Joe Hunter (UK)

From Hodder and Stoughton Publishers

Dead Men’s Dust (Joe Hunter 1) (Available Now)

'Some may call me a vigilante. I think I've just got problems to fix.'

Right now, Hunter's big problem is a missing little brother, last seen fleeing the site of a gruesome killing. Hunter needs the help of an old army buddy, a whole lot of hardware and a trip to Little Rock, Arkansas, to fix this particular problem. A brutal encounter with some very nasty criminals leaves Hunter fighting for his life. And that's before he comes up against America's most feared serial killer, 'The Harvestman' and his grisly souvenirs of death.

But blood is thicker than water. And a lot of blood will be spilt . . .

Judgement and Wrath (Joe Hunter 2) (Available Now)

Joe Hunter doesn't like bullies. So his latest job - saving a young woman from her bully boyfriend - is a no-brainer. Hunter's only worry is that the man who hired him is looking for more than protection for his daughter. One thing Hunter has never been, and never will be, is a killer-for-hire.
As it turns out, the vengeful father isn't the only one who wants the boyfriend dead. Soon Hunter is face-to-face with a contract killer who takes his work very seriously.

Dantalion has a talent for killing and keeps a list of his victims in a book chained to his waist. Each victim is numbered. And the body count is about to start rising . . .

Slash and Burn (Joe Hunter 3) (Available Now)

Joe Hunter is enjoying some much needed r&r when a young woman approaches him to help find her missing sister. Kate Piers knows about Joe from her dead brother Jake, Hunter's former comrade in arms, and for that reason alone he feels obliged to help. The fact that Kate is very attractive doesn't hurt.

Together they go to Imogen's Kentucky home where they are immediately attacked by a bunch of thugs, acting on behalf of local businessman Robert Huffman. Huffman is outwardly respectable but the psychotic twins he uses as his enforcers give the game away: he has links to organised crime and a deadly reputation with a blade. Huffman is also looking for Imogen, and kidnaps Kate to act as bait. Looks like Joe is in trouble again . . .

Cut and Run (Joe Hunter 4) (Available August 19th 2010)

Joe Hunter's devil is Luke Rickard, a killer who has stolen his identity and committed a vicious double murder. His motive? Revenge. His method? A blade. His mission? Kill anyone Hunter holds dear.

It is a deadly duel of wits that takes Hunter from the streets of Miami to the squalid barrios of Colombia to the jungle hideaway of a drug baron. And brings him face to face with his past.

Revenge is a dish best served cold and Joe needs a cool head if Rickard is not to cut and run.

CUT AND RUN the fourth high-octane adventure for Joe Hunter, the man whose mission is to rid the world of bad guys.

Blood and Ashes (Joe Hunter 5) (Available February 3rd 2011)

Brooke Reynolds died in a car crash. Tragic accident, the police say. But her father Don Griffiths knows otherwise. And he wants Joe Hunter to find the men responsible.

Joe is not convinced – until he is attacked by two troublemakers, and Don's other daughter is also threatened. Looks like more than coincidence. And sure enough, the entire family is soon under siege with only Joe to protect them. The ensuing blood bath is only the beginning of a trail of death that leads right to the heart of a racist conspiracy.

White supremacists want to hold the government to ransom; and they have got hold of a dirty bomb to add weight to their case.

Joe is on countdown: can he stop the plotters before they reduce the free world to ashes?

Dead Men's Harvest (Joe Hunter 6) (Available 18th August 2011)

The Harvestman is back! And determined to wreak revenge on Joe Hunter. 
When Rink is ambushed by a team of highly skilled killers, Joe is pretty sure his friend is being used as bait. And the intended prey is Hunter himself. Joe has to go 'off radar' to rescue his friend. 
Their deadly game of cat and mouse reaches its climax on the rusty hulk of The Queen Sofia, a slave ship moored off the North Carolina coast where Joe's ex-sister-in-law is being held hostage. 
Against overwhelming odds, and amid a ferocious storm, Joe comes face to face with his old enemy Tubal Cain.

