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With "Night Work," award-winning author of the acclaimed Alex McKnight series Steve Hamilton delivers an atmospheric standalone thriller.Joe Trumbull is not a man who scares easily. But tonight he is scared to death.It's been two years since Joe's fiancee, Laurel, was murdered. Two years of grief and loneliness. On this hot summer night, he's finally going on a blind date, his first since Laurel's death. He's not looking for love, just testing the waters to see if it's possible to live a normal life again. And after the first awkward minutes, Joe starts to think this date wasn't such a bad idea after all. In fact, maybe it will turn out to be one of the best things that ever happened to him.He couldn't be more wrong. Because somehow, for reasons Joe doesn't yet understand, this one evening will mark the beginning of a new nightmare. A nightmare that will lead him to realize that the past is never past. And the worst is yet to come."
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About the Author

Steve Hamilton was born in Detroit and attended the University of Michigan, where he was awarded the prestigious Avery Hopwood Prize for writing. His first novel, A Cold Day in Paradise, won the PWA/SMP Best First Private Eye Novel Contest before going on to win both the Edgar and Shamus Awards for Best First Novel. In 2006, Steve won the Michigan Author Award for his outstanding body of work. He lives in Cottekill, New York, with his wife, Julia, and their two children.

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In this first standalone from the Edgar and Shamus Award-winning author of the seven mysteries featuring Alex McKnight, a former Detroit cop living in Michigan's remote Upper Peninsula, Hamilton takes a new direction. Joe Trumbull is a juvenile probation officer in Kingston, NY, seeking solace in work to lessen the pain from his wife's unsolved strangulation two years earlier. When he reluctanctly goes on a blind date, the woman is found strangled the day after. Then a battered wife Joe tries to help also is strangled. Apparently, any woman he gets close to will die, and soon Joe is charged with the crimes. While the McKnight series has been praised for its sharply delineated locale, developing characters, and gripping plot twists, Joe Trumbull seems passive, full of self-pity, and not likely to appear in a second volume. Although Hamilton's many fans may want to read any of his books, those new to his work should start with one of the series. [See Prepub Mystery, LJ 5/1/07; for an interview with Hamilton, see Mystery, LJ 9/1/06.-Ed.]-Roland Person, formerly with Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Edgar-winner Hamilton's first stand-alone crime thriller falls short of his excellent Alex McKnight series (A Stolen Season, etc.). When Joe Trumbull, a juvenile probation officer in Kingston, N.Y., finally decides to socialize two years after his fiance's murder, his blind date winds up strangled to death hours after their meeting. The local police chief calls in a pair of state detectives, who make Joe their prime suspect after two more woman are murdered who recently had contact with him. A loner beset by nightmares living in a messy apartment above the gym where he boxes to keep in shape, Joe begins to investigate to clear his name. Though the usually reliable Hamilton nicely evokes life in Kingston and the Hudson River landscape, this search for a psychopathic killer disappoints with repetitive dead ends and a clichd wounded protagonist who brings on the terrifying climax by working with no backup. Author tour. (Sept.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

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