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Blood and Sand

(The first book in the Hank Boyd Adventures series)
A novel by

A fierce sandstorm hits southern Algeria and uncovers a lost ruin, its location unknown to modern man...until now. A team led by slacker archaeologist, Harrison "Hank" Boyd, is called in to investigate the find.

In way over his head, Hank must lead his team through countless dangers and survive brutal encounters with enemies both human and inhuman alike. And if that's not bad enough, a shadowy group with a thirst for violence and a blind ambition is hot on their heels and will stop at nothing to obtain what has been found.

Hank and company should have heeded the warning left by the ancient civilization who built this place. Expertly carved into the face of the golden relief found at the ruin entrance and written in perfect Latin is 'liberate te ex inferis' yourself from hell.

Matthew James' debut novel is an action-packed thrill-ride reminiscent of Jeremy Robinson, Matthew Reilly, and James Rollins. Sit back and enjoy yourself while getting lost in an adventure like no other.

*Also, check out a 'Behind the Scenes' look at the process of putting together this book, starting from Day 1. It’s located in the back, right after the last chapter.


"With Blood and Sand, Matthew James has proven that true adventure is found in the fine line between myth and reality. James walks that tightrope with a master's touch!"
--J.M. LeDuc, Bestselling author of SIN

"Blood and Sand takes readers on a spellbindingly treacherous journey that also manages to have fun along the way!"
--Rick Chesler, Bestselling author of HOTEL MEGALODON

“Blood and Sand is everything you could want in an adventure novel. It takes you across the globe to strange settings, introduces a mystery so intriguing that you just can’t look away, and keeps you turning pages long after your bed time. Just a damn fine read! James is definitely an author to watch!"
--David McAfee, Bestselling author of 33A.D.

“Matthew James has cemented his place among the finest new talents!”

“If you like thrills, chills, and nonstop action, then Matthew James may just be your next favorite author!"
--John Sneeden, Bestselling author of THE SIGNAL

“A talented new voice in the action-thriller genre!”
--Richard Bard, Bestselling author of BRAINRUSH

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"Blood and Sand, the firstinstallment in James' Hank Boyd Thriller series, takes readers on aspellbindingly treacherous journey that also manages to have fun alongthe way." - Rick Chesler

"The next Hank Boyd Adventure can't come soon enough!" - David McAfee

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Used availability for Matt James's Blood and Sand

Paperback Editions

June 2016 : USA Paperback

Title: Blood and Sand - Anniversary Edition (A Hank Boyd Adventure Book 1)
Author(s): Matthew James
ISBN: 1-5305-3168-3 / 978-1-5305-3168-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Blood and Sand (The Hank Boyd Adventures Book 1)
Author(s): Matt James
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA