McKnight, an ex-cop and occasional private detective living in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula region, tends to stick somewhat close to home as a general rule. Dead Man Running takes him out of his comfort zone, and then some. A couple from Scottsdale, Arizona, is on a cruise when the husband, monitoring their wireless security online, witnesses a shocking tableau. It consists of a stranger walking through their home and a dead woman in their bed. Law enforcement is immediately notified, a trap is set, and the stranger --- the killer --- is captured ... Dead Man Running is the real deal. Hamilton did his geographical homework while preparing to take McKnight to unexpected places, and it shows ... You won’t want to miss Dead Man Running, and you won’t want to put it down once you start reading it.
In the eleventh Alex McKnight thriller, the Detroit ex-cop’s past continues to follow him to remote Paradise, Michigan, this time confronting him with a mysterious connection to a serial killer prowling the Southwest. Abruptly picked up by the FBI, Alex is hustled to the Phoenix interrogation of Martin Livermore, who is accused of murdering six women and abducting a seventh. Livermore refuses to speak to the FBI until Alex arrives, but Alex is certain that he’s never met him or his victims ... Hamilton’s long-awaited reboot of the McKnight series is a streamlined, gut-wrenching thriller driven by Alex’s desperation to end Livermore’s killing spree and reconcile past mistakes
While on a cruise on the Mediterranean Sea, Frank Thompson takes a moment away from sunbathing on the deck with his wife to check his security camera at home. At first, the video feed coming through seems normal, until a man suddenly appears in his home. Switching cameras to follow the intruder around, Frank sits six thousand miles and eight time zones away while a stranger walks through his Scottsdale, Arizona home, making his way into the Thompsons’ master bedroom. What he saw next was truly horrifying ... Full of twists and turns, Hamilton’s latest McKnight novel is raw, dark, and absolutely relentless. . . Dead Man Running proves that Steve Hamilton is one of the best crime writers on the planet, and his latest showing will leave readers begging for more.
Why would a scarily intelligent serial killer allow himself to be caught? That’s the enigma at the center of Edgar-winner Hamilton’s brilliant 11th Alex McKnight thriller. Thanks to a home surveillance system, robotics engineer Martin Livermore, a necrophiliac who’s eluded the law, is spotted abusing a corpse in the Arizona home of a couple vacationing in Europe ... The FBI brings in McKnight, a retired Detroit police officer who now works as a bounty hunter in Michigan, after Livermore discloses that he knew about the surveillance system and that he will provide details only to McKnight about another potential victim, who, at least for now, is still alive ... The plot develops in multiple unexpected directions, and its logical convolutions are matched by Hamilton’s deepening portrayal of his fully realized lead. Fans of serial killer fiction won’t want to miss this one.