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Fear Factor

Survivor guilt, mob ties, a miracle psychiatric drug and a witness protection program gone wrong are the plot pieces that make up Austin mystery writer and Rice University grad Jeff Abbott's ninth suspense novel, Fear. How does the best-selling author and three-time nominee for the Edgar Allan Poe Award come up with his ideas? One method is writing with suspense film soundtracks streaming in the background. You can ask Abbott for other creative inspirations when he discusses and signs his new thriller at 6:30 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m.

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