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ePub Die a Stranger (Alex McKnight Series) download
Author:
Dan John Miller,Steve Hamilton
ISBN13:
978-1455851331
ISBN:
1455851337
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Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (July 3, 2012)
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Thrillers & Suspense
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While reading Steve Hamilton's ninth mystery featuring Michigan ex-cop Alex McKnight, all I kept thinking was, "Why isn't Steve Hamilton more of a household name?"

While reading Steve Hamilton's ninth mystery featuring Michigan ex-cop Alex McKnight, all I kept thinking was, "Why isn't Steve Hamilton more of a household name?" Having read every one of his books, I always walk away immensely satisfied by the depth of his characters, the complexity with which he imbues every plotline, and the emotions he touches on.

I continue to like Alex McKnight as a character, and I continue to enjoy the Upper Peninsula setting of this series. In this book, Alex's nemesis, Chief Roy Maven, actually walks into the Glasgow Inn (Alex's hangout) and asks for Alex's help. Throughout the book, the growing bond between Alex and Maven worked very well.

Let It Burn by Steve Hamilton comes close to being a police procedural except that the main character, Alex McKnight, is retired on two-thirds disability pay from the Detroit police force and now lives in Upper Michigan (. where he supplements his income by renting out the cabins he owns on Lake Superior.

Also by Steve Hamilton. I had no idea that this incident on a lonely runway three hundred miles away would mark the beginning of that strange roller coaster of a summer for me. But looking back on it now, that was Event Number One. Event Number Two?

Steve Hamilton, author of the Alex McKnight series, as well as the Edgar Award winning "The Lock Artist" and upcoming . Steve Hamilton - novels take place in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Die a Stranger Audiobook.

Steve Hamilton, author of the Alex McKnight series, as well as the Edgar Award winning "The Lock Artist" and upcoming novel "The Second Life of Nick Mason". New York Times bestselling author Steve Hamilton will be visiting the Warren Civic Center Library on Saturday, July 7 at 2 p. To register, call. Written by Steve Hamilton, Audiobook narrated by Dan John Miller

Steve Hamilton is one of the most acclaimed mystery writers in the world, and one of only two authors (along with Ross Thomas) to win .

Steve Hamilton is one of the most acclaimed mystery writers in the world, and one of only two authors (along with Ross Thomas) to win Edgars for both Best First Novel and Best Novel. His Alex McKnight series includes two New York Times notable books, and he’s put two recent titles on the New York Times bestseller list. He’s either won or received multiple nominations for virtually every other crime fiction award in the business, from the Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award to the Anthony to the Barry to the Gumshoe.

Written by Steve Hamilton. Narrated by Dan John Miller. Two-time Edgar Award winner and New York Times bestselling author Steve Hamilton returns with this outstanding new novel - perhaps his boldest book yet. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

It’s Alex McKnight at his best and reads more like a standalone novel than an entry in the series. Hamilton is a two-time Edgar Award Winner (for his first novel and first in the McKnight series, A Cold Day in Paradise, and for his 2009 standalone title, The Lock Artist) so his name should come as no surprise. But if you have yet to give him a shot, now is the time. Great hardboiled heroes don’t come along every day, you know.

Written by Steve Hamilton, Audiobook narrated by Dan John Miller. Alex McKnight By: Steve Hamilton. Narrated by: Dan John Miller. Series: Alex McKnight, Book 9. Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins. Categories: Mysteries & Thrillers, Suspense.

Late one night, a plane lands on a deserted airstrip. Five dead bodies are found there the next morning. And now Vinnie LeBlanc is missing. Vinnie is an Ojibwa tribal member, a blackjack dealer at the Bay Mills Casino, and he just might be Alex McKnight’s best friend. He’s come through for Alex more than once in the past, and he never ever misses a day of work. So Alex can’t help but be worried. There’s a deadly crime war creeping into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, leaving bodies in its wake, and Alex wouldn’t think for a minute that his friend could be involved. But when an unexpected and unwelcome stranger arrives in town, Alex will soon find out that the stakes are higher than he ever could have imagined. Two-time Edgar Award winner and New York Times bestselling author Steve Hamilton returns with this outstanding new novel - perhaps his boldest book yet.
  • Steve Hamilton is an underappreciated writer who, through his signature character, Alex McKnight, writes stunning depictions of Northern Michigan and the Great Lakes Region along with spell binding tales of indian culture and life. He is a master at characterization and motivation which is certainly apparent in "Die A Stranger". In a story of a bungled drug delivery that leaves 5 men dead and Alex's best friend, Vinnie LeBlanc, missing, the Upper Michigan Peninsula from private islands for wealthy vacationers to the back streets of rural communities to the seedy side of indian reservations are all brought to vivid life by Hamilton's deft prose as Alex pulls out all the stops, accompanied by an unlikely ally, in a desperate search for his friend.

