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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,921 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Hamilton Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN:
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Marked by tragedy, traumatized at the age of eight, Michael, now 18, is no ordinary young man. Besides not uttering a single word in 10 years, he discovers the one thing he can somehow do better than anyone else. Whether it's a locked door without a key, a padlock with no combination, or even an 800 pound safe...he can open them all.

It's an unforgivable talent. A talent that will make young Michael a hot commodity with the wrong people and, whether he likes it or not, push him ever closer to a life of crime. That is, until he finally sees his chance to escape, and with one desperate gamble risks everything to come back home to the only person he ever loved, and to unlock the secret that has kept him silent for so long.

Steve Hamilton steps away from his Edgar Award-winning Alex McKnight series to introduce a unique new character, unlike anyone you've ever seen or heard in the world of crime fiction.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karla | 2/17/2014

    " This was just fabulous. I loved the sympathetic teen protagonist and found the plot very believable. The author does a great job of keeping the tension and suspense high. This was one of the best books I've read this year. Highly recommended, but be sure you have plenty of time to finish it once you start. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gary Fischer | 2/16/2014

    " I didn't really enjoy this book. I read it as fast as I could because I wanted to know what happened, but it wasn't worth the time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 J F | 2/7/2014

    " Couldn't even get past the first few chapters; don't waste your time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 2/4/2014

    " Michael Smith is a mute safe cracker. He experienced a traumatic event when he was 9 years old which stopped him from speaking. He found his talent in opening locks which gives him his greatest peril and greatest love. This is a very entertaining story although I don't believe I would every use all the knowledge in this book to crack a safe. Michigan figures as a locale in this story which I did enjoy because of that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Su | 1/31/2014

    " Departure from Hamilton's Alex McKnight series. Very nicely done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delafieldlib | 1/23/2014

    " I really enjoyed this mystery because the main character was such a unique person. Most mysteries focus on plot ... in this mystery the characterization was just as important as the plot and I found that quite refreshing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn | 1/22/2014

    " The audio of this book is excellent! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Furtadobb | 1/18/2014

    " Great! Excellent insight into the mind of the main character. A love story. A patient man. A man who knows what he wants. A crafted writer. A bit tough to follow the time forward and backward. It could use a little less of that. Clean. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cheryl A. | 12/12/2013

    " I don't know why but I didn't like this book for an unknown reason. Story is written in the 1st. person but after 2 trys & getting almost 1/2 thru I gave up. Disappointing for a crime novel junkie reader like me... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverlee | 12/4/2013

    " Great mystery book about a boy who doesn't talk but can crack safes. His story and how he started to how he ends will keep you turning pages. I personally don't like the skipping back and forth style but I enjoyed the book a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandy | 11/28/2013

    " Nominated for Edgar Award, wonderful read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CT | 9/9/2013

    " Best book I've read all year! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Whitney | 4/14/2013

    " I loved this story, complex and different. I listened to it and the reader really brought life to this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnny | 1/27/2013

    " A wonderful read that works as both a crime novel and a coming-of-age story. Fluid prose that really moves the story, Hamilton really makes it look easy. The characters are living, breathing people given a level of detail that really draws you in. Original and entertaining. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 12/18/2012

    " Good read. Kept my interest. We used as a book club book made for good discussion "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenniferayers77 | 11/1/2012

    " A quick read, and not too emotionally draining while still very interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 3/4/2012

    " A very unusual book. I enjoy well written police procedurals with great characterization, emotion and some romance. This had all that except its not a police procedural, more like a crime procedural told mostly from the viewpoint of the criminals. A fascinating read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Muhammad Gibran | 12/13/2011

    " the story is so-so I guess. The plot itself is interesting, but its a bit lack of punch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 5/21/2011

    " Great read. I actually listened to the audiobook, and MacLeod Andrews is a fantastic narrator. "

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

    " A unique book and well deserving of the Edgar Award. Loved it. I'll be reading more of Steve Hamilton's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 5/19/2011

    " 2011 Edgar for Best Novel; off-beat thriller with a protaganist with traumatized past and unusual talents in art and lock picking/safe cracking; Hamilton steps outside his Alex McKnight series with excellent results
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tricia | 5/19/2011

    " I've found a great new author whose first book I've read is terrific. The story line is really two stories in one. Highly recommended. A page-turner you can do in one sitting. His award-winning book will be my next read: A Cold Day in Paradise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chandra | 5/13/2011

    " Suspenseful, fun read. I guess the takeaway is if you let the bad guys see your hidden talents, you're done for . . . except it's awfully hard to distinguish the good guys from the bad guys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacob | 5/12/2011

    " Fantastic. A deserving Edgar winner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 5/11/2011

    " Best book I've read this year. AMAZING. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 5/11/2011

    " Wow, excellent book! Was totally captivated by Hamilton's use of characterization in his protagonist. I hope there is more to come as it would make a great series. Great choice for this year's Edgar! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 5/9/2011

    " Edgar winner, I think. well-deserved. exciting, different. "

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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

MacLeod Andrews is an actor, voice actor, and audiobook narrator. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks, earning eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and placing as a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. He is a company member of Rising Phoenix Repertory in Los Angeles.