Jeff Abbott: Fear, panic and success

Jeff Abbott: Fear, panic and success

After only modest sales for his first three books in the UK, American thriller writer Jeff Abbott switched publisher (from Orion to Little, Brown) and scored a notable hit with last year's Panic, which has sold 175,000 copies through Book-Scan and came in at number 58 in The Bookseller's top 100 paperback list for 2006. Now Abbott's on a visit to London to thank the trade for its support and prepare the ground for his follow-up, the equally tersely titled Fear (Sphere, April).

He's understandably enthusiastic about the recent boost to his British fortunes. "Little, Brown and especially Davi...

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