Author(s): Tom Wood
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AUTHOR OF THE BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB BESTSELLER BETTER OFF DEAD 'Terrifically fun and explosively propulsive' Gregg Hurwitz, author of Orphan X In this first novel in the explosive Victor series, it's not about right and wrong - only about who lives and who dies. 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.
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
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.