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The Last Minute (Sam Capra #2)

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Sam Capra must commit an impossible assassination--or he will lose the only person in the world who matters to him . . .

Sam Capra has one reason to live: to rescue his baby son from the people who abducted him. An ex-CIA agent, Sam now owns bars around the world as cover for his real mission-working undercover for a secret network as mysterious as it is powerful, while us
Paperback, 496 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by Sphere (first published January 1st 2011)
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Michael Sherer
My first exposure to Jeff Abbott was his last-minute addition as a co-panelist at the Pacific Northwest Writers Association conference in Seattle last summer (2012). After meeting him and hearing him speak about his new series character Sam Capra, a former CIA agent, I’ve been looking forward to picking up one of Jeff’s books. I started with THE LAST MINUTE, the book he spoke about at PNWA, instead of the first Sam Capra novel, ADRENALINE. (I’m terrible when it comes to starting a series at the ...more
The novel features a fast-paced plot, yet not much character development or attention to setting and location. It reminded me of something that the author James Patterson might punch out with the help of his 'writing team'. Another book to file under 'Lite Summer Reading' or 'Airport Novel'.
My best advice for this Sam Capra series is to suspend reality before opening the first page and just enjoy the ride. I usually get annoyed with protagonists who are uber-fit and capabable and never seem to suffer the consequences of life-threathening battle after battle. But Sam's trying to be a good guy in a not-so-good world, and he's a bit of a tortured soul. He also isn't a know-it-all or crusader, and that's what makes the series enjoyable.

I didn't care for Leonie but Mina is growing on m
I enjoyed this book, but I had a hard time getting into it. I noticed that one of the other reviewers mentioned she read the first book in the series before reading this one. I think that may have helped me as I did not connect with the characters early on. Then the narrator changed and I learned some back history. From that point on I really got into the book and enjoyed it.

The book tells of an underground crime network that has kidnapped an agent's child. The agent must kill someone who holds
Würdest du für das Leben deines Sohn einen Mord begehen?
Sam Capra’s Suche nach seinem Sohn David geht weiter. Nachdem er von der CIA als Verräter eingestuft wurde, muss er nicht nur gegen die Geheimorganisation “9 Sonnen” ankämpfen, die seinen kleinen Jungen entführt haben und ihn erpressen – sondern jetzt auch noch gegen Leute aus eigenen Reihen – ehemalige Kollegen und Freunde.

Sam’s womöglich einziger Weg seinen Sohn jemals wieder zu bekommen ist, auf die schreckliche Forderung der Kidnapper e
To say that Sam Capra is motivated would be an understatement. His ex-wife, who committed treason against the CIA and cost Sam his job with the "Special Projects", now lies in a permanent vegetative state. His former employers are actively pursuing him for his alleged crimes that occurred while trying to clean up the mess that his wife created. On top of that, a mysterious criminal group, The Nine Suns, has kidnapped his newborn son, Daniel. The only way Sam will ever see his son again is if he ...more
Nov 17, 2013 Carmen rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone
Shelves: fiction, mystery
A great thriller by Jeff Abbott. This book is the sequel to ADRENALINE, so I suggest you read that first, in order to understand what's going on. Sam Capra is an ex-CIA agent who needs to rescue his son. His son is in the hands of black market child sellers. This book deals with serious issues such as illegal adoption of stolen children, sexual trafficking, rape, forced heroin addiction, and the ethics of murder (is it okay in self-defense? Is it okay if it saves a child's life? Is it okay if th ...more
Sam Capra is a motivated man. He is motivated to kill Jack Ming, a Chinese hacker, in order to rescue his son, Daniel, who was kidnapped by Nine Suns. Nine Suns is an elusive, secret, global crime society, who sows chaos and reaps the profits. Jack Ming has a red notebook with a lot of Nine Suns' secrets in it. Sam has left the CIA in order to focus on dining Daniel, but he still has friends within the Agency. He also has Mila, his contact and partner with the Round Table, the anti-Nine Suns. Th ...more
Paulo Pires
E se lhe raptassem o seu filho !!! ... até onde iria para recuperá-lo?
Haveria limites ao que faria para o recuperar? Ousaria matar?
Este é o fio condutor do novo livro de Jeff Abbott publicado em Portugal pela Civiliazção Editora.

