Forget James Bond. Forget Jason Bourne. Forget Jack Bauer. Meet Victor. He's an assassin - a man with no past and no surname. But when a Paris job goes spectacularly wrong, Victor finds himself running for his life across four continents, accompanied by a woman too beautiful to trust, pursued by enemies too powerful to escape.
©2011 Tom Wood (P)2014 Oakhill Publishing
"Jack Reacher meets Thomas Crown in this electrifying thriller." (Simon Kernick)
"A nonstop, breathless, trimmed-to-the-bone thriller with action sequences that are absolutely state-of-the-art. It's the best chase novel I've read in years." (Joseph Finder)
"An impressively intricate thriller.... The scenes are vivid and the plot revelations parcelled out at expert intervals.... Exciting." (New Yorker)
"A superlative debut... Thriller fans will be eager to see more from this bright new talent." (Publishers Weekly)
The dark side. There is no hero, he is no hero.
The British assassin. Because he is a slightly twisted fellow.
This was the first one. His accents and characters are very good.
Though its not all that this book is about, but Tom Wood has a good grasp of depicting hand to hand combat, he either researched well or has experience - either way the story is richer for it. Looking forward to the next book.
"Really good page turner keeps you interested"
Certainly up within the top few
Good story very well weaved together plenty of action good characters well worth a credit
"The Hunter Kept me on edge from page 1"
The action started from page 1
Kept me on tenterhooks the whole time
great book, loved it.
Probably would not try another book by this author, but the narrator was good overall.
Not really. Whilst the writing is good and the plot reasonable, if not startlingly original, I felt that there is just too much action and not enough intrigue to maintain interest. In fact, the almost constant gun battles and chases are unrelenting and, eventually, terribly tedious. I gave up completely about an hour out from the end when yet another fight and chase broke out in exhaustive and exhausting detail and I lost interest in the outcome of the story and the fate of the main character.
The narrator played the various parts without overdoing the accents, but the characters were hardly engaging enough to choose any favourite performance from Mr Philpott.
Luckily, I'm not given to indulging in murderous rampages with automatic weapons, so no.
I love a good action story - Frederick Forsyth, Gerald Seymour etc. - and the action scenes in this book were certainly well written and finely detailed, but for me (an ex-Army Officer) it was just a bit too wearing in the end.
"Kept me on the Edge of my seat"
Characters, action, pace, narration
Tension, story line, suspense
I haven't but would do again. Narration superb, one of the best. Great range of accents. Knew all characters by tone of narrators voice
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