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SAMUEL CARVER

 
Full Name: Samuel Carver
Nationality: British
Organization: MI6
Occupation Agent

Creator: Tom Cain
Time Span: 2009 - 2012

ABOUT THE SERIES

       Samuel Carver is an agent with MI-6.
       To be more accurate, he is an agent during the latter books in the series. At its start, he is an independent assassin. He is called the Accident Man because his specialty in killing is to make it look like an accident, so real that even on the closest of examinations, the proof that it was otherwise is not there. Some people might suspect otherwise but proving it was not possible.
       Carver is not his real name. He needed an alias to separate himself from his previous life to protect his anonymity and he chose that. He grew up with the name of Paul Jackson, being adopted as a very young age. He joined the Royal Marines out of school and became a member of the highly elite Special Boat Service. A dozen years serving in this organization left him with a lean, hard look of a professional fighter, a look that told most people to leave him alone. His clear green eyes let viewers see that his athletic prowess was directed by a keen brain.
       When he left the military, he took work where he could get it but that work quickly turned into the kind of work for which he was famous, if an unknown can be considered famous. He had his personal code which he followed at all times. Tired of the years in the military propping up dictators who massacred their own people who professing a love of the West and tired of seeing men who were bloody terrorists one year be treated as dignitaries the next, he crafted his code.
       Since he was so very good at killing and even better at making it look accidental, he would limit himself to those he felt deserved a good killing. Innocents were passed by. Easy marks such as witnesses to crimes and opposition leaders were rejected. Carver would kill only those he felt would leave the world a better place by no longer being in it.
       This did not often sit well with his normal employers as a contract should be a contract regardless of the target but it mattered to Carver and he set the rules. After well over a decade of doing it, he was good enough call the shots, literally.
       At least until the first book. Then his life and the lives of many others takes a drastic change.

       

MY COMMENTS

       I have to wonder how many people got turned away from the first book in this incredibly good series because of the target. Lady Diana was such a revered figure and her stunning and sudden death in the tunnel in Paris so shocked the world that the idea that someone would write a book that gave words to the conspiracy theory that she was murdered is rather appalling.
       I was one of them. I did not want to read the book and it stayed on the stack of to-be's for a long time. Finally I forced myself to read it and was stunned myself. Not by the audacity of the plot but by how much it made sense and how terrifically written and presented it was.
       I am not and never will be a believer in the conspiracy notion but the first book is so darned good it is humbling. I could not wait for the follow-up. Luckily my reticence to start the series worked in my favor because I already had the second and the third books before I started the first.
       To say I devoured them would be accurate.
       If you can get past the basic premise of the first book, namely that someone paid to have Lady Di killed, you will feel the same way.

GRADE

My Grade: A

Your Average Grade:   C

YOUR OPINIONS

dbuhler C 2021-02-12

The cover reads: "Like the Bourne movies meets Frederick Forsyth" For the sake of Jason and Fred, I forced myself to finish Assassin, and started Dictator, figuring I must have missed something. But No, I give up. The writing is on a junior high level, and I just cannot care if Carver survives one more "adventure."


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