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The Accident
by Chris Pavone

Published: 2014-03-11
Hardcover : 400 pages
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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 ...

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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.

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What did you think about the publishing business? Did you think that there was this much intrigue to it or did you kind of just take it for granted?
Do you think the story author should have come clean about who accidently killed the girl to Charlie Wolf? Or do you think he did the right thing to let him take the blame?
Was the ending believable? Did you figure out who Isabel Reed was before the end of the book?
by booknerd17 (see profile) 03/25/15

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  "The Accident"by booknerd17 (see profile) 03/25/15

It's a good book with an ever-moving plot. This whole book takes place in the space of one day. It changes perspectives a lot and keeps you on your toes.

 
  "the accident"by bhale (see profile) 03/11/15

 
  "A roller coaster ride of intrigue!"by thewanderingjew (see profile) 05/10/14

When the story begins, two young men, Charlie and Dave, are involved in a murder. Charlie’s father works for the CIA and they enlist his help in a cover-up. As time passes, the two are ver... (read more)

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