Hunter by Jack Heath, bestselling author of Hangman, is the second crime thriller in what will hopefully become a series. It features Timothy Blake as the protagonist, a man with the appetite of Hannibal Lecter.
Blake is now working for Charlie Warner, the Houston crime boss who has her ‘people’ steal your shoes before they kill you. It is Blake’s job to dispose of the body in his own inimitable fashion.
While awaiting a delivery for disposal, he discovers a body in the woods, which he is forced to hide after being unable to resist a nibble.
Later, he’s surprised by a call from Agent Reese Thistle, FBI, who asks him to meet her at the Houston field office. She’s a part of his past that he’d rather forget.
Thistle asks him to help her investigate the case of a university professor, who has gone missing. Blake recognises the photo – the man is currently occupying space in his freezer!
When two more men go missing, Blake realises they are hunting a serial killer and is anxious to solve the case with or without Reese Thistle.
His investigations take him back to the woods and a lonely cabin, to a landfill in Louisiana and to a sex doll factory.
His anxiety increases. Not only does he still have the first victim in his freezer, he is under pressure from the FBI and is being threatened by Warner. Worst of all, he fears Thistle will discover his proclivity for human flesh!
Can he expose the killer without losing his own life?
If you have an appetite for crime fiction there are few better than Jack Heath, who has created this extraordinary, complex character.
He first introduced Timothy Blake in Hangman and I suggest you read it, if possible, before reading Hunter, for maximum enjoyment.
Both novels provide a rollercoaster ride to a nail-biting finale. Take a seat and hang on tight!
Hunter is available in paperback
About Jack Heath
Jack Heath lives in Canberra and is the bestselling author of more than 25 acclaimed fiction titles for middle-grade and YA readers. His books include the real-time series 300, 400 and 500 Minutes of Danger, the choose-your-own-ending Countdown to Danger books (Scholastic), a collaboration with international illusionist Cosentino, and YA novels such as The Fail Safe and The Cut Out, a multi-award-nominated espionage thriller. His books have sold more than 200,000 copies worldwide and been translated into several languages. First published as a teenager, in the course of his research Jack has trained with firearms, performed street magic, visited morgues and prisons, travelled through eleven countries and read only books by women for a year. jackheath.com.au