Judgment and Wrath [NOOK Book]

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After barely escaping with his life while trying to save his half brother from a deranged killer, former-military-operative-turned-problem-solver Joe Hunter has a new life—and hopefully a quieter one—in Florida. But he's soon approached by a man who wants Hunter to bring his daughter, Marianne, home. He claims that her boyfriend, millionaire Bradley Jorgenson, is a twisted, abusive man, and he hints that Hunter should use whatever force is necessary to rescue the girl. The problem is, when Hunter finds the ...

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Overview

After barely escaping with his life while trying to save his half brother from a deranged killer, former-military-operative-turned-problem-solver Joe Hunter has a new life—and hopefully a quieter one—in Florida. But he's soon approached by a man who wants Hunter to bring his daughter, Marianne, home. He claims that her boyfriend, millionaire Bradley Jorgenson, is a twisted, abusive man, and he hints that Hunter should use whatever force is necessary to rescue the girl. The problem is, when Hunter finds the couple, Marianne appears happy, and Hunter can find no signs that Jorgenson has hurt her.

Things get even more complicated when a crafty contract killer by the name of Dantalion shows up at Jorgenson's exclusive island residence with his sights set on Jorgenson and Marianne. Dantalion has an agenda of his own, and nobody is going to stand in his way. Not even Joe Hunter.

When Hunter steps in and saves the couple, what started as a simple matter of snatch-and-grab turns into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse that sets the hunter and the hunted on a grueling chase deep within the Florida swamplands.

In this pulse-pounding follow-up to Dead Men's Dust, the smashing debut that introduced Joe Hunter, Matt Hilton delivers an explosive white-knuckled thrill ride that will have readers gasping for breath all the way to the electrifying conclusion.

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Publishers Weekly
At the start of Hilton's uneven second thriller featuring ex-Special Forces warrior Joe Hunter and his PI partner, Jared "Rink" Rington (after Dead Men's Dust), a distraught father, Richard Dean, hires the two tough, capable men to extricate his beautiful 17-year-old daughter, Marianne, from the clutches of Miami playboy Bradley Jorgenson. Richard shows Joe and Rink a police photo of Marianne taken after Bradley beat her up at a party at his mansion one night. Complicating what should be a straightforward job is an extremely talented hit man, Jean-Paul St. Pierre (aka Dantalion), who's been hired by a mystery man to kill Marianne and Bradley. Joe effectively goes about his job, but readers may lose patience with the overly complicated plot, the explanations for which keep intruding on the more exciting scenes of mayhem. Still, those awaiting the new Jack Reacher or Doc Ford novel will find this a reasonable substitute. (Aug.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062006875
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/17/2010
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 50,251
  • File size: 476 KB

Meet the Author

Matt Hilton is an expert in kempo jujitsu and holds the rank of fourth dan. He founded and taught at the respected Bushidokan Dojo, and he has worked in private security and for the Cumbria police department. Hilton is married and lives in England.

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  • Posted February 17, 2011

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    Highly Captivating

    Book 2 in the Joe Hunter Thriller Series

    If you are a thriller seeker and love high octane stories there is nothing like a romp through the pages with protagonist Joe Hunter. The style follows pretty much the same format as its prequel "Dead Men's Dust" providing the reader with plenty of action, lots of shooting, endless chases and testosterone at its best. The main characters are Joe Hunter and his sidekick Jared Rington (Rink), two professional investigators with an army background and one very sick and macabre master assassin named "Dantalion".

    In this highly captivating adventure, Joe is hired by Richard Dean to save his daughter Marianne from the hands of Bradley Jorgenson, who happens to be rich, a bully and Marianne's boyfriend. Richard believes she is being abused and sucked into a world of power and fast living. He wants his daughter safe at home and out of a toxic environment at any cost.

    Bradley's company is a major player in military contracts and the money involved and his connections have attracted many envious people inside his company as well as outside. Joe finds himself in the middle of a hornets nest, he is not the only one targeting Bradley and Marianne, others have a different agenda, and amongst them is a hired assassin.....

    This is a fast pace thriller, be prepared for never ending action. From the time Hunter sets up shop next to the Jorgenson estate to plot Marianne's extraction to the end you are plunged into an intense, violent and head spinning suspense that is filled with plenty of twists and unexpected turns. You are immersed in a narrative that is without any doubt one of this series' trademarks, it alternates between the first person point of view of Joe hunter and the third person narrative of the bad guy (Dantalion). Mr. Hilton's ability to set a scene and make his characters shine are what makes Joe Hunter's exploits an adrenaline packed experience, edge of the chair gripping from start to finish.

    I am hooked; I am now a Matt Hilton junky...

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 13, 2010

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    Readers will enjoy this exciting South Floridian thriller as Matt Hilton keeps the heat on his heroes

    Concerned and fuming Richard Dean hires Florida private investigators, former Special Forces operative Joe Hunter and Jared "Rink" Rington, to extract his seventeen year old daughter Marianne from Miami playboy millionaire Bradley Jorgenson. Richard shows the two sleuths a police photo taken of Marianne after allegedly Bradley beat the crap out of her.

    Hunter and Rink figure the case will be a cinch as they assume the wealthy Jorgenson will be a typical bully and run from them. However, the simple snatch and rescue proves convoluted when someone hires experienced hit man Jean-Paul "Dantalion" St. Pierre to kill Marianne and Bradley and the detectives find the teen happy with no signs of abuse.

    The second Hunter-Rink investigation (see Dead Men's Dust) is a terrific but overly knotty mystery as too much goes on especially with the additional denouements. Still, Judgment and Wrath is filled with plenty of action as the lead duo finds nothing is what they expected as Bradley and Marianne seem like a nice loving couple and the professional killer quite adept. Readers will enjoy this exciting South Floridian thriller as Matt Hilton keeps the heat on his heroes.

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2014

    Waste

    Wasted my time reading this one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    Too much gratuitous murder of innocent bystanders.

    The author identifies too much with sociopaths. His bad guy kills for the sake of killing. I understand an author needs a villian but too much is too much. This is the second book i read looking for a story that justifies the high ratings but it follows the same pattern as the first. This will be the last i will purchase by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    Duma

    We both can

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