É um livro replecto de acção e adrenalina. Impróprio para cardiacos, uma vez que não dá descanso ao leitor e consegue-o fazer de uma forma fluída e deliciosa. As 560 páginas que o compõem são viciantes, a cada revés, a cada novo obstáculo o livro prende-nos e lança-nos n
The book was intense and hard to put down at times. The plot was complex and had several characters to keep straight. I found myself having to go back a couple times to figure out who the author was talking about. I will read more books by Jeff Abbott. I do like his writing style and the story line was interesting. There were some things in the book that if was left out it would not have been missed. I guess it was longer than it needed to be. Overall i did enjoy the book and would recommend it ...more
Kelly Davis
I ran across this book quite by chance. I had around 3 hours to kill in Laguardia Airport, and obviously checked out the book selection before heading to the Delta Lounge for a drink. Jeff Abbott wasn't even an author on my radar, but the cover of the book was orange, and clearly that marketing tool works on me. Literally the last 5 books I have purchased have all been some shade of orange. Don't I feel like a sucker.

Anywho, The Last Minute follows our hero Sam Capra, an ex-CIA agent, as he sear
Douglas Lord
TLM‘s hero is ex-CIA agent turned wannabe stay-at-home dad Sam Capra, last seen in 2011′s Adrenaline. But really, dudes are going to zone in on the villains here, a mysterious profiteering conglomerate called Novem Soles. Suspiciously akin to Get Smart‘s KAOS sans Bernie Koppel, NS are cold and ruthless‚ even for one-percenters. They’re Bad, and they’ll stop at nothing to reap maximum reward while inflicting maximum pain. Having a hard time with your car/job/wife/kids? They don’t care. They crus ...more
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It was perfect - BUT - I can't remember if Jeff did this in his other books but what was bothering me a bit here was the use of SO and NOW at the beginning of sentences or as a stand-alone sentence ☺
It would be totally ok if only one character did that - but they all do ☺

Book 2 from Jeff Abbott's Sam Capra series will make you ask more questions, which will eventually be your deciding factor whether to read the third installment. While the plot is still interesting, the turn of events toward the end just make this story absurd. The first and second books ended-up contradicting each other, like in book 1, Sam Capra is running for his life from Novem Soles; while in book 2, Novem Soles wants to use him after they practically "molded" Capra, and in the end, the fou ...more
I love how this guy writes. From the first page of Adrenaline to the last it moves. Finished it a week ago and now I am reading book two of Sam Capra's chase and run. Don't want to give away anything here in case you have not read the first book. All I can say is fasten the seat belt cause you're in for a ride. Gotta go..only on the second chapter..need to get a couple more in before passing out tonite.
Read Between the Pages
Alright, so this is the second Sam Capra novel. Let's just say the first was a lot better than this one. It seemed like Abbot got lazy while writing this, and figured since the first one was pretty good, this one could slide by. Don't get me wrong, this is a...good...novel, but it's not as good as it could have been. Abbott is a great author, and I don't understand why this book is average while all his others are on par.

First off, Mila has become soft and I don't appreciate the way she is port
M Christopher
Another good read from my fellow Rice alum. The second in the series about nice-guy spy Sam Capra. This one starts a little slower than "Adrenaline" and it took me a while to get into it. And I'm not entirely sure I buy the ending. But I'll look for #3, "Downfall," in a few months.
I upped the first book in the series Adrenaline to four stars because I had a hard time putting it down. Much of what I liked about it can still be found in The Last Minute but this time it seems forced. I understand that Sam wants his child back but, in case I don't get it, I'm told over-and-over-and-over-again. Being reminded so continually of Sam's resolve to do whatever it takes pulled me out of the story.

In addition, the multiple threads in the storyline become a little too tangled. There's
Decent follow up to 1st Sam Capra novel, similar fare to previous with lots of action twist and turns. Looks like there will be 3rd book so will be interesting to see how series progresses..
The Last Minute is actually Number Three book by Jeff Abbott in a series about Sam Capra, a ex-CIA agent.

They framed me.
They abducted my wife.
They took my child.
I want him back.

Sam Capra has one reason to live: to reclaim his baby son from the people who kidnapped him. Teaming up with a young mother whose daughter went missing, he tracks his child across the country in a dangerous, desperate race against time.

