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This psychological thriller from Jeff Abbott revolves around a groundbreaking pharmaceutical drug called Frost that could potentially help millions of people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Frost, however, has been developed under highly unethical circumstances, and when a psychiatrist working on the project is killed in her office by a bomb blast, those few involved with Frost's creation -- who stand to become rich beyond their wildest dreams with the drug's unveiling -- must find out if the deceased doctor passed on any secrets before her explosive demise.
Two very different -- but similarly flawed -- men are drawn into the mysterious death of psychiatrist Allison Vance. Miles Kendrick is one of Vance's patients, a former Mob spy living under an assumed identity via the Witness Protection Program and haunted by the ghostly presence of a dead friend he accidentally killed in a shootout. Dennis Groote is an FBI agent turned sadistic hit man; with a young daughter suffering from a severe case of PTSD, he'll do anything to gain access to the drug…
Like Abbott's previous release Panic (nominated for Best Novel of the Year by the International Thriller Writers Organization), Fear is an adrenaline-inducing suspense thriller of the highest order. Told in staccato, action-packed chapters that are seething with angst, obsession, shocking brutality, and compassion in the unlikeliest of places, Fear will have readers on the edge of their collective seats until the very last pages, which includes some jaw-dropping plot twists that would make even O. Henry proud -- yet another hair-raising gem by the new master of suspense. Paul Goat Allen