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Dead Men's Dust by Matt Hilton
Dead Men’s Dust
William Morrow, 2009, 336 pages
ISBN No. 978-0-06-171714-7
Joe Hunter goes right to the top of my list of someone I would want in my corner if things go wrong. Lee Child’s Jack Reacher held that spot for a long time but there is a new man in town and he’s a tough one.
Joe is ex-military and separated from his wife. When Joe learns that his sister-in-law Jennifer is in trouble he rushes to her aid. Jennifer was married to Joe’s half-brother John Telfer. John and Joe had a disagreement and have been out of touch for sometime. Now Jennifer implores Joe to find his brother. Jennifer shows Joe a letter from the woman who had currently been living with John in Arkansas. The letter stated that John had said if anything ever happened to him to get in touch with Joe. Jennifer begs Joe to go the United States and find John.
Although Joe is not sure this task is something he really wants to undertake, he flies to the United States. Joe heads for Florida to hook up with his old friend Jared Rington. The two had been through many battles before and Joe knew he could depend on Rington.
As Joe and Jared try to trace John, they begin to realize that John has become involved with a maniac. Tubal Cain is a serial killer who will stop at nothing to fill his own private bone yard. Tubal seems to have no conscience and his mind is very twisted.
As the chase moves from Florida across the country, the tension and suspense is non-stop. This is a book that you will want to read in one sitting. I am hoping that there will be another Joe Hunter novel soon.
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Reviewed by Patricia E. Reid