The Hunter

HIS NAME IS A COVER, HE HAS NO HOME AND HE KILLS FOR A LIVING Victor is an assassin, 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 runningHIS NAME IS A COVER, HE HAS NO HOME AND HE KILLS FOR A LIVING Victor is an assassin, 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 fro his life across four continents, pursued by a kill squad and investigated by secret services from than one country With meticulous style, Victor plans his escaped takes the fight to his would be killers.In his first novel in the explosive Victor the Assassin series, it s not about right and wrong only about who lives and who dies.
The Hunter HIS NAME IS A COVER HE HAS NO HOME AND HE KILLS FOR A LIVING Victor is an assassin a man with no past and no surname His world is one of paranoia and obsessive attention to detail his morality lies

  • Title: The Hunter
  • Author: TomWood
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. The Hunter is the debut book and the 1st in Tom Wood's Victor the Assassin Series.The series revolves around Victor, a ruthless and deadly but actually rather a nice guy who just happens to kill people for moneya freelance assassin, with no past and no home, a loner - the total antihero hitman.Carrying out his latest assignment in Paris, he finds himself being chased across Europe by killers who have been assigned to take him out.Pursued by enemiesCIA, Russian SVR, MI6, French Secret Servicehe h [...]

    2. Victor is an assassin at the top of his game. After an all too simple job in Paris, a hit-squad is sent to kill Victor but the only man who knows where he is, sent him to Paris in the first place. Betrayed and out in the open, Victor has turned from the hunter into the hunted for the first time in his life. Running across Europe, he desperately tries to unravel the conspiracy against him, but how high does the rot go? Will he manage to survive long enough to piece together the big picture? Time [...]

    3. Since July 2015 I've read this book three times! It definitely deserves to be bumped up from 4 to 5 stars!The first book in the Victor the Assassin series The Hunter a.k.a The Killer is a fantastic thriller full of action, death, intrigue enough to keep you hooked until the last page. I'm addicted to this series. RTC

    4. One of my favorite things to read about is assassins! So much action expected, dialogue, inner struggles, other struggles, etc! Pumped!

    5. Published: 12/05/2011Author: Tom WoodWowI thought that this was a really amazing book and just my type, my brother-in-law lent me this book as I love these kind of books, I hadn't read a book by Tom Wood before but would definately read all of his books! It featured the amazing Victor, who even though he is an assassin he is definately my favourite character! It is a fast paced and unpredictable book with plenty of twists and turns, just when you think you know what is going to happen next it ha [...]

    6. Almost 5 stars. I really enjoyed this. I can't remember when I last read a book with so much action - well written action. The pace was fast and furious, it was really hard to put down. In fact, I didn't last night and kept reading until I'd finished it. It had an - oh no, don't do that - moment but I'd sort of seen it coming. Victor - what a great name - though it likely isn't his, is an assassin. A very good one but not infalliable. The story starts with an amazing altercation between Victor a [...]

    7. This was to me a surprisingly good and addictive read. The author takes what might have been a sort of "been there done that" action adventure and turned it into a thoughtful interesting read with some pretty original twistsAnd saying it has a couple of fairly original twists is a big deal in what is at heart a political techno type thriller. I was at least mildly surprised on one occasion which doesn't happen all that often any more.We start out with the story of a professional killer (he hates [...]

    8. As I started the book, I was sure it's going to be yet another 5 star book (to my taste). Tom Wood definitely knows how to write a vivid livable story. When describing something, you actually get all details in all angels as if you are there. Well, it starts with a multiple killing, which was described very vividly. But… As the story tag along, you realized that we are dealing here with a Super – Duper Hero. It is getting to a point where it becomes unbelievable. How come that someone is tak [...]

    9. Meet Victor. He’s an assassin – a man with no past and no surname. But when a Paris job goes spectacularly wrong, Victor finds himself running for his life across four continents, accompanied by a woman too beautiful to trust, pursued by enemies too powerful to escape.Well, talk about a rollercoaster ride. A sheer thrill of a read with fast paced action that does not compromise on character development or plot and is truly edge of the seat stuff.I’m a bit funny when it comes to reading Thr [...]

    10. I read this for the Action/Adventure Aficionados group read and boy did it fit the bill. If a reader is looking for an authentic antiheroic lead who could very well be the bad guy in another book, they will like Victor.Victor is an assassin who has no identity. He goes from job to job, and commands high fees to do what he does. He didn't kill for pleasure or joy. He kills because he's very good at it. While Victor wouldn't kill someone for no reason, he has and will kill cops if they get in his [...]

    11. This book is phenomenal. One of the best books I've read! I couldn't stop reading it. Then quickly read the rest of the Victor series. Victor is an extremely smart assassin/spy and he's very interesting to read about. You can read just four lines of this book like "wow that's really cool." This book alone turned me into an avid reader. If you haven't read this. Do yourself a favor and start it ASAP! Thank me later haha. This book is a must.

    12. INTRODUCTIONIn the spy/military thriller genre, the two countries which dominate the genre are the UK and the USA. Over the years, the class of protagonist has become a bit stale. In Britain, the most common protagonist is the lone Special Forces soldier, always getting the short end of the stick from the treacherous snakes in Vauxhall Cross and Whitehall. In America, the “independent minded” CIA officer or Tier One operator, who has to dodge bureaucrats who are idiotic at best and treasonou [...]

    13. Forget James Bond. Forget Jason Bourne. Forget Jack Bauer. Meet Victor. Truer words have never been spoken! I'd even go as far as to say it's time for John Rain (Barry Eisler) to move over. There is a new sheriff in town. Mind you, the sheriff being a freelance killer. However, make no mistake - you'll be rooting for the bad guy! A Paris job gone wrong leaves Victor running for his life. How often have I used the words suspenseful or action-packed in a review? It must have been lots of times. So [...]

