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Rules of Honour: Joe Hunter: Book Eight [Kindle Edition]

Matt Hilton
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Book Description

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.

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The pace rattles along with the intensity of a disgruntled rattlesnake . . . A fantastic tale of "derring do" . . . The prose is Lycra tight and there is more atmosphere than previous novels. The Arizona desert is so well drawn it almost becomes a character itself. (

Sharp and hard hitting . . . Matt doesn't allow himself to get complacent, but continually delves deeper into the psyche of Joe . . . Fast-paced, action-filled and completely addictive, Matt shows his continuing maturity as a writer with an exhilarating ride that still maintains humour and wit. (

A thrill-a-thon book that packs in more action than all three hit Bourne films rolled into one. This is Hilton's fifth Hunter adventure and he's motoring so fast he's coming up on the tail of Lee Child and stellar creation Jack Reacher. . . It's a wham, bam, bone-crunching treat! (Alex Gordon, Peterborough Evening Telegraph)

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'Some may call me a vigilante. I think I've just got problems to fix.' The eighth Joe Hunter thriller

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 811 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (14 Feb. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009S8AU46
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #30,682 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Matt Hilton quit his career as a police officer with Cumbria Constabulary to pursue his love of writing tight, cinematic American-style thrillers. He is the author of the Joe Hunter thriller series, including 'Dead Men's Dust', 'Judgement and Wrath', 'Slash and Burn','Cut and Run', 'Blood and Ashes', 'Dead Men's Harvest', 'No Going Back', 'Rules of Honour', 'The Lawless Kind' and 'The Devil's Anvil' (June 2015) with further books due in the series. He also has short stories in a number of collections including 'Even More Tonto Short Stories', 'Holiday of the Dead' (under a pen name), the Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9, Drunk on the Moon 2, Uncommon Assassins, Brit Grit Too, Off The Record 2, Grand Central Noir, Death Toll 2, Blood Bath and a Joe Hunter short story has been featured in The Strand Magazine. Joe Hunter also features in eBook originals called 'Six of the Best', 'Joe Hunter: Instant Justice', 'Dead Fall' and 'Red Stripes'.

In addition Matt has self published horror/action novels 'Darkest Hour', 'Dominion', 'Preternatural', 'The Shadows Call' and a collection of his short stories 'One Twisted Voice - traversing genres', and collected, edited and contributed to ACTION: Pulse Pounding Tales Volumes 1 and 2. he is also the author of pulp action hero 'Dirk Ramm'.

Matt is a high ranking martial artist, and in his day fought in the fledgling MMA scene in the UK, and was Northern Ju-Jitsu Champion 2000. He has been a cop, a detective and a private security specialist, all of which lend an authenticity to the action scenes in his books.

He has been writing since he was a small child, and is also an avid reader of crime, horror and thriller books, all of which inspire his writing style. Although seen as crime thrillers, Matt's Joe Hunter series combine elements from all of those genres, so is slightly different in flavour than many others in the same category. He is a huge fan of the pulp masters, and hopes to emulate their fast pace and derring do. Matt is the first to say that his books will never win a literary prize, but they're not intended to: they're there for pure entertainment.

Saying that Matt's first novel, Dead Men's Dust, was shortlisted for Debut Thriller of the Year 2009 by the International Thriller Writers' Organisation (ITW) and was named as a Daily Telegraph Thriller of the Year 2009, and in 2013 was a Kindle UK top ten best seller.

His books have been translated into German, Italian, Romanian and Bulgarian, and are published throughout the UK (and territories) by Hodder and Stoughton, and in the USA (and territories) by William Morrow and Co (books 1 - 6), and by Down and Out Books (books 7 - 9).

Matt's Joe Hunter character is an amalgam of many of his influences that include Don Pendleton's Mack Bolan, George G Gillman's Joshua 'Edge' Hedges, and David Morrell's Saul Grisman to name a few. But he's also his own man.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Joe Hunter vs Jack Reacher = No Contest 18 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Matt Hilton just gets better and better with every Joe Hunter book.
No spoilers here but what I can tell you that this is the BEST book I have EVER read
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rules of Honour 16 May 2013
By Anne
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I love Joe Hunter books and the stories are so page turning! Here's to the next one...... (Particularly good when his colleagues are involved).
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5.0 out of 5 stars There's no stopping Joe Hunter ! 7 Sept. 2013
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This is the 8th Joe Hunter but Matt Hilton's pen hasn't slowed down. This is just as fast and furious as all the others. If you haven't read them then get started because No.9 comes out in January. Joe is an all action hero and has you on the edge of your seat from page 1 right throught o the end. Make sure you have a flask of coffee/tea and enough sandwiches and chocolate handy to see you through because you won't want to put it down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rules of Honour 3 Aug. 2013
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I've read a few negative reports on here unfavaourably comparing Joe Hunter to Jack Reacher. I don't think you can compare the two. Joe Hunter is what he is, a vigilante that rights wrongs no matter how he has to do it. I think you can favourably compare Matt Hilton to Lee Childs as they are both superb writers that get their readers absorbed in their books.
Matt Hilton does this incredibly well in this book that has plenty of action and free flowing prose.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book I would not not hesitate to recommend it.
Buy it and enjoy it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Matt Hilton never disappoints 22 July 2013
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It was good to get to know Joe Hunter's character even better through his relationship with his friend Rink. This particular story seems to give him even more substance than in previous novels. Lots of graphic descriptions of the fight scenes (which I love)!
As usual, can't wait for the next in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars UNMISSABLE 17 July 2014
Yet again matt hilton has amazed me with his clever style of writing alot of writers at the stage of 8 books in with same lead character may run out of steam but not joe hunter and my personal favourite rink thoroughly enjoyed it and cant wait to purchase the next installment long live joe hunter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars gripping read 25 April 2014
By Jdowden
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Gripping from beginning to the end. Masterful development of Rink's character. The fight between Joe and Markus was brilliantly described in all it's gory detail.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Joe Hunter 16 April 2014
By Sparky
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Excellent like all the other Joe Hunter books. Once you start to read you cannot put it down. Waiting now for the next one.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Books You Can't Put Down
Matt Hilton should roll these books out one after the other, I can't get enough of them. Fast paced action from the get go.
Published 11 days ago by roganl
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable
The usual explosive action from Joe Hunter. Very enjoyable.
Published 1 month ago by Tiz Woz
4.0 out of 5 stars good as ever
Enjoyed it onto next one. Rink and Joe should be real soldiers and sign up for the SAS to help others less fortunate than themselves
Published 7 months ago by Ianfursie
5.0 out of 5 stars Good product!
Good product!
Published 7 months ago by CnoE
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great escapism, Joe Hunter never lets you down. Modern day Sir Galahad. More please.
Published 8 months ago by PETER JOHNSON
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great read
Published 8 months ago by dale flower
3.0 out of 5 stars Joe Hunter is Not Jack Reacher
If it hadn't had the tag on the cover suggesting the similarity I might have enjoyed this more. An interesting plot with a long history over two generations but too many weak... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Elmer Nash
5.0 out of 5 stars another great Joe hunter book
It's a really good book and have read all of his other ones which are as good and he explains everything in detail
Published 13 months ago by mike blunt
5.0 out of 5 stars Matt Hilton does it again
Yet another good book in this series. It is exciting, twisty and a really good read. Can't wait for the next one!
Published 15 months ago by J. M. Luxton
5.0 out of 5 stars Rip Roaring Action!
Joe Hunter is, on the quiet, the person every man wants to be. He is a super hero of our time. No, he doesn't possess super powers or wear his underwear on the outside, but he... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mr. Peter Franklin
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