Let It Burn

Let It Burn

Book - 2013
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Even though Alex McKnight swore to serve and protect Detroit as a police officer, a trip to Motown these days is a trip to a past he'd just as soon forget. The city will forever remind him of his partner's death and of the bullet still lodged in his own chest. So he's more than happy to stay in the little town of Paradise, three hundred miles and half a lifetime away.Then he gets a call from his old sergeant. It turns out that a young man Alex helped put away will be getting out of prison. That one big case marked the highlight of his career, before his partner was killed, before his marriage fell apart, before he left Detroit, forever. Now that man is about to walk free. When the sergeant invites Alex downstate to have a drink for old times' sake, it's an offer he would normally refuse. However, there's a certain female FBI agent he can't stop thinking about, so he gets in his truck and he goes back to Detroit. While there, he's reminded of something about that last case, a seemingly small piece of the puzzle that he never got to share. It's not something anyone wants to hear, but Alex can't let go of this gut feeling that they arrested the wrong man. And that the real killer not only got away, but went on to kill again, and again, and again.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2013.
ISBN: 9780312640224
Characteristics: viii, 276 p. ;,25 cm.

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LuvReadingStuff
Dec 20, 2016

I certainly enjoyed the character of Alex McKnight. It's odd that the author has him drinking Molson Canadian beer. I look forward to reading some of his other books.

Ah, the good old days when we ignored each other with books instead of smartphones.

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charlie2911
Jan 02, 2015

I really like the Alex McKnight character. This is another great book of his adventures and sad return to his prior life in Detroit.
I agree very much with 'Duchess4'

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athena14
Dec 19, 2013

The Houdini-esqe escape is way over the top.

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duchess4
Dec 10, 2013

A really good read. The Alex McNight series works well. The Lock Artist was a bit of a disappointment.

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dcafk
Aug 03, 2013

Good one. I think this is the best of the Alex McKnight series.

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