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Publisher Description

Let it Burn is the newest novel in the acclaimed Alex McKnight series by two-time Edgar award-winner and New York Times bestselling author Steve Hamilton.

Even though Alex McKnight swore to serve and protect Detroit as a police officer, a trip to Motown these days is a trip to a past he’d just as soon forget. The city will forever remind him of his partner’s death and of the bullet still lodged in his own chest. So he’s more than happy to stay in the little town of Paradise, three hundred miles and half a lifetime away.

Then he gets a call from his old sergeant. It turns out that a young man Alex helped put away will be getting out of prison. That one big case marked the highlight of his career, before his partner was killed, before his marriage fell apart, before he left Detroit, forever. Now that man is about to walk free.

When the sergeant invites Alex downstate to have a drink for old times’ sake, it’s an offer he would normally refuse. However, there’s a certain female FBI agent he can’t stop thinking about, so he gets in his truck and he goes back to Detroit. While there, he’s reminded of something about that last case, a seemingly small piece of the puzzle that he never got to share. It’s not something anyone wants to hear, but Alex can’t let go of this gut feeling that they arrested the wrong man.

And that the real killer not only got away, but went on to kill again.

And again.

And again.

Mysteries & Thrillers
July 2
St. Martin's Press

Customer Reviews

Guardian B K S ,

One of my favorite of the McKnight series

Just as good as the first book. A lot of the other books were ok but this one beat them all but the first one. Keep it up and look forward to the next one :)

kgbhma ,

Let It Burn

Just finished reading Let It Burn. Reading an Alex McKnight novel is like visiting with an old friend that you haven't seen in over a year . I loved the description of summer in Paradise (Michigan, that is). I also loved the descriptions of Detroit, then and now. I felt like I was riding along with Alex in his truck the whole time. Thanks for the ride, Alex. See you again next year.

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