"Adrenaline" (Grand Central), by Jeff Abbott: Jeff Abbott delivers "Adrenaline," a thriller that will get even the most jaded reader's pulse racing.
Sam Capra works as a consultant for the CIA in London. During a work meeting, he gets a call from his pregnant wife asking him to immediately come outside the building.
He arrives on the sidewalk just as his wife is driving away with a stranger. Then the building explodes, killing those inside.
Evidence reveals that a bomb was placed at Capra's desk, and he and his wife are considered traitors. Capra is put in a prison cell, and the people he had trusted now use everything in their arsenal of tricks to get him to confess.
Capra refuses to play along. Somehow he must escape, track down his missing wife and find the real culprit.
"Adrenaline" rivets the reader from the very first paragraph, and Capra proves to be a character with enough skills and depth to be extremely compelling, even when the action lags, which isn't often.
Abbott's previous thrillers have been good, but this one is a grand slam home run.
Everyone will want to see what Abbott, and Capra, have up their sleeve next.