The Last Minute
By Jeff Abbott
(Grand Central Publishing, Hardcover, 9780446575201, 480pp.)
Publication Date: July 2012
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 thirteen novels. His books include the Sam Capra thrillers Adrenaline and The Last Minute (winner of an International Thriller Writers Award), as well as the standalone novels Panic, Fear, and Collision. Jeff 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."
"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."
"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 Adrenaline rush that won't stop."
-San Antonio Express-News
"Twisty, turny, and terrific."
-USA TODAY on Adrenaline
"[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