In conjunction with Waterstones Book Club, Piccadilly celebrates New York-based thriller-writer Chris Pavone. Edgar Award-winning author of the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller The Expats, his second novel is set within the international cross-currents of publishing, politics and espionage. Rarely in the UK, this is a unique opportunity to meet Chris who will be reading and discussing The Accident, newly in paperback, in conversation with Jake Kerridge.
When:- 20 January 2015
Where:- Waterstones Piccadilly
The event is free but please email to reserve a place.
For further details - 020 7851 2400
Taking place over the course of twenty-four hours, The Accident draws on the rich worlds of publishing, politics and international spies to tell a suspenseful tale of intrigue. In New York City, Isabel Reed, one of the most respected and powerful literary agents in the city, frantically turns the pages of a manuscript into the early dawn hours. This manuscript - printed out, hand-delivered, totally anonymous - is full of shocking revelations and disturbing truths linked to a car accident that occurred years ago, things which could compromise national security. Is this what she's been waiting for her entire career: a book that will help her move on from a painful past, a book that could save her beloved industry ...a book that will change the world? In Copenhagen, Hayden Gray, a veteran station chief, wary of the CIA's obsession with the Middle East, has been steadfastly monitoring the dangers that abound in Europe. Even if his bosses aren't paying attention, he's determined to stay vigilant. And he's also on the trail of this manuscript - and the secrets that lie at its heart. For him, quite simply, it must never see the light of day. As Isabel and Hayden try to outwit each other, the nameless author watches on from afar. With no-one quite sure who holds all the cards, the stakes couldn't be higher: in just one day careers could be ruined, devastating secrets could be unearthed, and innocent people could die. As the manuscript moves from person to person, it leaves a trail of bodies in its wake.