A Stolen Season

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A Stolen Season

By Steve Hamilton

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

Publication Date: August 28, 2007

Description

Edgar Award winner Steve Hamilton takes his acclaimed series to new heights in "A Stolen Season." If you thought you knew Alex McKnight and how far he'll go for the people he cares about . . . think again.

On a freezing night in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, a night that wouldn't feel so unusual if it weren't the Fourth of July, a boat plows full speed into a line of old railroad pilings in the shallow water of Waishkey Bay. After Alex helps rescue the passengers, he figures he'll never see them again. He couldn't be more wrong. The men he saved are connected to a deadly drug-smuggling syndicate and it's up to Alex to do damage control 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Day in Paradise, which won the Private Eye Writers of America/St. Martin's Press Award for Best First Mystery by an Unpublished Writer.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