Matt Hilton - Author

About the Author

Matt Hilton is fast establishing himself as one of the UK’s leading thriller writers. A former police officer and security expert, Matt has experienced countless fights, arrests and high tension situations. This gives a impressive level of authenticity to the action sequences in his books. He is also a high ranking Martial Artist and currently holds the rank of 4th Dan in the exacting combat art of Kempo JuJitsu. He lives in Cumbria with his wife and son. For further information visit Matt’s website: www.matthiltonbooks.com

 

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Featured books by Matt Hilton

The Lawless Kind The Ninth Joe Hunter Thriller

The Lawless Kind The Ninth Joe Hunter Thriller

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2014

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.

The Lawless Kind

The Lawless Kind

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2014

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.

Dead Men's Harvest

Dead Men's Harvest

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2012

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 container ship used by human traffickers - moored off the North Carolina coast where Joe's ex-sister-in-law is being held hostage.

Blood and Ashes

Blood and Ashes

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/07/2011

Brooke Reynolds died in a car crash. Tragic accident, the police say. But her father Don Hoffman 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 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.

Other books by Matt Hilton

Worst Fear

Worst Fear

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2018

Raw Wounds

Raw Wounds

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/06/2018

Raw Wounds

Raw Wounds

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2018

Worst Fear

Worst Fear

Author: Matt Hilton Format: eBook Release Date: 24/12/2017

Private investigator Tess Grey discovers that someone from her past is pursuing a deadly vendetta ? and she could be the next to die.?If I?m dead, contact Teresa Grey at Cumberland County Sheriff?s Dept. Tell her??When the body of a young woman is found on a rocky Maine beach, having fallen from the cliffs above, the initial verdict is suicide. But hidden on the dead woman?s social network page is a post requesting that Tess Grey be informed in the event of her death. And why would Chelsea Grace, who was terrified of heights, have chosen to end her life in a way that invoked her very worst fear?Having not seen Chelsea for years, Tess has no idea why her old university roommate would leave such a message. But, determined to find out what really happened to her, Tess and her partner Po discover that Chelsea isn?t the first of her old university friends to suffer ? and she won?t be the last. It would appear that someone is holding a deadly grudge: could Tess herself be a target?

Painted Skins

Painted Skins

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/10/2017

Worst Fear

Worst Fear

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2017

Marked for Death

Marked for Death

Author: Matt Hilton Format: eBook Release Date: 17/07/2017

Joe Hunter has been Marked for Death in his most explosive outing to dateIt 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 sinisterBefore 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.

Painted Skins An Action Thriller Set in Portland, Maine

Painted Skins An Action Thriller Set in Portland, Maine

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

No Safe Place

No Safe Place

Author: Matt Hilton Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2017

The unputdownable new Joe Hunter ThrillerThe police aren't helping Andrew Clayton. His wife has been murdered and, worse, he's a suspect. But when people start vandalising his house, he needs to protect his son. Which is when a kind detective says she knows just the man.Joe Hunter can certainly see why the police suspect Clayton, but takes the job anyway. Yet who is he protecting the young boy from? And why?Clayton knows more about his wife's murder, but he isn't saying. And when his silence places everyone, including the boy, in the killer's sights no where is safe...The gripping new thriller from Matt Hilton, perfect for readers of Lee Child, Mark Dawson and Alan McDermott.Praise for Matt Hilton"e;Hard-hitting and fast-paced, I was hooked from start to finish."e; Simon Kernick"e;Electrifying."e; Daily Mail'A dose of pure rocket fuel. Starts fast, gets faster, and doesn't quit right through to the slam bang finale' Christopher Reichs'Taut, thrilling, tense - I loved it!' Richard Hammond'A high-voltage, gripping read Fast, ferocious and a thrill a page, this book will have you reading into the wee, small hours' Crimesquad'Joe Hunter takes you in at the deep end and never lets up. Breathtaking.' Shotsmag

