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3.51  ·  Rating details ·  951 ratings  ·  107 reviews
The new thriller from the bestselling author of Collision

Luke Dantry works anonymously from his computer, a mild academic hired by a Washington think tank to bring out Internet extremists who vent online. It's an incendiary network of rage0filled, mentally suspect, and mostly impotent loners he calls the Night Road. But if Luke thought his identity was safe, he was wrong
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by Onyx (first published January 1st 2009)
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Jeff Dickison
Nov 17, 2018 rated it did not like it
A non-stop action/adventure story from beginning to end that is highly unlikely to have ever happened in this universe. It quickly morphs into downright silliness. This is the kind of book that my English Lit. teacher warned me about. It has no social redeeming value: just awful.
Peachy
Trust ME, do not waste your time!



I picked this one up from my library blind, like I sometimes do when I'm waiting for my holds to come in. I choose a random letter and pick up whatever book is first in that section of Fiction. ('A' being the random letter this time, of course.) Sometimes this works out and I get to read and enjoy a book that I otherwise never would have read. Then there are instances like this one where I pick up a dud and curse myself the whole time I'm reading it.



Honing in on
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Kathleen
Aug 09, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Usually I like Jeff Abbott books, but this one was just a bit over the top and too violent.
Gülay Cansever
Film tadında bir kitap...
Peachy
Trust ME, do not waste your time!

I picked this one up from my library blind, like I sometimes do when I'm waiting for my holds to come in. I choose a random letter and pick up whatever book is first in that section of Fiction. ('A' being the random letter this time, of course.) Sometimes this works out and I get to read and enjoy a book that I otherwise never would have read. Then there are instances like this one where I pick up a dud and curse myself the whole time I'm reading it.

Honing in on
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Esma Tezgi
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
3.5
Kitabın konusu güzel, çok orijinal ve farklı bir konu değil ancak gizem ve aksiyonla birleşince çok sorun olmuyor bu sıradanlık. Aslında kitap tam aksiyon dolu bir Amerikan filmi tadında. Çok hareketli dolu dolu bir sürü sahne var heyecan dorukta ancak her şey tahmin edilebilir bir düzeyde. Okuyup bitirdikten sonra çok şaşırmadığınızı, aşina olduğunuz şeyleri bir başka biçimde daha okuduğunuzu fark ediyorsunuz.

Ben okurken sıkılmadım, hatta bazı sahnelerde aksiyon doruklara ulaştı ve o sıra k
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Barbra
Jun 02, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read most of Abbott's books and have liked them all but I have to admit that I found this one a bit hard to get into and hard to keep my attention going through it.

Back Cover Blurb:
Luke Dantry tragically lost his parents when he was a teenager - his father was murdered by a crazed operative, his mother died in a terrible accident. Brought up by his stepfather, Luke now works with him on his research, monitoring extremist groups on the internet.
Yet within the seemingly harmless world of th
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Joni Daniels
Dec 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jeff Abbott writes great thrillers. Take a regular guy, Luke Dantry, who is a psychology student and creates profiles of potential terrorists by engaging them on the Internet as research for his step-father. Then thrust him into a world with terrorists, secret networks of people who are eager to bring down the government, secret networks of people who are working to destroy the other secret networks, and add a hidden 50 million dollars. Luke has a back story involving his Dad who was a professor ...more
Keith
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Following Luke Dantry down the path of betrayal, by everyone he knows or has known, is a hard premise to buy but then to watch his evolution from a naive research assistant into a two-fisted crime fighter is even harder to swallow. However, since the central theme of this novel highlights the cultural paranoia of our times and constantly reminds the reader, as well as Luke, that no one is to be trusted, I suppose we are expected to buy into the concept. As the story moves along and more and more ...more
Rebecca
Jun 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 100-pages
The definition of a page turner! I couldn't put it down. Good action and chase sequences are hard to write well, but this one flowed without becoming confusing but also without slowing down. I could see it in my head like a movie; actually, I think this book would be a GREAT movie. The final twist was definitely one that I did not see coming. It definitely had some problems with suspension of belief in places, but I thoroughly enjoyed and will look for other books by Abbott.
Bev Taylor
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
luke is now an orphan and after studying psychology he works with his stepfather on his research, monitoring extremist groups on the internet

yet within the seemingly harmless world of the internet, luke feels the full force when he is kidnapped - but he has not idea why he was targeted. worse, his stepfather refuses to pay the ransom

he has to escape, which he does, but he has to learn to trust no-one and nothing. what is going on in the internet world and why? is an unwelcome and powerful forc
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Kaiva Koenig
( Stormbreaker ) Alex Rider for adults.


