Two people, passionately in love.
But each hides a deadly secret.
He is a crusading vigilante, on a violent quest for justice.
She is tracking this unknown assassin, sworn to stop him.
Neither realizes the truth about the other.
And neither knows that a terrifying predator is hunting them both.
HUNTER is a suspenseful modern parable of justice—part spy mystery, part vigilante action thriller, part smoking-hot romance.
Set in Washington, D.C. during a wave of vigilante killings, it’s the tale of two strong, idealistic loners. Dylan Hunter is a crusading journalist with a mysterious past, working to expose outrageous leniency in the criminal justice system. Annie Woods is a beautiful security officer at the CIA, sworn to track down the unknown assassin of an Agency employee. They meet after a brutal criminal act of violence against mutual friends.
As the parallel investigations by the CIA and the police begin to intersect in surprising ways, Dylan and Annie fall passionately in love. But they don’t realize that the shocking secrets they’re hiding from each other are propelling them headlong toward shattering personal conflicts—or that a terrifying predator is targeting them both.
HUNTER has garnered a remarkable 76 “five-star” reader reviews on Amazon.com.
“One of the best vigilante thrillers since Clancy’s ‘Without Remorse’…. HUNTER delivers in a way few thrillers do. From the opening kill shot to the climactic showdown, HUNTER strikes home with the power and pinpoint accuracy of a Barrett M99….A fantastic debut thriller….A solid five stars.” –Stephen England, author, “Pandora’s Grave”
“A joy…one of the great romances….To say that HUNTER is a well-structured novel is an understatement….Even the lesser characters are vividly realized [and] memorably etched with a few deft strokes. Bidinotto seems incapable of creating a cardboard figure….I demand a sequel….I want to return to the exhilarating moral atmosphere of Bidinotto’s story.” –Roger Donway, “The Atlasphere”
“Bidinotto’s writing is flawless and precise. He uses words to create scenes much like an accomplished artist uses paint and brush to create a masterpiece. His characters are three dimensional; they are real, flesh and blood people with true emotions. The story itself is an intricately woven tapestry of details which all perfectly mesh together resulting in a highly believable, suspenseful read…. I can only give one piece of advice to you readers out there. Buy this book!” –Claude Bouchard, author, “Vigilante,” “The Consultant,” Mind Games,” etc.
“This book has all the elements of an exciting thriller–strong conflicts, romance, action, and characters you care about. I especially loved the concluding paragraph, and you will too. Buy it.” –Larry Abrams, author, “The Philosophical Practitioner”
I’m a widely published, award-winning investigative journalist, magazine editor, and author.
My debut novel, “HUNTER: A Thriller,” was published in late June 2011. Bridging and blending the crime and spy-fiction genres, and with a powerful love story at its heart, “HUNTER” draws upon my colorful experiences as an investigative journalist writing “true crime” books and articles. It has garnered scores of “5-star” rave reviews from readers since its release, as well as the praise of fellow authors.
As for my previous books: I was editor of and chief contributor to the widely acclaimed “Criminal Justice? The Legal System vs. Individual Responsibility,” with a Foreword by John Walsh of “America’s Most Wanted.” I also wrote “Freed to Kill,” a compendium of horror stories that exposed the terrible failings of our legal system. Many of those hair-raising stories, as well as ones that I investigated for Reader’s Digest, served as the basis for my fiction thriller, “HUNTER.”
While working as a Staff Writer for Reader’s Digest, I authored high-profile investigative pieces on crime and other public controversies. I’m perhaps best known for my article “Getting Away with Murder” in the July 1988 issue of the Digest. It stirred a national controversy about crime and prison furlough programs during the 1988 presidential election campaign, and is widely credited with having affected the outcome of the election. That article was honored as a 1989 National Magazine Award finalist for “Best Magazine Article of the Year in the Public Interest Category” by the American Society of Magazine Editors.
I’ve written and lectured widely, on many topics. My articles, essays, columns, book and film reviews have appeared in Success, Writer’s Digest, The Boston Herald, The American Spectator, and other journals. I’ve appeared on scores of major radio and television talk shows, and I’ve lectured before campus, civic, business, and public affairs organizations throughout North America and in Europe.
>From 2005-2008, I served as editor-in-chief of The New Individualist magazine. While editor, I was a 2007 Gold Winner of Folio’s prestigious “Eddie” Award, for editorial excellence — the magazine industry’s highest honor. I also received the Free Press Association’s Mencken Award for “Best Feature Story,” as well as other awards and honors from the National Victim Center and victim rights organizations, for my outspoken public advocacy on behalf of crime victims.
With my wife, Cynthia, and our stridently individualistic cat, Luna, I make my home on the Chesapeake Bay.
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