This wasn't a bad story, it only took me a couple of days to read it; it was fast paced
I listened to this as an audiobook. I had listened to the previous book, Adrenaline, last month and wanted to hear a bit more of the story of Sam Capra. My husband lost interest in the first book especially when Sam was everywhere doing everything much like a superhero (Spiderman) suspended from the sides of buildings. Although much of this story would never ring true if you held a bell next to it, it matters not. The author has created a good thriller, and if you can suspend belief (think Bruce ...more
A good story pretty well written. Read it in two days. Had a happy ending.
Rated at 3.5
Main Character:
Sam Capra - Ex-CIA analyst who is trying to find his kidnapped son

Sam Capra must commit an impossible assassination--or he will lose the only person in the world who matters to him . . .
Sam Capra has one reason to live: to rescue his baby son from the people who abducted him. An ex-CIA agent, Sam now owns bars around the world as cover for his real mission-working undercover for a secret network as mysterious as it is powerful, while using his skills to find
For a book called 'The Last Minute', it's a very long one indeed. Crazy long for what it is. And what it is isn't much. A very slight story. Pretty one dimensional. Some by the numbers CIA people - and you're never going to believe this, but one of them may be a renegade CIA person, told you you wouldn't believe me. There are not one, but two cut out and keep shadowy, global secret organisations. One good, the other pantomime villain bad.

There's also, for some reason best known to the author (an
The Last Minute, a sequel to Adrenaline, is a thriller continuing the story of Sam Capra; a father willing to undertake any deed in order to retrieve his stolen son. Capra's death-filled, action-based adventure will leave any reader in utter shock and admiration.

Let me begin by expressing my respect for Jeff Abbott. This series is composed of original and intense concepts and events which couldn't have been more perfectly paced and described by anyone else. Abbott's characters, driven by differe
This is the second in the series using this main character, Sam Capra. Sam is an ex-CIA agent. His ex-wife is in a coma after being part of a renegade group that targeted CIA agents. In the previous book, the office where SAm and his wife worked was bombed. Just minutes before the bomb went off, his wife phoned him to tell him to get out. Initially, he was considered a suspect and was imprisoned by the CIA, while they investigated his story. His wife gave birth to a baby boy and then was shot in ...more
Patrice Hoffman
Can't wait to read... But I want to read Adrenaline first before starting this book.

*Won through a Goodreads giveaway*

Before starting this book, I read book one in the Sam Capra series Adrenaline. If I can help it, I try to read book series in succession. Although I won this one, I'm glad I did not make an exception to read this one without reading the first. Book one really laid down the background for the reason why Capra's mission is so important and fuels the plot for The Last Minut
Encruzilhadas Literárias
Depois da minha última leitura ter passado por Sandra Brown, Jeff Abbott traz-me uma leitura nitidamente mais masculina. Denota-se pelos traços da acção, pela construção do enredo, pela apresentação das personagens. E sendo a minha primeira obra com o autor, não fiquei nada desanimada. O Último Minuto é a continuação de Adrenalina, também editado pela Civilização Editora. No entanto, não desanimem os que ainda não o tiverem lido, porque o enredo é bastante percetível: é-nos contado tudo o que pr ...more
Lisa Petrocelly
This is an immediate followup to Adrenaline, Jeff Abbott's first book starring Sam Capra. I loved Adrenaline & loved this as well - he's a great protagonist, flawed, desperate, and immediately likable. This book focuses almost solely on his mission to get his child back - a newborn son who he has never met - and we definitely feel it as he struggles with friends, colleagues, issues of trust and his own sense of morality as he races to find his son.

After reading 2 Jeff Abbott books, I can sa
This second installment of Abbott's Sam Capra series is a rollicking good thriller with some wry humor thrown into a tale of global organizations with a lot of money, one with the intent to make life miserable for powerful people, the other to maintain a safer world. Definite need to suspend belief and just roll with the punches as Sam tries to find the infant son he has not yet met. He's tasked to kill. Can he do it? Is there another way to get his son from the clutches of the diabolical Nine ...more
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Jeff Abbott (born 1963) is a U.S. suspense novelist. He has a degree in History and English from Rice University. He lives in Austin, Texas. His early novels were traditional detective fiction but in recent years he has turned to writing thriller fiction. A theme of his work is the idea of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary danger and fighting to return to their normal lives. His novels ar ...more
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