Dead Men’s Dust by Matt Hilton is in the genre of novels that include the following characteristics. A person with highly developed and extraordinary military skills becomes an assassin for one of the various alphabet agencies of the US government. After a few years of eliminating targets named as enemies of the US, Joe Telfer settles down, but in the UK, not the US. After getting a call that his brother’s wife is being harassed, Joe employs his seemingly innate skills to solve her problem and, by the way, promises that he will help her by finding his brother, her husband, a guy that has abandoned his wife and kids in England to take up with a girlfriend in the US. Now we have the reason for Joe to return to the US and look for his brother, John Telfer.

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