Judgement and Wrath (Joe Hunter #2)
After barely escaping with his life while trying to save his half brother from a deranged killer, former-military-operative-turned-problem-solver Joe Hunter has a new life—and hopefully a quieter one—in Florida. But he's soon approached by a man who wants Hunter to bring his daughter, Marianne, home. He claims that her boyfriend, millionaire Bradley Jorgenson, is a twiste...more
Joe Hunter is now seemingly established in the good o ...more
If you are a thriller seeker and love high octane stories there is nothing like a romp through the pages with protagonist Joe Hunter. The style follows pretty much the same format as its prequel "Dead Men's Dust" providing the reader with plenty of action, lots of shooting, endless chases and testosterone at its best. The main characters are Joe Hunter and his sidekick Jared Rington (Rink), two professional investigators with an army background and one ve ...more
Joe meets with Richard Dean and accepts a retainer for what Joe and Rink figure will be an easy job. Richard wants his daughter Marianne brought home. Marianne is living with Bradley Jorgensen, a Miami playboy. Joe is shown a picture of Mari ...more
The father, Richard Dean, says that Marianne is being held captive by millionaire Bradley Jorgenson. He also maintains that his daughter is being abused by said millionaire and backs h ...more
The narration follows an usual action plot with gun fires, car chasing, and all still alive, with a lot of scratches, until the end.
The best parts of the book are the changing of point of views between Joe Hunter and Dantalion, when the same action is viewed from different angles.
The characters are just s ...more
SERIES: #2 of 2
WHY: Joe Hunter is hired by Richard Dean to rescue his daughter, Marianne, from her rich and abusive boyfriend. Bradley is also targeted by a contract killer who is a total psychopath using the name of a fallen angel, Dantalion. The plot was derivative; the serial killer stuff totally clichéd. The only positive was that Hilton wrote good action scenes. Credibility issues and clunky writing made this one ...more
By Matt Hilton
The story takes place in Florida. The story starts when Joe Hunter ,the main character whose job is to protect people but he never kills, meets a worried Father ,Richard Dean, in a bar. Richard Dean is worried about his daughter ,Marianne, and wants her to go home. She is in an abusive relationship with Bradley Jorgenson. Bradley Jorgenson is watched by Danatalion ,a hired killer who is professional in killing and always changes his appearance when he kills some ...more
Once again the narrative is written from a first person point of view (Joe Hunter) and third person narrative (Dantalion the hitman); this is without doubt Matt Hilton’s trade mark along with the non-stop action that lies within.
I didn’t find ...more
Joe Hunter is a great lead character. The background given to him in Dead Man's Dust has been fleshed out a bit in this second novel, and the addition of a character biography at the back is a little like the aforementioned Reacher novels. Other ...more
I enjoyed the story in this book and the action did not let up unt ...more
The story in "Judgement and Wrath" grabs the reader right from the start, and takes them at a breakneck pace as the "Fixer" with his modified SIG Sauer races against the clock to protect the innocent, and make sure the bad guys get their due.
I enjoyed the hard-headed ethic of Joe, sticking to his "results by any means necessary", even when that means showing a somewhat ugly side. In one way, there's a lust for violence o ...more
The first half of this book is reasonably enjoyable as it cuts between Hunter's story and that of the assassin, Dantalion. The plot unfolds without any major surprises and the villian is a totally unbelievable char ...more
A fantastic read if you like thrillers as is very hard to put down once you pick it up.
There are comparisons with Jack Reacher, but in my opinion, Joe Hunter is much better.
This book is my particular favourite of Matt`s along with Blood and Ashes.
I am looking forward to Dead Mens Harvest, the latest addition to the series. ...more
If you like your thrillers then you will love this book.
The plot resembled the first book in the series, Dead Men’s Dust, in which Hunter is on a job and a serial killer is targeting the people he is trying to protect. However, I found Judgement and Wrath to be just a cut above the first in the story, the killer that Hilton created in Dantalion was particularly creepy.
Joe Hunter is a ...more
Joe Hunter is hired by Richard Dean to extricate his 17-year-old daughter, Marianne, from the clutches of Miami playboy Bradley Jorgenson. Richard has a police photo of Marianne taken after Bradley beat her up. Complicating the job is a talented hit man, Jea ...more
Matt is the author of the best-selling Joe Hunter thriller series, as well as standalone horror thrillers and short stories that have appeared in a number of collections and anthologies. Matt's first novel - Dead Men ...more