The Last Minute by Jeff Abbott
(A Sam Capra novel)

71%

10 Critic Reviews

I thought this book was unique because it flicked through each character and it is written in the present tense...I would definitely recommend it to anyone who would like to try a different type of book for a change.
-Guardian

Synopsis

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.
 

About Jeff Abbott

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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.
 
Published July 3, 2012 by Grand Central Publishing. 557 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Last Minute
All: 10 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 3

Kirkus

Above average
on Nov 14 2012

Enough hired guns, double bluffs, CIA turncoats, narrow escapes, acts of political and personal treachery and scenes of armed and bare-knuckled combat for a miniseries.

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Guardian

Below average
Reviewed by Annabel on Apr 22 2013

Anyway I didn't find it was really a story, I think it is a good idea but I think it would be better if it was over a longer period of time, as you couldn't find out much about each person...

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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by Bookworm on Mar 03 2013

I thought this book was unique because it flicked through each character and it is written in the present tense...I would definitely recommend it to anyone who would like to try a different type of book for a change.

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Guardian

Below average
Reviewed by Tjala on Feb 09 2013

It does have some good points but parts of the book really didn't work...It wasn't a bad book, I just found myself confused with the parts that didn't really work. I give it 2.5 out of five stars.

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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by SophieScribe on Jan 31 2013

Set in the last minute before a massive explosion on Heathwick High Street, this book is very fast paced, with each of its chapters covering only a second. It covers over 60 characters....I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who doesn't mind something a bit unusual.

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Guardian

Below average
Reviewed by googleyeyes on Jan 08 2013

I opened this book with anticipation thinking it might be too dark, but I ended up being truly bored...Generally, I didn't feel sympathy for any of the characters apart from two when they were all blown up.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Apr 16 2012

Fights, flights, betrayals, and shifting alliances all play out against the constant threat to the children...Sam seeks an end game that will give him back his life and his son. A closing twist that violates fair play will annoy some readers.

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Book Reporter

Good
on Aug 02 2012

What it does is cleverly delve into the motivation and actions of each of the principal characters...quickly creates a labyrinthine plot that will trap readers inside its twists and turns until the breathless finale, where many surprises await.

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TCPalm / AP

Good
on Aug 26 2012

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.

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Mystery People

Good
on Jul 02 2012

The Last Minute is a worthy successor to Adrenaline. Jeff Abbott understands that the best way to get the reader flipping pages is to have them care about the people...In Sam Capra, he gives us a heroic character with everyman thriller difficulties.

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