Collision

Collision

by Jeff Abbott
3.8 24

NOOK Book(eBook)

$5.99
View All Available Formats & Editions
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now

Overview

Collision by Jeff Abbott

An action-packed thriller about two men living very different lives: one, a successful corporate consultant; the other, a former CIA agent known only as "Pilgrim," whose current assignment for a fringe espionage agency is so treacherous he doesn't trust even his own boss.

Ben Forsberg is a successful corporate consultant who is mourning the murder of his new bride. "Pilgrim" is a former CIA agent who is weary from the long years of living in the shadows. When Ben's business card turns up in the pocket of a dead hit man, Ben and Pilgrim, two complete strangers, realize that they've been framed in an elaborate setup.

Unsure who to trust-and pursued by a brutal and vengeful killer-the unlikely partners have no choice but to work together to discover who's targeted them for elimination-and why. But with everything at stake, Ben has no idea that Pilgrim is harboring some shocking secrets of his own-secrets that will soon force Ben to confront the blurred line between best friends and bitter enemies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455546152
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 06/05/2013
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 47,132
File size: 631 KB

About the Author

Jeff Abbott is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. He is the winner of an International Thriller Writers Award (for the Sam Capra thriller The Last Minute) and is a three-time nominee for the Edgar award. He lives in Austin with his family. You can visit his website at www.JeffAbbott.com.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Collision 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not all women love action adventure, but I do! Private contractors for the military and Homeland Security are reality now. Just look at Blackwater! Jeff Abbott has crafted an exciting story about the lack of oversight for contractors earning beaucoup bucks, and the lack of transparency about what they do. His two main characters are totally sympathetic and well-fleshed out. The story builds and builds. The title, Collision, is a perfect title for what finally shakes out. No spoiler alert here though. As I read it, I totally played it out as an exciting movie in my mind. This was my favorite of all his books so far. Highly recommend if this is your genre and you like reading about spy craft
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of course, harriet klausner has to ruin yet another book with her excessive, over the top plot spoiler. Please bn, delete her plot spoilers and ban this plot spoiling poster. She ruins every book she supposedly reviews. Ban her already. Isnt she violating the terms of service?????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An unlikely partnership that unfolds in a great plot. The writing is top notch. I couldn't put this thriller down. From start to finish it is a stellar book.
WhidbeyIslandMystery More than 1 year ago
Fast-moving with a twist at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read several of Abbott's books and thoroughly enjoyed them. Collision isn't one of them. It was very confusing to follow and I couldn't wait til the end of the book. Glad I didn't buy it - it was a loaner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very possibly plausible, but appears that that a good editor could make this an outstanding story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Skips arourd for too long and with too much complexity
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot is kind of too convoluted for its own good and, no spoiler alert here, don't worry, when you finally get to the unwinding of it, highly unbelievable. It's entertaining for the gym, airplanes... but doesn't go beyond it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haven't read this book yet, but I agree with poster about Harriet's (and Mike Draper's) mistaken belief that this board is for book reports. Simply state whether you like or didn't like the book and why. Chris
MikeDraper More than 1 year ago
Ben Forsberg is on his honeymoon when his wife, Emily, is murdered. In Austin, TX, an assassination plot misfires. Nicky Lynch, a freelance assassin is hired to kill two men. He kills software designer, Adam Reynolds, but doesn't kill Pilgrim, a former CIA agent. Pilgrim catches Nicky in his car and kills him. Nicky's brother, Jackie, calls his boss, Sam Hector, and tells him that they have a problem. Sam orders Jackie to join a second assassination team and go to Pilgrim's building, kill everyone except for Pilgrim's boss, a woman called Teach and bring her back to Sam's office. Later that day, two agents from Homeland Security call on Ben and want to know how his business card could be in Nicky's pocket. They also inform Ben that his name was on Reynolds' appointment calendar and his phone listed on Reynolds' cell phone records. When Ben tells them he doesn't know anyting about it, they bring him to thier office which is in the same building as Pilgrim's office. The second assassination team comes in shooting. They kill one Homeland Secutiry officer but Pilgrim kills the assassins and rescues Ben. However, while he was occupied, Jackie kidnapps Teach and brings her to Sam. Sam runs a security firm, Global Security. He makes money when things go wrong internationally. He is also the man behind the set-up of Ben and Pilgrim. When Ben and Pilgrim figure that they are both being set-up they decide to work together to find out who is behind everything. One of the killers had a match book from a restaurant called Blarney's Steakhouse. Ben gets into their computer records and spots Sam Hector's photo on the company information link. He knows Sam and thought he was a friend. He shows the photo to Pilgrim and Pilgrim recognizes it too. Pilgrim knew Sam under a different name when he was working with the CIA. Now they must figure out what Sam is up to and stop him while clearing their own names. The action is swift and constant. There isn't much character development but Ben is interesting in that he goes from a normal corporate executive to Rambo in a short time. The plot is complex and Abbott does add a number of plot twists that keep interest up. The book has been optioned for a movie and is an absolute fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well this is the best day ever i was just out looking at houses. I know you probly woulld be thinking this should be the worst day but it is the best day
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Hawaii on his honeymoon with his beloved Emily, consultant Ben Forsberg goes to take a shower anticipating more sex before they catch the plane back to the mainland. When he finishes his shower, he finds Emily lying dead in a pool of blood. Two years later Ben still grieves his loss and has not been on a date with another woman since the tragedy that has become a cold case to everyone but him.------------ In Austin, sniper Nicky Lynch and cleaner Jackie are to take out the big man and the computer geek Adam Reynolds. Nicky fires at both and watches them fall he assumes they are dead. Instead not long afterward the big man kills the sniper. Former CIA agent ¿Pilgrim¿ wonders why he was set up to die by he assumes his handler or his superior as the objective to frame Forsberg for a murder seems to have included eliminating the consultant¿s only witness to his innocence. Instead Pilgrim decides to team up with a beleaguered Forsberg to uncover the truth and take down who wants them dead. Forsberg does not trust the operative, but has no choice as someone has set him up to take a homicide fall and that someone wants him dead so he has no trial. What the corporate suit also does not know is his historical connection to Pilgrim what he believes is the agent plans to terminate the partnership once he cleans out those who want him dead.------------ The keys to this powerful thriller are Ben and Pilgrim seem real in a deadly cat and mouse game against unknown foes though Pilgrim has a good idea who the opposition are. The story line is fast-paced from the opening sequence two years ago in Hawaii and never decelerates until the final twist of several occurs ironically even when the reader expects a certain spin because Jeff Abbott is known for that, we marvel at the deftly twist the plot takes. This is an entertaining action thriller that fans will enjoy.-------------- Harriet Klausner