Tom Wood is a full-time writer born in Burton-on-Trent who now lives in London. After a stint as freelance editor and film-maker, he completed his first novel, The Hunter, which was an instant bestseller and introduced readers to a genuine antihero, Victor, an assassin with a purely logical view on life and whose morals are deeply questionable. Like Victor, Tom is passionate about physical sport, being both a huge boxing fan and practising Krav Maga martial arts, which has seen him sustain a number of injuries. He has not, however, ever killed anyone.
Reading Tom Wood is a blast - terrifically fun and explosively propulsive. Riding shotgun with darker-than-dark antihero Victor on his missions is like mainlining adrenaline into your veins. As this better demon lays waste to his enemies-and to genre conventions-you'll find yourself smiling despite your best efforts. * Gregg Hurwitz, author of Orphan X *
Very few British writers are as good at this sort of all-action thriller. Victor makes Bond look like Milly-Molly-Mandy. * Sunday Express *
A Time to Die is action thriller in pure Darwinian form . . . Lean, mean and utterly ruthless, Wood's achievement is to get the reader to root for this assassin * Weekend Herald *