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Exit Strategy by Steve Hamilton
  • Paperback $28.00

    May 16, 2017 | 384 Pages

  • Hardcover $26.00

    May 16, 2017 | 304 Pages

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    May 16, 2017 | 304 Pages

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    May 16, 2017 | 450 Minutes

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    May 16, 2017 | 463 Minutes

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Praise for Exit Strategy
 
“When it comes to no-nonsense, pressure-cooker plotting, Hamilton has few rivals. The book starts turning up the heat from the start [and] maintains its breathless pacing until the end…Its hard-wired plot and adrenaline-fueled scenes make it another must-read for fans of lean, mean crime fiction.”—Kirkus Reviews

“How does Nick resolve this second life he is now forced to live? The manner in which he does so is revealed in this fascinating novel by Steve Hamilton, and the suspenseful way he accomplishes it is typical of what we have come to expect from this author, in this newest page-turner…Expect the unexpected from this wonderful author…Highly recommended.”—Midwest Book Review

Praise for
The Second Life of Nick Mason

“[The Second Life of Nick Mason] is so good, it legitimately stands shoulder to padded paranoid shoulder with the classics of the crime noir genre… There are so many terrific elements in this novel—Nick’s haunted character, a plot that never darts in the direction you expect it to, and a truly ingenious climax—that I could be here till Labor Day singing its praises.”—Maureen Corrigan, NPR Fresh Air

“The sinner who gets a chance to start over is an archetypal figure in crime fiction.  Steve Hamilton works a smart variation on it in The Second Life of Nick Mason.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
 
“[An] intelligent thriller….The reader has a vulnerable underdog to root for: a loser who may yet be born to win.”—The Wall Street Journal

“The plotting is crisp, and the story moves smoothly, slipping easily between timelines….Nick is a very mobile character juggling different sides of his identity.  One day, he’s slitting the throat of a man in a public restroom, and another he’s shopping for a puppy. That Hamilton is able to imbue both of these scenes with sharp tension is a testament to his skills as a writer. And as expected from a writer with Hamilton’s award-winning, best-selling track record, all the novel’s threads tie up in a powerful, violent resolution.”—The Los Angeles Review of Books
 
“A complicated plot, a lot of action, some vivid language and a variety of nicely detailed scenes.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
 
“In this edgy noir from a crime fiction maestro, an ex-con struggles with unexpected freedom, falteringly rebuilding his life while a depraved puppet master still behind bars pulls his strings.”—O Magazine 
 
“It’s a killer summer read.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
“An impressive new series…The Second Life of Nick Mason is a new chapter in Hamilton’s career, and it’s intensely exciting. The concept is fresh, the action is heart-pounding and Nick Mason is a solid protagonist. His halo is tarnished but his intentions are gold. Readers will connect with him and clamor for his return.”—Shelf Awareness
 
“A high-octane, tension-filled novel that’s received well-deserved praise from great authors.”—Huffington Post
 
“[A] heart-pounding thriller with cinematic appeal…Hamilton cleverly imbues the narrative with myriad of twists and turns, allowing the intricate plot to unfold with stunning and extraordinary skill and suspense. From the honor amongst thieves, to the honor amongst those sworn to protect us, to the loyalty among childhood friends and beloved family, multiple worlds collide as Hamilton catapults us into Nick Mason’s complex psyche. “—Esquire.com
 
“As fertile as Chicago is for crime fiction, it isn’t often that an outsider captures the underside of the local scene as memorably as Steve Hamilton does with The Second Life of Nick Mason, the terrific first installment in a projected series…The novel more than lives up to its hype.”—Chicago Tribune
 
“[A] reinvention of the noir thriller…There are a number of ways Hamilton could have gone that would have turned his knockout premise into pandering. Instead of patronizing readers with a morality tale (criminal struggling against the dark pull of enterprise), Hamilton gives us a bad guy who is willing – and able – to do worse. The result is edgy and intelligent entertainment that hits with the force of a narrative bullet…Hamilton gets just about everything right in Nick Mason.”—Arizona Republic
 
“Steve Hamilton’s new novel, “The Second Life of Nick Mason,” is every bit as good as Don Winslow and Harlan Coben and Michael Connelly say it is.”—New York Daily News

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