The Killer (Victor the Assassin #1)
Forget James Bond.
Forget Jason Bourne.
Forget Jack Bauer.
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 in Paris to perform a standard kill and collect for an anonymous client. He completes it with trademark efficiency—only to find him
Well, talk about a rollercoaster ride. A sheer thrill of a read with fast paced action that does not compromise on character development or plot and is truly edge of the seat stuff.
I’m a bit funny when it comes to reading Thrillers...more
Well, it starts with a multiple killing, which was described very vividly. But… As the story tag along, you realized that we are dealing here with a Super – Duper Hero. It is getting to a point where it becomes unbelievable. How come that someone is taking...more
As the novel starts, he is finishing up a job to retrieve a computer memory stick from his latest victim, by returning to his hotel, where he discovers that someone has sent an eight man kill squad to kill him. But things do not go as planned for the kill squad and Victor makes it home, where he is again attacked.
A Paris job gone wrong leaves Victor running for his life. How often have I used the words suspenseful or action-packed in a review? It must have been lots of times. So...more
Then there was group read. I thought I'd give it a go, the story sounded promising.
And I am so glad I did!!
This is a story that is well written and with loads of action! The author has described the scenes really well, while still keeping...more
The plot, while certainly not cliché, was not overly original. Howeve...more
Victor - what a great name - though it likely isn't his, is an assassin. A very good one but not infalliable. The story starts with an amazing altercation between Victor a...more
In the spy/military thriller genre, the two countries which dominate the genre are the UK and the USA. Over the years, the class of protagonist has become a bit stale. In Britain, the most common protagonist is the lone Special Forces soldier, always getting the short end of the stick from the treacherous snakes in Vauxhall Cross and Whitehall. In America, the “independent minded” CIA officer or Tier One operator, normally with a conservative world view and hatred of the spineless “L...more
The CIA is also interested because the man Victor killed was supposed to turn the drive over to them. It contained the coordinates of a Russian ship that had foundered at sea and sank with some highly advanced cruise missiles. The CIA would love...more
The story of Sumner and Victor is interesting and offers a change of pace from the fast paced action the rest of the book provides. The interaction between the two is enjoyable, and adds to...more
Note: His second ("The...more
"Too flashy" i thought.
MAN was i ever wrong. Victor might be the "bad guy" but you just cant help but cheer for him.
If you like espionage and assassin stories even a tiny...more
The basic plot premise is imaginable, the chase sequences are exciting, but it is the insight and the view into the life of an assasin that scores Tom Wood an additional star from me.
I liked the book and am looking forward the read the follow-up short story and the next book set in the series.
The action is exciting, but seems very down-to-earth. The author's concept of combat, both hand-to-hand and firearm, seems gritty and realistic. His understanding of the world of para...more
Great book!! Love Victor character and the writing of Tom Wood. Will read the rest of the series. Also the titles of which have been changed since they were written. Victor is a loner and yet he was forced to work with a women who was his handler on a couple of projects when she discovered that her bosses were cleaning house and trying to kill her and Victor - so she rea...more
He is the author of THE HUNTER, BAD LUCK IN BERLIN and THE ENEMY.
Tom's books are known by different titles in some countries so please be careful when purchasing.