by Jeff Abbott
Things are going well for young film-maker Evan Casher - until he receives an urgent phonecall from his mother, summoning him home.
He arrives to find her brutally murdered body on the kitchen floor and a hitman lying in wait for him. It is then he realises his whole life has been a lie.
His parents are not who he thought they were, his girlfriend is not who he thought she was, his entire existence an ingeniously constructed sham. And now that he knows it, he is in terrible danger. So he is catapulted into a violent world of mercenaries, spies and terrorists.
Pursued by a ruthless band of killers who will stop at nothing to keep old secrets buried, Evan's only hope for survival is to discover the truth behind his past. An absolute page-turner, Panic has been acclaimed as one of the most exciting thrillers of recent years.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 08/06/2006
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780751538311
Showing 1 - 3 of 3 reviews.
Review by JustAGirl
Not bad, an eminently enjoyable, page-turning thriller. Suffers at the beginning from being quite similar in set up to, but not quite as good as, The Straw Men by Michael Marshall (Smith); but once it gets going it holds its own.
Review by TheoClarke
Very fast. Wilfully complicated but not complex. A quick easy read making few demands of the reader.
Review by Zare
Evan is a director of documentaries. He is a quiet guy fully immersed into his work. Everything seems to go OK - he is in love with Carrie and starts to plan for possible marriage. All is working fine until one day he receives a distress call from his mother urging him to get to his parents house. The very moment he arrives there he finds himself targeted by unknown people, running for his very life and constantly lied to by almost everybody he meets - and worst of all it seems that his parents..... well it seems they weren't exactly the folks they presented themselves to be.[return][return]Fast paced action, it will keep you glued to the book until the very end.[return][return]Recommended.