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Steve Hamilton is a star on the rise, and will appeal to fans of Jonathan Kellerman's Delaware, Michael Connelly's Bosch, and Robert B. Parker's Spenser novels. A Cold Day In Paradise introduces readers to the ornery, yet likeable, Alex McKnight, an ex-Detroit cop, and a current -- and somewhat reluctant -- P.I., with a haunting past and a very dangerous present. In a shoot-out that killed his partner years before, McKnight was plugged three times himself; the cold steel of one bullet still rests against his heart. Years after relocating to Michigan's frigid Upper Peninsula in a futile attempt to quell his guilt surrounding his partner's death, McKnight can't escape his escalating horror as the bodies mount around him, and the terrifying letters appear. It seems that the deranged killer who ended McKnight's police career and his partner's life has returned to appease his twisted jollies once again. This brilliant, chilling debut (Hamilton's recurring image of blood is difficult to forget) won 1999's Edgar Award for Best First Novel.