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The world of professional hired killers, is always going to be intriguing and this novel does not disappoint. Not on one single page! The novel opens with a man in a rural church in County Cork, Ireland. It is a small village community but this evening a man walks in to make a confession. It is at this point I started to wonder if the whiskey drinking priest, would make it out of this chapter alive! In alternate chapters we are introduced to a woman, in hospital over-coming a recent neurotoxin poisoning.
Brought in, dead on arrival she has had to claw her way back to life. She is weak and suffering physical pain due to effects of the poison. She is Constance Stone aka Raven a former government operative turned rogue agent. She knows they have come from the man who offered her a lifeline. She also knows escape from the hospital is her only option. The novel has characters with great character depth. The author has formed some brilliant detailed charters that stay with you. As Raven deals with the Canadian police officers Heno and Willitz. They form a shadow government. Meanwhile in Ireland a shaken priest stares into the dark eyes of Victor.
With Alvarez forced to quit an operation. He is angry, and his anger sets him on a path for vengeance. Victor and Raven are both approached for potential jobs. It suddenly becomes clear that for life as professional, paranoia keeps you alive. Raven is still struggling with her symptoms, even a year after the poisoning. When she is threatened, suddenly the hunter becomes the hunted. Faced with the threat of death, she is forced to form her own investigations. Raven has her own unique sassy style, which makes her a brilliant character to follow. But faced with secret intelligence services, scrupulous handlers and plotting at every turn.
Victor and Raven are backed further and further into a corner. Whilst the writing gets more and more intense. Killing was killing, however it was marketed. The writing style is perfection. I often like to add quotes in my reviews, with this novel I was literally spoilt for choice. I personally think the structure of the authors descriptions is possibly the best in the genre. It must be tough as an author to convey a world of hired killers and corrupt governments.
Tom Wood makes it look all so easy, with cleverly weaved paragraph after paragraph. I will leave you with one of my favourites.
Regular lives are so safe, so eventless, that there is a lack of comprehension when faced with death. There is even an extract available at the back. Jul 13, Jo rated it really liked it Shelves: thrillers. Review Tom Wood's books in my opinion are underrated, Victor is a character whose the consummate professional, he's an expert in what he does.
Victor is an assassin who likes to operate as a lone wolf.
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He is inscrutable, ruthless, highly analytical and very, very good at what he does. He never drops his guard and doesn't let his emotions cloud his judgement. He's on high alert at all times. I really liked the relationship between Raven and Victor, are they going to help each other or kill each other. Just when you think Victor's going soft, bam. He cranks it up a notch he tries to kill her and later asks for her help Dramatic, electrifying and superb.
These three words sum up the series that Tom Wood has built. With first class action, intelligent dialogue, excellent plot, The Final Hour is one not to be missed and is highly recommended 4 Stars I received a copy of the book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So I'd definitely advise reading these books in order, that's not only because they are excellent but because there's instances where the characters have a past meeting.
Victor has been my favourite assassin long before he made it big, when the book was called The Killer and the author was Tom Hinshelwood on the cover. I remember stumbling onto that book through amazon getting it and being totally I received a copy of the book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I remember stumbling onto that book through amazon getting it and being totally blown away by it. Then it was reprinted as The Hunter and i went and got that too cause you've got to have both versions.. Victor has definitely got into his groove again. This was another great book in the series, I liked the ending and it's good to see Victor is heading back to the old ways. He doesn't like blasphemy how could he stand being around intelligence agencies for god sake Oh my bad..
Sorry Vic. If Tom Wood keeps writing these Victor thrillers then chances are I'll keep advising people to read them they're just that good. Nov 06, Michael Steele rated it it was amazing Shelves: favourites. Tom Wood does not disappoint in the latest installment of series.
Really enjoyed Raven' character and her interactions with Victor. Looking forward to the next in series. Highly recommended. May 02, Betsey Stahler rated it really liked it Shelves: suspense , fiction , advanced-readers-copy. I really liked this book and I am a bit puzzled by that. The two main characters are assassins. There is nothing particularly likeable about either of them. And yet I enjoyed the book -- the pace and the twists and turns. Victor the Assassin Feb 05, Reacherfan rated it it was amazing. Possibly one of the best true assassin series out there.
Unlike Mitch Rapp or many others, Victor is no hero, not a good guy killing for cause and country, he's an assassin. Tom Wood does a very good job of keeping consistently high-quality plots and writing. He's on my 'buy' list. Aug 26, Cheryl rated it it was amazing. I stumbled upon this series at book five.
