The accident man : a novel

by Cain, Tom.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Fiction F CAI
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Fiction
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Moon Township Public Library Fiction F CAIN Tom
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  F CAIN Tom
Northland Public Library Fiction FIC CAIN
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC CAIN
Penn Hills Library Fiction CAI
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  CAI
Breathlessly paced and featuring one of the most intriguing heroes in recent fiction, The Accident Man surprises at every turn. For a certain sum of money, Samuel Carver will arrange a death. But when a job in a Paris tunnel goes wrong, Carver must execute his most daring feat yet.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Samuel Carver's job is to eliminate people and make their deaths look like accidents. He is very good at what he does. Then he accepts a job to take out a terrorist by staging an apparent car accident in a Paris tunnel on August 31, 1997. Carver has always believed that he uses his skills only to kill bad guys, but this assignment shatters his illusions. Now his superiors want him eliminated, and with the reluctant help of an enemy agent, he tries to decipher why he was set up and why Princess Diana was targeted. Cain, the pseudonym of a British journalist, ponders the horrendous real-life event, asking, What if? The questions surrounding Diana's death have plagued the populace since the tragedy occurred, and Cain translates those questions into a plausible scenario for what might have happened (if indeed her death was planned). But the novel is more than its intriguing premise: Cain's debut thriller also boasts a compelling protagonist who shows the potential to lead a continuing series. Given the subject, expect this one to attract attention well beyond genre fans.--Ayers, Jeff Copyright 2007 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "The pseudonymous Cain, a British journalist, has come up with a clever premise for his first novel. One summer night in 1997, Samuel Carver, an extremely capable assassin who only targets bad guys, is in a Paris tunnel ready to make a hit. He causes a speeding black Mercedes to smash into a stone pillar, leaving the car's principal passenger, a dangerous terrorist, he's been told, undoubtedly dead. Moments later, Carver himself is on the run from a Russian thug. Only after escaping the Russian does Carver realize he's caused the death of Princess Diana. Carver vows revenge on those who set him up. A number of spy organizations are involved as well as several intermediaries, all of whom Carver must work his way through before finding who's behind the conspiracy. A likable hero and nicely detailed action help offset a predictable and at times overwrought romance between Carver and the Russian's female accomplice. Hopefully, Cain will keep the mayhem and soft-pedal the love interest in his next Samuel Carver thriller. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Diana, -- Princess of Wales, -- 1961-1997 -- Death and burial -- Fiction.
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Suspense fiction.
Publisher New York :Viking,2008
Edition 1st American ed.
Language English
Description 322 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780670018499
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