Collision

Collision

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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
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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.
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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