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The Lock Artist

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

A good locked "box" mystery

Although he is silent and has been mute since a traumatic incident back in 1990 when he was eight, Mike Smith has become the "Golden Boy" box man as he can open any safe. He realized his skill as a proficient box man when he was seventeen years old. Since his ability ...
Although he is silent and has been mute since a traumatic incident back in 1990 when he was eight, Mike Smith has become the "Golden Boy" box man as he can open any safe. He realized his skill as a proficient box man when he was seventeen years old. Since his ability as the Lock Artist of choice he has been in demand by criminals who need his talent.

Mike has spent nine years in prison for his artistic safe breaking skills. However even as his prime client in Detroit must never be angered or else, Mike meets and falls in love with Amelia. A throwback to a gentler romantic time, Mike vows to keep his beloved safe from perils he imagines that lead him into a deadly multimillion-dollar con that requires him to escape a locked box murder.

As Alex McKnight takes a winter's break, fans will enjoy Mike Smith's biographical fictional mystery; as he relates his tale to an enthralled audience. The story line is fast-paced especially after Mike moves past lock breaking 101 and 102 as the antihero begins to get into deep trouble with his mob peers after falling in love. Fans will relish his escapades as ironically he must extract himself from a locked "box" mystery.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 13, 2009

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3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Disappointed

It is true that the story is well written and draws you in. However, I have never read a book that used the 'F' word so many times. Good story, but could have done without the language and the gore.

posted by 6155263 on November 29, 2011

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  • Posted June 27, 2014

    not his best...

    not one of steve hamilton's best....could not get into it...

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    Posted January 23, 2013

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    Posted January 25, 2011

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