Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Final Hour by Tom Wood (Victor the Assassin, #7)

The Final Hour
by Tom Wood

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Victor the Assassin - Book 7
Publisher: Berkley (August 29, 2017)
Publication Date: August 29, 2017
Genre: Thriller | Suspense
Print Length: 448 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Victor is the ultimate predator. He surfaces to kill, then disappears into thin air. But he’s a disposable commodity for the powerful people he works for—both the good guys and the bad. And no one has his back. Especially now that doing black bag jobs for the CIA has put a target on his head...


Antonio Alvarez, a high-ranking US intelligence official, is determined to clean house and find the legendary killer who slipped away from him during an operation in Paris. There’s only one person Victor can turn to for help: a lethal female assassin whose life he once saved. And now Victor wants her to return the favor—by killing him....

 The Final Hour by Tom Wood (Victor the Assassin, #7)

The Final Hour (Victor the Assassin #7)Looking for a high drama thrill ride where the lines are blurred between heroes and villains? Tom Wood’s THE FINAL HOUR will have you questioning who are truly the villains in a world filled with political intrigue, betrayal and those assigned the tasks of cleaning up life’s loose cannons, or loose ends, if you will.

Victor is a loner, an expert in all things covert. He is an assassin, a tool to be used by the highest bidder, but it isn’t personal, it’s his job and he is very good at it. He doesn’t do soft and cuddly, he cannot depend on anyone but himself, until he becomes the next target of an assassin, himself. There is only one person he can count on, a female assassin he once let live, just barely. Now he needs Raven to return the favor and “kill” him. A case of the devil you know?

If there is honor among thieves, there must be some special oath among assassins other than kill or be killed because two survivors in a world of brutality and death will join forces in a tentative truce in order to live another day. Will there be any questions or doubt? Can Victor and Raven co-exist for a brief time and walk away? There is more on the line than meets the eye and only the strong will survive.

Tom Wood has created an anti-hero that one cannot help but root for in a dark world where death can be bought and denial is a given. Brilliant dialogue, razor sharp tension and events that will have your imagination running full speed!

Not a tale to rush, allow it to sink in, visualize each scene and marvel at what kind of planning would go into pulling off the perfect assassination or even rescue. Imagine living as a shadow in the world, unseen, yet with the ability to strike like a cobra and disappear like a ghost.

THE FINAL HOUR may re-define your concept of what true evil really is as it hides behind lies and the money to purchase death.

I received an ARC edition from Berkley in exchange for my honest review.

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