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Tom Wood

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Tom was born in Burton Upon Trent in Staffordshire, England, and now lives in London.

He is the author of the Victor series of novels and ebook novellas: (1) THE HUNTER aka THE KILLER,, (1.5) BAD LUCK IN BERLIN, (2) THE ENEMY, (3) THE GAME, (4) BETTER OFF DEAD aka NO TOMORROW, (5) THE DARKEST DAY, (6) A TIME TO DIE, (7) THE FINAL HOUR, (8) KILL FOR ME and (8.5) GONE BY DAWN.

He is currently working on the ninth instalment, A QUIET MAN.

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Tom Wood There is no 'plan'. I think I'm paraphrasing Lee Child when I say: as long as people want to read about Victor I'll keep writing about him
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"The Game is a magnificent action thriller written with a finesse only associated with a few authors in the genre today. Tom Wood is definitely one of those rare authors who elevate the action and the thrills in books to a whole another level of aweso" Read more of this review »
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“Victor waited until Ozols had passed out of the light before squeezing the trigger with smooth, even pressure. Suppressed gunshots interrupted the early morning stillness. Ozols was hit in the sternum, twice in rapid succession. The bullets were low powered, subsonic 5.7 mm, but larger rounds could have been no more fatal. Copper-encased lead tore through skin, bone, and heart before lodging side by side between vertebrae. Ozols collapsed backward, hitting the ground with a dull thud, arms outstretched, head rolling to one side. Victor melted out of the darkness and took a measured step forward. He angled the FN Five-seveN and put a bullet through Ozols’s temple. He was already dead, but in Victor’s opinion there was no such thing as overkill.”
Tom Wood, The Hunter

“Funny, because the way I see it, the more friends I have, the better I’m doing at life.” “Ah,” Victor said, “but friends can be bought. Enemies are always earned.”
Tom Wood, A Time To Die

“No one was infallible, but mistakes had to be acknowledged and absorbed with a conscious self-examination if they were to become useful experience and not remain as failure.”
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message 3: by Tom

Tom Wood Softbananas wrote: "Hi Tom
I've read all your books now ...... time for another.
Do you have any in the oven?"

Yes! Out next month in the UK and August in the US

Softbananas Hi Tom
I've read all your books now ...... time for another.
Do you have any in the oven?

message 1: by Sean

Sean Peters Hi Fans of Tom Wood,

I do hope you will consider joining " A Good Thriller", one of my favourite authors will be doing a Q & A for my group on the 14th of July.

We love thrillers !

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