No Going Back (Joe Hunter 7) (Available 16th Feb 2012)

Jameson Walker approaches Joe Hunter when his daughter Jay and her friend Nicole go missing at a gas station in the Arizona desert while on a cross-country trek across the North American interior. He mentions that a robbery/homicide at the gas station as worrying as the girls were due to be in the vicinity at that time. Joe accepts the job of locating the girls, though not at first convinced there's much to worry about. As Joe picks up the girls' trail he discovers that other young women have also disappeared in the area, and comes across the brutish Logan family.

Rules of Honour

When Rink's father is brutally murdered, Joe has to stop his friend rushing headlong for vengeance. Because Rink's mother witnessed the crime and
Yukiko isn't telling everything she knows.
Her silence is governed by the Japanese tradition of giri, or moral obligation. But when there are more vicious deaths - all of them elderly men known to Yukiko - it becomes a matter of honour to uncover the shameful secret that lies behind the murders.
The killer isn't playing by the rules. But some rules are made to be broken and Joe doesn't care what he breaks to ensure Rink gets his revenge.

The Lawless Kind

Ex-counterterrorist soldier Joe Hunter has been called to Mexico to bring an end to a cartel that preys on the people they smuggle across the US border. Once the mission's ended, however, Joe's mission leader and mentor, CIA Black Ops director Walter Hayes Conrad, confesses that the bloody mission is not the real reason Joe has been summoned south of the border.

For years, Walter has kept the details of his private life - especially his family - secret from everyone, even his closest friends. But disaster has struck: his great-grandson Benjamin has been abducted, kidnapped by Walter's sworn enemy, the leader of one of Mexico's largest drug cartels. Walter will do whatever it takes to get the boy back. And he know Hunter is the man for the job.
But there's one complication -- the drug boss just happens to be Benjamin's father.
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The Devil's Anvil 

Accepting the task of protecting Billie Womack is a no-brainer for ex-counterterrorist soldier Joe Hunter, but it comes with its own set of complications. 

Billie's husband, Richard, stole thirty million dollars from some violent people. He apparently died in a car crash with Billie's daughter, Nicola, during a desperate attempt to elude his pursuers. But his enemies don't believe him dead. They think he escaped the plunge into the icy river that killed Nicola and has now decided to come back for the money. If he's alive, they believe he'll contact Billie. 

It doesn't take long for the bad guys to arrive at her remote farmhouse. Soon she and Joe are fugitives. Dead or alive, Richard's fate means nothing to Hunter, but he promises to do everything in his power to protect the grieving mother. Even if it means taking a bullet for her, it's a price he'll pay. 

It's a pledge he will come to regret, as he learns that killers are forged on the Devil's anvil.

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Joe Hunter: Six of the Best

Six of the Best:Joe Hunter has always hated bullies. And Tony Largo is a bully who has picked the wrong target when he assaults a war veteran.
Homecoming: Joe promises a grieving mother he'll bring her son home, whatever it takes.
Sand Dance: When a hot-dog seller gets mugged, Joe finds a sneaky way of getting revenge.
UV Ray: Joe and his best buddy Rink don't play by the rules when they take on a child abuser at a bowling alley.
Instant Justice: Carl Riley didn't sound like the name of a beast. But he was a man who preyed on the faceless young who worked the neo strip. Until he came face to face with Joe.
The Other Side of the Street: Joe plays the Good Samaritan.

Dead fall - A short story

Joe Hunter avenges the murder of two people: William Murray, a small-time crook, and Candice Berry, a hooker, by tricking their killer.

Red Stripes - A short story

Stephan, a young man from a rich family in Miami, and his girlfriend Wendy are kidnapped and held in Jamaica. After liberating them with his partner Rink, Joe realises on his return to Tampa, that someone from the kidnapping gang is after him. His investigations lead him to the man responsible for masterminding the kidnap and extortion. Hilton at 

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