Downfall (Sam Capra) Paperback – 5 Dec 2013
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'Jeff Abbott writes suspense classics full of questions - who, what, why, how - with answers you won't see coming' (Lee Child)
'Jeff Abbott has put together a hell of a page turner' (MICHAEL CONNELLY)
'Relentless action, mind-bending intrigue, and twists and turns you won't see coming...confirms Jeff Abbott as one of the best thriller writers of our time' (HARLAN COBEN)
'A book to make sitting on a summer beach feel like a high-octane chase through dark alleyways' (The Times on Adrenaline)
A high-energy thriller with plenty of twists and turns to keep the heart pounding. ADRENALINE delivers exactly what the title suggests (Irish Independent)
The lightning-fast new thriller from the international bestseller.See all Product Description
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Sam Capra is an ex-CIA agent, who owns a string of bars across the globe whilst working undercover for a powerful and mysterious secret network called The Round Table. They are seemingly the "good guys". He has no desire to go looking for trouble and just wants a quiet life with his young son, but when he gets caught up with murderous Russian mobsters and a sinister network of people who will stop at nothing to achieve power and success; he ends up fighting for his life.
I really liked the character of Sam. He is tough - he knows how to look after himself and can kill when he has to but he is not a villain. He is loyal to his friends and if you were in a corner, you would want Sam on your side.
Jeff Abbott has created a ruthless cast of characters. Even the good guys like Sam and his female boss Mila, have nerves of steel. There is a lot of violence however it is neither gratuitous nor graphic. The story centres around one man, John Belias and his hunt for a young woman named Diana Keene, the daughter of one of his operatives. Diana Keene has information that could destroy Belias' network. A man so powerful, he can invoke feelings of terror in those he instructs to carry out his murderous deeds if they don't succeed. It seems that nothing can stand in his way, he is able to control the authorities to ensure there is no hiding place for those he has his sights on - and he now has his eye on Sam Capra.
This was certainly an action packed thriller from start to finish.Read more ›
Abbott's protagonist is Sam Capra is an ex-CIA agent, husband, and father. He is in his mid-twenties is the quasi-owner of an international network of bars that are in reality owned by a secret group known as The Round Table. How and why Sam came to "own" the bars and how Belias gained his power are part and parcel of this story.
Much like Lee Child's Jack Reacher character, Sam has a talent for inadvertently becoming involved in other people's problems while just minding his own business and trying to lead a "normal" life. While checking in at one of his bars, The Select in San Francisco, he is drawn into a convoluted game of murder and mayhem when two killers enter his bar in pursuit of a young woman named Diane Keene who begs Sam for help. Ever the chivalrous, macho male, Sam rushes to her aid and when the smoke clears one of the attackers is dead and the other seriously wounded.
From that point forward the reader, along with Sam, is drawn into a fast moving, multi-faceted; Gordian knot of a tale where no one and nothing is what it seems and it is difficult to separate the good guys from the bad.Read more ›
In Downfall he steps in to help a girl being attacked in one of his bars and ends up swept into something that uses the manipulation of data with a very dark agenda.
For some reason I found it hard to get into this one, it was far too complex for a start with about four secret organisations and some characters it was hard to like.
This was more of a chore than it should have been, I think Jeff Abbott tried to be too clever with the plot and the twists and took his eye of the ball of delivering a compelling and exciting story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Jeff Abbott offer superb characters, gripping plots and doesn't add too much fluffy background info, both the Sam Capra and Jordan Poteet series are excellent reads and can we have... Read morePublished on 11 Jun. 2014 by Craig Chapman
I have read all of the Sam Capra books and this is another enjoyable instalment. Keeps you interested throughout and I would recommend this to anyone who liked the previous two... Read morePublished on 24 Feb. 2014 by G J SCOTT
Started well, full of promise. Then it became extremely complicated, especially if you've not read any other Sam Capra. It also became slightly unbelievable.Published on 20 Feb. 2014 by Sue B