I’ve never read anything by Jeff Abbott before, but on the strength of this book I shall certainly be seeking out all of his back catalogue, and have already added the next Sam Capra novel, The Last Minute’, to my to be read pile.
The CIA is convinced that Sam has turned traitor and will do everything in it’s power to prove it. Sam must avoid capture, save the kidnapped daughter of a billionaire, find his missing wife and child, and all while trying to prove his innocence.
With the help of a mysterious organisation with seemingly unlimited resources, Sam sets out to find the truth, and clear his name.
I’d forgotten how much I get confused by the chronology of this book. It’s good though, with a great plot, and is a fantastic introduction to DI John Spicer.
A delightful Christie-esque novel, where a fair amount of good natured ‘snooping’ causes all of the puzzle pieces to fall neatly and conveniently into place.
Since I’ve been reading a lot of Scandinavian crime this year I picked up 1222 thinking it was just another a stand alone novel from yet another Norwegian writer.
I was wrong.
I loved it.
Then I discovered it was actually the eighth novel in the Hanne Wilhelmson series, not a single book as I thought, but as was the case with Jo Nesbo’s novels, it was just the first that had been translated into English.
Fortunately for me, her Hanne Wilhelmson series is starting to appear in English versions from book one, and quite rapidly too, so I am off to begin collecting the series!
The title might be a mouthful, but the book was a delightful break from the normal gruesome tomes I prefer, whilst incorporating the same level of great plotting with a fab twist.