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The Resource Adrenaline : [a thriller], Jeff Abbott

Adrenaline : [a thriller], Jeff Abbott

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Adrenaline : [a thriller]
Title
Adrenaline
Title remainder
[a thriller]
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Jeff Abbott
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eng
Summary
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 anyone 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 eveyone 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
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  • New action-series hero Sam Capra likes to unwind with parkour, leaping from building to building, clambering up walls and hurtling through space across the urban landscape, following an invisible line of momentum that turns obstacles into opportunities. The sport’s a fitting metaphor for Abbott’s style, tumbling from page to page with the frantic inevitability of Robert Ludlum. If a few handholds along the way crumble at the touch, there’s hardly time to notice before we’re on the move again. Here’s the setup: CIA operative Capra gets a call from his pregnant wife warning him to flee a meeting before the whole building explodes. She is last seen receding in a car with a man with a question-mark scar. Torture, flight, interference from a mysterious superspy, brainwashing, infiltration into the slimy Amsterdam underworld of human trafficking, and rumors of weaponized nanotechnology are some of the plot elements Capra hurdles searching for his wife and newborn son (aka “the bundle”). It all works beautifully if you don’t stop and think about it, which you won’t want to, anyway. -- Wright, David (Reviewed 05-01-2011) (Booklist, vol 107, number 17, p13)
  • /* Starred Review */ Edgar-finalist Abbott's outstanding tale of high intrigue set primarily in London and Amsterdam, the first in a series, introduces Sam Capra, a London-based CIA agent. When a terrorist group bombs the agency's British headquarters, killing 20 people, the authorities believe that Sam's pregnant wife, Lucy, also a U.S. spy, helped the terrorists and disappeared with them. Immediately suspected of being part of the bombing plot, Sam winds up in secret CIA custody and tortured. Refusing to believe Lucy has turned traitor, Sam finally escapes and begins his headlong search for her and his son, whom he believes has now been born. Sam offs terrorists, cracks wise, and shows a genuinely moving concern for his wife and son. Abbott (Panic), displaying a greater mastery of the genre than in previous books, 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. (July) --Staff (Reviewed May 23, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 21, p)
  • Things could not be worse for CIA agent Sam Capra: his pregnant wife has been kidnapped, and he's been branded a traitor. Now he's on the run. The publisher is going all out for this thriller, the first in a new series from best seller Abbott. Consider multiples wherever Abbott has done well. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed February 1, 2011) (Library Journal, vol 136, issue 2, p43)
  • In Abbott's latest (Trust Me, 2009, etc.), the spy who has everything loses all but his cloak and dagger. Sam Capra is a CIA golden boy, a special agent in the midst of a glittering career. In addition, he has a beautiful wife; she, too, is a CIA fast tracker. He adores Lucy, she adores Sam, and they are both prepared to adore the child they have on the way. In fact, Sam lives a kind of clandestine idyll, until the day, in a puff of high explosive smoke, every atom of it vanishes. Sam is in the CIA's building in London, at a meeting, He gets a phone call from Lucy. Clearly, it's bad news. Pertaining to her? About their baby? She refuses specifics, implores him to meet her outside, begs him to leave the building at once. She sounds desperate. Ignoring the elevator, he races down six flights, catches a glimpse of Lucy seated next to a man in the front seat of a car parked some distance away. It registers with him—indelibly—that the man's face is dramatically scarred. But that's all. Moments later the building explodes. Soon enough, there's Sam undergoing intense—and enhanced—CIA grilling, being asked repeatedly, "Are you a traitor or a fool?" In other words, why is Sam Capra alive when so many good colleagues have been blown to bits? Did he collude with Lucy in some vile and traitorous conspiracy? Or was he merely her dupe? Because at this point Lucy's guilt has become a CIA given, and only Sam is willing to defend her. To do that, however, he has to track her down and learn from her what there is that's defensible. But to do that he must first find a way to escape former friends. Begins brilliantly but diminishes to ordinary when character-driven gives way to body-count–driven.(Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2011)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
387439
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abbott, Jeff
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Sam Capra novels
Series volume
0001
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  • United States
  • Capra, Sam
  • Intelligence officers
  • Married people
  • Bombings
  • Wives
  • Kidnapping
  • Terrorism
  • Conspiracies
  • Traitors
  • Enemies
  • Battles
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Conduct of life
  • Interpersonal relations
  • London (England)
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Adrenaline : [a thriller], Jeff Abbott
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18 cm
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513 pages
Isbn
9780446575188
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Adrenaline : [a thriller], Jeff Abbott
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Copyright
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Subtitle from jacket
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
513 pages
Isbn
9780446575188
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n

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