AUTHOR OF THE BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB BESTSELLER BETTER OFF DEADFrom hot thriller author Tom Wood comes the latest breathtaking Victor novel The Day of the Jackal meets Jason Bourne, with a thoroughly modern twist Terrifically fun and explosively propulsive Gregg Hurwitz, author of Orphan XEven a killer can be a heroIf the assassin known only as Victor once had a moral compass, it is long since buried, along with his many victims Yet some men are so evil even Victor accepts they must die for reasons other than just money.One such is Milan Rados, a former commander in the Serbian army who has escaped trial at The Hague to become a formidable criminal power Tracking down and killing this brutal man will win Victor a reprieve for his own recent crimes on British soil.But Victor isn t the only one who wants Rados dead A woman, whose family was butchered on the tyrant s orders, will do anything to see Rados blood spilled on the snow of Eastern Europe Now Victor has an unlikely ally but an army stands between them and justice....
|Title||:||A Time to Die (Victor the Assassin)|
|Publisher||:||Sphere 14 April 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||379 Pages|
|File Size||:||866 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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A Time to Die (Victor the Assassin) Reviews
...oder man haßt sie.Dazwischen ist denke ich nicht viel Platz. Ich gehöre zu den Fans.Natürlich könnte man einiges kritisieren: Recht eindimensionale Charaktere, nicht wirklich originelle Story, Tendenz zu Wiederholungen, etc...Aber das stört mich alles überhaupt nicht, da ich von den Büchern bestens unterhalten werde. Für mich auf Augenhöhe mit John Rain.
Well, Victor is back - as good as always and with more Detail in tiny things. I'm waiting for the next!
It is hard to imagine a more repulsive occupation than to kill for the highest bidder, is it? But is the hitman only known as Victor really an evil man and what happens if he is confronted with someone who has no morals at all?“A Time to Die” explores this question in a very intriguing and wildly entertaining way. Even writing this review, it is hard for me to find anything not likable about Victor. He is ruthless, lives by very few morals and uses other people for his advantage. All true, but he is honest to his faults and doesn’t pretend to be anything else than a man driven only by his instinct for survival. Somehow that makes him more likable and most of all much more compelling than his righteous counterparts of the genre. He even shows semblances of compassion in situations where it gets him into trouble.However at the end, he is still a “bad man” by normal standards. This makes him the perfect fit to go after Milan Rados, a former Serbian warlord, who became a kingpin of organized crime in Belgrade. The charming psychopath sees a kindled spirit in our favourite assassin and the contract seems to be manageable. But as always things aren’t that simple. Victor’s client – the MI6 – has a leak, there is a prize on Victor’s head, an assassin on his tail, who has already fooled him once, and to top it all of, an Armenian girl in distress, who could either be the key to kill Rados or the one getting Victor killed…From the emotional and action-packed beginning on a train to dark ending in a Belgrade hospital, “A Time to Die” is a brilliant read, showing Tom Wood at his very best!Damn it, now I have to wait another year for the next one! But I know it will be worth it!!!
Victor, Assassin extraordinaire.The best thing about author Tom Wood is the ultra-realism he brings to the high stress world of the assassin. Most assassin novels portray the person as a kind of heroic paladin a gallant vigilante type who believes in “Truth, Justice and some kind of convoluted honor.” Mr. Wood trashes that ridiculous concept and portrays Victor as more of a realistic assassin: More along the lines of Machiavellian principles. Because Mr. Wood routinely “kills” off both good and bad people who cross Victor, I found myself NOT trying to guess or figure out Mr. Woods novels but rather just let them play-out.A Time To Die is a classic Tom Wood, Victor assassin novel. Suspenseful, gritty, realistic and sorrowful. Victor is NOT a vengeful vigilante but an uber professional assassin hired to do a job. In A Time to Die, his most difficult “job” yet he is force to make numerous choices that will surprise the reader. Set mainly in Belgrade, Serbia, I enjoy Mr. Wood’s ability to find new locales and interesting underworld villains.Character development was superb as we learn more and more about the mysterious Victor. He is an ultra-realist whose paranoia keeps him alive: Trust no one, check everything, be constantly vigilant, stay alive. The Victor doctrine.No gratuitous sex, language, or violence. Some graphic violence but germane to the plot and keeps the story moving.Another terrific Tom Wood novel—maybe his best to date! I love how Victor uses both inductive and deductive reasoning to stay alive. I also enjoy with sadness the realism when “Good” characters die. Life as a professional assassin is not happiness and fun but rather survival 24/7/365. As such, to survive Victor does what he must to endure. It’s not always pretty but the life of a killer is what it is, and it mostly is NOT pretty. Looking forward to Mr. Wood’s next Victor novel.
This, the 6th in the Victor the Assassin series, may have been the best. I will do a brief plot synopsis, not giving anything important away. Victor is hired by British Intelligence to kill an evil oligarch in Belgrade, Serbia, but first he has to find him, as he hasn't been seen in six years. Victor first has to track the man, Sandos, succeeding where intelligence agencies have failed. Then Victor has to get close enough to kill him without being killed himself.Tom Wood is simply one of the best. I put him in the same category as Lee Child, both in his ability to spin a tale, and also his ability to create a character we find fascinating. Another key to the success of this series is another talent Wood has in common with Lee Child, the extraordinary ability to allow us inside the moments of conflict. A great author can take you into a five minute period of conflict, and carefully construct a complete chapter around the interaction, as each impactful second unfolds. This occurred several times during the book, and the ability to be inside Victor's mind, understand his reactions, his reasoning, his assessments, his strategies, it makes the book a wonderful and memorable experience. I felt as if I had been in London, and in Belgrade, the scenes were described so fully. Add to that Wood's expert understanding of weapons and tactics, and you understand why this series is such a favorite of mine. If you enjoy thrillers that immerse you, that you will have difficulty putting down, and you enjoy suspense, intrigue, weapons, and tactics, you will love this series. I cannot recommend it enough.
Another Victor assassin story, another tale of what can go right and what can go wrong when you do anything. What makes the book work is that there is no good guys but everyone is shades of grey even the victims. People die when they get in the way of Victor intentionally or not. Got to say well done and thoroughly enjoyed story and fact that Victor is a character that can adapt but still tries to be who he is good or bad. Most stories fall because the author tries go in directions that don't work or make sense. Really good book worth the money, will buy next one on this ones merit.