Victor, the antihero hitman of Tom Wood's bestselling series, makes his debut in this intricate, action-packed thriller for fans of Lee Child, Bourne and Bond
AUTHOR OF THE BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB BESTSELLER BETTER OFF DEAD
His name is a cover
He has no home
And he kills for a living
Victor is a hitman, a man with no past and no surname. His world is one of paranoia and obsessive attention to detail; his morality lies either dead or dying. No one knows what truly motivates the hunter. No one gets close enough to ask.
When a Paris job goes spectacularly wrong, Victor finds himself running for his life across four continents, pursued by a kill squad and investigated by secret services from more than one country. With meticulous style, Victor plans his escape . . . and takes the fight to his would-be killers.
In this first novel in the explosive Victor series, it's not about right and wrong - only about who lives and who dies.
'Very few British writers are as good' - Sunday Express
'Great insights into the tradecraft and psychology of the professional hunter' - Sunday Times
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, starred review
There are echoes of Jason Bourne, of course, but there's an added poignancy, a tinge of regret in the hero that gives this thriller an emotional, reflective quality which is rare today. Wood is a name we'll rightly hear much more about - Daily Mail
A high-octane, hard-core slice of killer action - Daily Record
Tom Wood ruthlessly dishes up an authentically brutal mid-book twist and an unapologetic killer who doesn't beg you to warm to him - Daily Telegraph
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.