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
"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)
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.
Can't wait for another book by this author. Keeps you on the edge of your seat.
BUBBA HE'S A LAB/PITBULL MIX 4YRS OLD
...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!
I love a story that can make me wish for nothing but good fortune for a really bad person.
There was nothing not to like. His performance was beyond adequate.
Indeed, thinking of changing career.....
Cant wait for book#2 in what I hope to be a long series.
Fast paced kept me hooked a good listen. The reader's inflections were good and he kept one involved to the end
I love this series. The action sequences pull you in and the character building quickly has you sympathizing with the character. The authors knowledge of weapons and military techniques add to the story instead of detracting as so many author's stumble through completely unrealistic scenarios and weapons.
This is a sophisticated and thrilling plot extremely well written. The narration by Rob Shapiro is one of the very best I have heard. So outstanding I will be looking for more audio books with his excellent narration.
This book was great from beginning to end. To those who said it slowed down after the first half or so I say that I didn't notice that. Fast-paced and action packed where you root for the bad guy. If you liked Mel Gibson in "Payback" you'll love this!
I enjoyed The Killer so much that I've listened to it three times already...and I am sure I will again. Although he is not a good guy, Victor lives by rules, a lot of rules. And they are geared to keeping him alive in a world and profession that is unforgiving of mistakes. Why do I keep going back for a fresh listen? It's because Tom Wood gets the little things right. He researches the equipment and his character motivation is nothing but spot-on. Everything is believable and unpredictable. All of that makes for a good story.
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