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He is the most popular President in decades - which is why they want him dead When a people-trafficker dies a violent death in Dubai, and a gangland money-launderer has a fatal car accident in San Francisco, both bear the hallmarks of a Sam Carver 'accident'. The only problem is Sam Carver no longer plays that game. He made a promise. But someone is setting Carver up, framing him for crimes he didn't commit. And now his old paymasters at MI6 want him stopped. A copycat killer wants to crush Carver, and then beat him at his own game by hitting the world's most prominent target, the new President of the United States. Carver will have to use all his cunning and tradecraft to stop this deadly opponent. Alone and on the run, he must fight to clear his name - but first he must stop a fatal shot that will be heard around the more

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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 124 x 198 x 36mm | 358.34g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552161454
  • 9780552161459
  • 112,973

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"The most audacious and timely thriller in years" * Daily Mirror * "Fast-moving, cleverly constructed and very readable" * Daily Mail *show more

About Tom Cain

Tom Cain is the pseudonym for an award-winning journalist, with twenty-five years experience working for Fleet Street newspapers. He has lived in Moscow, Washington DC and Havana, Cuba. He is the author of The Accident Man and The more

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"The most audacious and timely thriller in years"show more

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The Assassin A gangster is poisoned. A crooked financier dies in a car crash. A bomb explodes in a crowded hotel. And all the evidence points to Samuel Carver. The Target The newly-elected US President promises to end global slavery. Now the world's most powerful people-traffickers want him dead. And it looks like Carver's taken the contract. An Innocent Man But Carver swears he's out of the game. These days he works to protect people, not kill them. So who is setting him up? What hidden enemy wants so badly to destroy him? A Race Against Time Alone and on the run, hunted by MI6 and the US Secret Service, Carver must fight to clear his name. And the only way he can do it is to confront an assassin even deadlier than himself ... and stop a fatal shot that will be heard around the more

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457 ratings
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