16 August 2009

PANIC - Jeff Abbott, narr L J Ganser

From the back of the book: The recipient of multiple nominations for both the Edgar and Anthony Awards, author Jeff Abbott crafts no-holds-barred page-turners of almost unbearable suspense. Abbott's go-for-broke style is on full display in PANIC, the tale of a man dodging trheats on his life after his world is turned upside down.
Evan Casher makes an unplanned visit to his parents' house after his mother surprises him with an early morning phone call. Upon arrival, Evan finds his mother viciously murdered and is nearly killed himself before being rescued by a shotgun-wielding stranger. Blindsided by grief, his life in immediate deadly peril, Evan soon discovers that most of what he knows about himself is a lie--and that he'll have to shelve everything he knows to be true if he's to have any chance of staying alive.
With PANIC, Abbott delivers a cutthroat potboiler whose frenzied pace will leave readers gasping for breath as they approach the book's stunning conclusion.
Yeah, what he said.....I'm not sure I can add anything to what was on the back of the book without giving away key details (and the use of more hyphens in the description)...I already love Jeff Abbott's Whit Mosely series. It's action with humor. PANIC is all action, no humor, and it was exhausting. The good kind of stay-in-your-car-just-a-little-longer-to-find-out-what's-going -to-happen-next kind of exhaustion (ahhhh, there're my hyphens). It was just like that, though.
It took a little bit for me to get used to Evan just jumping into action, but maybe his career as a documentary filmmaker carries him along. He's a quick thinker and it helps him keep as balanced as one can be when one's life is in danger and everything he thought was true just isn't.
Five seat-of-your-pants beans....

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