The Hunting Wind - Alex McKnight, Bk 3 Author:Steve Hamilton In the remote, wintry reaches of Michigan's upper Peninsula, it's hard for a man to remember what springtime is like, let alone Spring Training. But when a former teammate tracks him down, erstwhile minor league player Alex McKnight is instantly transported back to the good old Toledo dugout, circa 1971. Unfortunately, Randy Wilkins didn... more »'t trek 3,000 miles to the bleak shores of lake superior to sit by the fire with a couple of imported beers, dissecting the past, inning by glorious inning. He's here to pitch a proposal: that Alex help him find the woman with whom he had a brief, passionate affair three decades ago. Who is Alex to deny a fellow the chance to ward off classic midlife chill by rekindling an old flame? What he doesn't consider is that there might be a good reason the mysterious, missing Maria is more elusive than a starting position in the majors--and that his trusted old pan might not have told him the whole score...« 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.
Third book in a series starring Alex McKnight, a former police officer wounded in the line of duty. This is another page turner and I find myself getting quite attached to the main character who is a bit screwed up but has a very good heart. Highly recommended, but should be read in order.