Winter of the Wolf Moon (Alex McKnight Series #2)

Winter of the Wolf Moon (Alex McKnight Series #2)

by Steve Hamilton
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Winter of the Wolf Moon (Alex McKnight Series #2) by Steve Hamilton

Steve Hamilton's novels starring ex-cop and sometime-P.I. Alex McKnight have won multiple awards and appeared on bestseller lists nationwide. And when you start reading Winter of the Wolf Moon, you will instantly understand why. . .

When a young woman from the Ojibwa tribe asks McKnight for shelter from her violent boyfriend, McKnight agrees. But after letting her stay in one of his cabins, he finds her gone the next morning. His search for her brings on a host of suspects, bruising encounters, and a thickening web of crime, all obscured by the relentless whiplash of brutal snowstorms. From the secret world of the Ojibwa reservation to the Canadian border and deep into the silent woods, someone is out to kill—and McKnight is heading right into the line of fire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429905084
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Series: Alex McKnight Series , #2
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 38,311
File size: 320 KB

About the Author

STEVE HAMILTON's first Alex McKnight novel, A Cold Day in Paradise, won both an Edgar and a Shamus Award for Best First Novel. His stand-alone novel, The Lock Artist, was named a New York Times Notable Crime Book, received an Alex Award from the American Library Association, and then went on to win the Edgar Award for Best Novel, making him only the second author (after Ross Thomas) to win Edgars for both Best First Novel and Best Novel. He attended the University of Michigan, where he won the prestigious Hopwood Award for writing, and now lives in Cottekill, New York, with his wife and their two children.
Steve Hamilton was born and raised in Detroit, and graduated from the University of Michigan where he won the prestigious Hopwood Award for fiction. In 2006, he won the Michigan Author Award for his outstanding body of work. His novels have won numerous awards and media acclaim beginning with the very first in the Alex McKnight series, A Cold Day in Paradise, which won the Private Eye Writers of America/St. Martin's Press Award for Best First Mystery by an Unpublished Writer. Once published, it went on to win the MWA Edgar and the PWA Shamus Awards for Best First Novel, and was short-listed for the Anthony and Barry Awards. His book The Lock Artist is the winner of the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Novel. Hamilton currently works for IBM in upstate New York where he lives with his wife Julia and their two children.

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Winter of the Wolf Moon (Alex McKnight Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
miss_dobie More than 1 year ago
Another winner for Steve Hamilton. Totally UNPUTDOWNABLE! It's exciting and parts will make your heart pound really fast. It's gripping and pulls you right into the thick of things where you'll feel like you are walking right beside the main character and going thru everything that he's going thru. There are exciting, emotional roller coaster rides to go on with this book. It's beautifully written and the ending will make you want to go on to book #3.
lejaz More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, as I loved all the Alex McKnight mysteries. Reading one of Steve Hamilton's books is like watching a great old suspense film...like one of the old Hitchcock classics. You are totally unaware that you are even reading at times, you get so absorbed in the movement of the storyline. His dialog and characterizations are so realistic that you feel like you are meeting real people. And the pacing is superb too...reading is effortless, just like watching a movie; whereas you have to make an effort to plod through the books of all too many other mystery writers. Anyway, 'nuff said...just go out and pick up one of Mr. Hamilton's books and read a couple of pages. You will see for yourself. Once you start one you won't be able to put it down!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alex McKnight is the kind of guy that doesn't even know he has sex appeal. And doesn't want to be a P.I., either. Paradise, Michigan is a wonderfully wintery place to read about from your warm, easy chair. Therein lies the atmosphere in this fast paced read. Steve Hamilton has a way with his characters. They are so well-drawn you've begun to feel you know them, already looking foward to the next book in this series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For the fans of James Lee Burke's 'Robicheaux' novels, the 'Elvis Cole/Joe Pike' series by Robert Crais, or the Kenzie/Gennaro' books by Dennis Lehane, be aware that there's a new kid on the block and his name is Steve Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton debut last year with his first novel, A COLD DAY IN PARADISE. In it, he introduced us to Alex McKnight, the most reluctant private investigator around, who happens to live in northern Michigan and spends as much time plowing snow as he does trying not to get killed on the cases he inadvertently gets involved in. Also, much like Spenser and Elvis Cole, he can at times be a real smartass, which makes him my kind of hero. WINTER OF THE WOLF MOON is Mr. Hamilton's second novel with Alex McKnight in it. This time around, McKnight, who is still suffering emotionally from his last case, is asked by a friend to fill in on his hockey team for just a night. It, however, turns out to be more than just a local hockey game to McKnight. He has a number of confrontations with Lonnie Bruckman, a member of the opposing team and begins to experience major changes in his life. Bruckman is a mean rascal, and he also happens to have stolen a rather big bag of drugs from the Russian mafia. Bruckman's girlfriend steals the bag from him, then goes to McKnight for help in escaping her boyfriend. McKnight, who's weakness is helping damsels in distress, quickly agrees, not knowing what he is getting himself involved in. The girl later disappears with the bag and everybody is suddenly after McKnight, thinking that he knows where the drugs are. There are a lot of twists and turns in this story, leading to a surprising ending. There is also an excellent villan by the name of Molinov, who is head of the Russian mafia. Mr. Hamilton has set things up so that Molinov can reappear in a future novel, hopefully the next one. McKnight is no ordinary hero. He's tought, but he's also human and almost dies twice in this novel. He is certainly one of the most believable characters to come around in a good while. Like mysteries, then pick up this book, along with A COLD DAY IN PARADISE. You won't be disappointed!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you had the good fortune to read Steve Hamilton's Edgar Award Winning first book, 'A Cold Day In Paradise', then you will certainly want to get this one. The very likable character of Alex McKnight returns, and once again Steve Hamilton will hook you from the first few pages and keep you there until the final page. If you are looking for a new author with a fresh approach to the mystery genre, then Steve Hamilton will not disappoint you. The characters, story line, and description of the settings are outstanding.
j-dog74 More than 1 year ago
Great Winter read... esp for a man.
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