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3.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 5 3.95 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Hamilton Narrator: Dan John Miller Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9781441834478
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In an unprecedented literary feat, Steve Hamilton’s debut novel, A Cold Day in Paradise, captured both the prestigious Edgar and Shamus awards. Now the bestselling author presents the third installment in his critically acclaimed mystery series: a complex, atmospheric tale that will plunge listeners back into icy, unpredictable Alex McKnight territory, where the private investigator finds himself doing a favor for an old friend – but this favor could cost him his life… In the remote, wintry reaches of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, it’s hard for a man to remember what springtime is like, let alone Spring Training. But when a former teammate tracks him down, erstwhile minor league player Alex McKnight is instantly transported back to the good old Toledo dugout, circa 1971. Unfortunately, Randy Wilkins didn’t trek 3,000 miles to the bleak shores of Lake Superior to sit by the fire with a couple of imported beers, dissecting the past, inning by glorious inning. He’s here to pitch a proposal: that Alex help him find the woman with whom he had a brief, passionate affair three decades ago. Who is Alex to deny a fellow the chance to ward off classic midlife chill by rekindling an old flame? What he doesn’t consider is that there might be a good reason the mysterious, missing Maria is more elusive than a starting position in the majors – and that his trusted old pal might not have told him the whole score… Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margo Solod | 2/8/2014

    " i like this guy and his protagonist. good reading for when you don't want to have to think too much. sense a theme here? it's brain candy time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 2/3/2014

    " Fun read. I'm really enjoying this series, but that may be skewed by my having spent a lot of time in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Still, I think this is a solid mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Captain Curmudgeon | 2/1/2014

    " Third in the series and shows some advance on the first two. Hamilton can grow on you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy (Thoughts of Joy) | 1/19/2014

    " You can read my thoughts here. (3.75/5) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donnajo | 1/15/2014

    " NL's book crawl michigan-alex mcknight book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 1/3/2014

    " Not every book is going to take ones breath away with speed and lively action continuously. This one is just plan a nice read. Puzzles galore - who's lying now, etc.? Poor Alex, he's got problems as usual. But it still was an enjoyable read for sure. I really did enjoy it, and it's a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauretta Allen | 1/2/2014

    " One of my favorite mystery series. Takes place on the Upper Penninsula in Michigan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackmeister | 1/1/2014

    " It was awesome, I love Alex McKnight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/26/2013

    " As With all of Steve Hamilton's books I have a hard time putting them down until I am completely finished! It's a very good book that keeps you wanting more! Love all of the Alex Mcknight series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 12/24/2013

    " A great McKnight book, but I don't remember alot of it except that it wasn't my favorite one. I remember that it was a little bit slower than what S.H. books normally flow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 12/19/2013

    " Another good Alex McKnight book. This story mainly takes place in Detroit, where the main character was a policeman for many years. The story is slow at times but there were enough interesting quirks to keep me going and ready to read the next installment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey | 12/14/2013

    " Interesting...not the typical mystery but good. I just like his main character and they way he tells the story. Very nice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 12/10/2013

    " Steve Hamilton never disappoints with his Alex McKnight series. I thought this one a bit far fetched, but I love the protagonist, and Steve always paints the picture well! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 12/7/2013

    " right in step with todays scammers, couldn't figure out who was scamming who, very good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 11/29/2013

    " This series keeps getting better, I really like the character development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sidnie | 8/4/2013

    " His series is getting better and better. The characters are showing more and more depth and complexity. Look forward to the next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frances | 7/7/2013

    " third in the series. Not as crazy cop and the last one but a bizar theme. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 1/25/2013

    " Another enjoyable story from Hamilton and this one is even closer to home than the others. Practically in my backyard as a matter of fact. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/2/2013

    " This author is great if you are interested in Michigan's UP. It is part of a mystery series. Wonderful regional flavor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 11/19/2012

    " the best Alex book yet. Really enjoyed this one a lot. Jackie is on the nose in his description on Alex. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 11/9/2012

    " I find I have less and less patience with 'detective' fiction these days, but I can still tolerate these Alex McKnight stories. Though only just. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe O'c | 7/23/2012

