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Publication Order of Dan Bridger Books

Bridger (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Police and Thieves (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Evan Maitland Books

Maitland (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maitland Under Siege (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maitland's Reply (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Get Maitland (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lieutenant George Hastings Books

The Betrayers (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goodbye Sister Disco (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Assailant (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silent Places (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bullet Beth (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Before They Make You Run (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reinhardt's Mark (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Detective (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Reckoning (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once Upon a Time in Camelot (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The German (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

James Patrick Hunt is an English author of fiction. Born in 1964 in Surrey, England, his full name is James Patrick Hunt. He graduated with a degree in aerospace engineering from St. Louis University in 1986. In addition to being a writer of print and e-books, he has worked full-time as a lawyer.

Hunt graduated in 1992 from Marquette University Law School and went on to work in the field for quite some time and has not stopped yet. He currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma, spending his time writing when he is not practicing law.

James Hunt officially became a published author with the 2005 release of his book, Maitland. The book is the first in the Evan Maitland series of fiction. This mystery series is full of adventure and focuses on the adventures of the main character, who is named Evan Maitland (as you may have guessed). Maitland works as a seller of antiques and as a bounty hunter part-time after being pushed out of being a cop in Chicago thanks to fake corruption charges.

The series debut was followed up by the release of the second novel a year later, titled Maitland Under Siege. The third book is titled Maitland’s Reply and came out in 2009. The fourth book in the series came out two years later and is called Get Maitland. If you loved the Jason Bourne series or action and thriller novels, you’ll love this exciting series from respected author James Hunt.

Hunt is also the author of the Lieutenant George Hastings series. There are five books in the series, starting with The Betrayers and concluding with Bullet Beth, released in 2011. The series is a mystery crime thriller that features the adventures of Lieutenant George Hastings as he solves a variety of cases.

James Hunt has also penned the Dan Bridger series, which readers were first able to get their hands on in 2010 with the debut of the first book in the series, appropriately titled Bridger. Police and Thieves is the title of the second novel, and both cover the adventures of a highly skilled jewel thief.

Besides writing many mystery and crime thriller novels and series, Hunt has also written a few standalone novels. These started with the 2006 release of his novel Before They Make You Run. Reinhardt’s Mark came out in 2012, and James Hunt followed those up with several more novels, including The Detective and The Reckoning.

Maitland is the first book in the Evan Maitland series. It features main character Evan Maitland, who has the unique jobs of a full-time antique salesman and bounty hunter. He is the operator and co-owner of Collette’s Antiques, a small store in Chicago. When he’s not selling antiques to interested parties, he makes a living as a bounty hunter and bail enforcement agent.

When he’s approached about a job, he thinks that it will be easy enough. He’s been hired by a bail bondsman to bring back Barry McDermott, who has skipped out on his bond. What makes Evan think that this bounty gig will be easy is the fact that McDermott isn’t violent or a huge threat. But when the simple retrieval gets more complex, all bets are off.

Bary is a lawyer that has been charged with statutory rape and is likely more frightened than he is frightening. But the bounty hunter and salesman has no idea that the whole reason that Barry was able to escape is that he paid for it with cash. That cash happens to be stolen from the local Jamaican gang.

When a gunfight starts up later, Maitland kills a man in self-defense, and he is shot and injured. Maitland recovers from his injury and tries to put things back together, all the while knowing that someone out there wants him dead. Is it the Posse, or is it another outside party? Maitland knows that someone out there has his number, but he has little going for him other than a fellow Chicago policewoman having his back.

Meanwhile, Jamaican Posse wants the lawyer dead at all costs, and Maitland very well may be caught in the middle. Can he track down Barry McDermott and get him back to where he needs to be? Or will the Jamaican gang catch up with the lawyer before the bounty hunter can get to him? Pick up the exciting debut novel in the Maitland series by James Hunt to find out!

Maitland Under Siege is the second book in the Evan Maitland series by James Hunt. The antique seller and part-time bounty hunter and bail enforcement agent Evan Maitland is back, and there is no shortage of work waiting for him. Fresh off a case involving accused lawyer Barry McDermott’s disappearance, Maitland knows better than to underestimate how tough it will be to track down a fugitive.

Maitland is approached about a gig by Charlie Mead about a bail jumper named Thomas Hicks, and he wants to hire Evan to bring him back. But when Evan discovers that Thomas has already killed two men, he decides that it’s more than fair to double his fee. Even more troublingly, they agree to pay it, which means that he’s now got a job to do that mostly involves tracking down a dangerous killer.

What he doesn’t know is that Thomas may have killed the mob enforcers in self-defense and isn’t the hardened killer that he believes him to be. While Thomas has made himself look guilty by jumping bond, he is aware of the fact that he is a black man that has a record. Thomas knows he is at risk on the street and feels he’s unlikely to get justice in court, so he flees.

It’s up to Evan Maitland to go to Kansas to track down Thomas and find out what happened along the way. He gets some help from former stranger Nina along the way. Can he figure out how to bring the bail jumper to justice and see that he gets a fair result at the end? You’ll have to read James Hunt’s exciting second sequel to find out. Pick up Maitland Under Siege by going to your local bookstore or looking for it online!

