Die a Stranger by Steve Hamilton
An Alex McKnight Novel (Alex McKnight Novels)

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Late one night, a plane lands on a deserted airstrip. Five dead bodies are found there the next morning.

And now Vinnie LeBlanc is missing.

Vinnie is an Ojibwa tribal member, a blackjack dealer at the Bay Mills Casino, and he just might be Alex McKnight's best friend. He's come through for Alex more than once in the past, and he never ever misses a day of work. So Alex can't help but be worried. There's a deadly crime war creeping into Michigan's Upper Peninsula, leaving bodies in its wake, and Alex wouldn't think for a minute that his friend could be involved. But when an unexpected and unwelcome stranger arrives in town, Alex will soon find out that the stakes are higher than he ever could have imagined.

Two-time Edgar award-winner and New York Times bestselling author Steve Hamilton returns with thid outstanding new novel--perhaps his boldest book yet.


About Steve Hamilton

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Steve Hamilton is the author of the Alex McKnight series as well as Night Work and The Lock Artist, which was named a New York Times Notable 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 he lives in Cottekill, New York, with his wife and their two children.
Published July 3, 2012 by Minotaur Books. 288 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Every word counts in Edgar-winner Hamilton’s masterful ninth novel featuring ex-cop Alex McKnight (after 2011’s Misery Bay). McKnight, who rents out cabins on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, is trying to

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Kirkus Reviews Blog: Mysteries and Thrillers: Rescue and Redemption Drive ‘Die a Stranger’

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While at first relieved that Vinnie is not among the dead, McKnight slowly comes to the conclusion that Vinnie’s disappearance may be related to the increase in drug traffic that is occurring in the Upper Peninsula, to the extent that Vinnie may have walked into the middle of something that he sh...

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