When Alex helps rescue the passengers of an antique wooden boat the darkest hour of his life begins. Before it's over, he'll face gun smugglers, drug dealers, and a secret from his own past. In the end he'll have to make a basic, brutal choice about who he is and how far he'll go to exact revenge. The stakes have never been higher and the cost never greater.
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"Plot turnarounds and double-crosses ensure a startling conclusion." - PW.
"The slam-bang action, wilderness locale, and climactic plot twists will have readers eagerly awaiting Alex's next adventure." - Library Journal.
"The cast is strong and the local color vivid as ever, but this time, the plot has the phoned-in feel of characters in search of a story." - Kirkus.
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Steve Hamilton is one of the most critically acclaimed writers in the world. His Alex McKnight series includes two New York Times notable books, and he's put two recent titles on the New York Times bestseller list. He's either won or received multiple nominations for virtually every other crime fiction award in the business, from the Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award to the Anthony to the Barry to the Gumshoe. But it was his standalone The Lock Artist that made publishing history, the first book ever to win an Edgar for Best Novel in America, a CWA Steel Dagger for Best Thriller in the UK, and an Alex Award which is given out by the American Library Association to those books that successfully cross over from the adult market and appeal to young adult readers. The Lock Artist has...
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