In his most stunning mystery yet, Steve Hamilton returns readers to the bitter cold of Paradise, Michigan, and the solitary world of Alex McKnight.McKnight moved to the cabins his father built on the Upper Peninsula when a bullet lodged too close to his heart ended his career as a Detroit policeman.His days are passed taking care of the cabins and stopping in at the Glasgow Inn for his nightly round of Canadian beers. According to Alex McKnight and anyone else who lives there, 'April in Paradise is still cold enough to hurt you.' So, on a typical chilly April night, McKnight is sitting in his usual chair at the inn drinking his Canadian beer, unaware that even then someone is traveling 2,000 miles to see him. It is Randy Wilkins, the crazy southpaw pitcher who used to keep McKnight dancing behind the plate in their minor league days. They haven't seen each other in thirty years, but Randy is convinced that McKnight is the right man to help him on his quest. Randy has come back to Michigan to find Maria, the one true love of his life. The only problem? Randy walked away from her in 1971 and hasn't seen or heard from her since. McKnight can't believe what he is hearing.The whole story sounds ridiculous, but McKnight, occasionally known for being a soft touch, agrees to help Randy look for her. The search takes them to Detroit and as it deepens, McKnight begins to realize that he an unwilling player in a dangerous game.With gut wrenching twists and revelations as chilling as a winter night in Paradise, Hamilton unreels another superb mystery that will leave you wondering just how well you know your friends.AUTHORBIO: Steve Hamilton was born and raised in the Detroit area. He now lives in upstate New York with his wife and children.His first novel, A Cold Day in Paradise won the 1997 SMP/ PWA Award for Best First Private Eye Novel, the 1999 Edgar Award, and the Shamus Award.