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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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  • 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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  • Posted October 4, 2013

    Excellent story

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

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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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    Posted June 14, 2013

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