No Tomorrow

The most undervalued skill of the assassin was patience. Those who didn’t have it didn’t survive for long.

Tom Wood
No tomorrow

Note: This book is also published under the title, “Better Off Dead”

Format:
Audiobook

Publisher’s Synopsis:
THE JOB IS SIMPLE
 
When Victor is called to meet with an old friend who ultimately betrayed him, what he thought was an ambush is in fact a plea for help. As a Russian gangster, Norimov is accustomed to death threats, but now an unknown enemy wants more than his life. They intend to kill everyone he cares about, including his missing daughter Gisele. This time, Victor’s job is not to kill but to protect. Unfortunately, locating Gisele is his first mistake—because someone is watching his every move.
 
ESCAPE IS IMPOSSIBLE
 
Before she went into hiding, Gisele had uncovered a secret worth killing for—and now Victor has brought the enemy right to her doorstep. The least he can do is help her escape. But the ruthless network they’re up against has the police, MI5, and every major news outlet joining in the manhunt across London.

Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating perspectives, not by chapter, but clearly defined.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
I’m still reeling from that ending. AHHHHHH!!!!

No Tomorrow is book 4 in Tom Wood’s Victor the Assassin series. It absolutely stands on it’s own – but characters that were introduced in earlier books reemerge here.

I’m adding Wood to my list of authors that write strong, intelligent, and capable women characters. It showed in previous books but here he gives us two and they are present for almost the entire book. The first is Gisele who needs protecting, but has a sharp mind and learns quickly. She is independent and fierce, yet rightfully terrified at her circumstances. I adore how she keeps Victor on his toes. The second is one of the antagonists who also shows why she is at the top of her profession. Who is the cat and who is the mouse? Brilliant writing.

I also continue to love that everything is not perfect for Victor and that I’m surprised by where the story and action scenes take me. There’s at least 5 more books (A Quiet Man was just released) so I know Victor survives – but I genuinely feel the peril and sometimes wondered how on earth he would make his way out of the situations. Not without a few more scars…

The ending was a wonderful surprise. It also leaves no clue as to where Victor is headed in The Darkest Day but I have it cued up and am ready to keep following his missions.

Narration:
Rob Shapiro. Oh man. It’s truly amazing when I feel myself leaning in to be part of a hushed conversation and jumping with excitement along with a character. Love it!

About the author:
You can connect with Tom Wood here:

About the narrator:
Rob Shapiro is a voice actor, narrator, songwriter and performer living in Los Angeles, but he’s really everywhere.

You can connect with Rob Shapiro here:

My Favorite Quotes

The only thing that was known with any certainty was his profession. He was a killer. – No Tomorrow by @TheTomWood #Audiobook narrated by @RobuLuxe #VictorTheAssassin #Thriller #Suspense #Bodyguard

Humans put their heads in the sand just like ostriches. Victor exploited that often. – No Tomorrow by @TheTomWood #Audiobook narrated by @RobuLuxe #VictorTheAssassin #Thriller #Suspense #Bodyguard

The air smelled divine—blood and gun smoke. Perfume of the gods. – No Tomorrow by @TheTomWood #Audiobook narrated by @RobuLuxe #VictorTheAssassin #Thriller #Suspense #Bodyguard

The most undervalued skill of the assassin was patience. Those who didn’t have it didn’t survive for long. – No Tomorrow by @TheTomWood #Audiobook narrated by @RobuLuxe #VictorTheAssassin #Thriller #Suspense #Bodyguard

If there was any place in which he truly belonged it was in the heart of violence. He had no fear of it because he knew it was who he was. – No Tomorrow by @TheTomWood #Audiobook narrated by @RobuLuxe #VictorTheAssassin #Thriller #Suspense #Bodyguard

Let’s see if the price of crossing me was worth it. – No Tomorrow by @TheTomWood #Audiobook narrated by @RobuLuxe #VictorTheAssassin #Thriller #Suspense #Bodyguard

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