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Dead Man Running

An Alex McKnight Thriller
Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
4 out of 5 stars (82 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Alex McKnight - hero of Steve Hamilton's best-selling, award-winning, and beloved private eye series - is back in a high-stakes, nail-biting thriller, facing the most dangerous enemy he's ever encountered.

On the Mediterranean Sea, a vacationer logs on to the security-camera feed from his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Something about his living room seems not quite right - the room is bright, when he's certain he'd left the curtains closed. Rewinding through the feed, he sees an intruder. When he shifts to the bedroom camera, he sees the dead body. 

Martin T. Livermore is the key suspect in the abduction and murder of at least five women, but he's never been this sloppy before. When the FBI finally catches him in Scottsdale, he declares he'll only talk to one person: a retired police officer from Detroit, now a private investigator living in the tiny town of Paradise, Michigan. A man named Alex McKnight. 

Livermore means nothing to McKnight, but it soon becomes clear McKnight means something to Livermore...and that Livermore's capture was only the beginning of an elaborate, twisted plot with McKnight at the center. In a hunt that will take him across the country and to the edge of his limits, McKnight fights to stop a vicious killer before he can exact his ultimate revenge. And his grand finale will cut closer to home than he ever could have imagined.

©2018 Steve Hamilton (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Don’t. Just don’t.

I’ve read all the Alex McKnight books. I’ve enjoyed them all. This is the first one I’ve listened to and maybe that’s the difference. But I thought this one was awful. The story was ridiculous. Totally silly. There were parts when I cringed. Literally couldn’t wait for it to be over.

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somewhat disappointing

I so enjoyed the other books in the series, and was really excited when I saw that the new book was coming out. However, it's very dark... I kind of have to wonder what kind of person could imagine this type of torture and, just the general story line. I really like Alex McKnight, and it seems as though there could be another book, sequel. I hope that it will be more along the lines of the original series, and not dark like this one. the narrator that was excellent, as always.

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Sadly, A Departure From Why I Like Alex McKnight

Not a fan of psycho mystery thrillers. Dragging Alex away from the UP removes the major character I’ve come to love in this series: Paradise, Michigan. Absent that, it’s just another run of the mill brilliant psycho killer versus intrepid cop. Not terribly interesting or original. Sadly.

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Tedious and Unsuccessfully Brutal

I enjoyed Steve Hamilton's other Alex McNight stories mostly due to the small town characters and Upper Peninsula locations. This book has none of the small town appeal and to me excessive evil just for its shock effect. I've seen the same thing happen with other authors on my opinion not a worthy episode in this series......

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  • B.Del
  • Florida, USA
  • 04-13-19

Never a dissapointment

This guy writes great books. I have read them all and never read a bad one.

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Plot was pretty run of the mill

Another serial killer-yadda yadda yadda. I like the final twist but I’d rather this story take place in the UP with the characters I love. I know it’s unlikely that so many crimes what happened in the small upper Peninsula Michigan town, but we as readers of mysterys have come to except this. There’s no need to travel across the country to find new criminals. Telling your same fascinating stories by solving lesser crimes or old crimes with your up north characters or visitors to Mich. would be better. For example find out the facts of that old murder outside of the depot in Harrisville and spin is a yarn.

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Great read

Play what you pick this book up make sure you have some time because it is one that you do not wanna put down. I started it as an audible but downloaded it on my kindle as well because I couldn't stop myself from wanting to know what happened next. When I was driving in my car I was listening to it and when I was having down time at home I was reading it. It was finished in only 2 days! Now I am a criminal defense attorney and often times these type of novels do not intrigue me. I often times can figure out what is going to happen. This is a book that is unpredictable and marvelous! I grew up in upper Michigan so it added even more intrigue. Great read! I think I'll read it again next year.

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Great addition to series

Steve Hamilton has done it again. This installment is a hard bounding, high octane, adrenaline rush from start to finish. I highly recommend this book/audiobook. Mr. Hamilton, please don’t keep your fans waiting as long as you did with this one.

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  • miasarx
  • Westchester County, NY
  • 10-14-18

Meh

The trouble with this book for me was that I came to it right after listening to the Red Sparrow trilogy, which is way better writing and was fabulously narrated.
I used to dig serial killer stories, but after really good espionage, not so much.
If you like a good, weird serial killer, you’ll love this.

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Another Alex McKnight Thriller.<br />

Steve Hamilton did an excellent job, more twists and turns kept us on the edge of our seat. Highly recommend