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Slash and Burn

Slash and Burn

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by Matt Hilton

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“Matt Hilton delivers a thrill a minute. Awesome!”
—Chris Ryan, author of Who Dares Win

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

Fans of Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, Robert Crais, John Sandford, and Michael Connelly have a new hero to root for: author Matt


“Matt Hilton delivers a thrill a minute. Awesome!”
—Chris Ryan, author of Who Dares Win

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

Fans of Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, Robert Crais, John Sandford, and Michael Connelly have a new hero to root for: author Matt Hilton’s former military Special Forces operative-turned-problem solver, Joe Hunter. Slash and Burn is the third electrifying thriller in the Hunter series, as the emotional stakes are raised to the limit when he and his new lady love set out to find her missing sister and run head-first into a maniacal Texas millionaire sadist with shady allegiances, a serious bloodlust, and his own private army. Like Dead Men’s Dust and Judgment and Wrath, Hilton’s previous Joe Hunter page-turners, Slash and Burn provides action to the nth degree, and powerfully supports the contention of California’s Contra Costa Times that, “Hunter is one of the most exciting new tough guys to come along in years.”

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Publishers Weekly
Near the outset of Hilton’s action-packed third thriller featuring former counterterrorist operative Joe Hunter (after 2010’s Judgment and Wrath), Kate Piers, the sister of a late colleague of Hunter’s, persuades him to accompany her to Kentucky to track down her missing sister, Imogen. On their arrival at Imogen’s burglarized house in a remote part of Appalachia, the pair encounter some gunmen, kicking off a body count that reaches Die Hard proportions. The roster of bad guys would do a James Bond film proud, including murderous twins and their psychotic boss, who’s known as Quicksilver for his fast knife work. Early on, Hunter lets a violent sociopath escape, reasoning that he could always kill the guy “another time,” a nonsensical decision that unsurprisingly comes back to haunt him. Those who don’t mind repeated contrivances that sacrifice logic to prolong the plot will be most rewarded. (Nov.)

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Joe Hunter Novels , #3
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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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Slash and Burn 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Suspensemag More than 1 year ago
This is the third book about a man by the name of Joe Hunter, and no author in the world has ever named their character better. A former Special Ops agent with the CIA, Joe lives his life as a hunter, a troubleshooter with the accent on “shooter.” However when this book begins, Joe is taking a well-deserved vacation. The hunter is finally relaxing, taking some time out on his rented deck with a beer in one hand and happiness in his heart. But like everything in Joe’s life, his quiet time comes to an end when he looks up and sees a young woman approaching him from the beach. She's the sister of a former colleague from the CIA who saved Joe’s life. Kate is worried about her sister, Imogen, who is missing and may already be dead. Joe feels duty bound to help and soon finds himself far from his vacation standing at the door of Imogen’s house, only to find it occupied by a couple of seriously bad individuals who are trashing everything inside. (Readers, this is the first action-packed gun battle with plenty more to come.) Little by little the plot is revealed and Joe, with the help of Kate and two buddies, go after the bad guys. As the bodies start piling up, they think that they've solved the case, however, as with all the Joe Hunter novels, just when you imagine that the story is over, there is one more tough situation to handle. This is not your ordinary action book. In fact, it would not come as a surprise to see Joe Hunter up on the big screen one day. Joe and his friends can really put things right, so to speak, but are sincerely likable in the process. The bad guys are well written and certainly deserve every single thing that’s coming to them, and the author is very adamant about showing the sincere loyalty that exists between Joe and his friends. The only downside is that the Joe Hunter books go by so fast that it takes too long to receive the next one. Reviewed by Amy Lignor, author of “Tallent & Lowery - 13” for Suspense Magazine
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grate read to entertain. SEAL type, not afraid and lots of action. Fiction but believable or possible action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this better than I thought. the character kinda reminded me of Jodi Foster in The Brave One (except that it's a guy & she's by herself) anyways this is a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The heros et al charge into where ever they want and mayhem is perfectly ok. These are the good guys. The bad guys, just the same. Only way you tell the difference is who shoots who. The writing is really bad and what little plot there is gets totally lost in the blood and gore
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This large building is compsed of many subsections and levels, including rooms for heroe to live, an armory, training arenas, and more. Here, in the main lobby, located in the center of the building, heroes can relax, talk, and plan for future attacks againts the villains (who are located at enemy, all results.)