For years, two sisters have vied for the turf of their dead crime boss father. Across the streets of Guatemala City, bodies have piled up; the US Drug Enforcement Agency, operating far from its own borders, is powerless to stop the fighting.
But now one sister has a weapon that could finally win the war – a cold, amoral hitman known, fittingly, as ‘Victor’.
Freed from previous employers the CIA and MI6, Victor is a killer for-hire whose sense of self-preservation trumps all else. Yet as betrayal and counter-betrayal unspool in the vicious family feud, Victor finds himself at the centre of a storm even he could be powerless to stop.
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Kill For Me is a fast paced thriller that grabbed me from the start.
The world of gangs has always fascinated me so I found this story very intriguing. It’s amazing to think about how much power they have over people and what they can get them to do. In this book the author creates a very seedy world where people aren’t just involved in gangs for a sense of power but to survive. The gang members are desperate people who are doing what they need to in order to get by, who switch sides in order to survive and live another day. Through fantastic, action packed scenes the author manages to transport the reader into this world so you almost feel the same fear they do and understand their actions more. It did make me feel sorry for the gang members at times.
Victor is an interesting main character. Very sharp and extremely capable I was never entirely sure what he would do next. He’s very good at thinking on his feet and his ability to think through the situation makes him very unpredictable and I was unable to guess what he would do next or where the story was going which definetly kept me on my toes.
Tom Woods is fast becoming a favourite author of mine as his books are incredibly readable and gripping which makes them a must read for me. He’s one of those rare author’s where you know that the book will be good before you read it. This book was no exception as his ability to draw me into the characters world and make me empathise with the characters made this a thoroughly enjoyable read.
Huge thanks to Little Brown for my copy of this book via Netgalley and to Millie Seward for inviting me onto the blog tour.
About The Author:
Tom Wood is a full-time writer born in Burton-on-Trent who now lives in London. After a stint as freelance editor and film-maker, he completed his first novel, The Hunter, which was an instant bestseller and introduced readers to a genuine antihero, Victor, an assassin with a purely logical view on life and whose morals are deeply questionable. Like Victor, Tom is passionate about physical sport, being both a huge boxing fan and practising Krav Maga martial arts, which has seen him sustain a number of injuries. He has not, however, ever killed anyone.