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Publisher Description

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 an Ojibwa tribal member, a blackjack dealer at the Bay Mills Casino, and he just might be Alex McKnight’s best friend. He’s come through for Alex more than once in the past, and he never ever misses a day of work. So Alex can’t help but be worried. There’s a deadly crime war creeping into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, leaving bodies in its wake, and Alex wouldn't think for a minute that his friend could be involved. But when an unexpected and unwelcome stranger arrives in town, Alex will soon find out that the stakes are higher than he ever could have imagined.

Two-time Edgar award-winner and New York Times bestselling author Steve Hamilton returns with thid outstanding new novel--perhaps his boldest book yet.

Mysteries & Thrillers
July 3
St. Martin's Press

Customer Reviews

Bacshl ,

Great Reads

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.

OnwardToOurPast ,

Another winner!

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!

TampaBayBlue ,

Very Disappointing

I have read all the prior novels by Steve Hamilton, and I particularly enjoyed the eight previous Alex McKnight books. To me the action and dialogue of the supposedly familiar Paradise, MI characters just seem all out of kilter in this novel. It appears more like an author's attempt at developing those characters anew rather than a continuation of roles. Take the scenes where McKnight tussles with Vinnie's father (the primary weapon being a rolling pin, of all things!) and the subsequent meeting of Alex, Jackie and Vinnie's dad in the Glasgow tavern. The actions and dialogue reek of "Cheers meets F Troop," with Sam Mallone taking over for Alex McKnIght, the original Cheers bartender, Coach, now playing Jackie, and one of the F Troop indians playing the dad. Sad.

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