July 09, 2007

Panic, by Jeff Abbott

What if everything in your life was a lie?
Things are going well for 24 year-old Evan Casher: his career as a documentary filmmaker is booming and his relationship with his new girlfriend, Carrie, couldn't be better. After an urgent phone call from his mother, he makes an unexpected trip home to Austin. Then the unthinkable happens. He arrives to find his mother brutally murdered, and narrowly escapes an attempt on his own life. Spirited away from the scene by an enigmatic mercenary with an agenda of his own, Evan is confronted with a shocking fact: his entire life has been little more than a carefully constructed lie.
Evan's only hope for survival is to uncover the truth about his family's past... and to confront a powerful, ruthless organization of killers who will stop at nothing to keep old secrets buried. With his mother's attackers fast on his heels and with no one to trust—not the authorities, his father, nor the woman he loves—it's a perilous search that takes him from the Texas Hill Country to New Orleans, to London, and to Miami. Full of unforgettable characters and jolting plot twists, Panic is an emotionally charged, heart-stopping thriller about one man's determination to take back his stolen life.

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