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American Book 336277 The Accident Man [Region 4]
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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.

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Samuel Carver arranges accidents for a fee, but then a job in a certain now-famous Paris tunnel goes wrong. With a reading group guide. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

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.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

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