Release date - 17th July 2017
Book length - 294 pages
Publisher - www.canelo.co
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
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Joe Hunter has been Marked for Death in his most explosive outing to date
It should be a routine job. Joe Hunter and his associates are hired to provide security for an elite event in Miami. Wear a tux, stay professional, job done.
But things go wrong.
Hunter is drawn into what appears to be a domestic altercation. When he crosses the mysterious Mikhail however, he soon finds something altogether more sinister…
Before long this chance encounter has serious repercussions for Hunter and his friends. Good people are being killed. On the run, in the line of fire, the clock is ticking.
From the bars of Miami beach to car chases and superyacht grenade battles, bestseller Matt Hilton dials up the intensity in this rip-roaring, set-piece filled thriller perfect for fans of Lee Child, David Baldacci and Stephen Leather.
I am so happy to take part in the blog tour for MARKED FOR DEATH by Matt Hilton today and I have a guest post about terror imitating art. Check it out below:
Terror Imitating Art
While writing my latest Joe Hunter thriller – Marked For Death – I was full steam ahead, throwing my protagonist into what I planned to be his most explosive outing yet. Without giving away any spoilers, I wanted Hunter to stumble across and become plunged into the middle of a sinister terrorist plot to attack the USA in response to their recent intervention in the conflict in Syria. But as I was penning (or actually typing) the unfolding drama and action, the darker aspects of terrorism began overtaking art. The terrible attacks on London and Manchester occurred even as I was writing of similar scenes. I’ll tell the truth. I considered backing off from my plot and coming up with something totally different, concerned that I might be seen as being insensitive to what was going on in the real world. But then I thought no. Just as those people in London and Manchester did who got up the following morning and returned to their normal day jobs and lives in defiance of the terrorists, I thought I should do the same. I changed some scenes that came too close to what had occurred in the two London attacks – it is not my intention to glorify horrible, senseless events where people actually lost their lives – but stuck with my overall plot to throw Hunter against those intent on terrorising ordinary, decent people. In fact, I may have been spurred on by the determination to fight back against those determined to change our way of life, and used Hunter as my tool of vengeance by proxy. Whatever my motivation, my end result was to pen (or type) a thumping good action thriller, where good will win out. I think I’ve done that.
For those of you unfamiliar with my Hunter books, it’s probably best that I give you a sense of who he is should you choose to pick up his latest adventure. Marked For Death (Published by Canelo in e-book worldwide on 17th July 2017) is the twelfth book in the series, but can be read as a standalone adventure, and is an ideal jumping-in point. Joe Hunter is British, and an ex-soldier, now living and working for his friend Rink’s private investigations firm in the USA. Admittedly, Hunter doesn’t see himself as a good investigator, but rather takes on jobs that are more suited to his physical skill set. He is a protector and avenger, and stands up for the innocent and downtrodden. He could be described as a vigilante. He can be uncompromising in his response to aggression, but he is no mindless thug. He’s a good man doing bad things to terrible people. Some readers compare Hunter to Lee Child’s Jack Reacher – and sometimes the comparisons are polarized for good and bad – but I tend to see only minor similarities. Reacher thinks before he hits the bad guys, Hunter is more hair-trigger impulsive. Not that I’m complaining: to be mentioned in the same sentence with Lee or his creation is a massive honour. The truth is Hunter and Reacher inhabit a similar universe, and most definitely the same action thriller genre. If you are looking for a more sedate read, something more cerebral, then Hunter probably isn’t your ideal protagonist. But if you are hoping to kick back and read for visceral enjoyment, then Hunter and Marked For Death offers thrills and spills aplenty. For more information:
Website - www.matthiltonbooks.com
Twitter - https://twitter.com/MHiltonauthor
Official author page at Facebook - www.facebook.com/MattHiltonBooks
*I want to thank Ellie at Canelo Publishing, and the author Matt Hilton, for this informative guest post and including Books Of All Kinds in this blog tour. Don't forget to check out the other stops along the way!!
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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