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Dead Man Running

An Alex McKnight Thriller

by Steve Hamilton

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Dead Man Running by Steve Hamilton
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  • Published Aug 2018
    304 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Alex McKnight - hero of Steve Hamilton's bestselling, award-winning, and beloved private eye series - is back in a high-stakes, nail-biting thriller, facing the most dangerous enemy he's ever encountered.

On the Mediterranean Sea, a vacationer logs on to the security-camera feed from his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Something about his living room seems not quite right - the room is bright, when he's certain he'd left the curtains closed. Rewinding through the feed, he sees an intruder. When he shifts to the bedroom camera, he sees the dead body.

Martin T. Livermore is the key suspect in the abduction and murder of at least five women, but he's never been this sloppy before. When the FBI finally catches him in Scottsdale, he declares he'll only talk to one person: a retired police officer from Detroit, now a private investigator living in the tiny town of Paradise, Michigan. A man named Alex McKnight.

Livermore means nothing to McKnight, but it soon becomes clear McKnight means something to Livermore...and that Livermore's capture was only the beginning of an elaborate, twisted plot with McKnight at the center. In a hunt that will take him across the country and to the edge of his limits, McKnight fights to stop a vicious killer before he can exact his ultimate revenge. And his grand finale will cut closer to home than he ever could have imagined.

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"Starred Review. Fans of serial killer fiction won't want to miss this one." - Publishers Weekly

"Hamilton's long-awaited reboot of the McKnight series is a streamlined, gut-wrenching thriller." - Booklist

"Alex McKnight's been put through the ringer before, but never quite like this...Steve Hamilton rakes his hero over the coals, taking him to hell and back as he faces off with a man so evil that he'd scare the hell out of the devil himself. Full of twists and turns, Hamilton's latest McKnight novel is raw, dark, and absolutely relentless." - The Real Book Spy

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Steve Hamilton Author Biography

Steve Hamilton is the New York Times–bestselling author of twelve novels, most recently The Second Life of Nick Mason and Die a Stranger.  His debut, A Cold Day in Paradise,won both an Edgar and a Shamus Award for Best First Novel. His standalone novel The Lock Artist was a New York Times Notable Crime Book and won an Alex Award and 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.

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