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A Reason To Kill (DI Matt Barnes Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Michael Kerr
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Book Description

Book 1 in the DI Matt Barnes Series.



Detective Inspector Matt Barnes is a cop dedicated to his job at the expense of all else. He and his team are protecting the star witness in the upcoming trial of gangland boss, Frank Santini.



All aspects of Matt’s life are altered forever when Santini hires a contract killer, Gary Noon, to hit the safe house. Only Matt survives the onslaught of an inventive and sadistic killer, but is left seriously wounded.



The subsequent search for Noon is both a personal and professional challenge, during which Matt is aided by Criminal Psychologist Dr. Beth Holder, who is brought in to build a profile on Noon.



The man they seek comes to consider Matt a threat to his continued wellbeing, and determines to eliminate him.



As Matt and Beth’s relationship flourishes, more people die at Noon’s hand, and events conspire to bring the cop and killer ever closer to a deadly showdown.



With an unknown enemy within New Scotland Yard, Santini’s goons hunting for him, and a second imported hitman also on his trail, Matt knows that the odds against him surviving by outmanoeuvring the various factions are at best slim.
Noon is the personification of evil; a psychopath using violence and cruelty to feed his sadistic needs. He considers himself a hunter: his fellow man, and especially Matt Barnes, the prey.



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  • File Size: 1112 KB
  • Print Length: 347 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B4IDSWY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,416 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thrilling story. February 3, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
A genuinely gripping read. Great characters and packed with action and food for thought.
Have just started the second in the DI Matt Barnes trilogy, (Lethal Intent) and it is unputdownable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story May 31, 2014
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Character builder was good. The story line keeps you turning the pages for what happens next. Will get another one of his books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good shoot-em-up May 29, 2014
By Tony
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The bad guys are way more colourful than the good guys in this book. And there are plenty of them, and plenty of blood and mayhem. A odd page turner.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read. May 17, 2014
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A bit of an old story, but well written. Suspenseful and fast paced. Enjoyed it and will read more of his stuff.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm hooked May 7, 2014
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This was my first book by Michael Kerr, and I must say that I am in love with this author. This book was very well written and the storyline had me turning page after page. The suspense was awesome and I never got bored with the characters. I read this book at every available chance that I got. This is a book that will make you stay up all night trying to find out what's going to happen next. Now it's time yo downloaded the others. This book is being rated 5 stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good read May 4, 2014
By JohnA
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A fast moving descriptive yarn of wanton killing by a psycho being chased by a dedicated cop.

A good read nonetheless
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read! April 21, 2014
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Really enjoyed this book. Recommended it to my husband because I knew that the fact that it involved violence, romance and a police investigation he would enjoy it and he did! I will be looking for further books from this author
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read! April 13, 2014
By samari
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You have to interpret the British way of wording, but overall the story is very good and well written. I would recommend it. I like longer books and this one had content without being boring.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping Drama Throughout
The criminal characters are exceptionally done and the good cop, bad cop stories will keep your attention. This is a very well-written crime drama with loads of action. Read more
Published 6 days ago by JJSTONE
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Reading, One Flaw
Enjoyed reading the book. The only serious logic flaw I noted was that when the female witness to the first murders was in turn killed, it was noted that only three people knew of... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Joseph Adam
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Great story. A bit too much long descriptive paragraphs and somewhat repeatative............. filler,
Published 25 days ago by Tom Bova
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I have been an avid reader for many, many years, my favorite books being thrillers. I dare to write that this book is one of the best (if not THE best) I have read till today. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't get into it
I didn't like the fact that it was written for a British audience.
Published 1 month ago by Bert Settle
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A very good read AND free
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A reason to read.
Since I am a lover of crime/fiction I started reading this book with some apprehension because I have not met many recently. However my fear was short lived after a few pages. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Roger Serge Dorasamy Naiken
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Exciting read
Published 1 month ago by must64
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD READ
Well written. Lots of action. Good dialog--no much ranting about a political philosophy as some authors or prone to do. Good Thriller.
Published 1 month ago by Douglas K Mandt
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent
So, good story line and very readable. Bad grammar mistakes as well as bad mistakes referring to Americans. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

I write the type of original, action-packed, violent crime thrillers that I know I would enjoy reading if they were written by such authors as: Lee Child, David Baldacci, Harlan Coben, Michael Connelly and their ilk.
Over twenty years in the Prison Service proved great research into the minds of criminals, and especially into the dark world that serial killers - of who I have met quite a few - frequent.

I live in a cottage a mile from the nearest main road in the Yorkshire Wolds, enjoy photography, the wildlife, and of course creating new characters to place in dilemmas that my mind dreams up.

What makes a good read? Believable protagonists that you care about, set in a story that stirs all of your emotions.

If you like your crime fiction fast-paced, then I believe that the books I have already uploaded on Amazon/Kindle will keep you turning the pages.

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