Rough Justice
by Matt Hilton

Tess Grey is tasked with investigating a plane crash in the Great North Woods after rumors surface of a survivor… but she and her partner Po aren’t the only ones heading there.

Three field biologists are distracted from their studies when a plane crashes in the Great North Woods. They find two pilots dead only to be confronted by a female survivor. Once they call the authorities, they claim they found only the pilots.

Private Investigator Tess Grey is hired by an insurance firm to investigate rumors another person was aboard the downed plane. She sets off into the woods with her partner Po Villere and friend Jerome ‘Pinky’ Leclerc in order to search the crash site and interview the biologists.

But they aren’t the only ones heading into the woods. There are also teams of mercenaries investigating the crash and killers hunting Pinky to claim a bounty that has been placed on his head. Can Tess get to the bottom of what happened at the crash site while they’re also being hunted?


The opening has a delightfully shuddery feel of intrigue … Answers come in an overwhelming orgy of blood. This is a great read for those who can take it


Fast-paced … a gripping crime story

Publishers Weekly

Hilton provides a doozy of a wham-bam finale. A high-energy fifth thriller ... fans will eagerly await their next adventure

Publishers Weekly on False Move

A satisfyingly slow building tension leading to a satisfactorily violent finale

Booklist on False Move

A beautifully constructed and written suspenser

Booklist on Worst Fear

A fast-paced, terrifying free-for-all finale ... That Tess and Po always prevail when they kick butt is a big part of this series' appeal

Publishers Weekly on Worst Fear

Well-crafted and full of suspense

Booklist on Raw Wounds

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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Rough Justice by Matt Hilton is available in the following formats

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