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THE ACCIDENT by Chris Pavone

THE ACCIDENT

Chris Pavone

March 2014

Crown Publishers

Cover_Accident

 

Literary agent Isabel Reed has been up all night reading—not so uncommon, really, given her job, but this manuscript is different.  This manuscript, titled “The Accident” was delivered by courier, the author is listed as Anonymous, and it has Isabel’s full attention.  Because if what the manuscript says is true, then the billionaire head of a huge media conglomerate, Charlie Wolf, has some terrible secrets in his closet—secrets that involve former presidents and members of the CIA.  And none of those people will want these secrets to come to light, but especially Wolf who wants to make a bid for a Senate seat. When Isabel finds her assistant dead with a gunshot wound to the head, it becomes obvious to Isabel that her life is in danger—as is the life of everyone who has seen a copy of this deadly manuscript.  It’s a race against the powers that be as Isabel tries to stay one step ahead of those who want to silence the story, at any cost.

 

Pavone is fresh off an Edgar and Anthony win for his debut novel THE EX-PATS, and here he brings us yet another stunning thriller.  The action takes place over the course of one day with wonderful pacing and pieces of the puzzle teased out over the course of the book.  For readers, it’s also an interesting look into the publishing industry, where Pavone worked for many years.  The main characters in this taut and suspenseful tale are well rounded, flawed and human, with some beautifully sketched supporting characters as well.  Pavone’s prose is at once descriptive and lyrical—he uses alliterative phrases that punctuate his point or roll blissfully off the tongue—some of them just begging to be read aloud.  I think this is a powerhouse of a follow-up novel containing plenty of fantastic surprises along the way to make for an enjoyable read.  Be sure to pick a copy up.

Pavone is also currently touring the U.S.  Check to see if he is coming to a city near you!

March 12 2014 @ 6:00 p.m.
BARNES & NOBLE
97 Warren St, Tribeca NYC
THE ACCIDENT’s on-sale event

March 13 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.
RJ JULIA
768 Boston Post Rd, Madison CT

March 14 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.
POLITICS & PROSE
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC

March 16 2014 @ 4:00 p.m.
BOOK PASSAGE
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera CA

March 17 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.
VROMAN’S
695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena CA

March 18 2014 @ 11:30 a.m.
THE SANTALUZ CLUB
8170 Caminito Santaluz E, San Diego CA

March 18 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
WARWICK’S
7812 Girard Ave, San Diego CA

March 19 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.
POISONED PEN
4014 N Goldwater Blvd, Scottsdale AZ
with OLEN STEINHAUER

March 20 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.
BOOK PEOPLE
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin TX

March 24 2014
APPLE STORE, REGENT STREET
235 Regent St, London, GB

March 25 2014
GOLDSBORO BOOKS
23-25 Cecil Court, London, GB

March 26 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.
STERLING BOOKS
Wolvengracht 38 Fossé aux Loups, Brussels BE

March 27 2014 @ 6:00 p.m.
W.H. SMITH
248, rue de Rivoli, Paris FR

April 3 2014 @ 6:00 p.m.
VERO BEACH BOOK CENTER
392 Twenty-First St, Vero Beach FL

 April 4-5 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.
UCF Book Festival
CFE Arena, University of Central Florida, Orlando FL

April 8 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.
GREENWICH LIBRARY
101 W Putnam Ave, Greenwich CT
with OLEN STEINHAUER

April 9 2014 @ 6:30 p.m.
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
455 Fifth Ave, New York NY
Mystery Writers of America panel

April 25 2014 @ 10:30 a.m.
CHRISTAMORE HOUSE GUILD
The Indiana Roof Ballroom: 140 W Washington St, Indianapolis IN
benefit luncheon

May 2 2014 @ 3:00 p.m.
RANDOM HOUSE OPEN HOUSE
1745 Broadway, New York NY
summer reading panel