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The Darkest Day

Victor the Assassin, Book #5

By Tom Wood

ISBN: 9780451473981

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The Darkest DayBrought to you by OBS reviewer Kayt



World-class assassin Victor finds himself under fire in the new thriller from bestselling author Tom Wood


While carrying out a hit on a terrorist financier, Victor finds himself the target of an assassin who proves to be just as deadly as he is. Never one to let such a thing go, Victor sets about hunting down his attacker and those who sent her. She is Raven—a freelance assassin with a dark past and hidden agenda. If Victor wants to stay alive he must find out who Raven really is and what she is truly after.


Does she really want him dead, or does someone else want them to kill each other? With the stakes growing higher by the minute—as a city-wide blackout plunges Manhattan into darkness—Victor and Raven must decide who is friend and who is foe before a deadly terrorist plot threatens to consume the city and them along with it.



The Darkest Day, a thriller from author Tom Wood, is just that thrilling. Once again hit man extraordinaire Victor is on the job, doing what he does best – killing and leaving no trace. This time though everything is going wrong and someone even is trying to kill him. Victor reaches out to those he knows to find out who this female assassin is and who sent her. Raven is good, almost as good as he is. She works like he does too. Is she the enemy or is this some plot against them both?

In the latest Tom Wood thriller, the reader is pulled into the intrigue and non-stop action of assassin Victor as he not only searches for Raven herself, but also answers as to what and who was behind her attempt to kill him. In the process, as Manhattan goes black, he uncovers treachery, evil and a homegrown terrorist plot. Someone is playing Victor for all he’s worth and that just does not happen. People are not who they say they are and there is Raven. As the two lone wolf killers join forces, things go from bad to worse quickly.

Victor is a character that should not be likable or heroic, but he is. Raven is an enjoyable bad ass* woman that actually compliments him and his tactics. They are almost a good team, if there is such a thing for Victor. There is as always tons of action, gunfights, shear brute strength and in this one, even more car chases. Bodies pile up quickly as the story unfolds. And after all is said and done, a wonderful twist was just a nice cherry on top of it all.

The Darkest Day is a true thrill a minute, guns blazing, action packed novel. No rest for the wicked in this book. It is well written and suspenseful. A touch of politics is thrown in for good measure. Victor is precise and sleek and a loner in the Nth degree.  If you have never read one of Tom Wood’s Victor the Assassin books, you will want to soon. This can easily be read as a stand-alone book as all of them in this series can. Any reader that enjoys a darn (*no cursing is allowed in Victor’s presence) good read will enjoy The Darkest Day. Fans of tough and intelligent main characters will want to add this one to their To Be Read list immediately. Just be sure to hang on – it is one rough and exhilarating ride.


*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review as part of their ongoing blog tour*