The Abduction

The Abduction

by Perseus

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ISBN-13: 9781593154776
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 06/23/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 405
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Mark Gimenez grew up in Galveston County, Texas. Once a partner at a major Dallas firm, Gimenez gave it up in order to start his own practice and to write. He lives outside Fort Worth with his wife and two sons.

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The Abduction 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
RetiredreaderJK More than 1 year ago
Young Gracie Brice disappears after her soccer game, and her Vietnam Vet, Green Beret grandpa continues to search for her long after the FBI has closed the case. This is a "can't stop reading" kind of book. Just when you think you have things figured out, another twist, another turn, another change to make you say to yourself..."Oh just a few more pages.... just one more chapter"! The author, Mark Gimenez, has written a puzzle.. a very complex puzzle, which in the end has all the pieces fit, and believably so. I found myself saying things aloud as I read.. like "Oh no!, I don't believe it!" I am an avid reader and this is one of the best books I have read in some time. So many books have good stories and endings that leave you flat. "The Abduction" will not disappoint.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow - what a book. At first I thought there were too many coincidences to make it believable. But I learned there was a consistant theme. These random events were not just random. But as Ben was to discover 'and his mother told him early in his life', God had a plan for him. Mark did great in revealing the twists throughout the book. This book was different from his first which shows he is a good writer. I am looking forward to his next book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read some wonderful books lately. These books were by Sue Grafton, Clive Cussler, Tom Bradley and Ken Follett all talented and sucessful writers. This author compares to them all. I had never read him before. I understand he is new to writing. I hope he has a wonderful career, I will look for his books in the future. His style is intelligent and easy to read. He gets every nuance through clearly to the reader. He is definitly a writer to watch.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never read a book by Mark Gimenez but am now a devoted fan. This book grabbed me from the first chapter and I was breathless at the finish. Ben Brice had such depth and love for his family it was overwhelming. And John in all his geekdom was truly a man in his own way. At first I had a tremendous dislike for Elizabeth until I knew the truth about her past. Gracie, of course, was the star and she wore the crown magnificently. Amazing read...
Glenajo on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This great novel weaves a path from the Vietnam War to current day through the lives of the men who served there and their families. Gimenez creates wonderfully believable relationships between the players in the story. The continuing lack of full disclosure prevents family members from developing strong lasting relationships. The stress of the abduction causes the players to extend beyond themselves, bonding together to reach a common goal. Excellent book, riveting to the end.
TallyDi on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Interesting characters and plot. But the parts just didn't quite seem to fit together smoothly. Since this is something at which a novelist can improve, I will look for Gimenez's next book.
DeltaQueen50 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
A 10 year old girl is abducted from her soccer game. She went to the concession stand for a snow cone, while her father, who attended the game, stayed in the stands talking business on his cell phone.. Her coach actually pointed her out to the abductor who passed himself off as her uncle. Her mother was working late and arrived to find her daughter gone. She will probably never forgive her husband.This book details the anguish, guilt and anger and invasion that a family goes through in this situation. From her younger brother who doesn¿t understand, to her helpless grandparents, this family is broken, probably beyond repair. But, of course, this is no ordinary family. The father is a certified genius who is about to become an overnight billionaire, her mother is a brilliant defence lawyer with a mysterious past, and her grandfather a decorated military hero who blew the whistle about a massacre in Viet Nam. So was Grace taken for ransom, taken for revenge or just taken by a random pervert? As these questions slowly unfold and the truth revealed, the book goes into over-drive as her father and Grandfather race to find and rescue her.I found this book rather slow to get into, but once the action started, it kicked into high gear. The author was a little heavy-handed with his characters, his bad guys were truly evil, and his good guys were practically super heroes. The victim, Grace was a little too spunky and sophisticated for a ten year old, but, with all of that this was a thriller and it certainly managed to deliver the thrills.
debs4jc on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This is a real page-turner, though not for those that can't stand to read about a child in danger. The child is 10 year old Gracie Brice--a spunky soccer star who is taken from her soccer field after a game. Her father--an dot com billionaire--was chatting on his cell phone at the time. Her mother--a high powerd attorney--was late to the game but is quick to take charge once she arrives and finds out what happened. The FBI and local police investigate--but it is Gracie's grandfather, ex vietnam war verteran Ben Brice--who starts to figure out what is really going on.The suspense in this was good, and some of the characterization but some was just too cartoonish, like the father who thought only in terms of megabytes and pixels. And by the end the plot is kind of far-fetched. But it is good for a thrill, just be aware that there is a kid in danger the whole time and a lot of other dark stuff that they uncover so it is not for the squemish.
Great-GrandNan More than 1 year ago
Loved this book !! First one I had read by this author, and I really liked his style. This book had a great plot with plenty of twists, excellent character development and threw in enough history of the Vietnam "experience" to keep the reader furiously flipping pages. I have since ordered two more of his books. I have only finished one, (The Accused) but it was great as well, and very different in storyline. This guy is definitely not a cookie cutter author !!
B1942 More than 1 year ago
Love all his books. Cannot wait for a new one,. Wonder when it is coming
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I will be sure to watch for more of this author's books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've never read any books by Mark Giminez, but once I read the summary I had to read it. Once I started reading it just pulled me right in. I couldn't put it down because I kept wanting to know what came next.
Guest More than 1 year ago
AWESOME!! There's no other way to put it. The characters are presented perfectly. The story does not linger. There are so many twists that you can't wait to turn the page. This story is exciting til the end!!! Highly reccommend this book.
mommyoftwinfants More than 1 year ago
At each turn of the page you wonder what's next. Make sure you have some free time when you start this one because you are not going to be able to put it down. At the end of each chapter I tried to stop reading to do chores but just had to keep going. I usually figure out what's going to happen next but this one keeps you on your toes until the very end, and still wanting more. I had planned on at least taking a week to enjoy 'me' time reading but finished it one day. It is such an easy read and very easy to keep the characters straight. I highly recommend all of his books.
luv2readST More than 1 year ago
Book was great and easy reading, kept you riveted to your seat until the last page. I shared the book with friends and they thoroughly enjoyed it as well.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the color of law & i loved this book too! I am eagerly awaiting his next book. Both books were page turners.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a very exciting book to read. Couldn't put it down. It was very complex but not confusing. What a plot. Well done Mr. Giminez. Keep it up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read The Color of Law and loved it. The Abduction is another well told story that keeps you turning the pages. I look forward to whatever he writes next. I highly recommend his two books.