I’m a little bit in love.
I am a little bit in love with a fictional man.
He’s slightly damaged, has the best of intentions, is out to get the bad guys in any way necessary, and has at times lost more of both himself and of others than he expected along the way.
His name, is Joe Hunter, and he is the creation of author Matt Hilton.
I realised this a little while ago when I was reading Dead Men’s Harvest, the sixth book in the Joe Hunter series, and playing in the background was the latest album of Uncle Kracker, one of my favourite artists. A line from one of his songs suddenly floated out of the air and grabbed my attention, almost as much as the book had been holding it moments before.
“You’re like a sexy little psycho, with an automatic rifle, and I like the way you do what you do”
And that was it, Joe Hunter summed up in a few short words that had me realising how powerful Matt Hilton’s writing is, because I was so completely involved with who this man was, and what he was going through, I was addicted to Joe.
It says on the cover
“if you like Jack Reacher, you’ll love Joe Hunter”
And you know, I really do.