Ice Run: An Alex McKnight Novel

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Ice Run: An Alex McKnight Novel

by Steve Hamilton

St. Martin's Press | June 13, 2005 | Mass Market Paperbound |

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It may be one of the worst winters in recent memory in Paradise, Michigan, but Alex McKnight is looking forward to spending some quality time with his new girlfriend, Natalie Reynaud, an officer from the Ontario Provincial Police. But a chance encounter with a mysterious old man, Simon Grant, turns chilling when he seems to know a lot about Natalie and her family.

When Natalie and Alex return to their room later that evening, they discover the same hat the old man was wearing lying outside their room filled with ice and snow and containing a cryptic note: I know who you are! A day later, Simon Grant is found frozen to death in a snowdrift.

Natalie and Alex are stunned. The mystery is just too much of a coincidence for Alex to ignore. His trail leads him to a blood feud buried decades ago in Natalie''s family''s past-an event that can still drive men to kill each other...

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.79 in

Published: June 13, 2005

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312932960

ISBN - 13: 9780312932961

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

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Ice Run: An Alex McKnight Novel

Ice Run: An Alex McKnight Novel

by Steve Hamilton

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.79 in

Published: June 13, 2005

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312932960

ISBN - 13: 9780312932961

About the Book

P.I. Alex McKnight's romantic weekend with Natalie Reynaud turns into an investigation of a mysterious note and a terrible family secret in this sixth mystery of the Edgar Award-winning author's series. Martin's Press.

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Chapter One In a land of hard winters, the hardest of all is the winter that fills you with false hope. It''s the kind of winter that starts out easy. You get the white Christmas, but it''s a light snow, six inches tops, the stuff that makes everything look like a postcard. The sun comes out during the day. You can take your coat off if you''re working hard enough. The nights are quiet. The stars shine between the silver clouds. You celebrate New Year''s. You make resolutions. It snows again and you run the plow. You shovel. You chop wood. You sit inside at night by the fire. You say to yourself, this ain''t so bad. A little cold weather is good for a man. It makes you feel alive. That''s what I was thinking. I admit it. Although maybe I had other reasons to believe this winter would be easy. Maybe this winter I could be forgiven for letting my guard down. One good look at the calendar would have put my head back on straight. Spring doesn''t come until May, Alex. Which meant-what, winter had ten rounds left in a fifteen-round fight? That was plenty of time. That was all the time in the world. When the storm finally hit, I was down the road at the Glasgow Inn. Jackie had the fire going and had just made a big pot of his famous beef stew. He had the cold Molsons, bought at the Beer Store across the bridge and stored just for me in his cooler, for the simple reason that American beer cannot compare to beer bottled and sold in Canada. That and a Red Wings game on the television o
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It may be one of the worst winters in recent memory in Paradise, Michigan, but Alex McKnight is looking forward to spending some quality time with his new girlfriend, Natalie Reynaud, an officer from the Ontario Provincial Police. But a chance encounter with a mysterious old man, Simon Grant, turns chilling when he seems to know a lot about Natalie and her family.

When Natalie and Alex return to their room later that evening, they discover the same hat the old man was wearing lying outside their room filled with ice and snow and containing a cryptic note: I know who you are! A day later, Simon Grant is found frozen to death in a snowdrift.

Natalie and Alex are stunned. The mystery is just too much of a coincidence for Alex to ignore. His trail leads him to a blood feud buried decades ago in Natalie''s family''s past-an event that can still drive men to kill each other...

From the Jacket

Edgar Award-winner Steve Hamilton introduced one of the most compelling characters in modern fiction with Alex McKnight. Now Alex finds himself in the middle of a very strange mystery with much greater consequences than he ever anticipated...

AN OLD MAN WITH A SECRET...
It may be one of the worst winters in recent memory in Paradise, Michigan, but Alex McKnight is looking forward to spending some quality time with his new girlfriend, Natalie Reynaud, an officer from the Ontario Provincial Police. But a chance encounter with a mysterious old man, Simon Grant, turns chilling when he seems to know a lot about Natalie and her family.

A BIZARRE NOTE...
When Natalie and Alex return to their room later that evening, they discover the same hat the old man was wearing lying outside their room filled with ice and snow and containing a cryptic note: I know who you are! A day later, Simon Grant is found frozen to death in a snowdrift.

A BLOOD FEUD FROM THE PAST
Natalie and Alex are stunned. The mystery is just too much of a coincidence for Alex to ignore. His trail leads him to a blood feud buried decades ago in Natalie''s family''s past-an event that can still drive men to kill each other...

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"Powerful suspense and a socko climax."
-Booklist

About the Author

STEVE HAMILTON lives in Cottekill, New York, with his wife, Julia, and their two children. He grew up in Michigan and attended the University of Michigan, where he was awarded the prestigious Avery Hopwood Prize.

Visit his Web site at www.authorstevehamilton.com.

Editorial Reviews

"Hamilton''s compelling, vigorous prose doesn''t allow the option of taking a break."
-Los Angeles Times

"Hamilton expertly delivers sharply etched characters, a vivid setting and a thoroughly enjoyable hero, leaving us breathless, perched at the edge of our seats for this chilly ride."
-Publishers Weekly

"Hamilton gives us mysteries within mysteries as well as a hero who simply won''t be beaten down."-Miami Herald

"An intense atmosphere continues to add to the riches of Steve Hamilton''s well-plotted novels...Hamilton again excels at linking his traditional private detective novels with solid plots. A tender love story and a rude awakening of the past form the heart of Ice Run...Ice Run turns on edge-of-the-seat psychological suspense that Hamilton has honed to precision."
-Florida Sun-Sentinel

"Rougher, darker, sexier than previous installments, Ice Run raises the already noteworthy McKnight series to the next level and, in giving its hero a romantic companion, affords new insight into Alex''s character."-ThisWeek
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