Tuesday, August 31, 2010

What is Matt Hilton reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Matt Hilton, author of the Joe Hunter thriller series, including Dead Men’s Dust, Judgement and Wrath, Slash and Burn, and Cut and Run, with further books in the series coming soon.

His entry begins:
I enjoy books where events in the past come back to haunt the protagonist, so when I picked up Stuart Neville’s The Twelve – published in the USA as Ghosts of Belfast – I was in my own little corner of heaven. Not only do we have a torn, bruised figure trying to come to terms with his violent past, but in ex IRA hitman Jerry Fegan we also have a protagonist ‘literally’ haunted by the ghosts of his victims. Neville handles a very delicate political subject, giving us an antihero in the form of Fegan. To say that in life Fegan would be an enemy of mine is an understatement, but the manner in which Neville delivers the story, I sympathised with Fegan and...[read on]
Among the early praise for the Joe Hunter thriller series:
“Hilton is a sparkling new crime fiction talent.”
—Peter James, author of Looking Good Dead

“Lee Child’s Jack Reacher could have some worthy competition.”

“Hunter [is a] tough guy with the heart of gold and the engaging narrative voice.... Hilton also introduces a satisfyingly grotesque and psychotic bad guy, a professional assassin who calls himself Dantalion.... There’s also an assortment of other interesting characters, including a distressed damsel who comes across as genuinely human, which is unusual for female characters in this genre, and other rounded characters.”
Sydney Morning Herald
Read more about Judgment and Wrath, and visit Matt Hilton's website and blog.

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