Hopefully last year you were persuaded to read this man’s first novel, The Accident Man so enthusiastic was I. So now you have no excuse, you just have to follow through with the second Samuel Carver adventure. It carries on directly from the first with him leaving the Swiss clinic bent on finding the woman he loves. But if you’ve not read the first, fear no. You can backtrack when you’ve finished this. For pure adrenaline-pull and thrilling escapism you can hardly do better.
Samuel Carver makes bad accidents happen to worse people. He’s very good at his job. But nobody’s perfect. And one of Carver’s targets has got away.
Now the world faces a new age of conflict driven by religious fanaticism. In Russia, the government have admitted they no longer know the whereabouts of one hundred small-scale ‘suitcase nukes’. In Afghanistan and Kosovo, ruthless terrorists plot the downfall of their hated enemies. In Texas, a dying billionaire plots his own personal Armageddon.
And Carver can do nothing to stop them. He was beaten and tortured and left to die, but Samuel Carver is a hard man to kill. When he awakes in a Swiss sanatorium from weeks of torment, he discovers that the woman he loves has vanished. Somehow he must find the strength to track her down.
Carver’s hunt will take him deep into the heart of a conspiracy in which the lives of millions are at stake. He must confront an agonizing choice between his duty and his heart, and face the ultimate sacrifice. As the clock ticks down to doomsday, who will survive the final, explosive conflagration?
In The Survivor the worlds of fact and fiction collide in a thriller that grips from the first page to the last.
'Jason Bourne meets From Russia With Love. If you like breakneck pace, glamorous settings, a never-say-die hero, and the stakes bursting with end-of-world consequences, this one is for you' Andrew Gross
'Samuel Carver is a classic flawed hero to match all the greats … and we want more of him!' crimesquad.com
'Tense, terse and fraught with anxiety, The Survivor makes you zip through the pages as if your life depended upon reaching the conclusion before your heart gives out.' shotsmag.co.uk
'Another stunner ... The pace of the narrative and the twists of the storyline make for compulsive and vastly entertaining reading.' Wilbur Smith
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||1st January 2009|
|Publisher:||Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
Tom Cain is the pseudonym for 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 several hundred 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. He has lived in Moscow, Washington DC and Havana, Cuba. Although he has edited four magazines, published over a dozen books, written film-scripts and been translated into some 20 ...More About Tom Cain