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Publisher Description

"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.

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.

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

Mysteries & Thrillers
January 5
St. Martin's Publishing Group

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.

DedPool817 ,

Another tween romance novel

Starts out pretty good, suspenseful and an intriguing main character with a unique talent. But turns into a sappy teen romance novel quickly, and plot is replaced by introducing multiple characters and adjectives. This is a poor attempt at making a mediocre short story into a novel. Pass on it.

BreesyReader80 ,

Definitely read this book!

Thoroughly enjoyed this light but engaging read. Definitely one of the best I've read lately! Drew me in and kept me turning the pages with a great story, good dialogue, and characters that were interestingly developed and relatable. It's been awhile since I've read a book that I literally did not want to put down, and this one finally broke my bad book slump!! Read it, and chances are you won't regret it.

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