The Hunting Wind - Alex McKnight, Bk 3 Author:Steve Hamilton In his most stunning mystery yet, Steve Hamilton returns readers to the bitter cold of Paradise, Michigan, and the solitary world of Alex McKnight. McKnight moved to the cabins his father built on the Upper Peninsula when a bullet lodged too close to his heart ended his career as a Detroit policeman. His days are passed taking care of the cabins... more » and stopping in at the Glasgow Inn for his nightly round of Canadian beers.
According to Alex McKnight and anyone else who lives there, "April in Paradise is still cold enough to hurt you." So, on a typical chilly April night, McKnight is sitting in his usual chair at the inn drinking his Canadian beer, unaware that even then someone is traveling 2,000 miles to see him. It is Randy Wilkins, the crazy southpaw pitcher who used to keep McKnight dancing behind the plate in their minor league days. They haven't seen each other in thirty years, but Randy is convinced that McKnight is the right man to help him on his quest. Randy has come back to Michigan to find Maria, the one true love of his life. The only problem? Randy walked away from her in 1971 and hasn't seen or heard from her since.
McKnight can't believe what he is hearing. The whole story sounds ridiculous, but McKnight, occasionally known for being a soft touch, agrees to help Randy look for her.
The search takes them to Detroit and as it deepens, McKnight begins to realize that he an unwilling player in a dangerous game.
With gut-wrenching twists and revelations as chilling as a winter night in Paradise, Hamilton unreels another superb mystery that will leave you wondering just how well you know your friends.« less
The more Steve Hamilton I read, the more I like. Alex McKnight has grown into a fantastic private eye character over the past 3 novels, with plenty of room for future growth. This novel wasn't as dark as the first two, perhaps because it took place in April and much of it in southern Michigan. I've driven the road from Grand Rapids to Detroit a few times and it was interesting to read and know the area. I can see this series being a huge hit for Michigan-ites, even if they're not yoopers.
Brian O. reviewed The Hunting Wind (Alex McKnight, Bk 3) on
Helpful Score: 2
This is the third in the Alex McKnight series. McKnight is a retired cop living in Michigan's upper peninsula, who keeps finding himself getting pulled into mysterious capers. A very good series, and I highly recommend "A Cold Day in Paradise," the first book in the series.