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The Abigail Affair [Kindle Edition]

Timothy Frost
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The fast-paced, zany thriller from British author Timothy Frost that's sold over 30,000 Kindle copies worldwide.

Toby Robinson, twenty-two and broke, lands a job as deckhand on a Russian billionaire's yacht. On his first night aboard he is framed for the murder of a guest. And that's just the start of his problems. His attractive crewmate Julia seems to be the only one on his side - but can he trust her? With his mobile phone confiscated, armed only with a winning smile and a flair for mixing cocktails, can Toby foil the sinister international conspiracy that threatens to entangle him? It's New Year's Eve and something terrible will happen at midnight. Time is running out, and so are Toby's options ...


Editorial Reviews

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This novel is escapist reading at its best. The plot is full of twists and turns and plenty of adventure. It's one of my favorite types of novels - a page turner.
--Brad's Reader

I've got a few thousand sea miles under my belt, which is why a friend of mine recommended The Abigail Affair. So I got the book. About eight hours later I was finished. Yes, this is a "Don't interrupt me I'm reading novel." --Simon Royle

From the Author

My aim with The Abigail Affair was to keep you clicking the page turn button, with a smile on your face, way beyond your bedtime. It's just escapist fun. There's a bit of gun play, and lots of chases and escapes on land and at sea, and our young hero Toby is called upon to save the world at fifteen minutes' notice at the climax. There's no gory violence and no sex (except in Toby's dreams, maybe). I think it's a suitable read for everyone with a sense of humor over the age of fifteen.

Product Details

  • File Size: 983 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Fast Editions; British English edition (May 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00422LMZO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #462,461 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
By Carla
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If you enjoy well-paced adventures, tales of amateur sleuths making good and have a soft spot for British characters and humor, then `The Abigail Affair' by British author, Timothy Frost, is sure to appeal.

`The Abigail Affair', Frost's second novel since ditching a successful career as an advertising copywriter, has a lot going for it.

Its plot has been well structured, with an exciting prologue and an adventure-genre suitable ending. Frost uses appropriate descriptive detail and tension-creating foreshadowing to keep readers interested from chapter to chapter.

Protagonist, Toby Robinson, becomes involved with high-seas espionage after he applies for a job as a deckhand on a Russian oligarch's luxury yacht. Through the use of internal dialogue, colloquial language and humor, Frost has created a likeable and everyday-casual anti-hero, who deals with all sorts of calamities with wit, charm and admirable gumption.

As you'd expect from an adventure/thriller, particularly those featuring amateur sleuths, spies or heroes, there are times in this novel when it is necessary to suspend belief. However, there are no major loose ends or details that Frost does not return to.

It's an oft-used phrase `I could see this book as a movie', but it's a statement I don't make flippantly. This novel is visual and exciting and I would like to see it transferred to the Big Screen, preferably by a British director, or one sensitive to the charm-value of irony, used so well in British literature and film.

Does Toby save the day and the world from disaster?? Does he win the beautiful girl?? Read `The Abigail Affair' to find out. It will be time well spent.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nautical action and intrigue September 8, 2010
By VickiT
Format:Kindle Edition
Twenty-two-year-old Toby Robinson joins a Russian yacht as crew, clueless to what he's signed up for. Ruthless Russians, subterfuge and dead bodies abound.

The Abigail Affair is an action-packed and enthralling contemporary nautical thriller. There's no fluff or flat spots and the story is always moving. What stood out most about this book, though, was Toby's voice and larrikin sense of humour - distinctive yet not contrived.

Highly recommended.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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Young man Toby joins a Russian yacht in the Caribbean as a deckhand. Trying to make some easy fun money. Toby is what Murphy's Law is all about. What can go wrong will go wrong. A page turner of finding out what will happen next. Through out all of Toby's ordeal's he is able to keep his humor with the description's he gives nickname's to each yacht crew member. That to me added alot to the story. This cruise certainly is not what Toby ever thought it would be, nor did I, in fact, just the opposite of our expectation's. I really enjoyed Toby through out the entire story.

Timothy Frost writes with alot of twist's, turns, and lots of action and keep's a reader flipping the page's to see what Toby will come up against next and wonder if Toby will ever see his parent's again.

