A Stolen Season

A Stolen Season

By Steve Hamilton

Minotaur Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780312355012, 337pp.

Publication Date: August 28, 2007

Description

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



About the Author
Steve Hamilton was born and raised in Detroit, and graduated from the University of Michigan where he won the prestigious Hopwood Award for fiction. In 2006, he won the Michigan Author Award for his outstanding body of work. His novels have won numerous awards and media acclaim beginning with the very first in the Alex McKnight series, A Cold Day in Paradise, which won the Private Eye Writers of America/St. Martin's Press Award for Best First Mystery by an Unpublished Writer. Once published, it went on to win the MWA Edgar and the PWA Shamus Awards for Best First Novel, and was short-listed for the Anthony and Barry Awards. His book The Lock Artist is the winner of the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Novel. Hamilton currently works for IBM in upstate New York where he lives with his wife Julia and their two children.


Praise For A Stolen Season

"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."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"Hamilton's gamble of putting the most exciting action offstage with the girlfriend pays off big-time here. Hair-raising suspense with poignant characterization."
--Booklist
 
"Guaranteed to leave readers breathless."
--Mystery News
 
"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