Die a Stranger
An Alex McKnight Novel
The New York Times Bestseller
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 a member of the Ojibwa Indian tribe and he just might be Alex McKnight's best friend. So Alex can't help but be worried when he disappears. There's a deadly crime war creeping into Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and Alex never would have thought that his friend could be involved. But after an unexpected stranger arrives in town, Alex will soon find out that the stakes are higher than he ever could have imagined.
The latest in Steve Hamilton's Edgar Award–winning series, Die a Stranger just might be his boldest book yet.
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 put his time in the Detroit PD behind him, while his best friend, Vinnie Red Sky LeBlanc, mourns the death of his mother, Hazel. Considered a mother to the entire Bay Mills Indian Community, Hazel mistook Vinnie shortly before her death for his estranged father. The older LeBlanc killed three people while driving drunk, a crime that made Vinnie a teetotaler. Given Vinnie's strong antipathy toward alcohol, McKnight is shocked to find his friend knocking back a few scotches in a bar one night. Vinnie's disappearance soon after may be connected with illegal smuggling across the porous Canadian border. Through his emotionally intelligent characterizations, McKnight transforms what could have been a mundane plot into a sensitive exploration of tragedy and redemption. Author tour.
Keep them coming! Another great read and adventure for Alex McNight!
I have to say...I absolutely love his writing, and loved every book. I can't wait for the next one. Looking forward to it.
The Alex McKnight series by Steve Hamilton is a great series, and 'Die a Stranger' is yet another winner!
Good solid story, great characters, and Steve weaves a great yarn.
You simply can't go wrong with Steve Hamilton!