Did you read The Most Dangerous Game in high school? I remember being thrilled by that story! And now Jude Hardin - an Amazon Top 30 mystery author - takes that concept a step further in this newest addition to his acclaimed Nicholas Colt thriller series.

"Snuff Tag 9 tells the story of a whacko billionaire who decides to bring his favorite video game to gruesome, gory life. Nicholas Colt (who definitely has had some bad luck in his life) happens to catch the billionaire's attention and ends up in the middle of a real-life game of Snuff Tag 9. Blood, guts, cameras, defibrillator devices to keep the contestants in line - all of these are bad enough and then Freeze (the billionaire) decides to make the game personal to Colt. A quick, exciting read but not for the faint of heart..." -- Cheryl Stout, Amazon Top 1000 reviewer

"Author Jude Hardin keeps the pace frantic, the thrills non-stop, but best of all is his hero, the wonderfully ironic Nicholas Colt. This is a character I'm eager to follow through many adventures to come." --Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of LAST TO DIE

"Jude Hardin takes the PI novel and psychological suspense to a new, unrestrained level. Fast, fierce, and relentless." --David Morrell, New York Times bestselling creator of RAMBO

Snuff Tag 9 (A Nicholas Colt Thriller), by Jude Hardin

Nicholas Colt's career as a lead guitarist ended with a crushed hand, and his career as a licensed private investigator ended with a narcotics conviction. Since then, he's had some luck making money under the table as a "security consultant." But good luck has a habit of going bad for Colt. Like when he takes the case of an affluent young accountant who has received a threatening letter-a mandate to come and play an ultraviolent video game called Snuff Tag 9.
Colt figures the letter is a scam, but a psychotic four-hundred-pound billionaire known only as Freeze quickly proves him wrong. Freeze, it seems, is populating his version of the game with real people.
Kidnapped and outfitted with a device that will stop his heart if he refuses to join in, Colt finds himself deep in the Okefenokee Swamp hunting-and being hunted by-eight people he has never met, has nothing against…and must kill to survive.

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Jude Hardin's critically acclaimed thriller series rocks on with book number three. Every year, in the United States alone, over 45,000 people disappear without a trace. Nine of them are forced to play a game... SNUFF TAG 9

There's a word for the player who wins: Alive


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