North of Nowhere
Edgar-winning author Steve Hamilton's fourth book in his bestselling Alex McKnight series. It's summertime in Paradise, Michigan, and Alex McKnight is not happy. Instead of celebrating his forty-ninth birthday, Alex is dwelling on his "failures" as a ballplayer, a cop and now a private detective. Jackie, the Scottish proprietor of the bar/restaurant where Alex hangs out, is aware that Alex is becoming seriously reclusive, and persuades him to join a weekly poker game in the home of a newly rich contractor in the area. Reluctantly, Alex goes - and that night three armed men arrive, hold a gun to Alex's head, take the money from the owner's secret safe, beat up one of the players and flee. Alex and his erstwhile detective partner, Leon Prudell, can't avoid becoming involved in the search for answers. As events escalate and time runs out, Alex is forced to discover that not only is there no place to hide, but sometimes that can be a blessing.