To Kill for Paperback
Part of the The Killing Machine series
Ex-boxer, ex-paratrooper, Joe once had meaning in his life.
People who cared for him, people who needed him. Then he lost everything, and now he is a hitman for London's most vicious criminals.
Brenda was the only woman who ever loved him. The only woman who believed he could escape the underworld.
She died protecting others: now Joe wants revenge on her killers.
With nothing left to lose, Joe prepares for the fight of his life...This is a poignant thriller about love, revenge and redemption from a superb new voice in British crime.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Head of Zeus
- Publication Date: 11/09/2014
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781781853382
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Review by atticusfinch1048
To Kill For – Revenge ain’t that SweetTo Kill For by Phillip Hunter is a pulsating crime thriller run on adrenalin and revenge, powerful absolutely brutal but so engrossing. This is a proper hard boiled crime thriller that has violence in most chapters. This shows the hard life when you live in the criminal world there is no romantic vision just the understanding live by the gun you will die by the gun and it will happen at some point. All this seen through the eyes of Joe are protagonist a hard man in a hard world we see his purview of the world and it is not very pretty.Joe is a former British Falklands veteran who can still picture a young Argentine conscript who he killed during the war who visits him in his dreams. His life has turned in to worthless nothingness he is empty and lost everything who now carries out the dirty work of the London underworld, he is the hired hitman. He falls in love with Brenda a working girl on the hard streets the only person he has loved but she is murdered helping out others. Joe goes in to meltdown and swears revenge on all those that had a hand in her death.He takes out one crime boss at his casino and Kenny Paget is the man who murdered Brenda goes to ground. Joe does not care who gets in the way he swears revenge. As one crime boss wants him to find his missing heroin that Paget has stolen and who also wants to kill Paget. Another crime boss uses misdirect and a spy in the gang to try and double cross Joe and kill him using Albanians. Bodies are dropping across London and the police do not have a clue except for a couple of undercover cops one of whom almost becomes collateral damage knowing the who and the what. Joe is hurt and crashing round London with concussion will he find Paget will he see the misdirection? Joe works things out somehow in the haze but whether he is able to gain revenge is a different matter.To Kill For is a brilliant crime thriller that ticks all the boxes and delivers on all levels that leaves you breathless. Phillip Hunter has written an excellent thriller that draws the reader in and grabs them by the throat and does not release them until the end. This is a crime thriller that will leave you wanting more as a reader because you just do not want it to end. This book is everything the crime thriller reader wants.