About The Accident
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Crown (March 11, 2014)
From the author of the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning
The Expats comes an elegant and riveting espionage thriller about spies, secrets,
and the devastating power of the truth
In New York, in the early dawn hours, literary agent Isabel Reed is reading frantically, turning the pages breathlessly. The manuscript—printed out, hand-delivered and totally anonymous—is full of shocking revelations that could bring down one of the most powerful men in the world, and initiate a tremendous scandal implicating multiple American presidents and CIA directors. This is what Isabel has been waiting for: a book that will help her move on from a painful past, a book that could reinvigorate her career . . . a book that will change the world.
In Copenhagen, CIA agent Hayden Gray has been steadfastly monitoring the dangers that abound in Europe. His latest task is to track a manuscript—the same manuscript that Isabel is reading. As he ensures that The Accident remains unpublished, he’s drawn into an elite circle where politics, media, and business collide. On the one hand, the powerful mogul who has unlimited resources to get what he wants. On the other, a group of book professionals—an eager assistant, a flailing editor, an ambitious rights director, and a desperate publisher—who all see their separate salvations in this project. And in between, the author himself, hiding behind shadowy anonymity in what he hopes is safe, quiet Zurich.
In this tangled web, no one knows who holds all the cards, and the stakes couldn’t be higher: an empire could crumble, careers could be launched or ruined, secrets could be unearthed, and innocent people could—and do—die.
“The world of book publishing has never been more perilous or mesmerizing than in Chris Pavone’s dizzyingly good follow-up to The Expats. The dark eruption of long-buried secrets, complex betrayals further snagged by sex and greed, and eleventh-hour desperate gambits for reinvention all propel a whirlwind story that will keep you up way past your bedtime. Crafty, stylish, satisfying.”—Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife
“Chris Pavone’s many fans will not be disappointed with The Accident, his fast-paced, twisting, smart follow-up to The Expats. Cleverly plotted, filled with surprises, a terrific read.”—William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob
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.
Visit the author’s website at www.chrispavone.com.
Chris Pavone’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, March 3rd: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Wednesday, March 5th: A Bookish Way of Life
Thursday, March 6th: Bookish Ardour
Friday, March 7th: She Treads Softly
Monday, March 10th: Joyfully Retired
Tuesday, March 11th: Bound by Words
Tuesday, March 11th: Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Tuesday, March 11th: Kritter’s Ramblings
Tuesday, March 11th: Drey’s Library
Wednesday, March 12th: Book Dilettante
Friday, March 14th: River City Reading
Monday, March 17th: Staircase Wit
Tuesday, March 18th: Bookchickdi
Wednesday, March 19th: Book-alicious Mama
Thursday, March 20th: Chaotic Compendiums
Friday, March 21st: Not in Jersey
Monday, March 24th: A Bookworm’s World
Tuesday, March 25th: Reading Reality
Wednesday, March 26th: Bibliotica
Thursday, March 27th: Ageless Pages Reviews
Friday, March 28th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Monday, March 31st: Why Girls are Weird