Adam Colclough lives and works in the West Midlands, he writes regularly for a number of websites, one day he will get round to writing a book for someone else to review.
amoral; deadly, Victor is the ultimate killing machine, an assassin without
fear or frailty.
Apart that is from the loyalty to the only
person he ever cared for; this is what draws him to London on a mission to
recover the missing daughter of a Russian gangster. A simple enough task for a
man of his talents, until it turns out that seemingly every crook in the
capital, along with a rogue element in the British secret service want them
This is the sort of book for which the term
‘high octane’ was invented and then turbo-charged, from the first page onwards
Wood gives his readers barely a second to draw breath as the characters are
thrown from one deadly situation to another.
He writes with the authority of having
researched the subject intensively about the tradecraft of assassination and
evading capture in a hostile urban environment. Wood is particularly adept at
describing the bone crunching ballet of unarmed combat, more than once this
reviewer had to put the book down to check if he’d got a black eye by osmosis.
The characterisation isn’t the deepest
you’re likely to come across, sometimes people do things a little too obviously
to provide a plot twist. This though is a small criticism of a book that does
exactly what it sets out to do; Wood entertains his readers with a diet of
relentless action and thrills in a world that although it sometimes stretches
reality works brilliantly on its own terms.