Product Description Edgar Awardâwinner Steve Hamilton takes his acclaimed series to new heights in A Stolen Season. If you thought you knew Alex McKnight and how far he'll go for the people he cares about . . . think again. On a freezing night in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, a night that wouldn't feel so unusual if it weren't the Fourth of July, a boat plows full speed into a line of old railroad pilings in the shallow water of Waishkey Bay. After Alex helps rescue the passengers, he figures he'll never see them again. He couldn't be more wrong. The men he saved are connected to a deadly drug-smuggling syndicate and it's up to Alex to do damage control?and protect the woman he loves?before the cycle of violence comes around full circle. Review âExpertly pacedâ¦startling.â ?Publishers Weekly âOne of those mysteries that lulls readers into a sense of security, but nothing is certain here.â ?Washington Post Book World âHair-raising suspense.â ?Booklist âThe chill of Michigan's Upper Peninsula doesn't cool the action in Edgar-winner Hamilton's expertly paced seventh Alex McNight novelâ¦Plot turnarounds and double-crosses ensure a startling conclusion.â ?Publishers Weekly âHamilton's gamble of putting the most exciting action offstage with the girlfriend pays off big-time here. Hair-raising suspense with poignant characterization.â ?Booklist âGuaranteed to leave readers breathless.â ?Mystery News âThe cast is strong and the local color as vivid as ever.â ?Kirkus Reviews âHamilton... paint[s] a rich and vivid portait of a world where the chill in the air is often matched by that of the soul.â ?Providence Journal-Bulletin From the Back Cover In Edgar Awardâwinner Steve Hamilton's latest novel, Detroit ex-cop Alex McKnight faces his absolute darkest hour in his most engrossing, emotionally complex, high-stakes adventure yetâ¦ A COLD FATE On a freezing night in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, a night that wouldn't feel so unusual if it wasn't the Fourth of July, an antique wooden boat plows full-speed into a line of old railroad pilings in the shallow waters of Waishkey Bay. With Alex McKnight on the rescue mission, the passengers are brought safely to shore. Alex figures the story's overâ¦but he's dead wrong. A HEATED CASE The boat accident's happy ending turns into a living hell for Alex when he discovers that the three men he saved are actually connected to a deadly drug-smuggling syndicate that has his girlfriend, Ontario police officer Natalie Reynaud, deep undercover five hundred miles away. Now it's up to Alex to do damage control on both sides of the border?and protect the woman he loves?before the cycle of violence comes around full circleâ¦ A STOLEN SEASON "Expertly pacedâ¦startling."?Publishers Weekly "One of those mysteries that lulls readers into a sense of security, but nothing is certain here."?Washington Post Book World About the Author Steve Hamilton's debut, A Cold Day in Paradise , won the PWA/SMP Best First Private Eye Novel Contest before winning both an Edgar and Shamus Award for Best First Novel. His stand-alone novel The Lock Artist was named a New York Times Notable Crime Book, received an Alex Award, and went on to win the Edgar Award for Best Novel. He attended the University of Michigan, where he won the prestigious Hopwood Award for writing, and now lives in Cottekill, New York, with his wife and their two children.