Instantly, I became a fan. Victor is gold. He is what makes this series so great. He is cool under pressure. The more challenging the situation, the better. If, he and James Bond were fighting, my money would be on Victor. Although, I am a fan of Bond. Victor does show compassion. How many people can say that they heard their killer's confession before they were killed.
Not many. Poor priest. God rest his soul.
Yet, Victor is not the only reason I was gi I stumbled upon this series at book five. Yet, Victor is not the only reason I was giddy with excitement for this book. She and Victor team up again. She is probably the only person that Victor respects and who could get close enough to Victor to kill him. In fact, they both have a point on the score board as it relates to attempting to kill each other.
My only regret regarding this book is that I read it so fast that I have to wait for the next one. The Final Hour is a top notch thrill ride thriller featuring ass kicking characters! Great read. Fast paced story with great characters. Feb 02, Gopal rated it really liked it Shelves: Book 7 of Victor The Assassin series in a masterclass in crafting the high stakes spy genre, which has been converted into bang, bang, shoot, shoot of late.
The shadowy world of spying and assassination is not a high stakes James Bond movie. It is a rather mundane, slow chess match where the opening moves are all about setting up your pieces in such a way to take advantage of and exploit your opponents weakness whenever revealed. Antonio Alvarez is one such operator.
Victor spectacularly screwed Book 7 of Victor The Assassin series in a masterclass in crafting the high stakes spy genre, which has been converted into bang, bang, shoot, shoot of late. Victor spectacularly screwed up Alvarez's op in Book 1 of the series when we are introduced to Victor. Since then Alvarez has been biding his time and waiting for revenge. He knows he cannot go after Victor while he's in the Company and Victor is being protected by the 2 in the Company's clandestine affairs - Ronald Proctor. So when Alvarez gets his chance to move to the top of the food chain as the director of ONI, he's finally in a position to do something about Victor.
Alvarez is a straight guy who is firmly on the side of right and believes that any American blood spilled should be avenged and Victor being supported by the Company after spilling American blood does not really sit well with him. So now when Proctor and Muir are at their weakest, Alvarez pounces. He sets up the chess board with the decks stacked on his side and sets himself as a bait to get close to Victor. Mar 29, Nick Brett rated it really liked it. I was of the opinion over the last couple of books in the series, that Tom Wood had to mix things up a bit.
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Victor is devoid of personality and that is hard to carry from book to book and the plots needed some depth of character to bring them above the obvious violence and tradecraft. Mr Wood achieves this by involving Raven who Victor may have killed in the last book, but now they need to work together and align their open and hidden agendas. I very much enjoyed this one, fast paced easy reading, lots of action and more depth than you might have expected.
May 28, John Wheeles rated it it was amazing. I'm new to this series, starting with number seven could be a disadvantage. But, I don't feel I am missing anything, this clearly can be read as a stand-alone story. The characters are quite intriguing, and kudos to an author who can make you feel for assassins and feel disdain for the intelligence agencies and organizations that make use of their services. I found myself fully invested in the story of the two assassins, I was rooting for the "bad guys".
Thank you Mr. Wood, for making me step out I'm new to this series, starting with number seven could be a disadvantage. Wood, for making me step outside the box! I loved everything about this tale, and look forward to exploring the series further! Complicated book with a different insight into Victor. Also an intriguing ending. It really doesn't get any better than Tom Wood's character Victor. Victor finds himself up against the usual suspects of various intelligence agents, assassins and a shadowy group known loosely as the Consensus. There are a lot of connections to the original book The Killer.
I'll leave it there lest I spoil the book but as I've mentioned in previous reviews, Victor sets the standard for the genre and has,unfortunately ruined assassins in other books who fail to meet this standard. Victor is a ma It really doesn't get any better than Tom Wood's character Victor.
Victor is a man without an identity and without a past. He is riveting and compelling. I tried to ease my speed on this book but failed. Now I have to wait for the next one. I was hooked on the character from the moment I started read The Killer. I have read every book since. The Final Hour did not disappoint. I was hooked from the moment I started to read The Killer. I have every book since. I like the character Viktor. My rating is 5 stars. Nov 28, Emma Carey rated it it was amazing. In my life thus far, I've never loved a fictional character as much as I love Victor!
Anyone who knows me will know how much I love to read fictional crime thriller novels!
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I've read many in my time but no other character has stuck out to me as much as Victor the assassin! My Dad and I have the exact same taste in fictional novels, and it was him who introduced me to this 7-part series which follow the badass shenanigans of a highly professional killer, Victor. He's quick, clever and dry as the Sahara desert but all of the above work so well in his favor.