↠´ Ice Run Á Download by ç Steve Hamilton The fisticuffs and slit eyebrows and concussions and cracked ribs get really, really, really, really, really tiresome and repetitive in this series Alex should be dead by now from CTE if not blood loss and what HAS TO BE a migrating bullet near his heart, given all the punches he s taken to the chest Hamilton writes great scenes but his plotting and wrap ups leave much to be desired I need a break from this series He writes just as well or better than C.
J Box and William Kent Krueger both of whose heroes live and fight and do their PI sheriff game warden macho man thang in the snowy upper Midwest but he falls far short of both in plotting, resolution and overall credibility and catharsis Love reading Hamilton s series for the writing and compelling drive but am alw New York Times Bestselling Author Of Die A StrangerEdgar Award Winner Steve Hamilton Introduced One Of The Most Compelling Characters In Modern Fiction With Alex McKnight In Ice Run, Alex Finds Himself In The Middle Of A Very Strange Mystery With Much Greater Consequences Than He Ever Anticipated Alex McKnight Is Happier Than He Can Remember Being In A Long Time And It S All Because Of A Woman Natalie Reynaud, A Canadian Police Officer When They Take A Romantic Weekend Together At An Old Luxury Hotel, However, They Receive An Unexpected Message Someone Has Left A Hat Filled With Snow, And A Note That Reads, I Know Who You Are As Alex Searches For An Explanation, He Must Face Up Against A Terrible Reynaud Family Secret, A Secret That To This Day Still Drives Men To Kill I think it s safe to classify me as a fan of Steve Hamilton s by now Ice Run is money in the bank and is a good example of why.
The Alex McKnight series has created memorable characters and locales that are so easy to fit right back into, a warm glove The series and Ice Run has a pitch perfect balance of setting, plot, and dialogue The pace crackles but doesn t move so fast that you can t feel the cold in your bones, the intrigue of the plot, and the emotion of the characters In fact, there s very little to not like about Ice Run I particularly like how, in this sixth outing, the characters still feel fresh yet familiar, enough that you d brave the loads of snow dumped in the pages just to hang out with them Hamilton does an excellent job at making the supporting cast of Ice Run feel unique, each of the it is not clear how the romance will end The couple were together at the end of the book But it is open ended meaning Hamilton can get a different girl friend for his hero if he needs one It is in a James Lee Burke style Independent guy Ex cop Doesn t always think first Has some very loyal and helpful friends Hero gets beat up badly This is a love interest The Grant boys get the raw end of the deal all the way around The Deus ex machina of a solution is a video tape I wanted to finish the story and find out how it ended, but it was not a mystery that you as the reader were supposed to be able to solve as you read it.
We listened to this as an audiobook on the drive up to Mackinac for summer vacation I freely admit the narrator whose name eludes me didn t help the book s case, but here s my review, in summary.
Oh, my, GOD She looked at me with THOSE EYES GOD DAMMIT ALL Son of A bitch Good guy Bad guy Family feud THOSE EYES Blood Blood Spinning THOSE EYEEEES That face GOD DAMMIT ALL Perhaps if I d read other books in the series, the characters might ve resonated I suspect that, overall, this isn t much worse or much better than the Stephanie Plum series, although probably less hilarious As a stand alone novel, it was like the characters just didn t exist beyond the borders of the book, and the mystery wasn t very mysterious I ll likely read another in the series, just to give it a fair shot.
But MY GOD That prose.
Hamilton writes really well, but some things in his stories really irritates me In this book, Natalie Reynaud was all over the place and really annoying Also, I understand it s a story, but there are some things an ex cop and or a current cop wouldn t do As I like Hamilton s writing style, I will continue to read the books and finish the series I just hope the rest of the series is put together a little better not all over the place and a little believable.
An exciting page turner, but not up to the usual standards of the series Motives, characters, and plot are just a touch too unbelievable for me Alex has gotten himself beat up a few too many times, and Natalie has just gotten annoying as his eager then reluctant girlfriend Still, the cold, stormy, remote, life threatening Upper Peninsula is almost a character in itself, and scary as it is, it s far less dangerous than that dark, ocean sized lake out there.
I ve read all the books in the series and I m starting to feel like Alex McKnight is a real person There is a paragraph in this book that I marked to quote I d known enough liars in my life You can t be a cop without meeting plenty of them For the worst of them, the truly hopeless born liars, maybe this is how it all starts, by keeping a tight lid on your own secrets By never revealing the truth about yourself When you ve learned to control the truth, then you can start bending it Just a little at first, then a little when you see what it can do for you A lie can open doors for you Or close them.
Who knew that there was so much mystery to mine in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Yeah, OK, Henry Kisor Joseph Heyward did, but we ll leave them to reviews of their own works Even if you do occasionally foray across the border into southwestern Ontario Yes, your characters Alex, Jackie, Vinnie, and the like feel almost like family I want to drop into the Glasgow for a Molson s and a shot of Jameson s I want to see the locks from the casino in the Sault I want to ride snowmobiles through the woods by the cabins outside Paradise even if it WILL p ss off Alex Ice Run felt a bit convoluted than some of your earlier works I had to stop