One night. One target. A city in chaos.Thriller master Tom Wood crafts a non-stop, explosive thriller as ruthless hitman Victor hunts female assassin Raven through a blacked-out Manhattan.
He is darkness. She wants him dead.
In a city starved of light, she might just succeed.
She moves like a shadow; she kills silently: Raven. This elegant assassin has been on the run for years. This time though, she has picked the wrong target.
The hitman known only as 'Victor' is as paranoid as he is merciless, and is no stranger to being hunted. He tracks his would-be killer across the globe, aiming not only to neutralise the threat, but to discover who wants him dead. The trail leads to New York...
And then the lights go out.
Over twelve hours of unremitting darkness, Manhattan dissolves into chaos. Amid looting, conspiracy and blackout, Victor and Raven play a vicious game of cat and mouse that the city will never forget.
Electrifying (on The Hunter) - Simon Kernick
There's an added poignancy, a tinge of regret in the hero that gives this thriller an emotional, reflective quality which is rare (on The Hunter) - Daily Mail
Authentically brutal (on The Enemy) - The Telegraph
An impressively intricate thriller . . . expert . . . Exciting (on The Hunter) - New Yorker
Echoes of Jason Bourne . . . each plot twist is unexpected and well-timed (on The Enemy) - Daily Mail
Non-stop chasing and killing, but with flashes of melancholy and regret (on Better Off Dead) - The Times
Tom Wood is a full-time writer born in Burton-on-Trent who now lives in London. After a stint as freelance editor and film-maker, he completed his first novel, The Hunter, which was an instant bestseller and introduced readers to a genuine antihero, Victor, an assassin with a purely logical view on life and whose morals are deeply questionable. Like Victor, Tom is passionate about physical sport, being both a huge boxing fan and practising Krav Maga martial arts, which has seen him sustain a number of injuries. He has not, however, ever killed anyone.
Tom also publishes standalone psychological thrillers under the name T.W. Ellis, starting with A Knock at the Door.