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.
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!
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.
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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