The Game, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Victor is the perfect killer. He has no past. He will stop at nothing. And he can find you anywhere. In sweltering Algiers, ultra-efficient hitman Victor executes a fellow assassin.

But when the CIA comes calling, Victor must pose as his victim to identify the dead man's next mark, a mission that takes him across Europe to the bloody streets of Rome.

Working alongside a group of vicious mercenaries, Victor faces an impossible choice: to do what's right, or to sacrifice the only thing he cares about ...his life. Full of white-hot tension and edge-of-the-seat action, The Game will surprise you at every turn.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780751549171



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This is the third book in Tom Wood's series about Victor the assassin. If you haven't read the previous books, it doesn't matter too much - although by all means you should read them because they're pretty good. Our "hero" Victor is an assassin who liked to operate as a lone wolf. He is inscrutable, ruthless, highly analytical and very, very good at what he does. After reading all three books in the series I still know next to nothing about him - not his real name, his nationality, how he came to do what he does. One of the things that I love about him is that he never lets his guard drop. You know he's not going to fall into bed with a seductive woman or let his emotions cloud his judgement. He's on high alert at all times.The story kicks off with Victor in Algiers, on the tail of another assassin that he has been hired to kill. He completes that assignment, but then he is coerced into posing as the dead man to identify the client who had hired the assassin for his final job. Victor goes undercover but finds that events quickly start to spiral outside his control.It's a fast moving book with lots of action but not so fast that it becomes silly. There are plenty of twists along the way, which keep the suspense up. And Victor is just such a cool character! There's so much thought that's gone into the way that he operates, so it never feels unrealistic as books in this genre often can.There are a number of writers mining similar territory: Sam Cain, Mark Greaney, Vince Flynn - but I think Tom Wood beats them all.

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