The Accident Man returns in a heart-stopping race to prevent a global holy war
Tom Cain's The Accident Man introduced Samuel Carver-a man hired to make bad things happen-to rave reviews from critics and readers alike. Now, Carver is back in a new adventure that takes him from the war rooms of Washington, D.C., and the palaces of the French Riviera to the Arctic peaks of Norway and the war-torn Serbian countryside.
Carver finds himself lying broken and damaged in a Swiss sanitarium after rescuing his lover, Alix Petrova, from her Russian spymaster. But when Alix's former employers force her to leave him and seduce an American military official, Carver emerges, shockingly and violently, as his former self-just in time to discover a Texas billionaire's messianic plot to destroy the world.
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Tom Cain is the pseudonym of an award-winning journalist, with 25 years’ experience working for Fleet Street newspapers, as well as major magazines in Britain and the US. During the course of his career he has conducted in-depth interviews with senior politicians, billionaire entrepreneurs, Olympic athletes, movie stars, supermodels and rock legends. He has investigated financial scandals on Wall Street, studio intrigues in Hollywood and corrupt sports stars in Britain. The first Western journalist to cross the border into Serbia after the US bombing campaign of 1999, he has lived in Moscow, Washington, D.C. and Havana, Cuba. He edited four magazines, published over a dozen books, wrote film-scripts and was translated into some 20 languages, before beginning the ‘Accident Man’ series of thrillers. No Survivors continues the story of Samuel Carver, a former British special forces officer who now ‘does very bad things to even worse people.’
Tom Cain lives with his family in Sussex, England. In his spare time he is a fanatical supporter of West Ham United FC and the Washington Redskins; a fan of 24, Life on Mars, Flashman, Elmore Leonard, Oldboy and The Black Book; a lousy guitarist but a half-decent singer; and an enthusiastic, but unsubtle gardener.
Canadian readers may be interested to hear that Tom Cain is the brother-in-law of Steven Erikson, the Vancouver-based author of the ‘Mazalan Book of the Fallen’ series of fantasy novels.
The story begins with a whirlwind of characters and incidents with little regard for their relationships. But slowly, carefully, they come together, and the story builds to a crescendo of complex emotions, action, and adventure. Narrator John Lee's British accent lends an air of realism to the story of a tortured espionage agent who rouses from a coma to rescue the woman he loves, only to discover her apparent betrayal. Lee delivers the accents of a repressed Russian spy, a Texas religious fanatic, and a Rhodesian mercenary, among others, making immersion into this novel a delight for the listener. Author Tom Cain spares no quarter in painting his hero's complicated psyche as he tries to rescue the woman he loves and save the world. M.S. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Penguin Audio, 2009. Compact Disc. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 5.75x5.00x1.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0143144251