Abduction (Alex Caine #3)

The past often catches up with you, but when it’s Alex Caine’s past the results can be deadly.

Published by HarperVoyager in AU+NZ, Gryphonwood Press (Rest of the World)
ISBN: 978 0732 299125 (Paperback)
ISBN:  978 1460 702888 (ebook)

Alex Caine has been suffering the weight of the world, and some days it’s hard to even get out of bed. Alone one night, he is abducted from the mortal realm. Silhouette, desperate to save her lover, calls in Armour, but the organisation seems reluctant to help.

Claude Darvill, his fragile alliance with Alex at an end, is still searching for the remains of his father, Robert Hood. In the frozen wastes of Iceland, Darvill is driven by a deep-burning grudge and a need for revenge.

Silhouette must overcome her greatest fears and use all her skills to locate Alex. But even if she can find him, that’s only the start of their problems.


“As with all good trilogies, the third act is a tricky beast. It has to tie all loose threads together, complete character arcs and deliver a satisfying conclusion to the overarching storyline. Abduction by Alan Baxter, the third and final book in the Alex Caine trilogy, manages to pull off this feat to deliver a finale that’s equal parts action packed, exhilarating and terrifying. It’s a mesmerising tale fraught with emotion and filled with memorable mental imagery that will stay with you long after the final page has been read… By the end of the book, I was left completely breathless as if I had run a marathon. The finale is an amazing blend of bone-crunching action, emotion and just pure unbridled imagination… truly was what you call a page turner… Abduction not only works as a great standalone story, it also succeeds as an excellent conclusion to what has preceded. Alan Baxter has created 3 superb Urban Fantasy tales that progressively got better with each instalment, culminating in the epic finale the series deserves, highly recommended.” – Heavy Mag

“When I first read Bound last year I touted him as one of the future stars of speculative fiction in this country, and after reading Abduction I still stand firm on that opinion… So what did I love about Abduction? Pretty much everything! Abduction is a cracking adventure that will leave you needing a sweat rag and a lie down after finishing it. From the outset Baxter sets a frantic pace that pulls no punches… The twists and turns left me reeling, and the ending was both surprising and very satisfying. Baxter has now reached the milestone of being an author whose work I immediately buy without question now, such is his talent for weaving a great story. Abduction is a fantastic tale filled with magical splendour and pools of bloody and violent realism. I would highly recommend it (and the rest of Baxter’s work) to anyone with a beating heart and functioning brain.” – Matthew Summers at Smash Dragons Fantasy & Speculative Fiction