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Tom Wood is a British author of mystery and thriller novels.

Born in Burton-on-Trent, England, he worked as a freelance editor and film-maker prior to publishing his first novel.

Tom launched his career as a novelist with The Hunter (2010), the first book in the Victor Series. The series revolves around the life of Victor, an antihero assassin with questionable morals and an extremely logical outlook on life.

Much like Victor, Tom also loves physical sport, none more so than boxing and Krav Maga martial arts, which have caused him more injuries than he would like to admit.

Now a full-time writer, Tom currently lives in London.

He also writes under the pseudonym T W Ellis.

More about Tom Wood

Genres: Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Thriller

United Kingdom

Pseudonym: Also writes as T W Ellis



  1. The Hunter (2010)
  2. Bad Luck in Berlin: A Victor Novella (2012)
  3. The Enemy (2012)
  4. Gone By Dawn: A Victor Novella (2018)
  5. The Game (2013)
  6. No Tomorrow (2014)
  7. The Darkest Day (2015)
  8. A Time to Die (2016)
  9. The Final Hour (2017)
  10. Kill For Me (2018)
  11. A Quiet Man (2021)
  12. Traitor (2022)

Detailed book overview


The Hunter

The hunter has become the hunted

Victor is a freelancer, a professional, a killer---the best there is. He's ice cold, methodical, and deadly. He lives alone. He operates alone. No one knows his background, or even his name. For him, business is a straight transaction. He's given a job; he takes out the target; he gets paid.

He's in Paris to perform a standard kill and collect for an anonymous client. The contract is simple, routine, and Victor completes it with trademark efficiency, only to find himself in the middle of an ambush and fighting for his life.

Faced with powerful and determined enemies, and caught in the crossfire of an international conspiracy unfolding across four continents, Victor is forced to go on the run across a winter-ravaged Europe. Pursued by the authorities, hired assassins, and intelligence agencies from both sides of the Atlantic, he discovers that no place is safe for him anymore and there is no one he can trust.

But Victor is no easy target, and he's every bit as ruthless as those hunting him. He will find out who wants him dead and why, one corpse at a time.

NB: This book is also known as The Killer.

Author: Tom Wood
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-0751545302
Publisher: Sphere
Bad Luck in Berlin: A Victor Novella




Victor's been out of commission for six months—but as dangerous as ever and still at the top of his game. A former assassin-for-hire now locked in uneasy alliance with a CIA special unit, Victor is in Berlin preparing for what was supposed to be a simple assignment: taking out the scout of a notorious crime lord. But life—and death—is full of surprises.

As Victor tracks his target, he realizes that he's not the only assassin with a special interest in his prey. And if Victor is going to do his job, he has to stop someone else from doing theirs.

Author: Tom Wood
First Release: 2012
Ebook: B008XO783C
Publisher: Berkley
The Enemy


Victor, a former assassin-for-hire, has joined forces with a CIA special unit. His first assignment: Three strangers. Three hits. Fast and clean. Victor’s a natural for this.


It should have been simple. But with each hit Victor is plunged deeper into an unimaginable conspiracy where no one, least of all the people he knows, can be trusted.


With the stakes growing higher by the minute, Victor realizes he’s been forced into playing a game he never expected. Because he’s the next target. And there’s no way out.

Author: Tom Wood
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0451417534
Publisher: Berkley
Gone By Dawn: A Victor Novella


Victor is on the run in Bulgaria, with enemies closing in. Injured and exhausted he knows the only way to survive is to escape the country before dawn. But when a young woman shows him unexpected kindness, Victor lingers to repay the favor the only way he knows how.


The sleepy Bulgarian border town is not what it seems. Corruption and violence bubble under the surface, lurking in unexpected places. As sunrise approaches, bringing with it a threat from Victor's past with a knack for tracking and killing, Victor finds himself tapping into a fight he never meant to make his...

Author: Tom Wood
First Release: 2018
Ebook: B07N5KRK1R
Publisher: Berkley
The Game


After executing a hit on a fellow assassin in Algiers, Victor—the world's deadliest hit man—is contracted by the CIA for an assignment that will take him across Europe to the blood-stained streets of Rome...and straight into hell.


Victor must pose as his previous—and very much dead—target to figure out who the killer’s next victim was going to be. But what was supposed to be a quick operation soon becomes much more complicated and treacherous.


Forced to work with a group of ruthless mercenaries, Victor will face a choice he would rather not make: do the right thing, or sacrifice the only thing in the world he truly cares about—his own life.

