North of Nowhere: An Alex McKnight Novel (Alex McKnight Novels #4) (Paperback)
"I really like his main character, Alex McKnight, and I'm ready to revisit Paradise, Michigan."—James Patterson
New York Times Bestselling Author of Die a Stranger
Steve Hamilton's novels have won the mystery world's most prestigious awards. Now, in North of Nowhere, he returns to Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where former Detroit cop Alex McKnight has learned that wherever money goes, envy isn't far behind.
After a game of cards turns into a professional heist, Alex McKnight finds himself lying facedown on the floor with a gun to the back of his head. When the dust settles, McKnight is one of the police chief's lead suspects. Worse, one of the other card players has the same idea, and he has no qualms about exercising some vigilante justice of his own. Now, Alex knows he is the only one who can uncover the truth. But he's about to discover how dark this conspiracy truly is—or how close to guilt he actually stands. . . .
About the Author
Steve Hamilton was born and raised in Detroit, and graduated from the University of Michigan where he won the prestigious Hopwood Award for fiction. In 2006, he won the Michigan Author Award for his outstanding body of work. His novels have won numerous awards and media acclaim beginning with the very first in the Alex McKnight series, A Cold Day in Paradise, which won the Private Eye Writers of America/St. Martin's Press Award for Best First Mystery by an Unpublished Writer. Once published, it went on to win the MWA Edgar and the PWA Shamus Awards for Best First Novel, and was short-listed for the Anthony and Barry Awards. His book The Lock Artist is the winner of the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Novel. Hamilton currently works for IBM in upstate New York where he lives with his wife Julia and their two children.
Praise for Steve Hamilton:
“A proven master of suspense.” —Lee Child
“Already one of our best writers.” —Laura Lippman
"Hamilton writes tough, passionate novels. . . . This is crime writing at its very best.” —George Pelecanos
“I'm often asked to recommend a detective series readers might have missed. This is it.” —Harlan Coben
“[Hamilton’s] . . . tensile prose . . . reflects the dramatic, often violent contradictions of people who live on the edge of the world.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Hamilton keeps the action fast and furious and manages to keep the reader off balance almost as much as his hero. . . . While Alex McKnight may hate the idea, mysteries this good may make him extremely popular.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)