JD Kirk’s Northwind

Written by Zertex

On March 26, 2021

We’re delighted to be able to officially announce the first in JD Kirk’s DCI Logan spin-off series, featuring everyone’s favourite potty-mouthed polisman, Bob Hoon. We’re very excited about this series, and have partnered with Audible Studios to produce audiobooks which will be published worldwide on the same day as ebook and paperback editions.

The book will be published on 12th October 2021, and will be available to pre-order soon. In the meantime, here’s the blurb.

Northwind: A Robert Hoon Thriller

Northwind by JD Kirk

Shunned by his old colleagues, and dividing his time between a dead-end job and the bottom of a whisky bottle, former Police Scotland Detective Superintendent Bob Hoon’s life is a mess.

Then an old face from Hoon’s Special Forces days turns up asking for help: his teenage daughter has been missing for months, the police have drawn a blank, and he needs the kind of help that only Hoon can provide. 

And besides, Hoon owes him one.

From the Highlands of Scotland, to the mean streets of London, Hoon’s relentless hunt for the girl will see him make new friends and encounter old enemies. Enemies who know what happened to the girl. And to hundreds more like her.

But Hoon’s been given something that makes him dangerous, something he thought he’d long-since lost: a purpose.

He may be a disgraced ex-copper, a barely-functioning alcoholic, and a borderline psychopath, but Bob Hoon still believes in justice.

And he’s just the foul-mouthed **** to dish some out.

From the pages of JD Kirk’s DCI Logan series, Northwind is the first in a new series of action-packed thrillers for fans of Lee Child, James Patterson, and Mark Dawson. 

What do you think? Are you looking forward to Hoon’s first solo adventure? Let us know in the comments below!

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    Wow looking forward to this – Hoon is a character 🙂

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      If ever there was a spin off waiting to happen it was Hoon! Can’t wait for October and the Big Man!

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        Can’t wait for the hoon spin off, I’m sure it’ll be as good as jack Logan is

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        Really looking forward to this spinoff, Hoon might be potty mouthed but he makes me laugh, roll on October!

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          Can’t wait….

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        Bring it on! Can’t wait!

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      Awww as foul mouthed person …I look forward in the further education that is Hoon…brilliant..what a character…good luck ..as if needed 😈😈🥳

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      Just hope Hoon’s adventures aren’t too dark and that his ‘softer side’?? shines through some of the time!

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        Yes, will look forward to this, will like to see how Hoon manages to cope in different surroundings, ie London,and do we get to see a different side to Hoon when he has to use his detection skills to find out what has happened to the girl.

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      Can’t wait till I can pre order this book. Looking forward to reading about Hood’s experience now he is away from the force.

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        Can’t wait!

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          Can’t wait love these books and will definitely want to follow the hoon spin offs highly recommend them

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      A joy to anticipate. Hoon seems to me the man Logan might have become if the wind had blown from a different direction. Look forward to him showing the bad guys the hammer of justice.

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      Looking forward to this!

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      Love Hoon. Can’t wait to read more about him.

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      Yes! Really looking forward to this book. I love Hoon’s character

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      Sounds fab, both hubby and I are really excited about this. I love to read where as hubby loves the audio versions, and I think we’re both in for a treat.

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    OK I’m hooked, cannot wait to see how the big man copes without his ‘baby sitters’ Hoon on the Toon, now there’s a thought

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      Yeeessssssss! Most anticipated book for 2021!
      I have a soft spot for ole Bob and can’t wait to hear what he gets up to x

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        Hoon is one of my favourite characters, can’t wait to read this

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        Can’t wait, I love Hoon, wow it sounds like a page Turner as usual from JD Kirk

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      I can barely contain my excitement I’ve love all the dci jack Logan books with Bob Hook in them, this great news

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        I am really looking forward to this book and I hope that Angus King will narrate the audio version.

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        Roll on October 12. Look out Logan, you have competition! Looking forward to meeting Hoon’s friends and foes – great news for us, your avid readers. Keep writing please…

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      Hoon totally deserves to be the central character in a series of his own. I have no doubt that he will be a worthy entrant to my J D Kirk library. Roll on October!

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    Oh this sounds great will await with interest

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      Cant wait, for the book, I love the character Hoon

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    Always liked Bob Hoon, never knew what was coming next. Looking forward to reading the book. Reading the Logan books was one of the better things of lockdown

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      I love Hoon with a worrying passion given he’s a foul mouthed soak and I’m a mild mannered grandmother of 8. Maybe that’s why. Can’t wait to read Northwind.

