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Let It Burn (Alex McKnight Mysteries)

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Publisher Comments:

Let it Burn is the newest novel in the acclaimed Alex McKnight series by two-time Edgar award-winner and New York Times bestselling author Steve Hamilton.

Even though Alex McKnight swore to serve and protect Detroit as a police officer, a trip to Motown these days is a trip to a past hed just as soon forget. The city will forever remind him of his partners death and of the bullet still lodged in his own chest. So hes more than happy to stay in the little town of Paradise, three hundred miles and half a lifetime away.

Then he gets a call from his old sergeant. It turns out that a young man Alex helped put away will be getting out of prison. That one big case marked the highlight of his career, before his partner was killed, before his marriage fell apart, before he left Detroit, forever. Now that man is about to walk free.

When the sergeant invites Alex downstate to have a drink for old times sake, its an offer he would normally refuse. However, theres a certain female FBI agent he cant stop thinking about, so he gets in his truck and he goes back to Detroit. While there, hes reminded of something about that last case, a seemingly small piece of the puzzle that he never got to share. Its not something anyone wants to hear, but Alex cant let go of this gut feeling that they arrested the wrong man.

And that the real killer not only got away, but went on to kill again.

And again.

And again.

Review:

"Edgar-winner Hamilton puts a fresh twist on the archetypical tough-guy cop with a heart of gold in his 10th Alex McKnight novel (after 2012's Die a Stranger). The upcoming release of Darryl King, a murderer McKnight helped put behind bars, draws the old cop out of near-isolation in the remote town of Paradise, Mich., and brings him back to Detroit — or, rather, what's left of it. McKnight has a gut instinct that King may not have been guilty of the crime after all. As he reaches out to old contacts, including the detective who obtained King's confession, McKnight becomes convinced that the case isn't as airtight as it appeared at the time. Hamilton's prose feels most human at the moments when McKnight surveys the emerging ruins of Detroit, like an archeologist come too soon to the excavation site. Yet the intrigue, like McKnight's gut instinct, sometimes seems based on little more than a feeling. Agent: Jane Chelius, Jane Chelius Literary Agency. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Let it Burn is the newest novel in the acclaimed Alex McKnight series by two-time Edgar award-winner and New York Times bestselling author Steve Hamilton.

Even though Alex McKnight swore to serve and protect Detroit as a police officer, a trip to Motown these days is a trip to a past hed just as soon forget. The city will forever remind him of his partners death and of the bullet still lodged in his own chest. So hes more than happy to stay in the little town of Paradise, three hundred miles and half a lifetime away.

Then he gets a call from his old sergeant. It turns out that a young man Alex helped put away will be getting out of prison. That one big case marked the highlight of his career, before his partner was killed, before his marriage fell apart, before he left Detroit, forever. Now that man is about to walk free.

When the sergeant invites Alex downstate to have a drink for old times sake, its an offer he would normally refuse. However, theres a certain female FBI agent he cant stop thinking about, so he gets in his truck and he goes back to Detroit. While there, hes reminded of something about that last case, a seemingly small piece of the puzzle that he never got to share. Its not something anyone wants to hear, but Alex cant let go of this gut feeling that they arrested the wrong man.

And that the real killer not only got away, but went on to kill again.

And again.

And again.

Synopsis:

Let it Burn, the newest novel in the acclaimed Alex McKnight series by two-time Edgar award-winner and New York Times bestselling author Steve Hamilton.
 
Alex McKnight doesnt leave Michigan's Upper Peninsula if he can help it. He steers clear of Detroit in particular, where he once worked as a cop. The city will forever remind him of his partners death and of the bullet still lodged in his own chest. But a woman he cant shake has drawn him back to finally see whats there between them.

While hes in the city, he cant help but stop by his old precinct. Its now closed, like the countless abandoned buildings that surround it. His visit has reminded him of a case he was working on during that last summer. After his partner was killed and Alex left the force, the case was solved, and a man was sentenced to life in prison for the crime. Alex remembers something, a seemingly small piece of the puzzle that he never got to share. But all these years later, when he looks up the now-retired lead detective, this new piece of information doesnt exactly get a warm reception. The detective solved the case, after all, and justice was served. 

