Death Pact
by Matt Hilton

This action-packed standalone sees two brothers saved from a cult as children, now grown up, and drawn into the complicated web of a serial killer. . .

All angels are not goodness and light. In fact . . . they’re some of the most murderous creatures you’ll ever come across

Former detective Nate Freeman just wants to be left alone as he recovers from the case that ended his career two years ago. As a child, he and his brother Will were saved from a religious fanatic compound in the US and brought to the UK. Now, as an adult, Nate has no idea where Will, or any of the other surviving ‘Children of Hamor’ are, until they suddenly start turning up dead – minus some skin . . .

When his old boss DCI Openshaw asks him to assist in finding the serial killer who is hell bent on collecting the symbols so brutally branded onto the children’s backs in the name of Berith – the Fallen Angel – Nate finds himself conflicted. As one of ‘the promised’ Nate is in mortal danger, and as the case builds momentum Will becomes the prime suspect. It’s an intense race against time for Nate to uncover the identity of the ‘angelic’ serial killer and save his own skin in the process!


“Fans of British author Hilton know what to expect: a tightly wound tale with doses of dry limey humor on the way to a finale of gut-clutching violence”


“Completely apocalyptic . . . With characters who are truly mad, bad, and dangerous”

Kirkus Reviews

“Hilton grabs readers from the outset of this superior standalone thriller”

Publishers Weekly on The Girl in the Smoke

“Hilton doesn’t let the breakneck pacing or plot zigzags preclude in-depth characterizations. Lisa Unger fans will want to check this out”

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“The fight scenes are exceptional”

Library Journal on Cold Fire

“an action-packed chase thriller”

Library Journal on Cold Fire

“Hot conflicts rage in the freezing cold”

Kirkus Reviews on Cold Fire

“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

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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Death Pact by Matt Hilton is available in the following formats

Hardback97814483108452nd July 2024147 X 222mm240$29.99
Hardback97814483108452nd July 2024147 X 222mm240£21.99
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