The hitman with a conscience is back in a thriller that opens with an explosive terrorist attack on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
NOMINATED FOR THE 2017 ANTHONY AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL
When the good guys can't save you, call a bad guy.
A family's holiday video goes viral when it captures the moment of a terrorist attack...In the background, it reveals a witness long thought dead.
The organisation the man agreed to testify against will stop at nothing to silence him, but Special Agent Charlie Thompson won't let that happen.
Charlie turns to Michael Hendricks. He has history with those threatening the witness's life and getting involved will lead him right to them. All he has to do is enter an active crime scene and find someone with good reason to hide. With his skills, he figures it'll be easy.
But nothing about this story is what it seems...
Praise for THE KILLING KIND
'Roaring tough guy fun' The Sunday Times
'A one-sitting, extravagant, mind-blowing reading pleasure' David Baldacci
'Pure joy' New York Times Book Review
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.
Explosive and timely...Holm expertly balances weighty issues of national security with more intimate personal losses, and makes it clear that the best stories happen in the gray area between good and evil — Publishers Weekly
Fast-paced, full of twists that ingeniously come together for a thunderous finale, this is commercial thriller writing at its best and grand entertainment. — Maxim Jabukowski, LoveReading
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A ripping, twisting yarn you can read in one sitting — Simon Kernick, author of The Final Minute
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 — David Baldacci
Roaring tough-guy fun — The Sunday Times
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 fast-moving thriller with a clever premise...Who will best whom is by no means obvious in this fast-moving, witty tale of good guy versus bad guy versus worse guy. — Kirkus starred review
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
Pure joy...so fast-moving, so expertly arranged, every piece fitting together with a well-oiled snap, that it feels weaponized. Read it. Or else. — Benjamin Percy, New York Times Book Review
Holm is terrific at rendering characters with empathy and humour...you'll want to go along for the ride - but keep that seat belt fastened — Boston Globe
Explosive and timely...Holm expertly balances weighty issues of national security with more intimate personal losses, and makes it clear that the best stories happen in the gray area between good and evil
Fast-paced, full of twists that ingeniously come together for a thunderous finale, this is commercial thriller writing at its best and grand entertainment.