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    Sounds excellent-can’t wait for it👍

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    Can’t wait for Northwind, sounds great from the blurb. Love the DCI logan books and Hoon is a great character in those so to write a book about him is a natural flow.

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    Oh my goodness I can’t wait!

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      I am so happy that Hoon is getting his own book. He is such a great character. Yes he is a bit rough around the edges and his outbursts have me laughing out loud. I can’t wait to see what the book has in store for him.

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    Sounds right op my street

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    Really looking forward to this! Foul mouthed he may be……but the humour is there!

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      Can’t wait to read this book excited or what thank you

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    Can’t wait to see Hoon in action again! Bring it on !!

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    Bring it on!

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      Love the DCI Logan books. Can’t wait to read the Hoon book to see what he gets up to. I’m sure it will be pure brilliance just like the Logan seties

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    Love Hoon, my kind of guy! My Dad would swear a blue streak when working, I worked around guys that were pretty foul mouthed…..so when someone is shocked by “unusual” language, I am like “huh?”. I just follow the story and the tone, the author makes the book great. JD Kirk is a writing wizard!

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    Sounds like a cracking good read. Looking forward to it already!

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      So looking forward to reading the first book featuring Bob. He reminds me of so many people I’ve known and his language is almost as colourful as my own! I am invested in the lives of Logan et al and am impressed with JDs writing. Took a chance reading the first book and haven’t stopped since!

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    But! But…I can’t preorder it yet! Must preorder now!

    Seriously, I can’t wait!! Love all the characters in Logan’s world but Hoon’s spinoff is the best.

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    I can hardly wait!!!!!!!

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    Wow I can’t wait just what we need a bit of Hoon

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    Looking for the Pre-order button…

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    So looking forward to this!

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      Roll on October! Can’t wait for a bit of Hoon magic! 😂 hopefully this could be the start of a new series? Hint! Hint! 😉 I’ve got all ten Logan books, I’m not a fan of audio as I speak doric myself and live in Inverness do I like to read in my lingo! And there’s nothing like a good book in your hand. 😂😁

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    I genuinely can’t wait for this! Another genre to venture into…

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    Sounds as if it’s going to be good! I do love Logan though.😊

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    Oh, yes, definitely want to read more and learn more about Hoon. Can’t wait.

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    North wind is a lazy wind
    Disnae go roon about ye it goes richt through ye!!

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    Sounds fab be great

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    Wow, another great book cover that makes me want this book NOW. Can hardly wait to see and hear Bob in action.

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      Awe superb! Cant wait to hit the preorder button! Hoon has me throwing a rib with laughter

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    Will be on tenterhooks until I can click that ‘pre-order’ button and wishing time away until the book is out. Come on Hoon!

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    Definitely a yes from me! Where do I pre order please!

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    Looking forward to this. Could read the DCI Logan books in one sitting if I could get away with it and sure this will be the same

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    Anything written by JD Kirk is bound to be a jewel! We (his fans) have been eagerly anticipating the first “Hoon” book ever since we knew it was coming. Hoon is a fabulous character – flawed, and yet compelling, because one can sense the good and decent man under all the profanity and alcohol. I will be pre-ordering as soon as it is available!

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    Bring it on!!
    This mad crazy world really needs a good Hooning, and I for one will love every moment of it!! 😃😃😜😜

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    Looking forward to Hoon being a star in his own right. Love the Logan books and hope the Hoon series has the same fast pace and black humour the Logan books have.

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    Hoon! Foul mouthed and hilarious, I love this guy and can’t wait to read it.

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    Sooooo who will be the narrator for Hoon?

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    Very excited for this opportunity to delve into the world fro Horn’s POV. Like so many of the authors previous spin offs this is bound to be a show stealer!!

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    Cannot wait to see what Hoon gets up to… certainly a complex character that is typical of some Scots men ..hard working and hard raised….my father would say he was dragged up not brought up.

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    Brilliant looking forward to it

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    Can’t wait

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    Give me more!

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    Can’t wait. Bring it on. Love the character.

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    Will this be narrated by Angus King as well? Hope so.

    Wish we could clone JD Kirk. Hooked on the DCI Logan audio series. Awaiting #11.

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      I cant wait to see what Hoon gets up to. Must admit I kind of cant help liking Hoon, one of my favourite characters and was sorry to see him go.

