Book publisher Del Rey has announced it's got a treat for fans of the Hitman series, pledging the release of Hitman: Damnation for this Summer.

The novel's set to bridge the gap between Hitman: Blood Money and the upcoming Hitman: Absolution, and sees protagonist Agent 47 assigned with the removal of several key US political figures.

The book's being penned by Raymond Benson who's worked on Metal Gear Solid and Splinter Cell literature in the past. A wise choice for the equally stealthy Hitman franchise, then.