    14. I read this book in preparation for a Question & Answer event with the author. I wasn't thrilled with the book initially. I find long descriptions of gun and fist fights to be boring, not exciting. The more of them there are, the more boring they become. When Rebecca was introduced to the storyline, it made Victor more human and that's what clicked for me. I am a little curious what happens to Victor, but I'm not sure it's enough to continue with this series. This was an OK book, especially [...]

    15. The main character is a elite killer for hire, so he's not your typical protagonist, but human enough you can still root for him. Taut story line and fast pace throughout

    16. As with a number of series I have started recently, I began reading The Hunter and asked myself why the hell I hadn't read it sooner. People talk about fast-paced books but I don't think the pace of this book let up once. Did Victor even sleep during this book because I can't even remember. I was addicted to The Hunter whilst I was reading it. It became one of those books that was on my mind the whole time I was and wasn't reading it. I was picking my Kindle up at every available opportunity. Th [...]

    17. As someone who has read crime fiction for nigh on 20 years I can honestly say this is my first foray into a proper 'action thriller' and quite a good one it is too. Victor is an assassin. A man we never really get to know anything about, apart from a rough outline of visual characteristics, personality traits and his abilities. He's cold, hard and gives nothing away, attributes required to be a 'hitman' that can slide in and out of situations with ease. After a job goes horribly wrong in Paris, [...]

    18. The Hunter was a first class book about an assassin. Wood succeeded where so many have failed, in my experience, in creating a realistic chronicle of a portion of an international killer for hire. This was, by some margin, the best book of its sort that I have read in some time. It has certain things in common with The Day of the Jackal, perhaps the best assassin chronicle ever written, but is not quite in that five star category.Victor is a incredibly well-trained and disciplined man. His behav [...]

    19. I'm usually a sucker for a good killer-for-hire story. And Rob Shapiro's narration on the audio book was great, one of the reasons I bought it after listening to the sample.I just didn't care for the writing style. Hard for me to explain, but it felt like he overexplained everything. He wanted to make it very clear each point he wanted to make, whether it was Victor's remarkable skills and lack of emotional connection, or that his contempt for another character was evolving into something differ [...]

    20. Great Debut!!! Tom Wood has set his protagonist as an Assasin a typical villan and the antagonist as CIA Agency.The basic plot premise is imaginable, the chase sequences are exciting, but it is the insight and the view into the life of an assasin that scores Tom Wood an additional star from me.I liked the book and am looking forward the read the follow-up short story and the next book set in the series.

    21. A great introduction to what I've heard is a fantastic series.There were a few moments where I felt the detail intruded on the story a little too much, however this didn't detract from what is, essentially, an awesome read.

    22. this is one of the best thrillers I've ever read. pretty well non-stop action for over 500 pages. outstanding! can't wait to read the next one!

    23. Another one of those books- at times I loved it- then times "eh" . But, my curiosity will get the better of me, and I most likely will pick up book number 2 in this series. just so I can decided either way (sorry I can't be or more help!)

    24. If you like fast paced thrillers that offer non-stop action, this one is for you. It takes off from the very first page and barely lets up until the end. There is negligible character development, the array of exotic backdrops all seem fairly interchangeable and the plot itself contains several well worn cliches. Nevertheless the rapid pace allows you to disregard a lot of these flaws. The book's first quarter is one of the best I've read in this genre, and while it falls away slightly after tha [...]

    25. Victor is a paid assassin. No one knows his name, no one has his picture, and no one knows where he lives. But Victor's nasty life is going to get a serious jolt after his latest job.As the novel starts, he is finishing up a job to retrieve a computer memory stick from his latest victim, by returning to his hotel, where he discovers that someone has sent an eight man kill squad to kill him. But things do not go as planned for the kill squad and Victor makes it home, where he is again attacked.Me [...]

    26. The Killer (aka The Hunter for the UK version) is the first book in the Victor the Assassin series. Victor is a man without a name, a past or an identity which makes him a perfect elite assassin. Victor is sent to Paris to complete an easy job and when it ends spectacularly bad way, he realizes he has also become a target and the hunter becomes the prey. Victor joins forces with his handler, Rachel, who finds herself being set up as well and the two of them run across Europe, Russia, and Cyprus [...]

    27. This book is a prime example of why group reads are so great. This is not a book I would normally have picked up. The genre isn't one of my favorites - and with a huge pile of books I need to read I don't normally read books if they aren't in my favorite genres.Then there was group read. I thought I'd give it a go, the story sounded promising.And I am so glad I did!!This is a story that is well written and with loads of action! The author has described the scenes really well, while still keeping [...]

    28. It isn't everyday you fly through a book with this kind of speed. If there's one word to describe this book, it would be fast-paced. I've never read a more fast-paced book in my entire life. It's a fantastic story, an expert assassin gets entangled with higher powers after taking out a contract and is forced to flee The supposed pawn in the chessboard suddenly becomes a major player. The hunter has become the hunted Each scene is narrated with easy precision, leaving nothing unattended to. The p [...]

    29. I had put off reading this thriller for a few years. Something I know regret. I really enjoyed reading this thriller. I liked the characters, both the "good" assassin (Victor) and the "bad" assassin (Reed). Plenty of action and spy-craft. A good plot, characters, and tons of bad guys.The mano vs mano fight scene at the end was worth the price of admission alone. If you like Jason Bourne or Will Robie (which I certainly do) then you will enjoy this story as well.I already have two more Victor boo [...]

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