- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 11 hours and 39 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Random House Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: March 11, 2014
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00I5S1GAC
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It appears that the world of publishing is filled with individuals who will do whatever it takes to survive in a cut-throat business. (Ditto for CIA and FBI operatives.) From New York literary agent Isabel Reed and her assistant Alexis to owner/publisher Brad McNally and his editor Jeffrey to subsidiary rights director Camilla Glyndon-Browning, each sees the anonymous submission as a ticket to success, while CIA Copenhagen station chief Hayden Gray is trying desperately to hold on to his own "golden ticket."
Although all the action takes place in one day it does initially take a bit of concentration to keep the cast straight since the author moves back and forth in time via the various characters recollections of old secrets and lies and more recent revelations. No spoilers here but I will say that the end of this book contains an extra layer of complexity that elevates the story from average to remarkably satisfying. 31/2 stars
The manuscript could be a career maker for many people .. including Isabel's young assistant,Alexis; Camilla, an ambitious rights director searching for a golden parachute; Stan, a larger than life producer in LA, by Brad, a struggling publisher in New York, and by Isabel's friend Jeff, a veteran editor. It could also get them killed.
Each character is well scripted, and the movement between them flows seamlessly. They each have their strengths, and their flaws. In the background we have the anonymous author, who is supposed to have committed suicide, and a CIA type operative that ... isn't.
This is all about betrayal at the highest levels, and how one incident can form a shadow over so many lives, for their entire life. All of this action takes place within the space of one day ... 24 hours. Well worth a read!
So, here's a bit of what The Accident is about to whet your appetite.
A female, NYC literary agent has just finished reading a manuscript by an anonymous author that provides mysterious revelations about some very powerful people -- one of whom is a billionaire media mogul, as well as long-hidden secrets about her own past. It is a manuscript that she feels will explode its way onto bestseller lists, and help rejuvenate her career as well as that of the editor she's chosen to help get this book published. A very experienced CIA operative is determined that this story stay buried, and is willing to "remove" anyone exposed to the manuscript. And, The Accident is about the anonymous author himself who is "living in shadows" in Copenhagen, trying to atone for a lifetime's worth of lies and betrayals by wanting to get his book published.
Needless to say, these lives collide as the book begins on the path towards publication and towards saving or ruining careers and companies...a path that places everything at risk and everyone in danger of their lives.
Is The Accident great literature? Definitely not. What it is, however, is an exciting, entertaining and suspenseful thriller that demonstrates that Pavone's successful debut with The Expats was no accident.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Chris Pavone is a new novelist for me - I have easily become addicted to his complex style of creating a story, flipping back and forth along the way revealing necessary plot... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Marita L. Marley-villanueva
This is a fabulous auther. I read. "Ex Pats" first, an absolute page turner must read.
I intend to read all available by this writer.
Chris Pavone is an engaging writing. I've read all three of his books, and I like the way that he uses important characters in one book in a tangential or minor way in another... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Rich Parke
This is a well- paced suspense. The story evolves through flashbacks and several character storylines.Published 22 days ago by Christine Stewart
Ultimately shallow, with cardboard characters and a plot that makes no real sense if you think about it after you're done.Published 25 days ago by Christine Cox
Excellent book - in the same vein as his previous book. Kept me guessing right to the end. Looking forward to reading his latest work. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer