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The Accidentby Christopher Pavone
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From the author of the New York Times-bestselling and Edgar Award-winning The Expats
As dawn approaches, 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. Soon the book, The Accident, will begin its dangerous march toward publication, toward saving or ruining careers and companies, threatening empires and lives.
Over the course of one long, desperate day, the manuscript will be pursued by Isabel’s eager assistant waiting for her big break, and an ambitious rights director searching for her golden parachute; by a larger-than-life film producer in L.A., and a struggling, conflicted publisher in New York; by a veteran editor, Isabel’s oldest friend, whose long-simmering affections for her might save her life; and by a wily CIA operative in Copenhagen, determined that this sweeping story be buried—right alongside the redemption-seeking author himself, hidden in a shadowy expat life in Zurich, protecting an intricate web of new truths and old lies, and the shocking reality of the accident itself.
Once again, Chris Pavone has crafted a masterful thriller: gripping, sophisticated, layered, and impossible to put down.
From the Hardcover edition.
The fiercely anticipated new thriller from the New York Times-bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author of The Expats.
In Switzerland, an author is finishing a book with an explosive secret, one that could burst the world apart at its seams.
In Copenhagen, Hayden Gray, a veteran station chief, wary of the CIA's obsession with the Middle East, has been steadfastly monitoring the dangers that abound in Europe. Even if his bosses aren't paying attention, he's determined to stay vigilant. And when he hears of this book — and the secret that it holds — he will stop at nothing to keep it from seeing the light of day.
In Washington, the head of a global media conglomerate, whose influence knows no bounds, works every back channel he can to maintain his grip on his empire.
In New York, a pair of publishing professionals are desperately hoping the book will jumpstart their lives: an agent, seeking redemption after a past filled with sorrow; and an editor, in need of a hit after a string of disappointments.
Chris Pavone has woven a tangled web of high stakes, long-held secrets, shocking betrayals, and tense standoffs. THE ACCIDENT is a masterful espionage thriller — gripping, sophisticated, and impossible to put down.
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.
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