Publication: 8th July 2021 – Bloomsbury
When acclaimed undercover journalist Casey Benedict is asked to interview a young woman with cystic fibrosis, the patient’s doctor alerts her to the looming threat of antibiotic-resistant infections, tipping her off about a potential new wonder drug. If the rumours are true, this new antibiotic could save millions of lives, but no one wants to admit that the drug even exists.
As Casey investigates, she follows the trail from the Maldives to a game reserve in Zimbabwe, using her undercover skills to probe the truth and find out why the discovery of this new drug is being covered-up. When tragedy unexpectedly strikes, Casey suspects that someone is trying to silence her, but she is not prepared to let the story drop, no matter how much danger she – or those she loves most – are put in.
A searing, page-turning, pulse-racing thriller that sees Casey on a hunt around the globe as she pursues a major exposé into pioneering medical research and drugs that could change the world.
The Hunt and the Kill is the third book by Holly Watt featuring Casey Benedict.
I am delighted to welcome you on my stop for the blog tour of The Hunt and The Kill, the thrilling new novel by Holly Watt.
The Hunt and The Kill is third novel by Holly Watt featuring Casey Benedict as a protagonist. I haven’t read the previous two books – The Lions and The Dead Line -, although I definitely plan to, but I had no problem reading the third book as a stand-alone. Casey Benedict is an incredible protagonist. Fierce, brilliant, determined, she is an investigative journalist for London newspaper The Post. She’s traveled around the world, going undercover and finding herself in dangerous situations to uncover the truth, but, in this third book, she’s been moved to cover the health section of the newspaper and she is not happy about it. Her new article is an interview with 19-year-old Fiona, a patient at Royal Brompton Hospital. Fiona has cystic fibrosis, but antibiotics are no longer working on her. Following Casey’s interview with her and with her doctor, she starts to investigate antibiotic resistance and a new drug that could save not only Fiona’s life, but millions of lives. However, soon the investigation turns very personal for Casey and, travelling from Miami to Mauritius, from Zimbabwe to Cape Town, she finds herself in danger.
I really enjoyed The Hunt and The Kill. The story is suspenseful, intense, and compelling. As the protagonist, the author is an investigative journalist and she gives the reader an insightful and detailed look into the works of a newsroom and investigative journalism as well informative and interesting understanding of antibiotic resistance. A gripping story from start to end, The Hunt and The Kill is novel not to miss!
A huge thank you to Tracy and Bloomsbury for inviting me to join the blog tour and providing me with a proof of the novel.
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An award-winning investigative journalist, Holly Watt was part of the team who broke the MPs expenses scandal and has also worked on the Panama Papers. She has written for the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian. Her debut novel To The Lions, the first in the Casey Benedict series, won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize and the Capital Crime Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards., and was a 2019 Thriller of the Year in the Sunday Times, Times and Guardian. @holly_watt