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The Killing Kind

The Killing Kind

Author: Chris Holm
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A New York Times Editors' ChoiceWinner of the Anthony Award for Best NovelNominated for the Lefty Award for Best World Mystery NovelNominated for the Best Thriller Barry AwardNominated for the Macavity Award for Best First MysteryOnce a covert operative for a false-flag unit of the US military, Hendricks was presumed dead after a mission in Afghanistan went sideways. He left behind his old life -- and beloved fiancée -- and set out on a path of redemption . . . or perhaps one of willful self-destruction.Now Hendricks makes his living as a hitman entrepreneur of sorts -- he only hits other hitmen. For ten times the price on your head, he'll make sure whoever's coming to kill you winds up in the ground instead. Not a bad way for a guy with his skill-set to make a living -- but a great way to make himself a target.
Reviews

Lean, brutal and riveting, THE KILLING KIND is the kind of novel you can't put down but also want to savour. With sharply etched characters, knifelike twists and hardboiled energy to burn, it's an utter winner, beginning to end. -- Megan Abbott, bestselling author of THE END OF EVERYTHING A story of rare, compelling brilliance, with a concept so high you'll need oxygen to finish it...This is a one-sitting, extravagant, mind-blowing reading pleasure with a stable of characters who come across as all flesh, bone and folly. You will never look at men hired to kill other humans the same way. You won't merely read this book, you will inhale it. -- David Baldacci I love Chris Holm. He can evoke a landslide of character in a single detail. THE KILLING KIND crackles with muscle and moxie and wit. I will read it again and again. -- Chelsea Cain, author of Heartsick With a great writer, a great premise, and a great protagonist, how can you lose? With his unique take on the hit man thriller, Chris Holm claims his place amongst the best suspense novelists working today. -- Stuart Neville, author of THE TWELVE and RATLINES Chris Holm loads an ingenious premise - an assassin who kills only other assassins - into a high-powered story that goes off like a rocket...sleek and smart, and will stay with you long after you've finished reading. -- Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author A high-octane, cat-and-mouse thrill ride, written with style and a flair for the spectacular. Chris Holm is a master storyteller -- Owen Laukkanen, author of the bestselling THE PROFESSIONALS

Author description

Chris Holm is an award-winning short story writer whose work has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, including Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, and The Best American Mystery Stories 2011. His critically acclaimed trilogy of Collector novels, which blended fantasy with old-fashioned crime pulp, appeared on over forty year's best lists. He lives in Portland, Maine.

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General Fields

  • : 9781473606159
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • : September 2015
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2015
  • : books

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  • : Chris Holm
  • : 320
  • : 320
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
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