A Stolen Season (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Steve Hamilton

Minotaur Books, 9780312355012, 337pp.

Publication Date: August 28, 2007



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's debut, A Cold Day in Paradise, won the PWA/SMP Best First Private Eye Novel Contest before winning both an Edgar and Shamus Award for Best First Novel. His stand-alone novel The Lock Artist was named a New York Times Notable Crime Book, received an Alex Award, and went on to win the Edgar Award for Best Novel. He attended the University of Michigan, where he won the prestigious Hopwood Award for writing, and now lives in Cottekill, New York, with his wife 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."
"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