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.
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
Very few British writers are as good at this sort of all-action thriller. Victor makes Bond look like Milly-Molly-Mandy.