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The Killing Kind

by Chris Holm

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The Killing Kind by Chris Holm
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2015
    320 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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A hitman who only kills other hitmen winds up a target himself.

Michael Hendricks kills people for money. That aside, he's not so bad a guy.

Once a covert operative for a false-flag unit of the US military, Hendricks was presumed dead after a mission in Afghanistan went sideways. He left behind his old life - and beloved fiancée - and set out on a path of redemption...or perhaps one of willful self-destruction.

Now Hendricks makes his living as a hitman entrepreneur of sorts - he only hits other hitmen. For ten times the price on your head, he'll make sure whoever's coming to kill you winds up in the ground instead. Not a bad way for a guy with his skill-set to make a living - but a great way to make himself a target.

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"Starred Review. [A] fast-moving, witty tale of good guy versus bad guy versus worse guy." - Kirkus

"Holm's action scenes are breathtaking whirlwinds... He builds an improbable level of suspense... . It's clear [Holm] is a writer with a strong future. Stick with him." - Booklist

"[An] inventive thriller ... Holm carries off a preposterous plot with brazen aplomb, creating a diverting, action-packed story interspersed with excellent character vignettes." - Publishers Weekly

"With The Killing Kind, Chris Holm has created a story of rare, compelling brilliance, with a concept so high you'll need oxygen to finish it...You won't merely read this book, you will inhale it." - David Baldacci, bestselling author

"The Killing Kind is sleek and smart, and will stay with you long after you've finished reading." - Joseph Finder, bestselling author

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Chris Holm

Chris Holm is an award-winning short story writer whose work has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, including Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, and The Best American Mystery Stories. His critically acclaimed trilogy of Collector novels, which blends fantasy with old-fashioned crime pulp, appeared on over forty Year's Best lists. He lives in Portland, Maine.

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