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The Darkest Day

Victor the Assassin, Book 5
By: Tom Wood
Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
Series: Victor the Assassin, Book 5
Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (325 ratings)

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Summary

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

Critic reviews

"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)

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Who is Victor?

I've listened to all the books and enjoyed them all. This one, however, seemed too forced. The plot was thin, the coincidences and cliches too typical. The car chases and pursuits turned into sagas rather than page turners. I also lost focus on who Victor is. Whatever his moral compass, it seems wayward in this book.

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Disappointing

I've been enthralled by previous books in this series. This one was quite hard-going. No particular story except Victor's & Raven's survival. Guess I don't enjoy simply he kills, she kills, they kill! A pity because I've really enjoyed the earlier books. Not sure I'll bother with any more.

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Sorry but Victor's lost his edge!

Victor has to do much better. Very predictable, slow moving and far too much unnecessary detail, particularly during his fights.
Lacks good content.

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Great story with fantastic narration

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!

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Fast Paced Thriller

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.

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Superb

A superb continuation of the series
Fast paced and a must listen.
Brilliant narration.

Can't wait for the next installment, hopefully a little longer

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Another great book in series

Great listen in this book series and would definitely recommend. Look forward to next book.

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Fantastic

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

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Disappointed

Basic predicable story, fight scenes take half of the book, the dialogue was below par, it was rushed and didn't make sense... Way way below average

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Another great Victor adventure

The usual detail, pace and cold-blooded murder from one of the best out there. Victor finds himself with a partner and this brings a new dimension to the character. I enjoyed the pace and this and as usual, the audio book was delivered exceptionally.