As a founder member of Mystery Women in 1997, promoting Crime Fiction has always been my passion.
Following the closure of Mystery Women, a new group was formed on 30th January 2012 promoting crime fiction.
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by Sphere, 24 June 2017. ISBN: 978-0-7515-7014-4 (HB)
by Sphere, 22 March 2018. ISBN: 978-0-7515-6567-6 (PB)
murky and anti-hero assassin, hired by the good, the bad and the ugly, resurfaces
in this thriller by the bestselling author of A Time to Die and The
Alvarez, now a high-ranking operative in the CIA seeking the closure on Victor
he was hitherto denied owing to lack of authority, is determined to clean out
the Augean stables.He launches a no-holes
barred hunt for Victor who evaded him during a covert operation in Paris. The
only person Victor feels he can confidently turn to for help is Constance Raven,
a ruthless, cold hitwoman.Once
instrumental in saving her, he now wants her to reciprocate —by ‘liquidating’
is the first book in the series that I’ve read so references to past incidents
in the earlier books were lost on me. Anyone coming new to this may also find
him/herself challenged by the volume of detail /research and the large cast of
tightly told tale is interestingly bold on a number of levels and certainly
action packed – like a non-stop adventure movie - punctuated with multiple
threads and twists and turns; the dialogue is believable and moves the story
along, although some readers may consider that the interaction between Victor
and Raven relies more on physical than on oral dynamics.
Wood is a master of this genre and loyal fans will be salivating for more.
Tom Wood was born and raised in Staffordshire and now lives in
London. Before taking up writing he was employed as a bookseller, cleaner,
factory worker, labourer, supermarket cashier and video editor.
Serena Fairfaxspent her childhood in India,
qualified as a lawyer in England and practised in London for many years. She
began writing by contributing feature articles to legal periodicalsthen turned her hand to fiction. Having
published nine novels all, bar one, hardwired with a romantic theme, she has
also written short stories and accounts of her explorations off the beaten
track that feature on her blog. A tenth, distinctly unromantic, novel is a work
in progress. Thrillers, crime and mystery narratives, collecting old masks and
singing are a few of her favourite things.