Colt by Jude Hardin
October 21: just an ordinary day, unless you’re a former rock star…
The sole survivor of a plane crash…
A private investigator working out of a camper…
For Nicholas Colt, October 21 is an unlucky day. A day for nightmares. It always has been, and this year is no exception.
Someone is brutally murdering the offspring of an anonymous sperm donor, and Colt’s missing client is next on the list. With less than four days to find the young man—and, with a pair of drug-addicted study partners, a violent motorcycle gang, a stalker ex-girlfriend, and a host of other obstacles standing in his way—Colt faces the most challenging and deadly case of his life.
COLT is available from Amazon.
Praise for Jude Hardin’s Thrillers:
POCKET-47 sucked me in and held me enthralled. Author Jude Hardin keeps the pace frantic, the thrills non-stop, but best of all is his hero, the wonderfully ironic Nicholas Colt. This is a character I’m eager to follow through many adventures to come.
—Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of ICE COLD.
The best PI debut I’ve read in years, fit to share shelf space with the best of Ross Macdonald, Sue Grafton, and Robert B. Parker.POCKET-47 is so hot you may burn your hands reading. Highly recommended.
—J.A. Konrath, author of the Jack Daniels mysteries
Hardin gets everything right in his powerhouse thriller debut, which introduces rock star–turned–PI Nicholas Colt. —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
Jude Hardin takes the thriller genre into the darkest corners of the human heart and mind. Bold suspense and drama.
—Scott Nicholson, author of LIQUID FEAR
KEY DEATH is an exhilarating thriller that punches way above its weight. It hits you hard and fast with crackling suspense, hair-raising twists and stunning revelations. Word of advice: don’t start on this one unless you’re prepared to stay up all night.
—John Ling, author of THE BLASPHEMER
Colt is a physical, no-holds-barred PI, reminiscent of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser and Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, and his debut is action-packed. With a hefty toll of dead bodies, some described in cringe-inducing detail, this is crime fiction at its rawest. Hard-boiled connoisseurs should make Colt’s acquaintance now.
Jude Hardin takes the PI novel and psychological suspense to a new, unrestrained level. Fast, fierce, and relentless.
—David Morrell, New York Times bestselling creator of Rambo
Jude Hardin is coauthor of the Dead Man series of adventure/horror thrillers created by Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin. His debut novel featuring Nicholas Colt — Pocket-47 — received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. The New York Times best-selling author Tess Gerritsen wrote, “Pocket-47 sucked me in and held me enthralled…[Nicholas Colt] is a character I’m eager to follow.” And David Morrell, creator of Rambo, called the second Nicholas Colt thriller, Crosscut, “fast, fierce, and relentless.” Hardin has held down a variety of jobs — from drummer to chemical plant supervisor to freelance journalist — each of which fuels his writing. When he isn’t creating his next story, he enjoys fishing with his son. He lives in north Florida.
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