The Killing Kind by Chris Holm audiobook

The Killing Kind

By Chris Holm
Read by Will Collyer

Mulholland Books 9780316259538
8.40 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781478903239

A hitman who only kills other hitmen winds up a target himself. - Winner of the Anthony Award for Best Novel - Nominated for the Lefty Award for Best World Mystery Novel - Nominated for the Best Thriller Barry Award - Nominated for the Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Michael Hendricks kills people for money. That aside, he's not so bad a guy. Once 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.

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Summary

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Winner of the 2016 Anthony Award for Best Novel

Nominated for Macavity Award for Best First Novel, 2016

Winner of Anthony Award for Best Novel, 2016

Nominated for Lefty for Best World Mystery Novel, 2016

A hitman who only kills other hitmen winds up a target himself.


- Winner of the Anthony Award for Best Novel

- Nominated for the Lefty Award for Best World Mystery Novel

- Nominated for the Best Thriller Barry Award

- Nominated for the Macavity Award for Best First Mystery


Michael Hendricks kills people for money. That aside, he's not so bad a guy.


Once 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With The Killing Kind, Chris Holm has created a story of rare, compelling brilliance, with a concept so high you’ll need oxygen to finish it. Hit man against hit man, one pure silk and evil, the other not exactly good, but we root for him anyway as the classic antihero. 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, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Lean, brutal, and riveting, Chris Holm’s The Killing Kind is the kind of novel you can’t put down but also want to savor. 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 Fever
“Chris Holm loads an ingenious premise—an assassin who kills only other assassins—into a high-powered story that goes off like a rocket. His protagonist, Mike Hendricks, is an all-American, anti-hero with his own code of justice, living on stolen time. The Killing Kind is sleek and smart, and will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading.” Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author
“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, 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, and The Killing Kind is his best work to date. Don’t miss it.” Owen Laukkanen, bestselling author of The Professionals
“Chris Holm’s latest is exceptional in every way, with breakneck pacing, sensational storytelling, and razor-sharp prose. At its hardboiled core is an unforgettable antihero who inhabits a violent purgatory of his own making, but discovers there’s a piece of his soul he hasn’t lost yet. Dark, riveting, and instantly addictive, The Killing Kind is this year’s must-read thriller.” Hilary Davidson, Anthony Award-winning author of Blood Always Tells
"[A] fast-moving, witty tale of good guy versus bad guy versus worse guy.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"[An] inventive thriller…Holm carries off a preposterous plot with brazen aplomb, creating a diverting, action-packed story interspersed with excellent character vignettes.” Publishers Weekly
“Holm’s action scenes are breathtaking whirlwinds…He builds an improbable level of suspense…It’s clear [Holm] is a writer with a strong future. Stick with him.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Chris Holm

Author Bio: Chris Holm

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. His critically acclaimed trilogy of Collector novels, which blends fantasy with old-fashioned crime pulp, appeared on over forty Year’s Best lists.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 8.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English