Saturday, July 9, 2011


Jeff Abbott is the international-bestselling, award-winning author of over a dozen mystery and suspense novels.

He applied the Page 69 Test to his latest novel, Adrenaline, and reported the following:
Adrenaline is a thriller about family: one CIA agent’s search for his missing wife and newborn son. Sam Capra has a perfect life in London until a frantic phone call from his wife summons him out of his CIA office just as the building explodes in a fireball. Sam sees his wife Lucy in a car, speeding away, driven by a man with a question-mark shaped scar. Accused of treason, uncertain whether his missing wife is a traitor or a victim, Sam goes on the run from the Agency to infiltrate an extraordinary criminal ring: and to find out the ultimate truth about his wife.

Page 69 shows us the face of evil: it’s a scene involving Edward, the question-mark scarred man, who is keeping a young woman hostage in an Amsterdam house. She’s clearly been traumatized by her captivity, and he is slowly brainwashing her, though violence and terror into being his pawn. But here’s what the reader doesn’t know: is this woman Lucy, Sam’s wife? Or another victim? It becomes clear, though, that Edward’s schemes involve far more than kidnapping and assault. Because he is sending this woman to Amsterdam’s crowded Centraal Station with a mysterious backpack....

If Page 69 of Adrenaline encapsulates any aspect of the book, it is that nothing is what it seems.
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--Marshal Zeringue