Mr.Frost also added true fact's about what happened to a Russian spy a few years ago that I remembere seeing on all the news networks for day's.

Great job Mr.Frost. Thank's for a great read. I look forward to reading more books from you.

I certainly recommend The Abigail Affair as IMO Timothy Frost will be an up and coming author as he has alot of talent. Good Luck Mr.Frost, you are a keeper !!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A really good thriller December 9, 2010
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4 1/2 Stars

I bought the Abigail Affair on the recommendation of a friend. She knows I'm a yachtsman and Tim Frost's book is set on the water. I'm happy to say that it was a good recommendation - a really fun read.

Plot - No spoilers from me. The plot hung together well and unfolded in a realistic fashion. Every time our hero looked like he was going to get out of trouble he managed with clumsy aplomb to dump himself right back into it. The best bit of this was you knew he was going to dump himself back into trouble. The author also knows his boats and because of that tied in realistic elements all the way through.

Characters - Toby is great. So much so that I have to go and buy the next book to find out how much more he's developed. He's believable, and that's what I like in the characters I read. He does stupid things, makes bad choices and occasionally good ones but his heart is always in the right place. He's no super-hero, by his own acknowledgment and that's what makes him a hero. He does things despite knowing they'll get him in trouble because it's the right thing to do - even when it's wrong. The South African first mate is also good, Frost has the accent down, and thank goodness doesn't overburden us with it - the occasional word to remind us - I grew up in SA so I can tell you the accent is spot on. Without giving anything away he also made me feel sorry for one of the villains in the end.

Writing - I read the book in a few hours it flowed beautifully. Short sharp paragraphs and nice easy language use without being simple.

The only reason it wasn't 5 stars was because in a couple of places the solution to something seemed a bit too far fetched - but hey that's why they call it fiction right...

Right that's enough from me I'm off to buy Tim's other book...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good reading! Keeps you on the edge of your ...
Good reading! Keeps you on the edge of your seat trying to figure out what is going to happen next!
Published 1 month ago by Edward T Mabe Jr
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars!
Timothy Frost delivers a rollercoaster ride of action and adventure that will keep you in the story to the very end! A great read!
Published 4 months ago by John S Roth
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not very riveting
Published 6 months ago by C. Piehl
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A+, fast and well packed shipping; as described.
Published 9 months ago by DANA W. VAN VALIN
5.0 out of 5 stars good story with lots of action
I found it difficult to put down. A good read. I would like to read more books by this author.
Published 14 months ago by alisa burgess
4.0 out of 5 stars There was a lot of action in this book.
Toby had quite the imagination and yet could also figure out what was going on. He and Julia went through a lot. It makes you wonder if the rich do whatever they want to do.
Published 14 months ago by Dennis D. Piepkorn
2.0 out of 5 stars A fun story but ...
I can' give it more stars because Frost uses my God' name offensively - sadly all too common these days, even in children's books. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Alisan
3.0 out of 5 stars It's fine for light reading.
Just don't expect too much from this book. Would be okay for a plane trip or a rainy Saturday morning. A book you can definitely put down and not worry about.
Published on March 15, 2013 by geoman54
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun - just pure entertainment
The set-up brings us a 22 year old playboy type, who has avoided adulthood, except when it suits him. Read more
Published on September 5, 2012 by Cici
4.0 out of 5 stars Actually, pretty exciting and unique plot
I wasn't sure if I'd like this book at first - the beginning hit the ground running with a murder of a model in the mansion of an extremely wealthy foreigner. Read more
Published on August 4, 2012 by maximum verbosity
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More About the Author

Timothy Frost lives in Norfolk, England. He began writing as a student, but a career in advertising intervened, and it was many years before he accomplished his lifelong ambition of writing a full-length thriller.

Tim is a keen yachtsman, and sailed the Atlantic from the UK to St Lucia with his wife Liz. His experiences on and around the ocean in the Caribbean provided much of the inspiration and background for his thrillers.

Tim's first novel of contemporary nautical skulduggery, "Final Passage", was released in 2009, followed by "The Abigail Affair" in 2010 and "The Shoot" in 2011. His latest thriller, this time set on land, is "Play the Piper."

Timothy Frost is a pen name of Mark Hankin.

Author's website: www.timothyfrost.com

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