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"I was the Miracle Boy, once upon a time. Later on, the Milford Mute. The Golden Boy. The Young Ghost. The Kid. The Boxman. The Lock Artist. That was all me.
But you can call me Mike."
 
 
Marked by tragedy, traumatized at the age of eight, Michael, now eighteen, is no ordinary young man. Besides not uttering a single word in ten years, he discovers the one thing he can somehow do better than anyone else. Whether it's a locked door without a key, a padlock with no combination, or even an eight-hundred pound safe ... he can open them all.
 
It's an unforgivable talent. A talent that will make young Michael a hot commodity with the wrong people and, whether he likes it or not, push him ever close to a life of crime. Until he finally sees his chance to escape, and with one desperate gamble risks everything to come back home to the only person he ever loved, and to unlock the secret that has kept him silent for so long.
 
Steve Hamilton steps away from his Edgar Award-winning Alex McKnight series to introduce a unique new character, unlike anyone you've ever seen in the world of crime fiction.
 
The Lock Artist is the winner of the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Novel.
 
 
 

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Award-winning author Hamilton returns with a captivating new thriller about ayoung man with the talent to become the perfect criminal--whether he likes itor not.

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Winner of The Edgar Award for Best Novel of the Year.
 
Winner of the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger.

A New York Times Notable Crime Book.

Winner of The Barry Award for Best Novel of the Year.

Michael is no ordinary young man.  Mute since a childhood tragedy, at age eighteen he discovers that he possesses a skill he would never have expected.  Whether it's a locked door without a key, a padlock with no combination, or even an eight-hundred pound safe . . . he can open them all.

    It's a talent that will make Michael a hot commodity with the wrong people, and whether he likes it or not, push him closer to a life of crime.  Until one day, when he finally sees his chance to escape, and decides to risk everything to return home to the only person he ever loved, and to unlock the secret that has kept him silent for so long.

 
 
 

About the Author

STEVE HAMILTON attended the University of Michigan and won the prestigious Hopwood Award for writing. His first novel, A Cold Day in Paradise, won the PWA/SMP Best First Private Eye Novel Competition. It went on to win the Edgar and Shamus Awards for Best First Novel. In 2006, Steve won the Michigan Author Award for his outstanding body of work, including his Alex McKnight series and the stand-alone novel Night Work. His book The Lock Artist is the winner of the 2011 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. He lives in Cottekill, New York, with his wife and their two children.

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Liza, February 7, 2013 (view all comments by Liza)
A unique crime thriller about a teenager, mute since a childhood trama, who has the ability to crack open ANY safe. A safecracker who must keep things to himself? He is instantly in demand--by the wrong people. Told from the viewpoint of the "Lock Artist", whose thoughts are smart, sarcastic & heartbreaking, this is a must read. Highly recommended.
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Mark Sofman, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Mark Sofman)
This was a unique take on crime fiction, vividly imagined with a novel plot and excellent well-described characters. HIGHLY recommended.
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Nadia Adawi, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Nadia Adawi)
Completely unexpectedly, the best book I read in 2011. I knew nothing about this book when I picked it up, but found the characters so engaging, the plot so intriguing I literally read it twice back to back - the second time in my life I've done that with a book!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312380427
Author:
Hamilton, Steve
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Thrillers/Suspense
Subject:
Thrillers/Crime
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.188 in

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Product details 304 pages Minotaur Books - English 9780312380427 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Award-winning author Hamilton returns with a captivating new thriller about ayoung man with the talent to become the perfect criminal--whether he likes itor not.
"Synopsis" by ,
Winner of The Edgar Award for Best Novel of the Year.
 
Winner of the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger.

A New York Times Notable Crime Book.

Winner of The Barry Award for Best Novel of the Year.

Michael is no ordinary young man.  Mute since a childhood tragedy, at age eighteen he discovers that he possesses a skill he would never have expected.  Whether it's a locked door without a key, a padlock with no combination, or even an eight-hundred pound safe . . . he can open them all.

    It's a talent that will make Michael a hot commodity with the wrong people, and whether he likes it or not, push him closer to a life of crime.  Until one day, when he finally sees his chance to escape, and decides to risk everything to return home to the only person he ever loved, and to unlock the secret that has kept him silent for so long.

 
 
 

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