Dead Men's Dust

Dead Men's Dust

by Matt Hilton

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Overview

“A dose of pure rocket fuel….I loved this book.”
—Christopher Reich

 

Jack Reacher stand aside, Joe Hunter is on the job! Dead Men’s Dust marks the debut appearance of an unforgettable new tough-guy hero—as Matt Hilton, a superb new thrill-master, joins the ranks of Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, Robert Crais, John Sandford, and Michael Connelly. Bestselling author Richard Hammond, star of TV’s Top Gear, calls Dead Men’s Dust, “Taut, thrilling, tense and sometimes scary…written with passion and backed up by real experience of some of the darker sides of life.” Readers will be riveted as ex-military officer Hunter follows the trail of his estranged brother, who may be the next target of a terrifying serial killer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061886157
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/19/2009
Series: Joe Hunter Novels , #1
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 163,595
File size: 592 KB

About 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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Dead Men's Dust 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Former Special Forces operative and ex-cop Joe Hunter is an expert on life and death hand-to-hand combat. Since leaving the military and the police, Joe has become a security consultant who resolves the impossible tasks for his wealthy clients.---------------- However, Joe's sister in-law, Jennifer holds him culpable for her spouse, his younger brother, John vanishing; leaving her and their kids in trouble. She assumes he played tough love and refused to help his sibling who was in trouble with street thugs for not paying off his IOUs on time. Joe insists otherwise as he gave John the money to pay off his markers, but his wastrel brother gambled it away instead of settling his debt. However, blood is blood so hard ass Joe follows John's trail across the ocean and back until finally to California where the idiot is in deeper trouble as a serial killer dubbed the Harvestman for reaping organs from over twenty victims is coming for him.----------------------- Gory, bloody, and exciting, DEAD MAN'S DUST stars an interesting allegedly cold blooded hero who in spite of wanting to let his brother sink into the morass he created, tries to help him. The story line is fun to follow, but offers nothing new as the reader expects Joe and Harvestman to vividly bleed in the climax. Not for the squeamish or anyone who just ate, as some of the scenes are gruesomely descriptive, readers who enjoy literally excess blood and guts will want to read Joe's rescue attempt.------------------- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Main character not real. Try jack reacher or repairman jack novels. This joe hunter is too much of a braggart kinda like B movie heroes. Also
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only 60 pages. No real plot.
mikedraper on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Joe Hunter is a problem solver. As the story opens, he lands in Florida and helps his sister-in-law, Jennifer, who is being threatened by a criminal nicknamed "Shank." Shank was attempting to intimidate Jenn into giving money that her former husband owed him (Shank.)When Joe removes the threat, Jenn asks him to find his half-brother, John. John had left Jenn for a younger woman and Jenn no longer loves him but since he is the father of her children, she doesn't want to see him harmed. She tells Joe that she thinks John is in grave danger.John had been dependent on his half-brother for repaying his gambling debts for years. When Joe attempted to get John to change his ways, the brothers became estranged.In the Southwest, a cold-blooded, thrill-killer is active. Tubal Cain enjoys killing and cutting off the thumbs of his victims. One day he stops when he sees a car broken down on the road and is robbed of his prized possession, his knives. He vows to catch the thief and make him pay.Unfortunately, the thief is John.THe story describes what Cain and John are doing and Joe's search for his half-brother. It's the brave man against the bandit and John is the wild card.If the object of a book is to entertain, the author did his job. He also does a good job in describing the setting and permits the reader to get a good picture of the action. It would be easy to adopt this story into film.I enjoyed the novel and following Joe's exploits. However, I think he has too high an opinion of himself and doesn't possess the empathy of a Jack Reacher or other heroic characters of today's thirllers. I think that the author can correct this and look forward to reading more of his work
Reacherfan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was an okay read at best. Joe Hunter has to find out what happened to his step brother. It seems he's gone missing, and only Hunter can find him. I guess the problem I had with this is that it's so formulaic and I didn't really care what happened to Hunter. This is a Jack Reacher book wanna be. You never hear Reacher tell people how tough he is, Reacher just goes in and "cleans house" the only way Reacher knows how to do. Joe Hunter is no Jack Reacher. This is the first book in the series, but for me, the series ends with this one, Dead Men's Dust. If you want to read this, I suggest you go and get a Reacher book.
Romis78 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The worst, most annoying book I've read in a decade, if not ever. The plot is ok, but the writing needs a proper "voice", to say nothing of an editor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little bit of Jack Reacher a little bit of Lucas Davenport and mostly, ex assasin and exmilitary special forces. I do not underdstand how a british citizen was supposedly run by our CIA.??
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Blood and gore and violence
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Really enjoyed the main characters. I like my hereos somewhat flawed and Joe Hunter fits the that bill.
Letz-Read More than 1 year ago
They way the author wove an intriguing story with plenty of twists and turns and all leading up to that final action scene with the completely believable outcome was amazing! I will definitely look for other books by this author. My first book review because it was worth it.
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MAIN CAMP
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a waste. Don't buy this book.
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Spookyclaw