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  • Mass Market Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks; Reprint edition (Aug. 2 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780312547028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312547028
  • ASIN: 0312547021
  • Product Dimensions: 3.1 x 10.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #289,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Paladin on May 17 2014
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Lots of action,and fast paced,main character is hard but not inhuman which manages to get in lots of trouble,but always gets himself out again.Hope more of this type of books are coming.
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By Ian MacLeod on April 24 2014
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After the Chapters in my town stopped selling this book when the author changed the name, my friend lost my copy. I was a little hesitant to purchase a used novel off amazon, as I had no way of knowing what condition it would come in, but I am thoroughly impressed and would definitely recommend it.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
A 'killer' book... bud-ump-tsch April 13 2010
By Snailmedia - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I just read The Killer while on holiday (or rather on the flight there), and I have to admit to being surprised and delighted by the quality of the writing style and the material. The Killer is one of those books that you just plough through without putting down, full of dynamism and a good story arc, and without some of the cheesy detail about guns and equipment which stylise some of the authors peers. There is still enough detail for the layman to understand without nausea and to know that Hinshelwood knows his stuff without shoving it down your throat.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good engaging thriller or a book for reading by the pool (where I finished it) or on a flight. Totally immersive, fun, and fast paced. The chapters are just the right length for when you want to 'dip in' to the book quickly, and add to the pace of the action and the read.
A great first book, and a good romp across Europe with the excellent 'Victor'. I look forward to the next one.
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
nonstop action April 13 2010
By Stealth Reviewer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Hinshelwwod's Killer is just that, a cold, ruthless workman who's business is contract killing. If you're tired of thrillers where the characters sit around and yak, yak, yak to each other instead of getting on with business, this is the book for you. The author fires it up, slams down the pedal and doesn't let up till the end. Exhilarating. Exhausting. Terrific.
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Killer Read!! May 13 2010
By John R. Linnell - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I was put onto this book by a friend who had read the reviews although she had not read the book, as yet. The timing was perfect as I was looking for a book to read as my wife and I made our semi annual trek from our home in Tucson to our summer home in Maine by car. It is a five day, four night drive and a book that takes you by the lapels and brings you inside the cover is just what I need after all those miles before catching some shut eye.

The author did not disappoint which is a nice compliment for a first effort. The central figure of the book is Victor and Victor is most assuredly "a killer" in every sense of the word. He has been hired to intercept and kill a Russian turncoat who is selling the whereabouts of a sunken Russian submarine which is carrying some very sophistcated and highly desirable anti-ship missles which are more technically advanced than anything in the West. His employers are unknown, but they are willing to pay very well for the "flash drive" that the Russian is selling.

Completing the assignment was the easiest part of the effort for Victor, however as he returns to his Parisian hotel following obtaining the drive he finds that there is a team of killers at the hotel and they are looking for him.

Eight dead men left behind testify to Victor's accomplishments as a killer, but his problem is now, who were they, who were they working for and has he been double crossed?

From here on in the story gets very interesting and very complicated and if you want to find out how the matter plays out, I suggest you do yourself the favor of acquiring this book and settling in for a few nights of solid reading. You will be glad you did.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Tricked Dec 21 2012
By Fudpucker - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I read the same book bought through Amazon under the name " The Killer by Tom Wood " Then months later Amazon sends a reading rec. for " The Hunter by Tom Wood " based on my previous reading purchasies..Its the exact same halfway through the first chapter before realizing I had already read it.....I feel I have been cheated and tricked into purchasing the same book twice..Actually the book is pretty good,,,,,but not to buy live and learn I guess.....
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
One of the top thrillers of 2010 July 8 2010
By Christine L. Gilman - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I just finished reading "The Killer", and I'll keep it short and sweet...EXCELLENT!!
Can't hardly wait for his next book. No spoilers here, read it!

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