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The Killer

by Tom Hinshelwood

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The Killer by Tom Hinshelwood
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2010
    336 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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The hunter has become the hunted

Victor is a freelancer, a professional, a killer - the best there is. He's ice cold, methodical, and deadly. He lives alone. He operates alone. No one knows his background, or even his name. For him, business is a straight transaction. He's given a job; he takes out the target; he gets paid.

He's in Paris to perform a standard kill and collect for an anonymous client. The contract is simple, routine, and Victor completes it with trademark efficiency, only to find himself in the middle of an ambush and fighting for his life. Faced with powerful and determined enemies, and caught in the crossfire of an international conspiracy unfolding across four continents, Victor is forced to go on the run across a winter-ravaged Europe. Pursued by the authorities, hired assassins, and intelligence agencies from both sides of the Atlantic, he discovers that no place is safe for him anymore and there is no one he can trust.

But Victor is no easy target, and he's every bit as ruthless as those hunting him. He will find out who wants him dead and why, one corpse at a time.

Debut author Tom Hinshelwood has written a classic cat-and-mouse thriller for the twenty-first century that takes off from the very first page and never lets up. Filled with adrenaline-charged action worthy of the big screen, The Killer will have readers looking down the barrel of a gun at every turn.

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"Starred Review. Thriller fans will be eager to see more from this bright new talent. " - Publishers Weekly

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The Killer - A Superb Read
The killer is a really great debut novel, amazingly fast paced with a myriad of twists and turns. Plot after counter-plot weaves through the story. Awesome action sequences with a good solid storyline. Almost impossible to put down once you've opened it.
I can't wait for the second book.

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Tom Hinshelwood

Tom Hinshelwood is a freelance video editor and scriptwriter. He was born in Staffordshire, England and now lives in London.

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