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Downfall (Sam Capra, Book 3) by Jeff Abbott

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By Jeff Abbott

The best beginnings can get to the bottom of a lifestyles. For Sam Capra, it's the second a stunning younger girl walks into his San Francisco bar.

Sam doesn't wish hassle. An ex-CIA agent, his merely wish now's to construct a quiet, peaceable domestic for himself and his child son. yet Diana Keene isn't any usual client. She's pursued by way of gunmen, and while she reveals Sam, she whispers an pressing, determined plea: "Help me."

And with none caution, Sam is thrust right into a struggle for his existence. For Diana is being hunted by means of a perilous network-a shadowy alliance of choose, influential women and men who use their connections, their authority, and their wealth to bend the area to their will. Now, this community goals its relentless fury opposed to the fellow interfering with their plans to grab a brand new point of energy: Sam Capra.

Threatened on either side, Sam has just one wish to outlive the network's all-consuming assault and go back to his lifestyles together with his son....he needs to ruin the guy who owns the folk who run the area.

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I saw the books in Gretchen’s library, on their own shelf, with dustcovers still well intact though aged. Her mother had inscribed each one to her—“To my darling daughter”—with what I calculated to be the year Gretchen would have finished the equivalent of high school. Next to them were braille versions, which Gretchen had commissioned. The covers showed a woman with short blond hair and an exaggerated expression apparently romping through comic adventures with her social set, who, the plot summaries informed us, didn’t approve of the heroine’s ambition.

I want to thank you for all the work you’re putting into it. I knew the photos were in a state, but I didn’t realize how bad of one. ” She pushed her eyebrows together. I could tell how hard that was for her to say. ” Gretchen teared up. “It was magical, those youngest years. Not just seeing—though seeing was good, of course—but it was what I saw! Mother had such a way of creating moments. She lived a life then that was … exotic and exhilarating … hotels and airplanes…. I tagged along. Did you see the picture?

You’d need something on the scale of a meteor and total climate change. That kind of money is at least as big as a dinosaur. “It was the whole Silicon Valley bubble. My dad’s an engineer, and his company got bought by Racer. It was this huge deal. We moved up to Livermore, which is this mini wine country—no way near Napa or even Sonoma, but cute, and lots of new housing. We had a view of grapes through huge windows. There were Internet plugs in, like, every room. And we got it on a mortgage, not because we needed one, but because the rate on the mortgage cost us less than what we were making by keeping the money in stock.

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