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The Resource The killer, Tom Hinshelwood

The killer, Tom Hinshelwood

Label
The killer
Title
The killer
Statement of responsibility
Tom Hinshelwood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Review
  • Hinshelwood’s first novel—a classic hunter-becomes-the-hunted thriller—crackles like the early work of Robert Ludlum. Victor works as a paid assassin and never questions why he is asked to kill specific targets. After completing what appears to be a routine assignment—kill a man in Paris and retrieve a flash drive from the body—Victor returns to his hotel with the data in hand and finds a professional hit team waiting for him. Barely surviving the onslaught, he runs from city to city across wintry Europe, trying to determine who wants him dead and to find a way to read the encrypted data hidden on the drive. Such plots have been done to death in film and literature, but Hinshelwood brings an appealing and enigmatic main character into the mix, creating a refreshing and relentless story line that seems new. Fans of spy thrillers and books with heavy action will find this a worthwhile read. -- Ayers, Jeff (Reviewed 05-15-2010) (Booklist, vol 106, number , p)
  • /* Starred Review */ British scriptwriter Hinshelwood's superlative fiction debut takes familiar suspense elements—a hired killer, a CIA traitor, a gorgeous operative, Russian spies, and an espionage coup involving advanced weapon technology—and whips them into nonstop action that veers and twists from one ferocious gun battle, double cross, and betrayal to the next. In a Paris alley early one morning, hired assassin Victor performs a routine job, shooting 58-year-old Latvian national Andris Ozols, then relieving the body of a small flash drive. When Victor returns to his posh hotel on the Rue du Faubourg St. Honoré, he unexpectedly must fight a gang of other professional hit men. Further attempts on his life raise the question: who wants him dead and what's on the memory stick? The action shifts from Paris and various spots in Europe to CIA headquarters and the coast of Africa, the scene of a final cataclysmic clash. Thriller fans will be eager to see more from this bright new talent. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed February 15, 2010) (Publishers Weekly, vol 257, issue 7, p115)
  • Hinshelwood's background as a video editor is evident: this bang-up debut thriller is just begging for the big screen. Top assassin Victor accomplishes an assignment, but a waiting hit squad lets him know his client has betrayed him. Hunting that client—with two assassins, the CIA, and Russian Special Forces on his trail—keeps Victor running from London to Moscow to Tanzania. VERDICT The nearly nonstop action with a high body count will remind readers of Robert Ludlum, but the pace between shoot-outs is slowed by Victor's introspective analysis of his lonely life. [Library marketing.] --Andrew Smith (Reviewed May 1, 2010) (Library Journal, vol 135, issue 8, p68)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
348888
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hinshelwood, Tom
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6058.I5323
LC item number
K55 2010
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conspiracies
  • Assassins
  • Paris (France)
Label
The killer, Tom Hinshelwood
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
325 p.
Isbn
9780312558048
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009040295
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o428027135
  • (OCoLC)428027135
Label
The killer, Tom Hinshelwood
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
325 p.
Isbn
9780312558048
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009040295
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o428027135
  • (OCoLC)428027135

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