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    DCI Logan is going to be a wee bit annoyed, or maybe relieved to get rid of Hoon, for a while.

    Can’t wait to read it. The Logan series is addictive. 👍


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      Have to mark this on my calendar 👍.

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        Looking forward to reading about Hoon’s new adventures! Always look forward to a new JD Kirk book!

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    Any more JD Kirk are definitely to be welcomed – yeah!!

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    Great Idea the spin off bring it on 🙂

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    Wishing my life away now, can’t wait until October.

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    Looking forward to October. Love Hoon and can’t wait to see what he gets up to.

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      Great stuff !!! Hoon has sweary phrases that I have never heard before , and that is quite an achievement ? He’s welcome in ma hoose any time , and soon will be . I’ll get a good bottle in , and enjoy . CHEERS .

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    Aaah Hoon was not one of my favourite people but this blurb has got me in!
    Damn it ….. I will be buying this book..

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    Anxious to read it. I love Logan and that series. I am sure that this will be great!! Thanks

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    Waiting with anticipation of Hoon spin off.
    He is something else.

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    Bring it on, can’t wait.🙂🙂

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    Oh yes!!! I can’t wait to learn some new words again!!! Love Hoon and his antics.

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    Wow – can’t wait to see what Hoon gets up to
    Great character for a spin off book
    Looking forward to next Jack Logan book

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    Love the Logan books and this will be the cherry on the top! So happy Hoon is getting a book of his own. Hope it’s the start of a series!

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    Looking forward to reading the first Hoon book. Should be good!

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    Really looking forward to this, Hoon is old school and his colourful language and his flagrant disregard for any rules but his own make him a brilliant character letting him loose to go rogue is going to be brilliant !

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    Looking forward to reading this. Hoon is a great character.

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    Hoon is the best and funniest swearer ever. A character who generates a variety of reactions in the reader from sympathy to contempt should make great reading. So looking forward to pre-ordering.

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    Very much looking forward to this!

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      Love hoon he’s a character in himself.

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    Can’t think of a better way to spend a dreich October evening. Here’s to a successful Hoon.

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    Looking forward to reading what Hoon will get up to next. To say that he’s a character doesn’t do him justice.

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    Great, can’t wait, Hoon can teach me more tossing swearing.

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    I canny wait definitely a character favourite

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    Is London ready for Hoon? I’m looking forward to finding out

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    Cannot wait ! Hoon is a Great character. I will Definitely be purchasing this book, as I have All the other books 👍

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    Can’t wait, loved the DCI Logan books will have to make sure I read Hoon’s book on my own, the family don’t get my out loud laughing when I read the DCI Logan books!

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    Cannot wait for this to drop onto my kindle app. Hoon is a brilliant character & as for his swearing, it’s so funny. How you think of them I just don’t know.

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    Sounds like another belter of a book for JD Kirk. Been a fan since the release of the first DCI Jack Logan book so canny wait to pre-order this new gem. I love the obscene patter that spews from Hoon’s foul mouth, it genuinely makes me laugh out loud when I’m reading the books. I’ll be patiently waiting it’s release.

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    Can’t wait to read the adventures of Hoon. The characters in the Jack Logan series take me back to my days in the Polis and I laugh out loud at times as I can relate to some of the comments and situations. Bring it on!

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    Can’t wait. Anything Kirk writes is always a great and enjoyable read. Missed Bob Hoon, he’s a hoot.

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    LOVE,LOVE,LOVE Hoon…..can’t wait.!!!!!!

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    Can’t wait

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    Looking forward to the usual foul mouthed rant from Horrible Hoon, can’t wait.

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    Nice can’t wait to read your adventures for Hoon hope he can redeem himself
    There is a good cop underneath
    Love The Logan series read them all so far

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    October can’t come soon enough!
    Looking forward to Hoon’s new adventures.

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      I’ve read all of the DCI Logan books and loved them all. Patiently waiting for the next one to hit the shelves.
      Hoon was certainly a great character in the books and wonder if London knows what’s about to hit it. Will the Londoners understand his lingo down there? Mind you swearing is more or less universal, so shouldn’t be too much of a problem, it’s just the order of the words coming out that might confuse them!!!

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    I’m really looking forward to finding out a bit more about. potty mouth Hoon ,I’m sure it’ll be a good read .

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    This had made my day!!! I love Hoon (his annoyed rescue of two characters in a previous book had me in stitches) and I can’t wait to see him strike out on his own without the dubious restraint of his former colleagues. Who are utterly useless at restraining and more on the enabling side of things. Brilliant, brilliant news!

