Alex McKnight swore to serve and protect Detroit as a police officer, but a trip to Motown these days is a trip to a past he'd just as soon forget. The city will forever remind him of his partner's death and of the bullet still lodged in his own chest.
Then he gets a call from his old sergeant. A young man Alex helped put away—in the one big case that marked the high point of his career—will be getting out of prison. When the sergeant invites Alex downstate to have a drink for old times' sake, it's an offer he would normally refuse. However, there's a certain female FBI agent he can't stop thinking about, so he gets in his truck and he goes back to Detroit.
While there, he's reminded of something about that young man's case, a seemingly small piece of the puzzle that he never got to share. It's not something anyone wants to hear, but Alex can't let go of the feeling that they arrested the wrong man. And that the real killer not only got away, but went on to kill again.
Let it Burn continues the acclaimed Alex McKnight series by two-time Edgar award-winner and New York Times bestselling author Steve Hamilton.
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Hamilton always gives good value, and this swift-moving, moody tale is no exception, even if the very last twist is perhaps one too many.Read Full Review of Let It Burn: An Alex McKnight... | See more reviews from Kirkus
Edgar-winner Hamilton puts a fresh twist on the archetypical tough-guy cop with a heart of gold in his 10th Alex McKnight novelRead Full Review of Let It Burn: An Alex McKnight... | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
Any lover of smart thrillers could do no better. Hamilton is emerging as a transcendent master of the form. Alex McKnight’s ongoing adventures and his lovingly sketched mindscape are, as usual, a reader’s trip to Paradise.Read Full Review of Let It Burn: An Alex McKnight...
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