Until Alex does a little more digging and finds out that the real culprit might have gotten away. And might still be out there, preying on more victims...

 

About the Author

STEVE HAMILTONs first novel, A Cold Day in Paradise, won the Private Eye Writers of America/St. Martins Press Best First Private Eye Novel Contest before becoming a USA Today bestseller and winning both an Edgar and a Shamus Award for Best First Novel. His stand-alone novel The Lock Artist was named a New York Times Notable Crime Book, received an Alex Award from the American Library Association, and then went on to win the Edgar Award for Best Novel, making him only the second author (after Ross Thomas) to win Edgars for both Best First Novel and 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312640224
Author:
Hamilton, Steve
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Men's Adventure
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Thrillers/General
Subject:
Thrillers/Suspense
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/Private Investigators
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Alex McKnight Novels
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Edgar-winner Hamilton puts a fresh twist on the archetypical tough-guy cop with a heart of gold in his 10th Alex McKnight novel (after 2012's Die a Stranger). The upcoming release of Darryl King, a murderer McKnight helped put behind bars, draws the old cop out of near-isolation in the remote town of Paradise, Mich., and brings him back to Detroit — or, rather, what's left of it. McKnight has a gut instinct that King may not have been guilty of the crime after all. As he reaches out to old contacts, including the detective who obtained King's confession, McKnight becomes convinced that the case isn't as airtight as it appeared at the time. Hamilton's prose feels most human at the moments when McKnight surveys the emerging ruins of Detroit, like an archeologist come too soon to the excavation site. Yet the intrigue, like McKnight's gut instinct, sometimes seems based on little more than a feeling. Agent: Jane Chelius, Jane Chelius Literary Agency. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
Let it Burn is the newest novel in the acclaimed Alex McKnight series by two-time Edgar award-winner and New York Times bestselling author Steve Hamilton.

Even though Alex McKnight swore to serve and protect Detroit as a police officer, a trip to Motown these days is a trip to a past hed just as soon forget. The city will forever remind him of his partners death and of the bullet still lodged in his own chest. So hes more than happy to stay in the little town of Paradise, three hundred miles and half a lifetime away.

Then he gets a call from his old sergeant. It turns out that a young man Alex helped put away will be getting out of prison. That one big case marked the highlight of his career, before his partner was killed, before his marriage fell apart, before he left Detroit, forever. Now that man is about to walk free.

When the sergeant invites Alex downstate to have a drink for old times sake, its an offer he would normally refuse. However, theres a certain female FBI agent he cant stop thinking about, so he gets in his truck and he goes back to Detroit. While there, hes reminded of something about that last case, a seemingly small piece of the puzzle that he never got to share. Its not something anyone wants to hear, but Alex cant let go of this gut feeling that they arrested the wrong man.

And that the real killer not only got away, but went on to kill again.

And again.

And again.

"Synopsis" by ,
Let it Burn, the newest novel in the acclaimed Alex McKnight series by two-time Edgar award-winner and New York Times bestselling author Steve Hamilton.
 
Alex McKnight doesnt leave Michigan's Upper Peninsula if he can help it. He steers clear of Detroit in particular, where he once worked as a cop. The city will forever remind him of his partners death and of the bullet still lodged in his own chest. But a woman he cant shake has drawn him back to finally see whats there between them.

While hes in the city, he cant help but stop by his old precinct. Its now closed, like the countless abandoned buildings that surround it. His visit has reminded him of a case he was working on during that last summer. After his partner was killed and Alex left the force, the case was solved, and a man was sentenced to life in prison for the crime. Alex remembers something, a seemingly small piece of the puzzle that he never got to share. But all these years later, when he looks up the now-retired lead detective, this new piece of information doesnt exactly get a warm reception. The detective solved the case, after all, and justice was served. 

Until Alex does a little more digging and finds out that the real culprit might have gotten away. And might still be out there, preying on more victims...

 
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