Panic : a novel of suspense

by Jeff Abbott.

What if everything in your life was a lie? Things are going well for 24 year-old Evan Casher: his career as a documentary filmmaker is booming and his relationship with his new girlfriend, Carrie, couldn't be better. After an urgent phone call from his mother, he makes an unexpected trip home to Austin. Then the unthinkable happens. He arrives to find his mother brutally murdered, and narrowly escapes an attempt on his own life. Spirited away from the scene by an enigmatic mercenary with an agenda of his own, Evan is confronted with a shocking fact: his entire life has been little more than a carefully constructed lie. Pursued by a powerful, ruthless organization of killers who will stop at nothing to keep old secrets buried, Evan's only hope for survival is to uncover the truth about his family and his own past. With his mother's attackers fast on his heels and with no one to trust--not the authorities, his father, nor the woman he loves--his perilous search takes him from the Texas Hill Country to New Orleans, to London, and to Miami. Full of unforgettable characters and jolting plot twists, Panicis an emotionally charged, heart-stopping thriller about one man?s determination to take back his stolen life. Praise for PANIC: "PANIC is a ride down the roaring rapids. Jeff Abbott has put together a hell of a page turner." ?Michael Connelly "PANIC is Jeff Abbott's best novel yet... an instant classic immediately full of questions--who, what, why, how--that have answers you won't see coming." ?Lee Child "Jeff Abbott's PANIC is a superb story, a sterling example of why we love stories about ordinary men thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Don't even try to anticipate the twists and turns in this intelligent thriller -- just hold on tight and remember to breathe." ?Laura Lippman "PANIC is a sleek, smart thriller that combines a family tragedy, international intrigue, and the redemptive power of love into one of this year's best books. There is no question: Jeff Abbott is the new name in suspense." --Harlan Coben ?PANIC is what a reader enjoys when a really talented writer like Jeff Abbott comes up with a fresh and gripping plot. It's even better than his CUT AND RUN." --Tony Hillerman "Jeff Abbott has all the ingredients of high suspense in PANIC: an ordinary man whose everyday life changes within minutes into an unrecognizable landscape, a place where he is in constant danger and can find no easy way out. Be prepared to stay up all night." --Jan Burke


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Lucinda TaberPosted September 9, 2010

According to dictionary.com the word panic means "a sudden overwhelming fear with or without causes". Evan Casher did not seem to have any reason for feeling panic. He was a documentary filmmaker on the rise and had a new film that he was working on...

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