    " Outstanding; Continuing character: Alex McKnight; McKnight, a former minor league catcher, is visited by a pitcher he once caught, who asks him to come to Detroit to find a woman he fell in love with during his short time with the Tigers; a trail of cons and blood follows "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 4/12/2012

    " Excellent twists to the plot and, after the first third of the book, I began to like Alex McKnight better. This is the second book in the series that I've read. I'll read more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Les Edgerton | 3/31/2012

    " Just when I think Steve Hamilton cannot possibly top his last book... he does! He's writing at a superlative level and it never slips. I'm a huge fan. Off now to read North of Nowhere. His "The Lock Artist" is one of my top three books of the year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 3/23/2012

    " A good story and good characters. I haven't read an Alex McKnight story that I didn't like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kip | 12/17/2011

    " Alex McKnight number two or three, forget which. Beginning to like Hamilton a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maryann | 9/29/2011

    " Another enjoyable Alex McKnight story. Not my favorite of the group, but still a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 9/26/2011

    " this has been my most favorite alex mcknight novel thus far. it wasn't as gruesome as the first two and i appreciated that. as i've mentioned before, i'm just not a mystery/thriller sort of girl. at least i wasn't....it's definitely growing on me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Les | 5/19/2011

    " Just when I think Steve Hamilton cannot possibly top his last book... he does! He's writing at a superlative level and it never slips. I'm a huge fan. Off now to read North of Nowhere. His "The Lock Artist" is one of my top three books of the year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauretta | 1/12/2011

    " One of my favorite mystery series. Takes place on the Upper Penninsula in Michigan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 6/13/2010

    " Steve Hamilton never disappoints with his Alex McKnight series. I thought this one a bit far fetched, but I love the protagonist, and Steve always paints the picture well! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thebestdogmom | 6/11/2010

    " Good book. I like the characters and the locations. For some reason I really like the Alex McKnight character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vivian | 3/10/2010

    " Third book in a series starring Alex McKnight, a former police officer wounded in the line of duty. This is another page turner and I find myself getting quite attached to the main character who is a bit screwed up but has a very good heart. Highly recommended, but should be read in order. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 12/13/2009

    " This author is great if you are interested in Michigan's UP. It is part of a mystery series. Wonderful regional flavor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 11/21/2009

    " As With all of Steve Hamilton's books I have a hard time putting them down until I am completely finished! It's a very good book that keeps you wanting more! Love all of the Alex Mcknight series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhod | 11/4/2009

    " This is my thirdd Aex McKnight novel. Seems like every one gets better. Really enjoyed it and am starting on Hamilton's next - Ice Run. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 8/30/2009

    " Outstanding; Continuing character: Alex McKnight; McKnight, a former minor league catcher, is visited by a pitcher he once caught, who asks him to come to Detroit to find a woman he fell in love with during his short time with the Tigers; a trail of cons and blood follows
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey | 5/24/2009

    " Interesting...not the typical mystery but good. I just like his main character and they way he tells the story. Very nice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 4/24/2009

    " I had an issue with the fact that it implied he drove straight down 75 yet went through Lansing. I know it only bothers me because I am a Michigander and did not affect the story one bit, but still it annoyed me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 12/4/2008

    " I find I have less and less patience with 'detective' fiction these days, but I can still tolerate these Alex McKnight stories. Though only just. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frances | 9/25/2008

    " third in the series. Not as crazy cop and the last one but a bizar theme. "

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About the Author
Author Steve Hamilton

Steve Hamilton’s debut, A Cold Day in Paradise won the PWA/SMP Best First Private Eye Novel Contest before winning both an Edgar and a Shamus Award for Best First Novel. His standalone novel The Lock Artist was named a New York Times Notable Crime Book, received an Alex Award, and went on to win the Edgar Award for Best Novel. He attended the University of Michigan, where he won the prestigious Hopwood Award for writing.

About the Narrator

Dan John Miller is an American actor and musician. In the Oscar-winning Walk the Line, he starred as Johnny Cash’s guitarist and best friend, Luther Perkins, and has also appeared in George Clooney’s Leatherheads and My One and Only, with Renée Zellweger. An award-winning audiobook narrator, he has garnered multiple Audie Award nominations, has twice been named a Best Voice by AudioFile magazine, and has received eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from Publishers Weekly.