A terrific addition to Orion's prestigious crime list Jeff Abbott has been shortlisted for both the Anthony Award and the Edgar Award He has been acclaimed as the new author to watch in US crime CUT AND RUN is a fantastic novel which mixes up family ties, long-held secrets and mob justice into a taut and powerful thriller Jeff Abbott's previous novels, BLACK JACK POINT and A KISS GONE BAD, have also been acquired and are being published in Orion trade Jeff Abbott has already picked up some excellent reviews: 'CUT AND RUN is first class - a little diamond' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'This intricatel
Jeff Abbott is the bestselling, award-winning author of six novels of mystery and suspense. His novels have been called "exciting, shrewd, and beautifully crafted" (Chicago Tribune) and "fresh, original, intricately woven" (Publishers' Weekly). A fifth-generation Texan, he spent his childhood in Austin and Dallas with parents and grandparents who loved to tell stories. His novels include the USA Today bestseller and Anthony Award nominee A Kiss Gone Bad; the Agatha and Macavity Award winner Do Unto Others; The Only Good Yankee; Promises of Home and Distant Blood. His latest novel, Black Jack Point won an Edgar Award. Jeff lives in Austin with his wife and two sons.
Abbott's latest thriller (after Black Jack Point) plunges readers into the sleazy, seductive world of crime in Houston, Tex. Thirty years ago, Ellen Mosley abandoned her six children, changed her name to Eve Michaels and began laundering money for a major crime family. Now her youngest son, Judge Whit Mosley, is intent on tracking her down, spurred by a request from his dying father. Unfortunately, his timing couldn't be worse because Eve, caught in the middle of a drug deal gone wrong, is on the run from a mob boss's son and his adviser, both of whom blame her for the botched deal and are convinced she has their missing millions. Whit wanders into this lion's den thinking only of finding Eve, but instantly-and unbelievably-he finds himself playing rough with some of the most insidious criminals in the area. The maternal concern Eve supposedly feels for Whit rings false, but luckily the story's relentless action leaves little time for sentimental reunions. Layers of deception pile up faster than dead bodies, and readers may loose track of the story's many threads; but each page offers up the kind of brutal action and blunt dialogue ("They'll blow the fingers off his hand one by one. Cut off his balls. Cut him so he bleeds to death an inch at a time") that should gratify Abbott's fans. (Nov. 4) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.