The Killer - Tom Wood & Tom Hinshelwood

The Killer

By Tom Wood & Tom Hinshelwood

  • Release Date: 2010-04-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 208 Ratings


The hunter has become the hunted

Victor is a freelancer, a professional, a killer---the best there is. He's ice cold, methodical, and deadly. He lives alone. He operates alone. No one knows his background, or even his name. For him, business is a straight transaction. He's given a job; he takes out the target; he gets paid.

He's in Paris to perform a standard kill and collect for an anonymous client. The contract is simple, routine, and Victor completes it with trademark efficiency, only to find himself in the middle of an ambush and fighting for his life. Faced with powerful and determined enemies, and caught in the crossfire of an international conspiracy unfolding across four continents, Victor is forced to go on the run across a winter-ravaged Europe. Pursued by the authorities, hired assassins, and intelligence agencies from both sides of the Atlantic, he discovers that no place is safe for him anymore and there is no one he can trust.

But Victor is no easy target, and he's every bit as ruthless as those hunting him. He will find out who wants him dead and why, one corpse at a time.

Debut author Tom Hinshelwood has written a classic cat-and-mouse thriller for the twenty-first century that takes off from the very first page and never lets up. Filled with adrenaline-charged action worthy of the big screen, The Killer will have readers looking down the barrel of a gun at every turn.
The Killer was previously published under the title, "The Hunter".


  • Great book, ton of action

    By Dennis, The
    What a book! Pretty fast-paced with lots of action, right up my alley. I wish I could've learned a little bit more about "Victor" and it was a little too wordy at times, but I hope there are plenty more to come. Thank you.
  • Decent

    By Air Santini Air
    This was my first foray into the Victor series. I find myself unsure if I would look forward to book 2, nor did I hate this first one. My reactions on completing books is typically 4/5,5/5 or 1/5. The series is hard to fall in love with like you might a Mitch Rapp or Jason Bourne character because the lead character is barely human. He's practically a killing cubit for the most part but there were strangely too many times he'd get bested or almost bested by enemies in ways a Rapp or Will Robie would not. Hard to love but soar never boring. There's a chase and fight scene described in such detail you think Michael Bay would be orgasmic over it. A classic 3/5, maybe it gets better down the series....
  • The Killer

    By Coolcpe
    Loved it! Great thriller with twisting plots within plots. Looking forward to the next one!