Jeff Abbott is back with another Sam Capra caper

Posted Sunday, Jul. 14, 2013  comments  Print Reprints
Downfall By Jeff Abbott Grand Central Publishing, $27

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Author Jeff Abbott, a graduate of Rice and a resident of Austin, serves up Downfall, the third in his bestselling series ( Adrenaline, The Last Minute) that follows the exploits of ex-CIA agent Sam Capra.

Sam’s main goal in life is to make a good life for his 10-month-old son. But trouble has a way of finding him. This time, it’s Diana Keene, a young woman who’s on the run from two bad guys and winds up in his San Francisco bar. She had him at “Help me.”

And now Sam’s in deep. Diana’s pursuers work for a lethal network of well-connected men and women who use their wealth and authority to rule the world. And the puppet master who controls them is a ruthless villain, an international criminal mastermind who doesn’t take kindly to Sam interfering with his plans for world domination.

Sam’s fight for survival spans five days and is filled with action, intrigue, twists and a variety of locales. At 464 pages, it’s perfect for a summer weekend’s reading pleasure.

Meet the author at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Dallas Barnes & Noble, 7700 W. Northwest Hwy.; 214-739-1124.

— Celeste Williams

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