The Accident Man: Book summary and reviews of The Accident Man by Tom Cain

The Accident Man

by Tom Cain

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The Accident Man by Tom Cain
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2008
    336 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Breathlessly paced and featuring one of the most intriguing heroes in recent fiction, Tom Cain’s The Accident Man surprises the reader at every turn. For a certain sum of money, Samuel Carver will arrange a death. A ruptured gas line, an automobile crash, a fall from a window; anything can look like an accident. But when Carver is to carry out a job in a tunnel in Paris, and when the job goes wrong for him, and when he is pursued by the very forces that hired him, Carver must execute his most daring feat yet.

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"Audacious, authentic, full of tension and tradecraft . . . Maybe it’s true and maybe it isn’t, but either way it’s a great thriller read. I loved it." - Lee Child.

"This is the best first thriller I have read since The Day of the Jackal, and that was a long time ago. With one mighty bound Tom Cain has vaulted over Archer and Grisham and stands close on Frederick Forsyth’s tail." - Wilbur Smith.

"A likable hero and nicely detailed action help offset a predictable and at times overwrought romance." - Publishers Weekly.

"[H]igh-concept and clever enough to have got him a film sale already ... The only real surprise is a downbeat ending, perhaps in belated realisation that it is, for all its efficient craft, an exercise in exploitation." - The Guardian.

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Tom Cain is the pseudonym of a British journalist who apparently has a twenty-five-year history of investigative reporting. According to some sources the name behind the pseudonym is David Thomas.

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