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 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 no where 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…
What I liked: I liked the conflict in The Killer. An extremely violent, relentless killer playing the good guy. And even better, you find yourself cheering him on because the good guys are even more reprehensible. When a book grabs you like The Killer did me, you just shake your head and keep reading!
Victor, The Killer, is the most self-contained protagonist I’ve ever read. Usually somewhere along the way, a character like Victor will hook up with another character. Victor does have some help but it’s not the long-term type you would expect in a series.
Another thing Mr. Wood did that you don’t usually find in a suspense/thriller type book, you know up front from almost the beginning who the truly bad guys are. To see them continually get away with murder or have the luck they have in not being discovered could have come off as completely unbelievable. It didn’t. I bought the whole thing, hook, line, and sinker.
The plot is not that special. Hired killer kills to retrieve a package and then is betrayed by the client. See, nothing earth shattering but the way Mr. Wood writes the characters, interweaves the plot, and continually keeps it exciting for the reader is special. That’s why I couldn’t stop reading.
What I didn’t like: I haven’t yet taken a look at the next in this series but I’m speculating exactly how it is going to become a series. There was a definite ending and the author left a few things up in the air but I’m just wondering what’s next for Victor. Which is probably exactly what Mr. Wood wants the reader to feel.
I paid the Kindle book pricing of $7.99 and thought it was worth the money. There are cheaper options on Amazon.
Highly Recommended for thriller/suspense readers!!!