Parkour is a sport where the runner uses fast, efficient movements, and makes spur of the moment decisions to negotiate a route. CIA agent Sam Capra has to use all these skills to find and try to save his pregnant wife Lucy. She was abducted prior to a deadly explosion at their offices in London, England. Sam is the only one to believe that Lucy is an innocent victim.
I listened to the audio book version of this novel and was captivated from the first minutes. The book is full with a wonderful assortment of characters. Where does Mila come from all of a sudden and for whom does she work. I loathed Piet from the moment he was introduced, yet I couldn't have imagined a more effective bad guy. Even the minor characters, such as the bar managers are more than I expected. Along with these cast, is a story with totally unexpected twists. Each time I thought that a big reveal, or a resolution was going to be unveiled, the story just dug in deeper. As with the parkour running, this story also covered a lot of physical ground: London, a hidden CIA prison, the United States, Holland and a few more sites. Author Jeff Abbott made me feel as though I was in each of those locations along with Sam. I was ducking and weaving with him as he tried to avoid capture on the freighter.
I enjoyed this book so much that several times I found myself sitting in my car in my darkened garage listening for a 'few more minutes'.
From Hachette Audio. Read by Kevin T. Collins - unabridged.
Thanks to Hachette Book Group for the use of the cover image and for my review disks.