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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

superb action thriller

In Miami Miles Kendrick worked for the Barrada mob, but turned against them leading to his best friend¿s death and the FBI hiding him inside the federal witness protection program. He lives, a loose euphemism for it because many things are denied him. For instance he n...
In Miami Miles Kendrick worked for the Barrada mob, but turned against them leading to his best friend¿s death and the FBI hiding him inside the federal witness protection program. He lives, a loose euphemism for it because many things are denied him. For instance he no longer drives a car out of a fear of a bombing, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Miles sees psychiatrist Dr. Allison Vance, who is trying to help him cope with what she has diagnosed as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which developed after he inadvertently killed his best friend while assisting the FBI. --- Surprising Kendrick, Dr. Vance asks for his help, but soon after she is killed by an explosion in her office. He assumes the Barrada mob killed her, but learns she was involved with a new miracle drug Frost touted as curing PTSD he craves trying the drug. However former FBI Agent Dennis Groote turned hitman has other plans for Kendrick, other Vance patients and Frost. If Kendrick fails to control his fears, he will be dead when he and Groote confront one another. --- Though fans will need to accept some of the escapades, this is a superb action thriller that grips the audience from the onset and never slows down until the final altercation as the readers do not know how the antihero will react in the crisis due to the crippling fear he feels. Kendrick¿s desperation to try a potentially dangerous drug to control his fears serves as a metaphor for those with severe illnesses willing to try anything immediately and not wait for FDA approval (besides which their recent record is not to healthy). The story line is action, more action, and super more action as Jeff Abbott provides his fans with a one sitting on the edge of your seat thriller. --- Harriet Klausner

posted by Anonymous on June 10, 2006

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Misleading title!!

I thought this book would have been more of a psychological thriller and was therefore disappointed. However, it was not a bad book just was not what I had in mind when purchasing the book.

posted by TommyNylin on February 22, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2006

    superb action thriller

    In Miami Miles Kendrick worked for the Barrada mob, but turned against them leading to his best friend¿s death and the FBI hiding him inside the federal witness protection program. He lives, a loose euphemism for it because many things are denied him. For instance he no longer drives a car out of a fear of a bombing, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Miles sees psychiatrist Dr. Allison Vance, who is trying to help him cope with what she has diagnosed as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which developed after he inadvertently killed his best friend while assisting the FBI. --- Surprising Kendrick, Dr. Vance asks for his help, but soon after she is killed by an explosion in her office. He assumes the Barrada mob killed her, but learns she was involved with a new miracle drug Frost touted as curing PTSD he craves trying the drug. However former FBI Agent Dennis Groote turned hitman has other plans for Kendrick, other Vance patients and Frost. If Kendrick fails to control his fears, he will be dead when he and Groote confront one another. --- Though fans will need to accept some of the escapades, this is a superb action thriller that grips the audience from the onset and never slows down until the final altercation as the readers do not know how the antihero will react in the crisis due to the crippling fear he feels. Kendrick¿s desperation to try a potentially dangerous drug to control his fears serves as a metaphor for those with severe illnesses willing to try anything immediately and not wait for FDA approval (besides which their recent record is not to healthy). The story line is action, more action, and super more action as Jeff Abbott provides his fans with a one sitting on the edge of your seat thriller. --- Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2013

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    Reviewed by Brenda Ballard for Readers' Favorite Paths collide

    Reviewed by Brenda Ballard for Readers' Favorite

    Paths collide as three, no, make that more, people's lives intertwine when a secret medical project gets away from its researchers. Miles Kendrick, a post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) sufferer, is asked by his therapist to help her but before he can find out what it is ... she is murdered. Strong arms from several factions become visible and are aggressively seeking the stolen drug known as Frost. Hanging in the balance are countless memories meant to be forgotten, as many lives are to be altered positively forever, and the few caught in the middle who fear for their next breath. 

    Fear, by Jeff Abbott, is possibly one of the most disturbing and exciting thrillers I have read in years. Although it is a little difficult to sink into the story line at the beginning, it all comes together at once and from there you will not be able to put it down! Fear will raise the hair on your arms, set your toes tapping, and leave you on the edge of your seat. It is so lifelike that conspiracy theories become real and will make you wonder about things you personally have witnessed in life. 

    Jeff Abbott has an incredible imagination. He shares the twists of his stories in such a way that the reader feels as though they might be a third party to the activities. In one scene, I found myself clenching my jaw so hard that it made my ear hurt ... it is really that good!! Bravo to Mr. Abbott and thank you again for sharing your talent with the world!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

    Fear

    Could have left out about the first 125 pages. But it finally got interesting and was good

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2010

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    Misleading title!!

    I thought this book would have been more of a psychological thriller and was therefore disappointed. However, it was not a bad book just was not what I had in mind when purchasing the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2009

    A Good Read

    I enjoyed this book, finished it in two days. Surprising twists. I would recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2007

    Fear

    Trust a father to do just about anything for his kid. In the case of Dennis Groote, a deranged ex-cop, he will stop at nothing to get hold of a new wonder drug which could lift the nightmarish depression imprisoning his daughter. Unfortunately, a whole lot of other characters also have their own reasons for wanting - or not wanting - to see the drug unleashed on the public. Which means that Groote has to play Dennis the menace to get his way - and he really knows how to dish out hurt. So it is that the story hurtles ahead like a missile locked unerringly on a target. The reader just has to hang on tight for the ride, which is played out in short, snappy chapters, with a terse cliffhanger at the end of each Will the hero, Miles Kendrick, manage to purge his own demons to adapt and stay one step ahead of Groote? Will Celeste Brent, winner of a reality contest, gather her wits for one more Survivor-like challenge to break free of her self-imposed mental shackles? While these characters are not fleshed out enough to gain the reader's sympathy or spark off revulsion, author Abbott knows how to keep the surprises coming thick and fast to compensate for that. The result is that though you think you should be reading something meatier and more thought-provoking, you cannot put this down. Abbott has also done his homework to pepper intriguing but disturbing nuggets of information about mental health to pose this tricky question: Are people really better off if they can totally erase horrible memories?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

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    Gasps and trears come into my eyes. "I'm sorry. I'm so sorry."

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  • Posted October 4, 2013

    Excellent story

    Another great Jeff Abbott story. Keeps running right from the start.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2013

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    Good start. Loved the dreams. Like how you jumped in like that without a huge intro.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    First from this author

    This is my first from this author and will get more. Enjoy this read!

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