The Black Art of Killing
The most explosive thriller you'll read this year
An action packed adventure thriller from the acclaimed screenwriter of Keeping Faith. For fans of Frank Gardner and James Swallow.
For twenty years Leo Black was in the SAS.
Now he lectures on violence instead of committing it.
Having put his soldiering days long behind him, Black pursues a respectful academic life.
But when a former comrade in arms is killed trying to prevent a scientist's abduction, Black is faced with an unexpected choice.
Be the upright citizen the university demands - or avenge the dead man to whom he owes his life . . .
Praise for The Black Art of Killing
Breathlessly enjoyableThe Times
An edge-of-the-seat thriller . . . should come with a health warningIrish Independent
Fasten your seatbelts for a quality thriller . . .Independent on Sunday
Praise for Matthew Hall-
This intelligent thriller is his best work yetThe Sun
This is an ideal piece of escapism. I heartily recommend itShots Magazine
Hall probes how a real-life Jack Reacher figure might cope with years of taking lives for the greater good, and Black's inner conflict gives the firefights and betrayals erupting around him unusual depthThe Times
A Bond-style thriller for the 21st century. . . Written with pace and great panache, it feels like a movie alreadyThe Daily Mail
A fast-paced global thrillerMail on Sunday
Matthew Hall has crafted an action thriller with more texture than mostThe Times