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Ice Run (Alex McKnight Series #6)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2007

    Menopause, hot-flash solution, read a Halmilton book!

    After reading ' A Cold Day in Paradise' I ran out and got the next 6 books by Steve Hamilton. His writing style is as slick as the ice in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, his characters like a splash of 50-degree lake water in your face. His plots are very good and you fall in love with Alex McKnight, despite his curmugeon demeanor. Reading this book on a hot South Florida night is almost as good as air conditioning. But Steve H, give Alex a chance at a better life. He's earned it! Women fall in love with these type of guys!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2006

    Michigan Thriller

    Just loved this atmospheric novel from Hamilton, his best yet in my opinion. Brings Northern Michigan to life and gets right to the essence of this beautiful state. What is it with these Michigan writers?. My two favourite thrillers of the season Hamiltons' 'Ice Run' and Bradley T. Platts' 'Deadstream both penned by Michiganders. Bring on their next offerings.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2004

    THE 'ALEX MCKNIGHT' SERIES IS A WINNER!!!

    Since the publication of A COLD DAY IN PARADISE several years ago, the ¿Alex McKnight¿ series has gotten better and better with each preceding novel. The newest book in the series, ICE RUN, is no exception. It clearly displays the extraordinary talent of author, Steve Hamilton, putting him in the same class as James Lee Burke, Lawrence Block, and Dennis Lehane. ICE RUN begins a few months later where BLOOD IN THE SKY left off. Alex McKnight is still seeing Natalie Reynaud, an Ontario police officer who has been on an administrative leave of absence since her partner was killed the previous fall. McKnight is so in love with this woman that he¿s starting to lose weight and to dye his hair, and he doesn¿t mind in the least making a two-and-a-half hour trip to her house once or twice a week. This time, however, Natalie wants to visit him, but McKnight is somewhat embarrassed by the small cabin he lives in and talks Natalie into meeting him at the Ojibway Hotel in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. That is the beginning of their troubles. While at the hotel, they meet a strange old man named Simon Grant who befriends them with a bottle of champagne during dinner. Later, the man leaves them a rather bizarre note that says, ¿I know who you are.¿ He then walks out into a snowstorm at night and freezes to death. When McKnight finds out about Simon Grant¿s death, he begins to dig into the old man¿s past to find out who he was and why he left the note. Unbeknownst to McKnight, he opens Pandora¿s Box with his prying and almost gets killed right off the bat, finding himself caught up in a number of unsolved murders that took place decades before. His love for Natalie will be severely tested as he seeks to find the answers that have eluted the police for so long, refusing to give up and finally accepting the fact that he can¿t do it alone. With the help of his two friends, Leon Prudell and Vinnie LeBlanc, McKnight pushes ahead against the advice of others and eventually finds himself, along with Natalie, facing death with no way out! ICE RUN is one of those books you can¿t put down once it¿s started. The reader quickly finds himself/herself caught up in the mystery of Simon Grant¿s life and how Natalie and McKnight are involved with the past connecting to the present, revealing surprises that will change the lives of these two people forever. Author Steve Hamilton is the real deal and knows how to bring each character alive so that the reader is with them each step of the way. He knows how to create an atmosphere of cutting-edge suspense that is tied closely to the coldness of the locale (which is almost a character within itself), each feeding upon the other and building to an avalanche of shocking revelations that not only stuns the lead characters, but the reader as well. Mysteries and suspense thrillers don¿t get much better this. Needless to say, ICE RUN succeeds on every level and should be a contender for the bestseller lists. If you want a new series to get addicted to, then pick-up the ¿Alex McKnight¿ books. I guarantee you¿ll have all six of them read within the first week!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2004

    Great series for summer reading!

    Steve Hamilton was recently suggested to me as an author I would enjoy. I read this entire series straight through, and it was terrific!!! (Didn't hurt that it's HOT in South Louisiana, and the action takes place mostly in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in the winter!) Alex is a great guy-- much like G.M. Ford's Leo Waterman, only in a parka. He can't let go of a question until he has the answer, and although he doesn't have a lot of friends, he will die before he lets one of them down. Start today with 'A Cold Day in Paradise' and read your way through this great series, now while it's hot outside!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2004

    Hamilton does it again!

    Steve Hamilton again gives us more than our money's worth with his latest Alex McKnight mystery. His details get me every time. I love that it's in the 80's here and I'm chilly from reading the descriptions of the UP! Alex McKnight is a man's man and the one this woman would love to get to know. Way to go, Steve! Keep up the good work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2004

    Another Heart Thumping Adverture

    Alex McKnight is back and in trouble again! This time he has a love interest, Natalie the Canadian Policer Officer form 'Blood is the Sky' ( Now we know what they got up to New Years Eve eh!) Alex & Natalie meet up at a hotel, when they return from dinner, back to their room, they discover and old hat outside their door, filled with ice and snow, inside they discover a note 'I KNOW WHO YOU ARE'. Is this note directed at Alex or Natalie? Alex wanting to find out more, starts making inquiries leading him deeper and deeper into trouble. Another excellent heart thumping thriller by this author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2004

    Teriffic crime thriller

    Alex McKnight owns and operates six cabins in Paradise, Michigan and even though it is March, a snowstorm brings in the tourists who want to go snowmobiling or other sports on the snow. Unable to leave the business, Alex arranges for his girlfriend, Canadian police officer Natalie Reynaud to meet him at the Jojibway Hotel for a special romantic tryst. While there, they meet an old man who is later found dead, frozen in the snow................................. He left behind a hat with a mysterious message inside. When Alex goes to the funeral to pay his last respects to the man, members of his family beat him up. Natalie learns that the message he left behind was meant for her. Her father was killed by that hotel decades ago and the killer was never found. Simon Grant, the man who froze to death, knew what happened as does the rest of his family. When Natalie disappears Alex goes to Canada to find her and sees the murdered body of her mother. He also almost gets killed by one of the Grant men and almost loses his life when he tracks Natalie down in a deserted cabin on Mackinaw Island........................... Steve Hamilton just keeps getting better with every book he writes and his latest work, a compelling, riveting and enthralling thriller is no exception. The hero is a strong willed, independent thinker who will go the extra mile for someone he cares about even when they push him away. ICE RUN is more than an exciting crime thriller, it is a family drama about the sins of the father being visited on the sons......................... Harriet Klausner

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