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Winter of the Wolf Moon: An Alex McKnight Mystery [Mass Market Paperback]

Steve Hamilton
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Feb. 15 2001 Alex McKnight Novels (Book 2)
Ex-cop and sometime-P.I. Alex McKnight endures the bitter winter of Michigan's Upper Peninsula in his log cabin with warm fires and cold Molsons. When Dorothy Parrish, a young Ojibwa woman asks him for shelter from her violent boyfriend, McKnight agrees. But after secreting her in one of his cabins, he finds her gone the next morning. McKnight suspects vicious, hockey-playing Lonnie Bruckman of abducting the woman, but his search for her brings on more suspects, bruising encounters, and a thinkening 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 driving right into the line of fire...

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From Publishers Weekly

It's just another lovely day in Paradise... for those who love zero-degree weather and frozen pipes. This Paradise is a town on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where Hamilton catches up with reluctant gumshoe Alex McKnight after his debut in A Cold Day in Paradise. The frigid season finds Alex focused on snowplowing, maintaining the cabins he rents to snowmobilers and whiling away evenings at the Glasgow Inn with a few cold Canadians. After years as a cop and PI, Alex is ready to settle down to undisturbed country life. But as any good mystery writer knows (and Hamilton, who won the 1999 Edgar for Best First Novel, is no exception), that's not in the cards. One night, a young Native American, Dorothy Parrish, whose troubles are unclear but obviously serious, approaches Alex, then disappears. Her sudden disappearance has Alex presuming she's dead, and there's evidence that she was involved with ill-tempered, drug-crazed hockey player Lonnie Bruckman. Ignoring his initial trepidation to reenter the crime world, Alex vows to find Dorothy and her kidnapper--or killer. Bruckman is definitely involved, and Alex, with the help of his "partner," Leon Prudell, identifies multiple suspects. Bruckman's hockey buddies are threatening, but it soon becomes apparent that there's a more powerful force behind them. This is a most entertaining tale, peppered with wry humor and real, amusing characters. Hamilton presents a fast mystery brimming with insight into both the politics of U.S./Canadian border crimes and the relations between Native Americans and their white neighbors. (Feb.)
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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After subbing in an amateur ice hockey game for some Indian friends, sometime private investigator Alex McKnight antagonizes an in-your-face opponent known for racist remarks, drug dealing, and girlfriend abuse. Alex helps the girlfriend, who promptly disappears (along with an important parcel), then rescues good buddy Vinnie (an Ojibway Indian) from jail--where he landed after attacking the hockey player. Alex, Vinnie, and a would-be detective/partner search for the woman, sidestepping murder, vicious assault, and more. The isolated, wintry location jives well with Hamilton's pristine prose, independent protagonist, and ingenious plot. An inviting sequel to his Edgar Award-winning first novel, A Cold Day in Paradise.
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Another good one! March 2 2003
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Again, this writer continues to remind me of William Tapply (in a good way!) And again, like the first book in the series, we are left slightly hanging at the end, without the real bad guy getting his due. And again, a hint that the villian will get his in the next I am reading away!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile Read April 7 2004
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This is my first Steve Hamilton book and as an author I enjoyed his often unhero like hero Alex McKnight. Hamilton's word artistry had me cringing at the pain one man can inflict on another and at his apt discription of a cold snow-encrusted winter. I plan to share "Winter of the Wolf Moon" with all of my reading buddies and I look forward to purchasing another Hamilton novel.
Beverly J Scott author of RIGHTEOUS REVENGE and RUTH FEVER
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent writing...great whodunit. Feb. 21 2003
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Steve Hamilton lives up to his Edgar for best first novel with the second Alex McKnight, "Winter of the Wolf Moon."
It is uncanny how he holds your attention. It is a fast read that captivated me immediately. A great whodunit where the unexpected is par for the course.
There is a bit of Travis McGee in McKnight, a fiercely loyal non-PI surrounded by an outstanding supporting cast (especially Leon Prudell).
There is plenty of fear in WOTWM as Russian mobsters, DEA types and a psychotic villain may or may not be what they appear to be. Full of action and wonderful descriptive passages that place you right in Michigan's UP.
Steve Hamilton has a bright future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Winter of the Wolf Moon Nov. 30 2002
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This is an excellent read from start to finish. It is hard to figure out "whodunnit" until the last couple pages. I find Steve Hamilton's writings very interesting and his descriptions of the "U.P." accurate (as I live not too far from the city of Paradise). I recommend reading all of his books.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Milodragovich Lite Oct. 8 2002
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This is my first Steve Hamilton novel. I liked the Alex McKnight character. Sort of reminds me of James Crumley's Milo Milodragovich--only not quite as much booze and drugs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Aug. 11 2002
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Steve Hamilton continues his strong writing with this sequel to his Edgar Award winning-novel, A COLD DAY IN PARADISE. The author brings back Alex McKnight and the small town of Paradise located in Michigan's northern peninsula. McKnight is a former cop who retired after being injured on the job. He tried his luck as a private detective but after the incidents in the previous novel he just wants to put himself together and enjoy his life. Everything changes with a hockey game.
Vinnie LeBlanc, a friend of McKnight, drafts him as a goalie for an over-thirty hockey league. It is shortly thereafter that he meets Lonnie Bruckman, a player from the opposing team, who is physically abusive and stoned in drugs. They get involved in several altercations leaving neither of them in good condition. One night he meets Bruckman's girlfriend, Dorothy Parrish. She wants to hire McKnight in trying to get away from the abusive relationship and start a new life. He agrees to let her spend the night in one of the cabins he rents and to discuss it in the morning. The next morning she disappears.
When he confronts Bruckman he finds out that he did not kidnap his girlfriend. He is also searching for her because she took something that was not hers and he wants him back. Alex gets into it very deep when he learns that Bruckman is not a threat but someone else.
Hamilton knows how to write an entertaining story and he does a decent job here. There are certain parts in the book that did not make sense such as McKnight's involvement with the case. He could have let the cops do their job but instead he gets personally involved. The supporting characters are strong and interesting. A COLD DAY IN PARADISE is one of the best novels from a few years ago. This next work comes close but not quite.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brrrrrrrrrrrr June 10 2002
By Brian
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Maybe it was that I read this in the early months of the year in Michigan, but I really did feel the cold throughout this book. Wonderfully descriptive of Michigan in the winter.
I was caught off guard by the ending, and I'm not totally sure that I liked it ending how it did, but overall this was a fantastic book. I can't comment of the unbelievable "scenes" too much like others have on here. I like Stephen King, so I don't really care if things are really believable. This IS supposed to be entertainment, ya know.
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2.0 out of 5 stars McKnight is an idiot May 5 2002
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...Alex McKnight (boy, a clever name) comes across as a complete idiot. Let's see - drive up to your remote cabin and see the door open, so just mosey on in. I mean, it's not like he has any reason to suspect anything's wrong.
The guy who tried to kill you has been spotted in Canada? Well, since you're just out of the hospital with a collapsed lung, why not drive on up there for a showdown? To be really clever, let your moron partner give you zero information before you go in for the confrontation.
And then ultimately, the plot in these McKnight books is so obvious, material for one book is stretched over three, McKnight bumbles around and then has a gestalt in the last few pages and everthing is so formulaic. Gee, I wonder if Alex and police chief Maven (hey, another clever name) will end up with a grudging respect for each other? I'll never find out, though, because after reading two of these awful books I, unlike Alex, won't be bumbling back for more.
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