Monday, January 29, 2018

Matt Hilton's "Worst Fear"

Matt Hilton quit his career as a police officer to pursue his love of writing tight, cinematic American-style thrillers. He is the author of the high-octane Joe Hunter thriller series.

Here Hilton dreamcasts an adaptation of Worst Fear, his new novel in the Tess Grey thriller series:
The principal characters of Worst Fear are private investigator Tess Grey and her partner, Nicolas ‘Po’ Villere, an ex-con from Louisiana. Being the fourth book in the series, I have a firm image of both of them in my mind’s eye while writing. Had a movie been made of the book about twenty years ago the principal actors I’d have chosen would have been Patricia Arquette and Sam Elliot as they come closest to the physical and characteristic descriptions I have in mind. However, right now, I’d be hoping for current star appeal so would cast Scarlett Johansson as Tess, and Hugh Jackman as Po.

In the first book in the series – Blood Tracks – I described Po as looking like a younger Clint Eastwood in his Philo Beddoe days, and I still feel the same, but then again Jackman often reminds me of a younger Eastwood/Beddoe too.
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