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- Listening Length: 12 hours and 38 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 7 April 2014
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00JGIEM6U
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However, the plot becomes rather too contrived and difficult situations somehow get neatly sorted to save the plot.
My problem it the breathtakingly lame ending. I cannot believe Mr Pavone did not get some strong advice about it from his editor. Advice such as "is that it?".
Do not not read this, rather, read it and see if you agree with me.
Isabel Reed is a literary agent presented with a manuscript from an anonymous author. The author has written a revealing account of the life of a media mogul who appears to have friends who will go to extremes to prevent the publication of the book. Who will win the day and what is the truth is such hard work to find out it does not get my recommendation.
I am left wondering if authors are told they must write long books or editors no longer wield the red pen.
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 just average to mildly satisfying. 31/2 stars
An anonymously written book called The Accident has landed on her desk, and it’s dynamite. It’s about a real-life media tycoon with power and contacts that would cause something more than the odd ruction in the political world if it were published.
The CIA aren’t happy, and people are winding up dead over it. So, who’s behind the book? And who’s going to wind up on a slab for even so much as looking at it?
Brilliantly, the dastardly machinations, the devious ploys, the breathless hounding and the revealing of the truth are sorted out in 24 thrill-packed hours. Awesome, as we’ve come to expect from Yanks.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
He writes well; very descriptive sentences, some as good as le Carre. The plot at times becomes over complicated but the ending leaves a sequel inevitable.Published 3 months ago by michael
Constructed like a puzzle this thriller takes its time developing a wide cast of characters all wittily and strongly constructed. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Other reviews have mentioned Pavone's long-winded descriptions for the most mundane things and I've got to agree. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mr. R. D. Jenkins
I enjoyed his novel “the expats” and was looking forward to reading this one when I picked it up from the library. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Greta
Loved both this and The Expats - great writing and suspensePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
The Accident .
I like books that are authentic ,not preposterous, and this was right up my street ,sure a little bit of license has to to be taken but overall this is a great... Read more
I had read The Expats and this story (with return of some characters) was just as un-put-downable!!). In fact, when I realised, I re-read The Expats in case I missed clues....Published 7 months ago by mrs jan dexter