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Jeff Abbott

Born in 1963, American author Jeff Abbott is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of numerous thrillers including Adrenaline (both The Today Show and Good Morning America’s ‘Great Reads’ pick), The Last Minute (winner of the Thriller Award) and Panic (nominated for the Thriller Award). Jeff is also a three-time nominee for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award and a two-time nominee for the Anthony Award. His first novel, Do Unto Others, won both the Agatha Award and the Macavity Award.


Jeff graduated from Rice University with a degree in History and English. His early novels were traditional detective stories but he’s best known for his thrillers. A theme of his work is the everyman character found in extraordinary situations.


He lives in Austin with his wife and two sons.

The Hound's picks


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.


`Train and bus stops will fly by.'



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...


`Jeff Abbott delivers a frenzy of action in this race-against-the-clock thriller'

Lisa Gardner

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