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Past Crimes

A Van Shaw Novel

by Glen Erik Hamilton

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Past Crimes by Glen Erik Hamilton
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2015
    336 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Van Shaw was raised to be a thief, but at eighteen he suddenly broke all ties to that life and joined the military - abandoning his illicit past and the career-criminal grandfather who taught him the trade. Now, after ten years of silence, his grandfather has asked him to come home to Seattle. But when Van arrives, he discovers his grandfather bleeding out on the floor from a gunshot to the head. With a lifetime of tough history between him and the old man, Van knows he's sure to be the main suspect.

The only way he can clear his name is to go back to the world he'd sworn to leave behind. Tapping into his criminal skills, he begins to hunt the shooter and uncover what drove his grandfather to reach out after so long. But in a violent, high-stakes world where right and wrong aren't defined by the law, Van finds that the past is all too present ... and that the secrets held by those closest to him are the deadliest of all.

Edgy and suspenseful, rich with emotional resonance, gritty action, and a deep-rooted sense of place, Past Crimes trumpets the arrival of a powerful talent in the mold of Dennis Lehane, Robert B. Parker, and John D. MacDonald.

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"Starred Review. Readers will be eager to see more of this tough, clever hero." - Publishers Weekly

"If he stays true to his talent, Hamilton is an author to watch." - Booklist

"A well-written modern rendition of the old-fashioned gritty noir." - Kirkus

"A debut novel from a gifted writer with a sure hand. As much fun to read as Lee Child's Jack Reacher." - J.A. Jance

"Past Crimes is a zipline ride of a thriller, plummeting through the back alleys of Seattle where murder and intrigue reign supreme and the undead past lurks around the next wrong turn. Buckle in and hang on!" - Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times bestselling author

"A home run off the first pitch - this guy has got what it takes." - New York Times bestselling author Lee Child

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A native of Seattle, Glen Erik Hamilton grew up aboard a sailboat and spent his youth finding trouble around the marinas and commercial docks and islands of the Pacific Northwest. He now lives in California with his family, and frequently returns to his hometown to soak up the rain.

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