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Northwind: A Robert Hoon Thriller (Robert Hoon Thrillers Book 1) Kindle Edition
Shunned by his old colleagues, and dividing his time between a dead-end job and the bottom of a whisky bottle, former Police Scotland Detective Superintendent Bob Hoon’s life is a mess.
Then an old face from Hoon’s Special Forces days turns up asking for help: his teenage daughter has been missing for months, the police have drawn a blank, and he needs the kind of help that only Hoon can provide.
And besides, Hoon owes him one.
From the Highlands of Scotland, to the mean streets of London, Hoon’s relentless hunt for the girl will see him make new friends and encounter old enemies. Enemies who know what happened to the girl. And to hundreds more like her.
But Hoon’s been given something that makes him dangerous, something he thought he’d long-since lost: a purpose.
He may be a disgraced ex-copper, a barely-functioning alcoholic, and a borderline psychopath, but Bob Hoon still believes in justice.
And he’s just the foul-mouthed **** to dish some out.
From the pages of JD Kirk’s DCI Logan series, Northwind is the first in a new series of action-packed thrillers for fans of Lee Child, James Patterson, and Mark Dawson.
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JD Kirk is the pen name of multi-award-winning author, screenwriter, and writer of comics, Barry Hutchison.
Born and raised in Fort William in the Highlands of Scotland, Barry/JD (take your pick) wanted to be a writer from the age of nine, when a kindly librarian wrote his name on the spine of a notebook in which he'd written a terrible short story, and put it on the shelf.
Since then, he has written over 140 books for children as Barry Hutchison, over 15 books for adults as Barry J. Hutchison, and is now thoroughly enjoying murdering people as JD Kirk.
Barry still lives in Fort William with his wife and two children.
He has no idea what the JD stands for.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B0922VCMCJ
- Publisher : Zertex Crime (12 Oct. 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 4086 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 333 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 201 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Hoon is no mug. He has been there, done it, and bought the faded T-shirt. If you can even understand him, you might be fooled into thinking this old Scottish drunk is no threat. That would be a mistake. Hardened by the streets, not the armed forces, Hoon isn’t just not afraid to fight dirty, it’s the only way he knows.
There is humour on pretty much every page here. If you are familiar with the wonderful Barney Thomson series by Douglas Lindsay, you’ll know the sort of ride you are letting yourself in for here.
I absolutely adored this book. Plotting, whip smart dialogue, fully fleshed characterisation, vividly described settings; it’s all here.
Hoon is my kind of literary character. I wouldn’t have him any other way.
It was really exciting to see that there is a book with Hoon as the main character. I hoped it would be full of inventive expletives but also more about him as a person
The book is 339 pages and 43 chapters.
I couldn't help but smile at the paperback cover which, oddly, looks more like a James Bond story than one about a sweary ex-cop.
Hoon's character transfers well from the main series with a new cast of supporting characters from his past, establishing a backstory to be developed.
The missing daughter of a friend gives Hoon a reason to be in London. This separates the story from the Logan books sufficiently for this book to stand up on its own.
Of course, there are a few references to Logan and the team. The dynamics of the team is a huge part of the attraction of the Logan books and I found that I missed them in this story.
JD Kirk stretches the extremes of plausibility with all the action that he gives to Hoon. Most of the plot is credible but the investigation techniques that Hoon choses are fairly unlikely. Some of Hoon's extreme violence works well but there is so much here that it starts to lose the shock factor which is a shame.
On the other hand, as the violence builds up and flips over into fantasy the book is at its best. Hoon is described as a combination of Jack Reacher and James Bond - very true!!
This is a definite change of pace from the Logan books and I needed to tune into the violence, once I did then I enjoyed the story and am looking forward to the next one.