Friday, September 14, 2012

Review: The Last Minute by Jeff Abbott

by:  Jeff Abbott
published by:  Sphere Books
publish date:  July 3, 2012

Sam Capra has one reason to live: to rescue his baby son from the people who abducted him.  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.

The Last Minute is the sequel to last year's Adrenaline.  Adrenaline was awesome, I loved the audiobook.  My post about it is HERE.  The audiobook for The Last Minute is just as good.  The narrator, Kevin Collins, comes back for this book as well and does a great job. 

The Last Minute picks up where Adrenaline ended.  Sam is now the owner of a string bars around the world as his cover for working for Mila and The Round Table.  Sam is still looking for his son Daniel, then the organization that kidnapped him offers Sam a deal.  They'll hand over his son if he'll kill Jack Ming.  If you read Adrenaline, you'll remember Jack Ming as a hacker.  The catch is that he has to work with Leonie, another hacker, and her incentive is that they've taken her child as well.

The Last Minute was just as good as Adrenaline, but it got a little long.  There's a section of the book dedicated to telling Mila's story and I found it to be a little distracting.  I understood the purpose of it, but I felt like it could almost be it's own book or short story.

Speaking of short stories, there is one in the Sam Capra series.  It's called Sam Capra's Last Chance.  As of right now, it's available on Amazon for $1.99.  It's a bridge between the first book and second book.   Definitely worth the read if you're a fan of this series!

I'm really interested to see where this series is going to go.  What's going to happen with Sam's wife?  How are the new characters going to play out in the future, particularly Leonie?  Bring on more Sam Capra!

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