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Now, McKnight really has reason to feel sorry for himself. But instead, he goes after the gunmen, along the way swapping sucker punches with Vargas, shaking down his former detective partner (who videotaped the thieves' escape), and discovering that even his friends harbor secrets that could get them all killed.
This fourth McKnight outing (after 2001's The Hunting Wind) is a fine showcase for Hamilton's lithesome prose. The pace is brisk, the episodes often humorous, and the tale brims with an infectious reverence for its natural setting ("God help me, on a summer night when the sun is going down, it is the most beautiful place on earth"). If Hammett moved the detective story from the drawing room into the mean streets, Hamilton has proved that the north woods have their own potential for homicidal intrigue. --J. Kingston Pierce --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I love this author Steve Hamilton. His books are exciting and I love the local flavour since I live on the Canadian side across the Bay from Lighthouse Point, a little west of... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mary Kay
Get the man some Paxil and a good job. It gets to be too much. There is a great deal of difference between skillfully crafted noir-ish pain and sheer wallowing self pity which... Read morePublished on June 11 2004
Alex McKnight is back in full force again, and this time it his closest friends who become possible enemies in this tense game of cat and mouse. Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2003 by Michael Butts
I live in Nowhere, Michigan...just south of where Steve Hamilton sets this novel. I enjoyed the novel, as I have enjoyed all of Hamilton's Alex McKnight novels, not only because... Read morePublished on June 22 2003 by Judith Lindenau
I thought I would never like a "Cold Weather Mystery" series. I have been hooked on John MacDonald's classic Travis McGee series for so long, which is set in South Florida, of the... Read morePublished on May 1 2003
In Steve Hamilton's fourth novel, "North of Nowhere", reluctant PI Alex McKnight continues to become entangled in problems not of his making that compel him back into the detective... Read morePublished on April 15 2003 by nobizinfla
Steve Hamilton has written another great mystery book. One of the reasons I like his books is their setting in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, close to home. Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2003 by Janet Bonarski
I couldn't put this one down. First off, North of Nowhere
is extremely well written. The description of the
weather and terrain in Michigan's Upper Penninsula is... Read more