Saturday, 9 April 2011
H is for ......Hilton
I first came across Matt Hilton when I was on a forum discussing Lee Child's protagonist, Jack Reacher. Someone made a throwaway comment about another Brit writer with a similar main character.
So it was, that I picked up a copy of Matt's book "Dead Mens Dust". What I'd half expected to be a pastiche of Reacher was swiftly knocked into touch by Matt's deft construction of former soldier Joe Hunter, a man who "dislikes injustice, hates bullies and will stand up to defend others in need of help". Now five books into the series, Hunter still packs plenty of surprises, but there are elements of backstory that weave through each new instalment.
Unlike Reacher, Hunter seems more natural. He's no saint, but he appreciates his creature comforts, when he's allowed to have them! He's not averse to doing the normal things that most of us do - like having bank accounts and mobile phones. This contrasts with Reacher's determination to live 'off grid' which is almost a form of OCD!
Go here to catch up with the latest news of Matt's forthcoming titles
.....and for everything you need to know about Joe Hunter (bar reading the books, of course) try here.