By Steve Hamilton
New York instances Bestselling writer of Die a Stranger
Edgar Award–winner Steve Hamilton brought essentially the most compelling characters in glossy fiction with Alex McKnight. In Ice Run, Alex reveals himself in the course of a truly unusual secret with a lot larger effects than he ever expected. . . .
Alex McKnight is happier than he can bear in mind being in decades. And it is all due to a woman―Natalie Reynaud, a Canadian police officer. after they take a romantic weekend jointly at an outdated luxurious lodge, besides the fact that, they obtain an unforeseen message―someone has left a hat full of snow, and a word that reads, "I understand who you are."
As Alex searches for an evidence, he needs to face up opposed to a negative Reynaud family members mystery, a mystery that to at the present time nonetheless drives males to kill.
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