The Final Hour
By Tom Wood
In the most unique and gasp-inducing novel yet from bestseller Tom Wood, the thriller norm is subverted as the hitman Victor is hunted . . . by the good guys, the heroes. How far will he go to survive?
AUTHOR OF THE BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB BESTSELLER BETTER OFF DEAD
'Terrifically fun and explosively propulsive'
Gregg Hurwitz, author of Orphan X
From bestselling author Tom Wood comes a unique and gasp-inducing Victor thriller that turns all your expectations on their head . . .
Former CIA agent Antonio Alvarez has been tracking a vicious murderer for years, a nameless hitman responsible for numerous homicides.
Once, the Agency deflected him away from his search, but now promotion has given him a second chance to right the past.
Only problem is, the killer has vanished.
Thousands of miles away, the professional known as Victor has stopped working - recently he began to care; he made mistakes. But there's another assassin, Raven, who needs his help - and she is hard to refuse . . .
Enter a world of betrayal, tension and twists perfect for fans of Gregg Hurwitz (Orphan X, The Nowhere Man), James Swallow (Nomad, Exile) and Terry Hayes (I Am Pilgrim, Day of the Locust).
'Great, page-turning stuff'
James Swallow, author of Nomad and Exile
'Very Few British writers are as good at the action thriller'
Tom Wood is a full-time writer born in Burton-on-Trent who now lives in London. After a stint as freelance editor and film-maker, he completed his first novel, The Hunter, which was an instant bestseller and introduced readers to a genuine antihero, Victor, an assassin with a purely logical view on life and whose morals are deeply questionable. Like Victor, Tom is passionate about physical sport, being both a huge boxing fan and practising Krav Maga martial arts, which has seen him sustain a number of injuries. He has not, however, ever killed anyone.
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22 Mar 2018
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Terrifically fun and explosively propulsive. — Gregg Hurwitz, author of Orphan x
Great, page-turning stuff, with a hard edge and a compellingly dark lead that I thoroughly enjoyed. — James Swallow, author of Nomad and Exile
More twists and turns than an Alpine pass. — Irish Independent
The combat set-pieces are superb. Recommended. — Weekend Herald
Slick, punchy, adrenaline-fuelled thrillers don't come better than this series. — Evening Telegraph (Peterborough)