Hodder's biggest fiction launch of 2009: Matt Hilton's debut introducing series character Joe Hunter, Britain's best vigilante - fighting America's worst criminals
'Some may call me a vigilante. I think I've just got problems to fix.'
Right now, Hunter's big problem is a missing little brother, last seen fleeing the site of a gruesome killing. Hunter needs the help of an old army buddy, a whole lot of hardware and a trip to Little Rock, Arkansas, to fix this particular problem. A brutal encounter with some very nasty criminals leaves Hunter fighting for his life. And that's before he comes up against America's most feared serial killer, 'The Harvestman' and his grisly souvenirs of death.
But blood is thicker than water. And a lot of blood will be spilt . . .
Matt Hilton worked for twenty-two years in private security and the police force in Cumbria. He is a 4th Dan blackbelt and coach in Ju-Jitsu. He lives in Cumbria with his wife Denise. He keeps a website at www.matthiltonbooks.com and can be found on Facebook and on twitter.com/matthilton
Hilton is more adept at humour than Lee Child . . . the series should be electrifying — Daily Mail
Hilton writes well . . . a promising start — Guardian
Hilton hijacks the reader on page one of this white knuckle terror ride - and doesn't let go. — Daily Record
The pace of DEAD MEN'S DUST is a scorcher, with the action beginning right from the start and never flagging. . . As a story character, Joe Hunter takes you in at the deep end and never lets up. Breathtaking. — www.shotsmag.co.uk
A high-voltage, gripping read . . . Fast, ferocious and a thrill a page, this book will have you reading into the wee, small hours. The action is non-stop, the fight scenes authentic and thrilling. The finale in particular is as good as any action scene I've read in recent years. — www.crimesquad.com
If you're looking out for a new hero with muscle and deadly skills then Joe Hunter is your man. It's the most explosive debut I've read since Lee Child's modern day knight in tarnished armour, Jack Reacher, arrived in Killing Floor... It's breathless, page-ripping stuff - and Hunter will be back. — Peterborough Evening Telegraph
A dose of pure rocket fuel. Starts fast, gets faster, and doesn't quit right through to the slam bang finale. Dead Men's Dust is as enjoyable a thriller as you will read this year, and I do mean "Thriller!" My ears are still ringing with gunfire! I loved this book. — Christopher Reich, author of RULES OF DECEPTION
Taut, thrilling, tense - I loved it! — Richard Hammond
Hard-hitting and fast-paced, I was hooked from start to finish — Simon Kernick
'Suffused with testosterone . . . very exciting . . . I liked Joe Hunter. — Zara Husain, Simon Mayo Books Panel
Fun, furious. . . a good read. . . . cracking pace. . . crisp pacey thriller. — Joel Morris, Simon Mayo Books Panel
l enjoyed it. . . classic opening scene. . . last 1/3 really exciting. I was totally caught-up in it. — Boyd Hilton, Simon Mayo Books Panel