Cold Fire
by Matt Hilton

A mother and her children murdered.
A nanny on the run.
A killer in pursuit.

Hunted and reviled, ex-nanny Joanne Mason turns to her sister, Detective Karen Ratcliffe. Torn between duty and family, Ratcliffe asks Tess Grey and her partner Nicolas ‘Po’ Villere to bring Joanne in safely.

A winter cyclone forces Joanne into hiding on the Canadian border – but she can’t stay put for long. In close pursuit, Tess and Po head north into the heart of a storm, but they’re not the only ones: the real murderer is also hot on Joanne’s trail, trying to kill the only living witness to their crime.

As the chase progresses it grows apparent that Joanne couldn’t have been responsible for the murders . . . but the heat isn’t off her. Some people think she might be a co-conspirator, not the terrified witness she is . . . and when the shocking truth behind the gruesome murders comes to light, Tess and Po have their work cut out to keep Joanne – and themselves – alive!


“The fight scenes are exceptional in this action-packed chase thriller”

Library Journal

“Hot conflicts rage in the freezing cold”

Kirkus Reviews

“A riotous action read”

Booklist on Collision Course

“Just right for the Hammett and Chandler crowd”

Booklist on Fatal Conflict

“Action galore”

Kirkus Reviews on Collision Course

“Hard-boiled but soft-hearted. Readers will hope Tess and Po will be back soon”

Publishers Weekly on Collision Course

“Hilton once again shows he can tell a gripping crime story”

Publishers Weekly on Rough Justice

Matt Hilton

Matt Hilton worked for twenty-three years in private security and the police force in Cumbria. He is a 4th Dan blackbelt and coach in Ju-Jitsu. He is the author of thirteen novels in the Joe Hunter series, and ten in the Grey & Villere thrillers.

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Cold Fire by Matt Hilton is available in the following formats

Paperback978144831239930th November 2023140 X 215mm240£13.99
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