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3.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 5 3.58 (43 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: January 2010 ISBN:
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Sequel to Hamilton's award-winning first novel (A Cold Day in Paradise), the story returns us to the small town of Paradise, Michigan where ex-Detroit police detective and reluctant private investigator, Alex McKnight, rents out small cabins to snowmobilers and tried to bury his demons under the snow he plows each day.

Alex is content with his low-key existence, until a young Native American woman asks for his help - ostensibly to escape an abusive lover - and then disappears without a trace from one of his cabins. Feeling responsible, Alex begins a frantic search, swatting away his self-appointed partner - the town's favorite fool - until the man surprises him. It's a search that leads to encounters with a variety of unsavory types, each with his own agenda, and to some extremely unpleasant discoveries by McKnight himself as he forcibly learns that criminal sadism knows no geographic boundaries and that the motives of both good and evil people can lead to disaster.

Hamilton's crisp, evocative style and refreshingly genuine cast of characters cements his place among today's most talented crime fiction writers. And his uniquely atmospheric rendering of place - especially the relentlessly frigid winter of Michigan's Upper Peninsula - will send a palpable shiver down the listener's spine. Listeners will want to bundle up and settle in.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Captain Curmudgeon | 2/19/2014

    " Second in the series (first won an Edgar). Protagonist is strangely weak and fragile, not consistent enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurel | 2/18/2014

    " A good, fast read. If you want to cool off in the summer heat, read this! Lot's of snow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 2/18/2014

    " I really enjoyed A Cold Day in Paradise, and this follow up featuring detective Alex McKnight did not disappoint! Of course, I think I enjoyed it in part due to the fact it takes place in Michigan, which is where I live/grew up (although "below the bridge" and not in the UP as the story takes place). But I think the writing, story, characters, all very engaging. I had a few suspicions but I was still kept guessing till the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johnnie Gee | 2/12/2014

    " Leon Prudell made this book IMHO. McKight is interesting and I enjoyed the play between the two characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/2/2014

    " This book is well-written and atmospheric, but the main character's no Sherlock Holmes. Alex McKnight repeatedly makes wrong assumptions, walks into traps, gets beaten up and/or arrested. Really a lousy detective -- this should have been called a Leon Prudell Mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 1/24/2014

    " pretty good, will read another in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 1/19/2014

    " A chance encounter with some nice folks turned me onto Mr. Hamilton. This was my first one and am now reading Blood is the sky. Mysteries and the UP is a good combo for me. I will probably read all of his books. They are very readable, fast paced and fun. "

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

    " makes me hungry to read the rest of the series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy Bearse | 1/9/2014

    " Good, but not as captivating as the first book in this series about a reluctant PI in MI's UP. Still, I plan to read the sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine Briggs | 1/3/2014

    " Not as interesting as A Cold Day in Paradise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 12/30/2013

    " Much reading enjoyment for a "Yooper." Steve Hamilton enjoys taking to extremes the natural elements of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. And, anyone who has traveled from Paradise to the "Soo" understands the journey Alex constantly makes to and fro. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 12/8/2013

    " Steve Hamilton is a dynamic author and his Alex McKnight series is one of the best series I have read. I really try not to give the slightest hints of spoilers when I have found a series or author I like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Hoffman Brauman | 12/1/2013

    " Solid mystery -- McNight is a reluctant private investigator, former Detroit detective living in the UP in Michigan. Good dialogue, intereseting characters. McNight has a knack for getting himself in over his head, and this book is no exception. Thought it was even better than the first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 11/16/2013

    " This is a really good series so far. I like the main character Alex McKnight. Made me think a lot about a part of the country that I know nothing about. Had to get out my trusty atlas. I shivered just reading this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 11/15/2013

    " It a thrilling and chilling (Literally in the Ice/Snow/Cold) story of Northwoods Drugs/Murder/Power. Great Read, Don't miss it. I am on my way to find more books by Steve Hamilton!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sidnie | 11/3/2013

    " Good read, getting better as far as character development and pacing. I look forward to reading the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K. Patrick | 7/19/2013