James Patrick Hunt is an English author born in 1964.

+Biography

Hunt writes mystery and thriller novels. The author was born in Surrey, England. While a portion of his early childhood was spent in England, he eventually moved to Oklahoma, the new setting affecting his sensibilities and impacting the sorts of stories he would come to write.

Not many people are aware of the fact that Hunt graduated from Parks College of Saint Louis University with a degree in aerospace engineering in 1986. Looking at Hunt, aerospace engineer isn’t the first thing you would think of.

And the field obviously didn’t appeal to him, seeing as he eventually went to Marquette University Law School, leaving the institute in 1992 with a degree in law.

The author has never really left Oklahoma despite having his roots in England. This is where he has continued to live and still writes from. Best known for the George Hastings novels, James Patrick Hunt could be described as a bit of a late bloomer.

It wasn’t until 2006 when novels like ‘Before They make You Run’ and ‘Maitland Under Siege’ came out that Hunt took to writing with real fervor, giving his many ideas life and introducing Lieutenant George Hastings to readers.

Since then, Hunt has written a number of detective mysteries and thrillers about the character. It is worth noting that James Patrick Hunt is still a practicing lawyer, his efforts as a writer doing little to discourage him from pursuing the law.

+The Betrayers

Two police officers are gunned down at Nine O’clock on a busy suburban street. More than anything, the brutality of the crimes shocks St. Louis. The deaths of Deputy Chris Hummel and Deputy Wade Childers are seemingly senseless, compelling many to question the impetus behind the crime; whether the deputies were targeted by some sinister figure or they merely pulled the wrong driver over.

Lieutenant George Hastings has a hard task ahead of him. As the primary investigator on the case, Hastings will have to look to detective Bobby Cain in unraveling these events. Cain might be inexperienced, but the detective has all the right connections in the right places.

It will take everything Hastings and Cain have to pull the lives of the murdered officers apart. Hummel initially proves to be the most interesting of the two, having spent a year undercover before playing a significant role in the conviction of one of the biggest meth dealers in the area.

However, Hastings soon learns that there is so much more to the case than one drug dealer’s vendetta.

James Patrick Hunt set out to mark his territory as a crime novelist with this book and he more or less succeeds. The book might be a little formulaic but Hunt still delivers a good time for fans of mystery novels.

It is easy to see why some people might have dismissed this book at the start. After all, even with everything that Hunt does, you are unlikely to come across people raving about ‘The Betrayers’ or even talking about.

This is one of those novels that tend to go unnoticed; though, those readers that have eventually stumbled upon it have attested to being pleasantly surprised. James Patrick Hunt knows how to keep things interesting.

For instance, he more or less tells you who the villain of the story is from the very beginning, eliminating any suspense he could have milked out of the process of slowly unraveling his identity to readers.

However, merely knowing the identity of the bad guy of the story doesn’t really tell you anything, and those readers who chose to give the book a chance for a few more chapters will tell you that there are actually so many more surprises waiting within.

In a way, by removing the mystery of the villain at the start, Hunt leaves readers open to exploring far more interesting facets of his book. There are a number of subplots in the book, twisting in and out of one another and making the overall narrative far more interesting than one might expect.

James Patrick Hunt is a lawyer; so it could be argued that he was perfectly placed to give readers a unique perspective of the crime-solving process and the drama that can ensue. Or maybe, Hunt is just that imaginative.

Either way, in reading this book, it is almost impossible to tell that Hunt is an amateur author still struggling to find his footing in the literary arena. Most readers will, at the very least, appreciate Hunt for being such an amazing storyteller.

Those few individuals with unique tastes cannot deny the fact that Hunt does a masterful job of weaving all the components of this book, all the hitmen, corrupt officers and detectives together.

With The Betrayers, James Patrick Hunt definitely proved that he was a first-rate crime fiction author.

+The Silent Place

Anyone who has met Lt. George Hastings knows that he is loyal to every single person under his command, and he will back them to the very end, even when it gets him into trouble.

It comes as no surprise when a few conflicts with the top brass land the Lieutenant and his team a less than enticing assignment that finds them keeping an eye on Senator Alan Preston.

Preston’s plans to take the nation by storm in the upcoming presidential elections hit a speed bump when John Reese escapes Prison. The former CIA Agent was prosecuted by Preston and might be out to settle a score.

Preston doesn’t help his situation by being so cagey with the details of the case, only insisting that Reese is a traitor who should have been executed a long time ago. For Hastings, the situation takes a complicated turn when he discovers that Reese might have good reason to come after Preston.

Hastings, none the less, works to find and stop Reese, all too aware that he isn’t the only one hunting the veteran.

This George Hastings novel puts a lot of political suspense thrillers to shame. James Patrick Hunt succeeds with this book because he makes Reese, the antagonist of the book, just as interesting as Hastings, making the clash between the two all the more epic.

You cannot help but cheer for both men even while struggling with the anxiety of knowing that only one of them will come out on top.

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