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Ice Run (Alex McKnight Series #6)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2005

    A great hot day read

    I picked this one up while on vacation, so read on the folding chair, at the beach. Read it in about two, or three sittings. Well paced, good characters. I will probably try another by this same author. I highly recommend it if the weather where you are is as hot as it is here. It snows thoughout the whole story! A very nice book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2007

    Another great story

    This book went fast and went down like a cold beer. Alex McNight is a great hero... who takes a beating. Another good job by Mr. Hamilton

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2005

    A Cold Book For A Hot Day

    Steve Hamilton¿s Ice Run is an old-fashioned tough guy thriller. His protagonist, Alex McKnight, is a cold weather version of Spenser or Travis McGee. The mystery stretches back through time and involves old family feuds and bootlegging. McKnight solves the case between beatings and blizzards. Hamilton has a terse prose style that is a bit different from most of the Chandler - Ross Macdonald wannabes. It reminds me a bit of Dashiell Hammett. He does for the Michigan Peninsula what Loren D. Estleman did for Detroit. I just read the book on a 90 degree weekend and it felt like a cold drink of iced tea.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2004

    Reacher Rocks

    I have read all the Reachers series and one thing I always wanted was a 'Take us back to when he was in the army' well that's exactly what we got with The Enemy, clever the twists and turns through-out the book had me reading this book in one sitting. Great book Reacher Rocks!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2004

    Read this by the fire...

    Alex McKnight is no stranger to having the stuffing beaten out of him. Recovering from wounds obtained while working his last case, he finds that his life away from the world from private investigation will still find a way to drop him in the middle of someone else's trouble. The sea change of looking after his family's holiday cabins in the town of Paradise, Michigan isn't working in the peace like he had hoped it would. Fed up with a relationship that is going nowhere Alex takes the plunge and organises a hotel rendezvous with Natalie Reynaud, a beautiful Canadian woman who has her own reasons to want to live in the shadows for awhile, away from the stresses of being a police officer. It doesn't turn out to be the romantic weekend he had hoped for. Fighting the worst of what winter can throw at him, Alex makes it to the hotel and encounters an elderly gentleman who seems to have been abandoned at the hotel, yet at the same time appears to be quite at home. Returning to their room after dinner the man's distinctive hat is found there, upturned with a bowl of snow inside surrounding a note stating 'I know who you are'. Too late to ask the old man what he means - he has taken a walk in the fierce weather and is later found frozen to death in a snowbank. Where does it go from here? Straight into the murky past of a family feud that dates back generations and murders unsolved. Entry number six in the Alex McKnight series is a winner. Author Steve Hamilton serves it straight up - solid characterization, a quirky plot and a relentless pace all deliver a great read in this successful series. Hamilton strips his narrative of all unnecessary detail and what is left in is both pertinent and entertaining. The character of Alex McKnight is hard not to like and there is sufficient input from the intriguing secondary characters to make you want to search out the other novels. 'Ice Run' functions very well also as a standalone read. Push the cat off the chair and read this one by the fire.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2004

    Icy Thriller

    It is January, the first snow storms of the year are falling, and Alex McKnight, former police officer, is in love; and the object of his affection is the mysterious Natalie Reynaud, a Canadian Police officer. Alex and Natalie met after he was present at the death of her partner, and it is soon obvious that Natalie has a lot of emotional baggage and a past that includes sexual abuse from her late stepfather, and a mother who let it happen. When they finally agree to spend their first weekend together an elderly man leaves a hat full of snow outside their bedroom door with a note inside saying ¿I know who you are.¿ The man is found dead the next day ¿ frozen in the snow. The connection between the old man and Natalie¿s past is slowly revealed as the story builds up to it¿s nail-biting climax. Blizzards, white-outs, and freezing cold set the atmospheric thriller as the story hurtles to its conclusion leaving bloody bodies in its wake. Steve Hamilton has written another great story ¿ even though it is the fifth Alex McKnight mystery ¿ this book can be easily read as a stand alone. Joined once again by his friend Vinnie Le Blanc, the two men join forces when Natalie goes missing. Natalie¿s character is very slowly revealed as her past is opened up to us and by the time she goes missing amidst all the violent occurrences and revelations she has become so real that you are on the edge of your seat trying to figure out if she will be safe and who the threat is. Steve Hamilton has not let his fans down

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