Better Off Dead
(Victor the Assassin 4)
By Tom Wood
New look Tom Wood, same five-star action as Victor finds himself morally torn between protecting a human rights lawyer and looking after number one.
Victor, a hitman without a conscience protects a human rights lawyer in Better Off Dead, he bestselling BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo Book Club pick.
A hitman must be anonymous, amoral... and alone
Victor is the face in the crowd you don't see, a perfect assassin with nothing to live for.
But when an old friend turns to him for help, he finds he can't refuse. For once his objective isn't to kill, but to protect.
Hunted through the streets of London by ruthless enemies, Victor needs to be more than just a bodyguard... but his every move leads danger closer to the very person he's vowed to defend.
Published in the US as No Tomorrow.
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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20 Nov 2014
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Non-stop chasing and killing, but with flashes of melancholy and regret — The Times
Exciting...no punches pulled — Choice
A fast moving stomach-flipping slay ride about one of the coolest killers in the thriller business — Peterborough Evening News
Electrifyingly violent and exciting — Irish Independent
Hooking me in from the very first page, author Tom Wood has crafted a novel with terrific pace, a contemporary, gritty feel and, rather unexpected for a novel whose protagonist is an assassin, a real depth of heart — Steph Broadribb, Crime Thriller Girl