Raw Wounds An Action Thriller Set in Rural Louisiana

Raw Wounds An Action Thriller Set in Rural Louisiana

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2017

Blood Tracks A New Action Adventure Series Set in Louisiana

Blood Tracks A New Action Adventure Series Set in Louisiana

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2016

Blood Tracks A New Action Adventure Series Set in Louisiana

Blood Tracks A New Action Adventure Series Set in Louisiana

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2016

Painted Skins An action thriller set in Portland, Maine

Painted Skins An action thriller set in Portland, Maine

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2016

No Safe Place The New Joe Hunter Thriller

No Safe Place The New Joe Hunter Thriller

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2016

The Devil's Anvil

The Devil's Anvil

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2016

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.

Blood Tracks A new action adventure series set in Louisiana

Blood Tracks A new action adventure series set in Louisiana

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2015

The Lawless Kind The Ninth Joe Hunter Thriller

The Lawless Kind The Ninth Joe Hunter Thriller

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2014

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.

Rules of Honour The eighth Joe Hunter thriller

Rules of Honour The eighth Joe Hunter thriller

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2013

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.

Red Stripes

Red Stripes

Author: Matt Hilton Format: eBook Release Date: 19/03/2013

An e-book exclusive short story featuring ex-military operative Joe Hunter.When Joe Hunter is tasked with saving a young couple who have been kidnapped and hustled to Jamaica, he never thinks his work will follow him home. Now he's looking to enjoy some downtime in the Florida sun. That is, until a gang leader shows up looking to exact some payback out of Joe's hide, if necessary. Includes a sneak preview of Blood and Ashes, the exhilarating fifth novel in the Joe Hunter series.

Red Stripes - A Joe Hunter Short Story

Red Stripes - A Joe Hunter Short Story

Author: Matt Hilton Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2013

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.

Dead Fall - A Joe Hunter Short Story

Dead Fall - A Joe Hunter Short Story

Author: Matt Hilton Format: eBook Release Date: 25/10/2012

Joe Hunter avenges the murder of two people: William Murray, a small-time crook, and Candice Berry, a hooker, by tricking their killer. Poetic justice as the murderer falls off a roof - his own method of killing.

Dead Fall

Dead Fall

Author: Matt Hilton Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2012

Matt Hilton's first e-book exclusive short story, featuring ex-military operative Joe Hunter.When the bodies of two friends are found near the penthouse apartment of a known crime boss, Joe Hunter has revenge on his mind. He's never tolerated bullies, but this time it's personal. And no matter how many heads he has to bash to do it, Joe will find his man.Includes a sneak preview of Blood and Ashes, the exhilarating fifth novel in the Joe Hunter series.

No Going Back

No Going Back

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/08/2012

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.

No Going Back

No Going Back

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/02/2012

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.

Joe Hunter:  Six of the Best - Ebook

Joe Hunter: Six of the Best - Ebook

Author: Matt Hilton Format: eBook Release Date: 19/01/2012

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 neon strip. Until he came face to face with Joe.The Other Side of the Street: Joe plays the Good Samaritan.

Dead Men's Harvest

Dead Men's Harvest

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2012

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 container ship used by human traffickers - 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.

Dead Men's Harvest

Dead Men's Harvest

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2012

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 container ship used by human traffickers - moored off the North Carolina coast where Joe's ex-sister-in-law is being held hostage.

Blood and Ashes

Blood and Ashes

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/07/2011

Brooke Reynolds died in a car crash. Tragic accident, the police say. But her father Don Hoffman 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 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.

Cut and Run

Cut and Run

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2011

Joe Hunter vs 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.

Slash and Burn

Slash and Burn

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/07/2010

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 . . .

Judgement and Wrath

Judgement and Wrath

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/03/2010

Joe Hunter doesn't like bullies. So his latest job - saving a young woman from her bully boyfriend - is a no-brainer. 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. Contract killer 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 . . .

Judgement and Wrath

Judgement and Wrath

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2009

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

Dead Men's Dust

Dead Men's Dust

Author: Matt Hilton Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2009

'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 . . .

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