Author: Tom Wood
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0751549171
Publisher: Sphere
No Tomorrow


When Victor is called to meet with an old friend who ultimately betrayed him, what he thought was an ambush is in fact a plea for help. As a Russian gangster, Norimov is accustomed to death threats, but now an unknown enemy wants more than his life. They intend to kill everyone he cares about, including his missing daughter Gisele. This time, Victor’s job is not to kill but to protect. Unfortunately, locating Gisele is his first mistake—because someone is watching his every move. 


Before she went into hiding, Gisele had uncovered a secret worth killing for—and now Victor has brought the enemy right to her doorstep. The least he can do is help her escape. But the ruthless network they’re up against has the police, MI5, and every major news outlet joining in the manhunt across London.

NB: This book is also known as Better Off Dead.

Author: Tom Wood
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0451469656
Publisher: Berkley
The Darkest Day


While carrying out a hit on a terrorist financier, Victor finds himself the target of an assassin who proves to be just as deadly as he is. Never one to let such a thing go, Victor sets about hunting down his attacker and those who sent her. She is Raven—a freelance assassin with a dark past and hidden agenda. If Victor wants to stay alive he must find out who Raven really is and what she is truly after.


Does she really want him dead, or does someone else want them to kill each other? With the stakes growing higher by the minute—as a city-wide blackout plunges Manhattan into darkness—Victor and Raven must decide who is friend and who is foe before a deadly terrorist plot threatens to consume the city and them along with it.

Author: Tom Wood
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0451473981
Publisher: Berkley
A Time to Die


Now that professional assassin Victor is indentured to British Intelligence, he is tasked with eliminating the worst of the worst. One such man is Milan Rados, a former Serbian paramilitary commander wanted for war crimes and now head of an organized criminal network in Belgrade. He has escaped justice once already, so it’s Victor's job to take the justice to him.


Victor might be the best in the business, but with powerful friends and an entire crew to protect him, Rados is a hard man to corner and even harder to kill. To get close to his target, Victor will need more than his deadly skills. An unlikely ally can provide him with the edge he seeks, but there’s a price on Victor’s head—and a killer who won’t quit knows just how to find him....  

Author: Tom Wood
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0451473998
Publisher: Berkley
The Final Hour


Victor is the ultimate predator. He surfaces to kill, then disappears into thin air. But he’s a disposable commodity for the powerful people he works for—both the good guys and the bad. And no one has his back. Especially now that doing black bag jobs for the CIA has put a target on his head...

...IS TO DIE. 

Antonio Alvarez, a high-ranking US intelligence official, is determined to clean house and find the legendary killer who slipped away from him during an operation in Paris. There’s only one person Victor can turn to for help: a lethal female assassin whose life he once saved. And now Victor wants her to return the favor—by killing him....

Author: Tom Wood
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0399584886
Publisher: Berkley
Kill For Me


Victor is the killer who always delivers...for the right price. And Heloise Salvatierra, patron of Guatemala's largest cartel, is ready and willing to pay him just that to eliminate the competition: her sister. Heloise has been battling Maria for control of the cartel in an endless and bloody war. Now Victor decides who survives. An easy job if it weren't for the sudden target on his back.


Victor's not the only one on the hunt. Someone else has Maria in the crosshairs and will do anything to get the kill. In the middle of cartel territory with enemies closing in from all sides, Victor must decide where to put the bullet before one is placed in his head....

Author: Tom Wood
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-0399584909
Publisher: Berkley
A Quiet Man

One day a man arrives in town. Unassuming. Quiet.

The assassin known as Victor is hiding out in a small motel in Canada after a job across the border. A few days laying low and he'll be gone leaving no trace behind.

He doesn't count on getting to know a mother and her boy who reminds him of his own troubled childhood. When both vanish, only Victor seems to notice.

Once he starts looking for them, he finds himself at odds with the criminals who own the town. They want him gone. Only Victor's going nowhere until he discovers the truth and to them he's just a quiet man asking the wrong questions.

But that quiet man is a dangerous man.

Author: Tom Wood
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-0751575996

Someone's set him up. Someone's going to die.

When Victor is arrested for a murder that, for once, he didn't commit, escape must surely be inevitable for a hitman of his ferocity.

Yet someone wants Victor put away, and he finds himself behind bars, incarcerated by police who have no idea of the monster they are dealing with and have, apparently, tamed.

Quickly, however, his fellow the prisoners realize that he's not trapped in there with them: they are in a cage, with the most dangerous of enemies. And Victor has a traitor to find.

Author: Tom Wood
First Release: 2022
Ebook: B09Z4LSPY9
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK