the everyday world and returned the cash to its owners. The Mafia were impressed, offered her a job in the family and she thrived.

Now, her grown-up son Whit wants to find her. His father is dying and he wants to call Ellen Mosley to her husband's deathbed to pay her dues. But when he finally tracks her down, it couldn't be at a worse time. Eve's position in the organisation is under attack, and soon both mother and son are on the run from the Mob again ...

Reviews

'Abbott has written a frighteningly violent novel. It's as though civilisation has finally broken down and the Goths are ruling downtown Houston, as possibly they do. Cut and Run is first class - a little diamond. If crime novels were music, this would be Jerry Lee Lewis, and there's no higher accolade in my opinion.'
Mark Timlin
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'Abbott's observations about the way people interact and the minutiae that make up everyday hoodlum life ring truest this side of The Godfather, and his deceptively simple style seduces the readers into a world of murder, greed, and sheer human fallibility. There will be many superlatives bandied about in reference to this novel, and for once, the sheer talent of its author makes then all true.'
GOOD BOOK GUIDE


'Nail-bitingly suspenseful and a totally original take on betraying the Mob and trying to survive, this is Jeff Abbott's first thriller to be published on this side of the Atlantic. He's had six already published in America, so please can we have some more - soon?'
IRISH INDEPENDENT

About the Author

Jeff Abbott
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.

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Publication date

4th November 2004

Author

Jeff Abbott

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Publisher

Orion

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Paperback

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780752859699

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