Title: A Time to Die
Author: Tom Wood
First published April 14, 2016
480 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780451473998 (ISBN10: 045147399X)
When it comes to stopping evil, only a bad man like Victor can get the job done. He may have lost his moral compass along with his countless victims, but there are some individuals who are so twisted that even Victor understands they must meet their end.
Milan Rados, a former commander in the Serbian army, has become a powerful criminal force after escaping trial at The Hague. Taking him down will not only eliminate a vicious threat, but also earn Victor a chance to redeem himself for his own recent transgressions on British soil.
About the Author
Tom is a prolific writer who has penned the popular Victor series, which comprises 10 novels and 2 ebook novellas. He has also written a standalone thriller called A Knock at the Door under the pseudonym T W Ellis.
His latest book, Victor 10: TRAITOR, is now available in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
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In Tom Wood’s A Time to Die, readers are plunged into the heart of the espionage thriller genre with its relentless pace, calculated kills, and epic showdowns. Wood’s reputation as a master of this genre is evident in his latest offering, which delivers on all fronts.
The novel follows the story of Victor, a highly skilled assassin who makes his living working for shadowy organizations. But after a series of jobs go awry, Victor finds himself hunted by his former employers and forced to go on the run.
With his life on the line, Victor must use all of his cunning and training to survive as he tries to uncover the truth behind the conspiracy that has put him in the crosshairs. A Time to Die is a page-turner from start to finish.
Wood expertly weaves together action, suspense, and intrigue, creating a plot that compels readers to keep turning the pages. The characters are well-drawn, with Victor being the standout.
His depth and complexity make him a fascinating protagonist to root for and follow on this wild ride. While the plot and characters are certainly highlights of the book, Wood’s writing is also noteworthy.
His prose is lean yet evocative, allowing the reader to vividly envision each scene in their mind’s eye. Furthermore, Wood’s storytelling is economical, effectively conveying complex information without ever slowing down the pace.
One slight weakness of the book may be its predictability. This is admittedly a familiar genre, and seasoned readers may occasionally see plot twists coming.
Nonetheless, Wood’s execution of these tropes is so skillful that even when readers guess what’s about to happen, they’re still caught up in the excitement of the moment. Overall, A Time to Die is a thrilling read that will appeal to fans of the espionage thriller genre and those who enjoy action-packed novels.
It’s an excellent example of what this genre can do, demonstrating Wood’s mastery of its conventions while also delivering memorable characters and heart-pumping action. If you’re in the mood for a fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled read, A Time to Die is definitely worth your time.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.