Let It Burn (Alex McKnight Series #10)

Let It Burn (Alex McKnight Series #10)

by Steve Hamilton
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Let It Burn 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
lettore1 More than 1 year ago
Maybe not at the level of the first ones, but still a very good read. I tend to like more Alex McNight in the upper peninsula than in Detroit, but the story is convincing and well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another fantastic Alex McKnight tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It is well written, with a great story line. The description of Detroit is heart breaking.
Twinpeaks11 More than 1 year ago
Being from Michigan, I enjoy Steve Hamilton. However, this book was a little slow moving in the beginning, but picked up and enjoyed the book.
gloriafeit More than 1 year ago
Alex McKnight never expected to return to Detroit. His career as a cop there had come to an abrupt end after eight years when he was placed on disability after being shot three times, only two of the bullets able to be removed, the third remaining half a centimeter from his heart. And his partner had never survived the bullets that hit him. Those events obliterated his entire life as he knew it. But when an old colleague tells him that Darryl King, the man he helped put away just days before that final case, is about to be let out of jail after finishing out his sentence, he feels impelled to go back there. King was just a teenaged boy when the vicious murder to which he confessed occurred. That confession left no doubt of his guilt. Unexpectedly, however, there is a nagging thought buzzing around in McKnight’s head, a suspicion that he had missed something vital in the investigation. He enlists the aid of Leon Prudell, with whom he had briefly worked as a private investigator in the past, who McKnight calls “the smartest man in town, and as loyal a friend as you could ever have.” This is a police procedural of the highest order. The chapters in the first half of the book alternate between the present and the events which took place all those years ago at a pivotal, life-changing time for McKnight. The second half of the book follows him trying to go back over everything in the initial investigation to find out what he missed. Ultimately this already fast-paced tale takes a totally unexpected twist. And from that point on, I couldn’t put the book down. As with all Mr. Hamilton’s books, the author evokes a very real sense of the places, and the people, about which and about whom he writes. Beginning with the first page of his newest novel, he immediately conjures up the place in which he now lives: the town of Paradise on the shores of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, 300 miles away from has native Detroit, “one of the most murder-prone cities in the country.” On the other hand, Paradise is described as a “stark lonely place on the edge of the world, which also turns into the most beautiful place on earth for the few days they call summer.” (Mr. Hamilton, along with fellow “Yooper” William Kent Krueger, pretty much owns this territory.) But his love for the Detroit in which he lived for so many years is also made clear, especially his nostalgia for the city as it used to be, including the old Tiger Stadium, long since gone. After I reluctantly closed the book for the last time, I looked back at the cover, re-read the title, and smiled sadly. Highly recommended.
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I have enjoyed all of Steve's book. This one was no exception. I never anticipated the ending either.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an all too sad novel of what our country is coming to. Sad but enlightening.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable mystery set in Detroit. It paints a grim picture of a decaying city. Great descriptions. I didn't guess the ending until I got there. I would recommend it to any mystery fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story goes back in time in places and Alex's story from the past is told, along with the current story. Being from Michigan, these books are always a treat for me to read, as Steve tells the story so well, you seem to be in the car riding along. The characters are well thought out and feel like they are your old friends. Enjoyed this book, as usual can't wait until the next one comes out!
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