A Stolen Season
By Steve Hamilton
Minotaur Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780312355012, 337pp.
Publication Date: August 28, 2007
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On a freezing night in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, a night that wouldn't feel so unusual if it wasn't the Fourth of July, an antique wooden boat plows full-speed into a line of old railroad pilings in the shallow waters of Waishkey Bay. With Alex McKnight on the rescue mission, the passengers are brought safely to shore. Alex figures the story's over but he's dead wrong.
The boat accident's happy ending turns into a living hell for Alex when he discovers that the three men he saved are actually connected to a deadly drug-smuggling syndicate that has his girlfriend, Ontario police officer Natalie Reynaud, deep undercover five hundred miles away. Now it's up to Alex to do damage control on both sides of the border--and protect the woman he loves--before the cycle of violence comes around full circle
"Expertly paced…startling."--Publishers Weekly
"One of those mysteries that lulls readers into a sense of security, but nothing is certain here."--Washington Post Book World "Hair-raising suspense."
--Booklist "The chill of Michigan's Upper Peninsula doesn't cool the action in Edgar-winner Hamilton's expertly paced seventh Alex McNight novel…Plot turnarounds and double-crosses ensure a startling conclusion."
"Hamilton's gamble of putting the most exciting action offstage with the girlfriend pays off big-time here. Hair-raising suspense with poignant characterization."
"Guaranteed to leave readers breathless."
"The cast is strong and the local color as vivid as ever."--Kirkus Reviews
"Hamilton... paint[s] a rich and vivid portait of a world where the chill in the air is often matched by that of the soul."--Providence Journal-Bulletin