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Jeff Abbott

Author of Panic

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About the Author

Jeff Abbott (born 1963) is a U.S. suspense novelist. He has a degree in History and English from Rice University. He lives in Austin, Texas. His early novels were traditional detective fiction but in recent years he has turned to writing thriller fiction. His novels include: Do Unto Others (1994) show more -- winner of the Agatha Award and the Macavity Award (given by Mystery Readers International) for Best First Novel; Black Jack Point (2002), nominated for the Edgar Award (given by Mystery Writers of America) and for the Anthony Award and for the Barry Award; Cut and Run (2003), nominated for the Edgar Award; Panic (2005), nominated for the Thriller Award (given by the International Thriller Writers); and Trust Me (2009). His novel, Panic, has been optioned for film by The Weinstein Company and is in development. His novel, Collision, has been optioned for film by Twentieth Century Fox. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Jeff Abbott

Panic (2005) 751 copies
Adrenaline (2010) 488 copies
Fear (2006) 374 copies
The Last Minute (2011) 254 copies
Do Unto Others (1994) 235 copies
Collision (2008) 224 copies
A Kiss Gone Bad (2001) 218 copies
Trust Me (2009) 212 copies
Black Jack Point (1900) 176 copies
Cut and Run (2003) 174 copies
Downfall (2013) 174 copies
Blame (2017) 162 copies
The Only Good Yankee (1995) 148 copies
Promises of Home (1996) 141 copies
Inside Man (2014) 136 copies
Distant Blood (1996) 135 copies
The First Order (2016) 119 copies
An Ambush of Widows (2021) 102 copies
The Three Beths (2018) 96 copies
Run (2008) 94 copies
Never Ask Me (2020) 65 copies
Sam Capra's Last Chance (2012) 41 copies
Traitor's Dance (2022) 39 copies
Queda (2014) 5 copies
Não me perguntes (2021) 3 copies
Infiltrado (2014) 2 copies
Kusku (2010) 1 copy

Associated Works

Death's Excellent Vacation (2010) — Contributor — 802 copies
No Rest for the Dead: A Serial Novel (2011) — Contributor — 401 copies
Robot Uprisings (2014) — Contributor — 183 copies
The Best American Mystery Stories 2004 (2004) — Contributor — 132 copies
Death Do Us Part: New Stories about Love, Lust, and Murder (2006) — Contributor — 125 copies
Damn Near Dead: An Anthology of Geezer Noir (2006) — Contributor — 63 copies
And the Dying is Easy (2001) — Contributor — 30 copies
Austin Noir (2023) — Contributor — 29 copies


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Common Knowledge

Dallas, Texas, USA
Places of residence
Austin, Texas, USA
Houston, Texas, USA
Rice University



I'm not usually a spy/covert operations reader, but this book had me fully immersed within a few chapters.

I didn't realise at the time this book is #^ in a series, but not having read the previous 5 did not spoil my enjoyment of this book. The way in which the Author tackled this genre, made it easy to read and it wasn't bogged down with all techno speak this kind of novel can sometimes have.
Melline | 3 other reviews | Oct 24, 2023 |
I started reading this and seemed to go on and nothing was happening. I decided to read until the first murder and then quit. It took off and there were a lot of twists and turns I did not expect. I did not figure out who the murderer was until revealed. I actually enjoyed the story.

Jordan Poteet and his pals are up in a tree house determined to ride out Hurricane Althea. A tornado comes and the boys go running for shelter. After it is over, the boys find a body of a young girl. Fast forward to present day and they are all adults. One of the men is murdered. The following day another of the group dies in a shooting. Jordan, a librarian goes into investigative mode. Junebug, the police chief and boyfriend of Jordan's sister is shot at and then hospitalized. Are all these incidents related? And do they all relate back to that long ago day when they found the body of Rennie Clifton?… (more)
dara85 | 2 other reviews | May 12, 2023 |
Downfall moves our hero, Sam Capra, away from the story that has dominated the first two books into new adventures with some level of success. The good: the story features a villain with a plan that is both high-enough stakes to matter without being so over the top evil that it strains your credulity too much. The bad: the ending didn't entirely make sense to me.
Jthierer | 3 other reviews | Dec 23, 2022 |
Sam is back and I am happy! He is older and wiser but just as quick and exciting.
CasSprout | 3 other reviews | Dec 18, 2022 |



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