The Lock Artist The Lock Artist

The Lock Artist

A Novel

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Publisher Description

Steve Hamilton steps away from his Edgar Award-winning Alex McKnight series to introduce a unique new character, unlike anyone you've ever seen in the world of crime fiction.

"I was the Miracle Boy, once upon a time. Later on, the Milford Mute. The Golden Boy. The Young Ghost. The Kid. The Boxman. The Lock Artist. That was all me.

But you can call me Mike."


Marked by tragedy, traumatized at the age of eight, Michael, now eighteen, is no ordinary young man. Besides not uttering a single word in ten years, he discovers the one thing he can somehow do better than anyone else. Whether it's a locked door without a key, a padlock with no combination, or even an eight-hundred pound safe ... he can open them all.

It's an unforgivable talent. A talent that will make young Michael a hot commodity with the wrong people and, whether he likes it or not, push him ever close to a life of crime. Until he finally sees his chance to escape, and with one desperate gamble risks everything to come back home to the only person he ever loved, and to unlock the secret that has kept him silent for so long.

The Lock Artist is the winner of the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Novel and a 2011 Alex Award winner.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2010
January 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
912.1
KB

Customer Reviews

Auggie's Man ,

Great read

Enjoyed reading this very much. Going back and forth in time kept you guessing until near the end and then a great ending. I'm going to read more by this author.

ScubaDonut ,

Loved It

Awesome book.

The Bam Master 5000 ,

Deeply satisfying

One of the best books I’ve ever read. Profound, tangible depth in the main character. A rare combination of emotional depth, and yet often understated. Deeply satisfying.

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