Victor the Assassin series by Tom Wood is one of the series in the spy/assassin thriller fiction genre, taking its place along with series like The Gray Man, The Nowhere Man, Samuel Carver, John Milton, Jonathan Quinn, and of course, Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher.
This is a genre that has really gained steam around 2010 when a whole host of authors began writing their books featuring memorable characters who either are or were assassins, i.e. deep-cover operatives for shadow government institutions.
Victor is what we call an assassin with a strong moral code but not all that much empathy, which is gradually revealed throughout the newer books by Tom Wood.
Here are books in the Victor the Assassin series, a list which is updated regularly with new novels.
Victor the Assassin Series
- The Hunter, 2010 (aka The Killer)
- Bad Luck in Berlin, 2012 (novella)
- The Enemy, 2012
- The Game, 2013
- Better Off Dead, 2014 (aka No Tomorrow)
- The Darkest Day, 2015
- A Time to Die, 2016
- The Final Hour, 2017
- Kill For Me, 2018
Tom Wood is the British author of the now-popular Victor the Assassin spy thriller series, and so far his only series written to date.
Reading the books in order is quite important since there is a whole thread about the main character that runs through each book and is continued in the next installment.
Victor is a truly lethal assassin who takes on difficult cases that not many other hitmen would do. He is, of course, also not cheap.
We first meet him in The Hunter, as a man with no past or identity. Noone knows where he’s come from, where he’s going, or what he’s up to next. All everyone knows is that he’s deadly, he works alone and he always gets his target.
Some people say he’s actually a nice guy, but as you are reading the books, you will learn that even nice guys will kill people when that is the mission. There might be hidden empathy in him, but that was never a deterrent from fulfilling his part of the deal.
His assignments take him from France to Germany, Austria, England, US, Serbia, the Middle East, and even Latin America. On some assignments he’s a freelancer, on others he’s working for the CIA, while in other books he is hunted by the very agency he hired him. The CIA, other freelancers, or even the Cartel, these are all fair games to him if it means staying alive and one step ahead of everyone else.
There is not one moment of peace and tranquility in these novels. There is always something going on, and the action is pretty much nonstop. With Victor at your side, you will not be bored even for a minute.