    " Good follow up to Hamilton's first novel, keeps up the pacing and moves the characters forward in a very believable way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hoosierjoe | 4/27/2013

    " Not as good as the first in the series. But still a quick read. Moves along well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 4/21/2013

    " Steve Hamilton has a series of books about an ex-Detroit cop who now lives in the Upper Peninsula. This is the second in the series. Reading about relative local areas is interesting. Not bad stories, either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb Mjaatvedt | 12/29/2012

    " I enjoy Steve Hamilton's work. He reminds me quite a bit of John Sandford ( which I hope the writer takes as a compliment, as it was intended to be ). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty | 11/18/2012

    " The second in the Alex McKnight series doesn't disappoint. The descriptions of northern Michigan made me cold as I read it. Interesting insights into the casino on reservations culture. A mystery that can keep you up too late page-turning! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy (Thoughts of Joy) | 1/16/2012

    " You can read my thoughts here. (3.5/5) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 1/10/2012

    " I have enjoyed all of te Alex McKnight series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thebestdogmom Stiner | 1/2/2012

    " Good read. I like the characters and the setting. I do get cold reading it though. Brrr. Will it ever be warm in Paradise? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 11/27/2011

    " Be sure to bundle up when you read this book! Maybe it should be saved for reading on the beach in July. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig Faustus Buck | 11/16/2011

    " I'm a big fan of Steve Hamilton and this book is another terrific Alex McKnight story, more suspense than mystery. I believe I've only got two left to read and am dreading the end. I can only hope he can write faster than I can read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dian | 7/7/2011

    " Mu second book of Steve Hamilton. He won an Edgar Award for best first book in the series, A Cold Day in Paradise, and my record of enjoying the work of Edgar Award winners continues. I'll keep going with this series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynn | 4/29/2011

    " Not bad. It was fun to have it set in the UP with which I'm familiar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 3/7/2011

    " Alex McKnight continues on in the second book by Hamilton. Although the first book won the Edgar award I actually liked this one better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brennan | 2/12/2011

    " Well done mystery in the Upper Peninsula. Good characters, some moments of humor, but gritty enough for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 8/30/2010

    " Alex McKnight gets beat up over and over again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/26/2010

    " This book is well-written and atmospheric, but the main character's no Sherlock Holmes. Alex McKnight repeatedly makes wrong assumptions, walks into traps, gets beaten up and/or arrested. Really a lousy detective -- this should have been called a Leon Prudell Mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 6/9/2010

    " Steve Hamilton is a dynamic author and his Alex McKnight series is one of the best series I have read. I really try not to give the slightest hints of spoilers when I have found a series or author I like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 3/17/2010

    " Alex McKnight continues on in the second book by Hamilton. Although the first book won the Edgar award I actually liked this one better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynn | 3/16/2010

    " Not bad. It was fun to have it set in the UP with which I'm familiar. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 11/28/2009

    " Be sure to bundle up when you read this book! Maybe it should be saved for reading on the beach in July. "

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

    " A Great read. I do not like to give out the stories , but all of Steve hailtons books that I have read have been Great Reads! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 8/30/2009

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Alex McKnight; various thugs, Russian gangsters, feds, and local police are after a girl and a bag containing drugs
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 8/3/2009

    " I enjoy Steve Hamilton's work. He reminds me quite a bit of John Sandford ( which I hope the writer takes as a compliment, as it was intended to be ). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey | 5/24/2009

    " I really enjoyed this book as well as his first one. I like the way he writes...it really flows.

    He always comes up with a different ending than you would ever imagine. You really have to pay attention to figure out the mystery part of it. Very good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 4/14/2009

    " Steve Hamilton has a series of books about an ex-Detroit cop who now lives in the Upper Peninsula. This is the second in the series. Reading about relative local areas is interesting. Not bad stories, either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 3/15/2009

    " These Alex McKnight mysteries are good, quick, fun reads. I enjoy all the Michigan and UP references. I'm often surprised by the turn of the plot. I haven't been able to easily figure out who dunnit till nearly the end of the story! I think the writing is getting better with each one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 3/8/2009

    " Another re read, each book has so many twist and turns that I am completely captivated. "

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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.