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About Pocket-47

Twenty years after crawling from the fiery wreckage of a chartered jet and witnessing his wife and daughter perish, private investigator Nicholas Colt makes a horrifying discovery while tracking a runaway teenage girl.

Fearing for her life because of some incriminating evidence she stumbled upon, fifteen-year-old Brittney Ryan takes to the streets. Colt is hired to find her, but soon finds himself in an ever-widening maze of deceit and betrayal.

Determined to save Brittney and untangle the threads his own tortured past, Colt is forced to square off with one of the most heinous and violent criminals in modern history.


“Hardin gets everything right in his powerhouse thriller debut, which introduces rock star–turned–PI Nicholas Colt . . ." ―Publishers Weekly

"Pocket-47 sucked me in and held me enthralled. 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 the Rizzoli & Isles Novels

"Pocket-47 is a thoroughly engaging, nonstop slay ride." ―Leighton Gage, author of Dying Gasp

"Jude Hardin is a terrific writer and Nicholas Colt is a great character, tough, vulnerable, but with a courageous heart. He's perfectly capable of holding his own in the pantheon of great PI's―Spenser, Elvis Cole, Travis McGee, and now Nicholas Colt." ―Mark Terry, author of The Valley of Shadows

"Jude Hardin’s Pocket-47 is a tough, gritty slice of Florida Noir that keeps you guessing all the way to the finish. His washed up rock-star-turned-scuffling-PI Nicholas Colt is a dark but righteous avenger who’s right up there alongside Travis McGee and Dave Robicheaux in the pantheon of bad-ass antiheroes. Check it out―you’ll be glad you did." ―J. D. Rhoades, author of Breaking Cover

"In a genre that is about voice, Jude Hardin has created a P.I. with a philosophy and sly cynical wit all his own. Plenty of bad guys and action . . . but front and center is new hero, Nicholas Colt." ―Erica Orloff, author of The Roofer