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The Killer Audiobook

The Killer: Victor the Assassin Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Forget James Bond. Forget Jason Bourne. Forget Jack Bauer.

Meet Victor. He's an assassin - a man with no past and no surname. He lives alone. He operates alone. He's given a job; he takes out the target; he gets paid. He's The Killer.

Victor arrives in Paris to perform a standard kill and collect for an anonymous client. He completes it with trademark efficiency - only to find himself in the middle of an ambush and fighting for his life. Pursued by determined enemies, a woman too beautiful to be safe, and intelligence agencies from both sides of the Atlantic, Victor will soon discover there is nowhere left for him to hide...and no one he can trust. But he is every bit as ruthless as those hunting him. And Victor will find out who wants him dead and why - one corpse at a time.

©2010 Tom Hinshelwood (P)2013 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"A superlative fiction debut.... Nonstop action that veers and twists from one ferocious gun battle, double cross, and betrayal to the next.... Thriller fans will be eager to see more from this bright new talent." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Kelli REDDING, CA, United States 12-05-15
    Kelli REDDING, CA, United States 12-05-15 Member Since 2015

    spa wench

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    "didn't expect to like it, but did"

    I bought this in one of the special offer deals (try the first in a series, kind of thing). this was the last one i listened to, and since all the others were some variation of crapola, i didn't expect much. i was pleasantly surprised.

    i think the storyline benefits hugely from the narrator. he uses a kind of flat, staccato delivery, perfect for how an emotionless contract killer might actually think. the story is well developed, and paced well. i wish the one femail character ha had a tad more backbone and little less batted-eyelashes bs, but it wasn't so bad that it ruined her role. I'll buy book 2, so that says something.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff P. Westlake, OH USA 02-08-14
    Jeff P. Westlake, OH USA 02-08-14 Member Since 2016

    JHP

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    "Victor just may be my top draft pick..."
    Any additional comments?

    Victor just may be my top draft pick in my fantasy paintball tournament. Rapp, Hawke, Reacher, Wells, Allon, Ryan, Harvath, Malone. If you know these guys, you will like this book. Engaging from the start.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Chapmx 01-25-16
    Chapmx 01-25-16
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    "Decent listen"

    Predictable story. Was decent book but do not believe I would purchase other books as was not overly gripping.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Abby 11-19-15
    Abby 11-19-15
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    "LOST ONE STAR"

    For THE most ridiculous car chase that went on for about a half hour too long. Otherwise, kept me transfixed every waking moment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chris 05-19-15
    Chris 05-19-15

    Audio book lover with sci-fi leanings

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    "As good as Tom Clancy!"

    Great story with excellent attention to details. Tom wood rivals Tom Clancy and will be sure to be a staple in my audible library.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 04-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Just missed being really good"

    Just missed being great so it was just good. Reader performed well at times and seemed bored at times, seems he thought some fight scenes and the car chase lasted too long. The one thing that really got me was the interaction of Victor and Rebecca but he missed on that too.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Wolfpacker Fort Mill, SC 12-19-14
    Wolfpacker Fort Mill, SC 12-19-14 Member Since 2014

    Curtis

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    "Exciting Read. A Little Too Much Shooting."

    This book held my attention throughout. I did enjoy it, but I would have preferred a little less shooting and a little more character development.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tarango Pearland, TX, United States 12-04-14
    Tarango Pearland, TX, United States 12-04-14 Member Since 2010

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "I enjoyed this book"
    If you could sum up The Killer in three words, what would they be?

    a must listen


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Almost all the book


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Surprised at what the negative reviews said. I listen to it anyway and was not disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Summerville, SC, United States 10-07-13
    Michael Summerville, SC, United States 10-07-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Read!"
    If you could sum up The Killer in three words, what would they be?

    Can't wait for another book by this author. Keeps you on the edge of your seat.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    kevin PASADENA, MD, United States 09-11-13
    kevin PASADENA, MD, United States 09-11-13

    BUBBA HE'S A LAB/PITBULL MIX 4YRS OLD

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    "Wow, the "view series" icon has me drooling...."
    What did you love best about The Killer?

    ...in anticipation for book#2. What I love best about this book is I have nothing negative to say about it. The action never stops and has me wishing I was there. I must admit perhaps the reason I loved the book so much was because my hopes were not very high that it would be on par with Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, Mark Greaney or Ben Coes. I cant help but feel Tom Wood is on his way. If this is your genre and you cant like if not love this book, then this isnt your genre!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love a story that can make me wish for nothing but good fortune for a really bad person.


    What about Rob Shapiro’s performance did you like?

    There was nothing not to like. His performance was beyond adequate.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Indeed, thinking of changing career.....


    Any additional comments?

    Cant wait for book#2 in what I hope to be a long series.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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