Wednesday, 19 March 2014

The Accident: a Novel by Chris Pavone

By Chris Pavone
Hardcover, 400 pages

Hold on to your hats, book lovers and mystery lovers! This combines both.

A breakneck-paced murderous mystery novel that centers around the publishing industry - and what has become of it since the internet age.

Nobody is safe in this game of hot potato with a scandalous exposé written by an anonymous author. The only things we know for sure - that it would ruin one of the most powerful men in the world, that it may or may not be true, that anyone who publishes it could make millions. And that everyone who reads the manuscript is in peril.

Publish? Perish? Both?

Cancel your plans for the weekend, it's time to dig in to this book-lover's breathless chase in The Accident.

From the back flap:
From the author of the New York Times-bestselling and Edgar Award-winning The Expats

As dawn approaches in New York, literary agent Isabel Reed is turning the final pages of a mysterious, anonymous manuscript, racing through the explosive revelations about powerful people, as well as long-hidden secrets about her own past. In Copenhagen, veteran CIA operative Hayden Gray, determined that this sweeping story be buried, is suddenly staring down the barrel of an unexpected gun. And in Zurich, the author himself is hiding in a shadowy expat life, trying to atone for a lifetime’s worth of lies and betrayals with publication of The Accident, while always looking over his shoulder.

Over the course of one long, desperate, increasingly perilous day, these lives collide as the book begins its dangerous march toward publication, toward saving or ruining careers and companies, placing everything at risk—and everyone in mortal peril.  The rich cast of characters—in publishing and film, politics and espionage—are all forced to confront the consequences of their ambitions, the schisms between their ideal selves and the people they actually became.

The action rockets around Europe and across America, with an intricate web of duplicities stretching back a quarter-century to a dark winding road in upstate New York, where the shocking truth about the accident itself is buried.

Gripping, sophisticated, layered, and impossible to put down, The Accident proves once again that Chris Pavone is a true master of suspense.

About the Author  

Chris Pavone is the author of the New York Times-bestselling The Expats, winner of the Edgar Award. 
He was a book editor for nearly two decades and lives in New York City with his family.