Victor the assassin is living a solitary, peaceful life in Iceland when he's drawn into a job for an unidentified Swiss broker. Having passed the test, he's introduced to a group of mercenaries and killers who are tasked to perform the ultimate assassination.In this group, Victor meets someone from his past, someone who recruited him to the life he now knows-someone he thought was dead. And when he wants out, it's too late-his former mentor has other plans for him...
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I'd like to say it's all tom wood but this narrator is on point. Vince the Assassin series is good but this book hits it out of the park. Start here or two books back, you won't be disappointed!
As an entreprenuer, it is hard for me to shut off my brain! It is also hard for me to sit still! I love audibles! I can exercise, work on "chores" , travel and be entertained! Always looking for a good story!
Finally, an assassin that buttons up all the details by the end of the book...and the narrator is perfect...Rob Shapiro is spot on and does a good job in conveying warmth or steal in the Victor. I love that Victor does not cuss or act disrespectful. Will be reading as many books as I can with this character.
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
This was the best of the three so far although the others are good too. This was so exiting and the plot was not as sprawling as the others, which made it so the I could not stop listening.
Although this was yet another gripping and exciting story in the Victor series, the plot involved him exposing himself to risks he simply would not take.
Nevertheless, and just like the first two books, Victor is awesome, dealing with every risk thrown his way.
And as ever, having survived the scary, stressful and exhausting journey alongside him, the listener/reader is left wanting more.
71-year-old grandmother who has been an avid reader all my life. I have recently retired from being a litigation attorney (for Plaintiffs).
This is the series featuring Victor, the Assassin. In this book, he is working for the CIA and takes on an assignment to substitute for another assassin whom he recently killed. The story is great with Victor moving through the "job" assigned to the other assassin. He is able to do it, because the contractor has never met the man he hired, so Victor is perfectly believable. The story takes a slight twist when the contractor brings in the other assassin's estranged wife and expects a reaction from the assassin (really Victor). Victor shows he is still a really good guy when he puts the safety of the other assassin's wife and child ahead of his own, even though he had never met her before this. The author does a great job moving between multiple facets of the story until they eventually collide to create an exciting ending. Highly recommend.
Unlike book 2, I thought this book was more tightly formed. The plot was logical, and while somewhat complex, flowed much better than book 2 in this series. The tension builds almost unnoticed until the action packed end. I loved the first book but thought book 2 was too disjointed and unnecessarily complicated, this one is just right.
Great readers like Shapiro, keep characters voices interesting and consistent while moving the story along with ease.
Great read if you enjoy action, international intrigue and likable bad guys like Victor.
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