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The Hunting Wind

An Alex McKnight Mystery

Alex McKnight Novels

Steve Hamilton

St. Martin's Paperbacks

In the remote, wintry reaches of Michigan's upper Peninsula, it's hard for a man to remember what springtime is like, let alone Spring Training. But when a former teammate tracks him down, erstwhile minor league player Alex McKnight is instantly transported back to the good old Toledo dugout, circa 1971. Unfortunately, Randy Wilkins didn't trek 3,000 miles to the bleak shores of lake superior to sit by the fire with a couple of imported beers, dissecting the past, inning by glorious inning. He's here to pitch a proposal: that Alex help him find the woman with whom he had a brief, passionate affair three decades ago. Who is Alex to deny a fellow the chance to ward off classic midlife chill by rekindling an old flame? What he doesn't consider is that there might be a good reason the mysterious, missing Maria is more elusive than a starting position in the majors--and that his trusted old pan might not have told him the whole score...

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"Un-put-downable...exceptionally entertaining."--Publishers Weekly

"Hamilton understands the border mentality, and his tensile prose...reflects the dramatic, often violent contradictions of people who live on the edge of the world."--The New York Times Book Review
"Un-put-downable...exceptionally entertaining."--Publishers Weekly

"Hamilton understands the border mentality, and his tensile prose...reflects the dramatic, often violent contradictions of people who live on the edge of the world."--The New York Times Book Review

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Fiction Review: THE HUNTING WIND: An Alex McKnight Mystery by Steve Hamilton, Author . St. Martin's Minotaur $23.95 (306p) ISBN 978-0-312-26894-7

Edgar and Shamus Awards–winner Hamilton's third Alex McKnight thriller (after A Cold Day in Paradise; Winter of the Wolf Moon

- Publishers Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Steve Hamilton

  • 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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