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    Sounds fantastic and I just want to know how to pre order. I am addicted to your stories and always get excited when a new book arrives in my library. Keep up the good work

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    All I need, another character addiction. Hoon is a force of nature. Would hate to live with him but can’t wait to enjoy him on the page

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    Can’t wait. Love Hoon’s character. Makes me laugh out loud at some of his foul mouthed sayings! 😂

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    Can you not team him up with Stuart MacBride’s DCI Steel, now, that would be some book.

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    A raging alcoholic, everybody loves, can’t wait…

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      Oh I can’t wait to read this. I absolutely love DCI Logan & his colleagues but Hoon is big enough to tell his own story. Roll on October 👏👏👏

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    Looking forward to reading this. I know the author asked us via email some time ago, which characters would we like to see in a spin off novel. Hoon wasn’t on my list. However, I have warmed to him in later novels, so it should be an entertaining prospect.

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    Well, if that blurb doesn’t blow your previous pre-order record out of the water, I don’t know what will. Excellent. As for my opinion of Bob Hoon? HOON FOR P.M.! (Imagine it. You’ve got to admit he couldn’t be any worse and could well be a lot better. At least politics would be more interesting.) 😉

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    Hoon is a bit crazy but then again, so am I. My wife (also a bit crazy) and I are looking forward to the pre-order. Long live Hoon!!

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    Really looking forward to this first book about Hoon himself can’t wait for the release , he’s a great character in the Logan books so here’s to October .

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    That’s great can’t wait to read the Hoon book loved him in the books. So funny I hope it doesn’t bring to an end of the Logan series though. Don’t know what I’d do without my Logan fix😂😂 can we pre ordered it yet ? Can’t find it on Amazon

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    Hoon is the most brilliantly funny character I’ve ever read about. I adore every Logan book, and devour them, so when I heard about Hoon getting his own series…amazing news! I have never laughed so much, sitting on my own, reading a book. I’m even buying them for friends to make sure they don’t miss out own the amazing JD Kirk.

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    Looking forward to this spin off
    ?series but hope you have time to keep Jack Logan busy too.

    Well done on the weight loss – amazing difference!! I’m walking on average 49 miles a week with my retriever but it’s not having the same effect on me.😂

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    Great idea to have a Hoon spin-off. Really looking forward to that. The storyline sounds very intriguing. He’s certainly a unique character. Can’t wait for the 11th Logan book either. Please keep on writing those. A brilliant read, every one of them.

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    Can’t wait for the spin-off. His horrible language keeps me in stitches. He says it so well!

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    Looking forward to reading this, have enjoyed his escapades so far, so a whole book to himself will be something to behold.

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    Yes will definitely buy this book – love the humour you manage to endower these books with as well as the violence and of course the scenery.

    Can’t you get your wife to have a go at your hair. My daughter’s hair, who is in Scotland, is now below her waist – she also is looking forward to the hairdressers opening.

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    Hoon reminds me me of my greatuncle. Yep,he was a Scot. Loved him. And he expanded y vocabulary.

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    Really looking forward to this book.

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    Thanks JD, you’ve whetted the appetite. Can’t wait to read Hoon’s escapades, even though his language makes me cringe at times. Love this character of yours, almost as much as Jack Logan.

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    Slevering with anticipation!

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    Really looking forward to Hoon’s debut as the leading character. I love his colourful language and temper tantrums! But can a leopard really change its spots, even when in charge of a serious mission?? Please don’t tone down Hoon’s behaviour too much!!

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    I’ve still to find out exactly what how and when Hoon gets booted out of the polish, but welcome his new adventures in his own series soon

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    Love all the Logan books, so certainly looking forward to this.

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    Love the Logan books! I read them as soon as they come out! Mixed feelings about Hoon, he shows his humanity towards young DC Neish in the last book, but if there is a lot of swearing as he was prone to do before he left the force, then that will be a no no for me. In the right context yes, but swearing for the sake of it, no. Proof will be in the reading, so I wait anxiously.

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    remember HOON *spoiler* so he’s not all bad. swears a bit though

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    I can’t wait to read Northwind. Hoon is quite a character and I missed his foul mouthed insults. His background is intriguing. October seems so far away!

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    If you’re going to pick a character you’ve f***king picked the right one!

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    So looking foreward to this. Roll on October