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 12 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.
©2015 Tom Hinshelwood (P)2015 Oakhill Publishing
"Authentically brutal." (The Telegraph on The Enemy)
"Echoes of Jason Bourne...each plot twist is unexpected and well-timed." (Daily Mail on The Enemy)
"An impressively intricate thriller...expert.... Exciting." (New Yorker on The Hunter)
Another great instalment of the series, brought to life perfectly by the excellent narration of Daniel Philpott. Looking forward to the next book, fingers crossed with the same narrator!
I've really started to like Tom Wood's Victor the assassin books with 'Better off Dead' being a real highlight for me. Although this is not the best in the series in my opinion, the author has still worked up a solid thriller. If you have enjoyed any of Tom Wood's earlier works, this will no doubt be a welcome addition to your library.
A superb continuation of the series
Fast paced and a must listen.
Can't wait for the next installment, hopefully a little longer
I loved the fact 'Victor' got to work with someone else and the story line was left open so 'Ravan' could return
The book as usual was brilliantly written and narrated, do not ever use anyone else but Daniel to read your books
Can't wait for his next book which I'm sure will be a long wait but well worth it
LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT
My perfect night in: Cup of tea, all my wonderful audible books and dramas and a comfortable seat on top of my bed. Nuf sed'
As with my other reviews in this fantastic Tom Wood series, I have nothing but good things to say about it. Victor the assassin does it again, much like a modern day James Bond. Though it may not be shaken, the story is stirred up into a concussion of cool killings and savage cool headedness.
This guy is so cool. Buy it!
No. The narration draws you into Victor's character and his world. The whole series has a wonderful consistency of creating unexpected outcomes in the different situations and dangers Victor cleverly overcomes. This is a great listen.
All of Victor's action scenes where he somehow manages to stay alive even if he is caught and things look dire!! In particular where he works with Raven but neither trust each other.
The end point where the final outcome of Raven is uncertain, and Victor moves on.
Can't wait for the next in the series along as you keep the same narrator.
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