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Vinnie's younger, ex-con brother, Tom, has disappeared. In violation of his parole, Tom had guided a small contingent of moose hunters into the pacific forests of Ontario, but none of them had returned home on schedule. To assuage Vinnie's worries, McKnight agrees to drive with him into Canada and look for the men. No luck; the owners of a money-losing lakeside lodge where those sportsmen had stayed say they departed days ago. So where did they go? Who were the two other, unidentified guys who came looking for them in advance of McKnight and his friend? And why was the hunters' vehicle abandoned, with their wallets inside, near an Indian reservation? Looking for answers, the detective and Vinnie set off into the woods, where hungry bears are by no means the most dangerous creatures they'll have to face.
Despite its Deliverance-like moments, and an explosively violent conclusion that's not sufficiently foreshadowed, Blood Is the Sky is really a gracefully composed study of character, as focused on Vinnie's strengths and failings as Hamilton's previous novel, North of Nowhere, was on the backstory of another series regular, bar owner Jackie Connery. Yet McKnight shines here, too, his self-effacing humor keeping readers amused, when they aren't amazed--again--by the lengths to which this supposedly lonerish sleuth will go to help a friend in trouble. --J. Kingston Pierce --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Possibly his finest yet! I'm mystified at some of the bad reviews the book has received, and wonder if those reviewers actually read THIS book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kristen Craig
Another gripping adventure. Another chance for series hero Alex McKnight to test the limits of human recuperation and recovery. Read morePublished 7 months ago by HARRYWILL
My first read of a Hamilton novel. I met Steve at a writer's conference last year. Nice guy. Finally got around to reading Blood is the Sky just now and I loved the first two... Read morePublished 10 months ago by novelist