    Longtime fans of the Alex McKnight series will find this one heavier on mystery and characters and lighter on suspense and thrills (until the last 60 pages or so) but it is all driven by a study in character and in the bonds that unite friends and family. What truths do friends share and withhold from each other? What obligations drive the behavior of estranged parents and children who come to be reunited? Is blood thicker than water in its truest metaphysical sense? These are but some of the character driven questions in this wonderful study of disparate people thrown together to deal with murder, torture, and drug dealing while, at the same time, searching for personal redemption. Alex McKnight has never been more conflicted, more focused, and more confused as he deals with missing friends, indian suspicions regarding his motivations, clueless law enforcement, evil gangsters, and a stranger who is not really a stranger. Recommended for a quick yet introspective and satisfying summer read.

  • While reading Steve Hamilton's ninth mystery featuring Michigan ex-cop Alex McKnight, all I kept thinking was, "Why isn't Steve Hamilton more of a household name?" Having read every one of his books, I always walk away immensely satisfied by the depth of his characters, the complexity with which he imbues every plotline, and the emotions he touches on. That's a rare feat.

    Alex McKnight lives in the small Upper Peninsula town of Paradise. Constantly living with the reminder of being shot as a policeman while his partner was killed (Alex has a bullet lodged just near his heart), he is a fiercely loyal friend and unsuccessful former private investigator who can't seem to stay out of trouble, or trouble just seems to find him.

    Vinnie LeBlanc is one of Alex's closest friends. Maybe even his best friend. The two have gotten into some scrapes before, but both have saved each other from danger in the past. When Vinnie mysteriously disappears the night after his mother dies, Alex knows this isn't just grief-related sadness or the need to get away; he knows Vinnie is in trouble. And despite the entreaties of law enforcement and the distrust of Vinnie's own family and reservation numbers, Alex is determined to find Vinnie and help him.

    With the help of someone from Vinnie's past, Alex discovers his disappearance is tied to an incident at an isolated airport that left five people dead. But the dangers they uncover--and the ramifications of their actions--leave Alex, Vinnie, and everyone they know in harm's way, and there aren't many solutions left.

    What I loved about this book, as I do all of Steve Hamilton's books, is the perfect balance between action, suspense, and introspection. It's not all car chases, gunplay and fistfights, nor is it all brooding and reflection. Alex McKnight is a fantastic character I've really come to enjoy over the years, and I feel that way about the other recurring characters in this series--Vinnie, Jackie, even Chief Maven. I really think the series would make an excellent television show, because I'd want to spend more time with it than simply seeing a movie every now and again.

    If you like this genre, pick up a Steve Hamilton book. Any one in the series would do, as would his two other stand-alone novels. And maybe you'll help me in my quest to make him the household name he deserves to be.

  • Hamilton's story telling has not suffered in what for loyal readers seems an intolerably long absence. Alex's loyalty to his friends - Vinnie most notably - remains an attractive character trait, and places Alex at no small risk in his attempt to reconcile some personal challenges and life-threatening issues facing Vinnie. The familiar scenes of northern Michigan remain, the inhospitable nature of Lake Superior at its worst, the comfortable confines of the Glasgow with Jackie's cold Molson's in front of the usual roaring fire provide the safe haven that Alex and Hamilton's readers find comfortably reassuring and provides some constancy in a challenging and not always welcoming world. The plot twists are vintage Hamilton. The threats seem realistic and contemporary. The characters, both old friends and newly introduced players, are well-developed and some are somewhat unexpected. Tension and suspense are powerful as the book comes to a close and we are reminded of the power of enduring friendships and the risks that people are willing to take for the sake of those friendships. No disappointment in this most recent installment!

  • I've read all of the Alex McKnight books, and I like all of them. I think "Die a Stranger" is one of the best (though it remains hard to top the first one, "A Cold Day in Paradise"). It's well-written, entertaining, and original, and is certainly worth the time and money.

    Regarding the unfavorable reviews I've seen, I have to wonder whether the reviewers really understand and/or appreciate the mystery genre. If they're reading this in e-book form, I also have to wonder if maybe they haven't seen enough yet of the truly horrible writing and editing that continue to plague the e-book market. In that market, I think giving a book like this less than a 5-star review is unconscionable; in the print market, maybe it's more a matter of opinion and personal taste.

    One more thing, on the complaint I've seen about repetitious background material in these books. This book is part of a series, and if one wants to enable the books to be read out of order, the background information is necessary. I understand that, and it doesn't bother me.