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By Steve Hamilton

ISBN-10: 0312969198

ISBN-13: 9780312969196

In an extraordinary literary occasion, Steve Hamilton's a chilly Day In Paradise has hit mystery's Double Play, successful the 2 such a lot prestigious honors within the business-- the Edgar and Shamus Awards for top First Novel. Now, open its covers and notice for your self why this impressive novel has galvanized the literary and secret group as no different publication ahead of it...Other than the bullet lodged below a centimeter from his center, former Detroit police officer Alex McKnight inspiration he had positioned the nightmare of his partner's demise and his personal near-fatal harm at the back of him. in any case, Maximilian Rose, convicted of the crimes, has been locked within the nation pen for years, yet within the small city of Paradise, Michigan, the place McKnight has traded his badge for a comfy cabin within the woods, a assassin with Rose's unmistakable emblems seems to be again to his killing methods. With Rose locked away, McKnight cannot comprehend who else could be aware of the intimate info of the outdated murders-- let alone the signature blood-red rose left on his doorstep. And it sort of feels like it will likely be a frozen day in Hell sooner than McKnight can resolve the chilly fact from a perilous deception in a city that is something yet Paradise. A chilly Day in Paradise is the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for top First Novel.

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Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 98-19399 ISBN: 0-312-96919-8 EAN: 978-0-312-96919-6 Printed in the United States of America St Martin’s Press hardcover edition / September 1998 St. Martin’s Paperbacks edition / February 2000 St. Martin’s Paperbacks are published by St. Martin’s Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010. 15 14 13 12 TO JULIA AND NICHOLAS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I’d like to thank the people of Chippewa County, Michigan, for their hospitality, and for their patience with downstaters like me.

The eyes that stared back at me were red at the rims, and there was a nice little bruise over my left eye where Prudell’s keys had hit me. Despite the November chill in the air, I was sweating. I looked at myself in the mirror, letting the anger build. When there was just enough of it, I went outside. There was a pile of white oak outside the cabin. I grabbed the ax and attacked. I split each log in half, and then each half into quarters, aiming the ax with my left hand alone and then bringing it all the way back with both hands, slowly and carefully, letting the weight of the ax head build its own momentum as I brought it all the way up over my head and then down, all the way through the log.

Having gone over it in my mind, having put some distance between myself and a random act of violence that had nothing to do with me, I felt a little better. I walked over those rocks like a man who had someplace to go again. And besides, I was starting to get too damned cold. I watched for hunters this time as I walked through the woods. The six cabins I owned were strung out down an old logging road. My old man had bought this land back in the early sixties, came up here every weekend, clearing the trees and planning his first cabin site.

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