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Night Work: A Novel

by Steve Hamilton

St. Martin's Press | August 26, 2008 | Mass Market Paperbound

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Meet Joe Trumbull. Two years ago his fiancée, Laurel, was brutally murdered…and the killer was never caught. Joe, a juvenile probation officer in Kingston, New York, won’t ever forget his first true love. But as time passes, he is willing to give another woman, Marlene Frost, a chance—and hopes a brand-new relationship with a beautiful, charismatic woman might be just what he needs.

Turns out Joe is dead wrong. Because somehow, for reasons he cannot even begin to understand, his first date with Marlene will mark the beginning of a new nightmare—one that will lead him down a dark, familiar road…to the faceless man in the shadows…and to the most terrible realization of all.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 352 pages, 6.67 × 4.22 × 0.9 in

Published: August 26, 2008

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312355009

ISBN - 13: 9780312355005

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Night Work: A Novel

by Steve Hamilton

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 352 pages, 6.67 × 4.22 × 0.9 in

Published: August 26, 2008

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312355009

ISBN - 13: 9780312355005

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Chapter One   I was scared to death that night. I admit it. I sat in my second-story window, taping my hands and looking down at the cars on the street. I should have been wearing a white undershirt to complete the picture, and playing my saxophone while the people passed below me on the hot sidewalk. If I could have played the damned thing worth a lick, I would have. Instead I just sat there and watched an early moon rise high above the buildings. When I saw it, I said to myself, here’s one more excuse not to go through with this. A full moon is nothing but trouble for me. If you think it’s an old wives’ tale, just ask anybody with a job like mine. Go ask a cop working the night shift, or a doctor in the emergency room. He’ll tell you. A full moon means a busy night. I thought about finding some music to calm me down. Something slow and easy. But I figured no, that’ll just drive me nuts, so I went downstairs and jumped some rope. Then I worked the speed bag, one hand over the other as fast as I could, fast as a drum roll. I hit the heavy bag for a while, just long enough to make my hands hurt and my arms feel slightly numb for the rest of the evening. Anderson held the bag for me, and watched me with that knowing smile on his face. "Somebody’s a little wired," he said. "Don’t tell me you’re anxious about tonight." "Not at all." A lie as big as the lump in my throat. "Come on, Joe," he said. He let go of the bag. "You’
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Meet Joe Trumbull. Two years ago his fiancée, Laurel, was brutally murdered…and the killer was never caught. Joe, a juvenile probation officer in Kingston, New York, won’t ever forget his first true love. But as time passes, he is willing to give another woman, Marlene Frost, a chance—and hopes a brand-new relationship with a beautiful, charismatic woman might be just what he needs.

Turns out Joe is dead wrong. Because somehow, for reasons he cannot even begin to understand, his first date with Marlene will mark the beginning of a new nightmare—one that will lead him down a dark, familiar road…to the faceless man in the shadows…and to the most terrible realization of all.

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Edgar award-winning author of the acclaimed Alex McKnight series Steve Hamilton delivers a heart-stopping breakaway thriller with Night Work.

HE’S HAUNTED BY THE PAST

Meet Joe Trumbull. Two years ago his fiancée, Laurel, was brutally murdered…and the killer was never caught. Joe, a juvenile probation officer in Kingston, New York, won’t ever forget his first true love. But as time passes, he is willing to give another woman, Marlene Frost, a chance—and hopes a brand-new relationship with a beautiful, charismatic woman might be just what he needs.

AND THE WORST IS YET TO COME…

Turns out Joe is dead wrong. Because somehow, for reasons he cannot even begin to understand, his first date with Marlene will mark the beginning of a new nightmare—one that will lead him down a dark, familiar road…to the faceless man in the shadows…and to the most terrible realization of all.

“Hamilton’s star continues to rise…NIGHT WORK shine[s] in all the right places.”
— Mystery News

“Hamilton writes tough, passionate novels…This is crime writing at its very best.”
—George Pelecanos

About the Author

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

Editorial Reviews

“Hamilton’s star continues to rise…NIGHT WORK shine[s] in all the right places.”
— Mystery News

“Hamilton writes tough, passionate novels…This is crime writing at its very best.”
—George Pelecanos

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