At it's heart Winter of the Wolf Moon is a mystery/thriller. An ex cop who owns 6 cabins in the wilderness between the USA and Canada rents them out to snowmobilers.
One day he takes in an Indian lady to protect her from her homicidal boyfriend. He lets her spend the night at one of his cabins. But in the morning she is missing and the cabin is trashed. He feels responsable and we are off on a crazy ride that's lots of fun.
What sets it apart is the setting(The area on the border between Canada and the U.S.A., in what is generally freezing cold, often snow covered, and adjacent to still existing wilderness).
The author Steve Hamilton, writes a great story. I didn't want to put it down.
But the way he makes you see and feel this particular environment brings me into it as if I was there.
Try it. You'll like it.
I am really enjoying the Alex McKnight books. Alex is such a character and a likeable one at that. The mystery is involving and, frankly, I could hardly put the book down until all was solved. The author makes you feel the cold of that Michigan winter which is as much a character in the story as Alex McKnight. Brrrr!
I will be looking for Steve hamilton books in the future. Nice read. kept my hand turning pages.
Ex cop and sometimes PI Alex McKnight endures the bitter winter of Michigan's Upper Penninsula in his log cabin with warm fires and cold Molsons. When a young Ojibwa woman asks him for shelter from her violent boyfiend, McKnight agrees. But after secreting her in one of his cabins, he finds her gone the next morning. His search for her brings on more bruising encounters and a thickening web of crime.
I really like the Alex McKnight series. This is the second one, and the second one I've read. I'm looking forward to reading the rest.
Second book in a series set in the Upper Peninsula in Michigan and starring former policeman Alex McKnight. Plenty of action, great characters and I love the way that snow and arctic cold weather add an element of danger to the story. Quite an entertaining page turner. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
I have enjoyed all of the Steve Hamilton's Alex McKnight series but this one was particularly interesting as it dealt with some of the Ojibwa traditions and beliefs.
Only one more to go, worth while
I really enjoyed this book - full of twists and action. This author is new to me, but I'll definitely look for more books by him!
While you may not care about the plot, and you may not care about the characters, you will care a lot about the story, it's engaging and interesting. It's weird in that way, but darn it, a page turner.
The series is great, it's a private eye noir set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula where summers are short and winters are brutal and cold. I really enjoy the series, but our poor protagonist never seems to catch a break or have a good time. Despite that, this book, and the series is certainly worth reading.
Love Steve Hamilton's books.
great book... great series by this author!!
I enjoy all of his books; but this is one of the better ones.