Award-winning author of the acclaimed Alex McKnight
series Steve Hamilton delivers his eagerly awaited, breakaway
thriller with Night Work.
Joe Trumbull is not a man who scares easily. As a juvenile
probation officer in Kingston, New York, he''s half cop, half
social worker to the most high-risk youth in the city. And when
he''s not pounding the streets, trying to keep his kids out of
jail, he''s pounding a heavy bag in the gym to stay in
But tonight Joe Trumbull is scared to death.
It''s been two years since his fiancée, Laurel, was brutally
murdered. Two years of grief and loneliness. On this hot summer
night, he''s finally going out on a blind date, his first date
since Laurel''s death. He''s not looking for love, just testing the
waters to see if it''s possible to live a normal life again. The
thought of it is turning his knees to jelly.
Marlene Frost is a beautiful woman. She''s warm and funny,
with a smile to match. After the first awkward minutes, Joe finally
starts to think this isn''t such a bad idea after all. In fact,
maybe this blind date will turn out to be one of the best things
that ever happened to him.
He couldn''t be more wrong. Because somehow, for reasons Joe
can barely understand, this one evening will mark the beginning of
a new nightmare. A nightmare that will lead him to the faceless man
in the shadows, and to the most terrible realization of all..
For Joe Trumbull, the past is never past. And the worst is yet