A thrilling read with many chase scenes and lots of suspense, turning tables, plot twist upon plot twist, just the thing I like. :-)

One of the things I liked about this book was how Abbott timed the POV switches just right, and managed to deliver the story with a relatively small number of POVs. Too many thrillers nowaday fall into the trap of having too many POVs and switching between them too often. Trust Me did not have this problem. Abbott chose just th
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Wayne
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I have thoroughly enjoyed each of the 1st 5 Jeff Abbott novels that I have read. My 6th one (Trust Me), however, didn't come close to the others. It was a confusing, convoluted, poorly written story of a young college graduate and his obsession with looking for and documenting the accounts of folks writing anti-American postings on the internet. The dialog I felt was really childish and not real. Most of the novel is spent with Luke (the young graduate who comes across as very naive) not sure wh ...more
Amber
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
After reaching a little past the halfway point, I could no longer continue reading. The characters play like a daydream fantasy where everything goes wrong yet nothing happens at the same time.

There is a huge issue with the lack of female characters, and those who are in the story (all three, one of whom who hasn’t even shown in person) are used as devices to further not the protagonist, but all of the male characters, sex included. Because nothing bonds two people over horrifying trauma like se
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Bonnie
May 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really debated how many stars to give this book: two or three? Two because the plot was pretty far-fetched, I felt like it was probably the reading equivalent of taking speed and I kept looking to see how much I had left, hoping not too much. Three stars because I was anxious to see how it would turn out. I don't plan to read or listen to more by this author because I felt pretty much the same about another of his books that I listened to. I listened to this one because it had 4 1/2 stars from ...more
Lisa Flint
Nov 17, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Not my usual choice of genre but I actually enjoyed it. I could see this being made into a film tbh. Lots of action, twists and turns which keep you guessing. Very thought provoking too given the world we are now all too familiar with, what with terrorism rearing it's ugly head and innocent bystanders being caught up with the aftermath of these attacks. Gripping read you won't want to put down once the plot starts unravelling itself.
David Montanari
was between a 3 and a 4. author had a compelling story and told it well. believable. unfortunately, he let his political views tilt the narrative to the left. anyone who thinks that many proponents of a specific political philosophy, religion or social cause are immune from what Abbott describes are wrong.
Mercedes
Far fetch plot - but it kept me interested.
Paige Turner
I didn't much care for this one. It's not bad, but it is almost a carbon copy of Collusion.
Rainbowfittania
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spannend verhaal, alleen in het begin had ik moeilijk om te volgen en te lezen. Na aantallen paginas begon het spannend te worden.
Filipa Batista
OPINIÃO NO BLOG
Rebecca Sanders
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fantastic read by Jeff Abbott!
Kevin Middaugh
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good story. Lots of twists in the plot. Worth reading.
Curt
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good thriller with lots of plot twists. This is my first time reading Jeff Abbott, so I'll definitely be looking for more by this author.
amandra
One of my least favorite by him.
Koorihime-sama
CHECKED OUT THE BOOK FROM MY PUBLIC LIBRARY.

Review/Rating:

3 out of 5

Working on his stepfather’s think tank, Luke Dantry posts on forums and other online communities known for their users being extremists and reports back to his stepfather the users who he thinks are capable of doing terrorists acts. Mostly, Luke thinks the majority of them are just frustrated and aren’t capable of doing the things they say they will. However, he is proven wrong when he is kidnapped and taken to a cabin hidden in
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Greg
Feb 25, 2017 rated it liked it
tough book to keep reading. The story is good, some of the characters are not so good.
Margarida
Jeff Abbott knows how to keep the reader in suspense and intrigued, craving for answers...until some point of the book. I enjoyed reading this book, it was better than what I thought it would be and it kept me entertained. Allthough, it had too many cliches and predictable situations.

SPOILERS (don't read this part if you haven't read the book, really): Aubrey being the final 'piece' in the puzzle was just stupid and unrrealistic. It felt like the author put too much thought into trying to have o
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John Marsh
Dec 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ahmad Al-mutawa
من الواضح جدًا أن المؤلف كان يفكر في كيفية صياغة القصة كفيلم سينمائي.. ومن المحتمل أن الهدف من كتابة هذه القصة هي إغراء مخرجي هوليود لإنتاج فلم مبني على هذه القصة. في معظم صفحات هذا الكتاب تحس أنك تشاهد فيلم أكشن وإثارة وغموض وخيانة وأسرار ومقالب عديدة على غرار اللتي نشاهدها في أفلام الغموض والإثارة وتحتوي على نفس الكليشات والمتوقعات من تلك الأفلام...

من ناحية القصة, معظمها جيد ويصل إلى جيد جدًا ولكن يتخللها جزئية تجعلك تسخر من المؤلف ومن طريقة سردها..
مثال: كيف خطر على بال (لوك) أن يستخدم القلادة
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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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