Rising Seattle Born Writer – Glen Erik Hamilton
January 14, 2015
No, I’m so sorry I don’t have an ARC for this but wish I did. Hamilton’s debut is a Booklist and PW lauded series launch. He’s from Seattle though now lives in California. I’m getting seven copies to start. No audio yet.
Here’s the link to his website, which includes both US and UK covers. Here’s the publisher blurb.
“Van Shaw was raised to be a thief, but at eighteen he suddenly broke all ties to that life and joined the military—abandoning his illicit past and the career-criminal grandfather who taught him the trade. Now, after ten years of silence, his grandfather has asked him to come home to Seattle. But when Van arrives, he discovers his grandfather bleeding out on the floor from a gunshot to the head. With a lifetime of tough history between him and the old man, Van knows he’s the main suspect.
The only way he can clear his name is to go back to the world he’d sworn to leave behind. Tapping into his criminal skills, he begins to hunt the shooter and uncover what drove his grandfather to reach out after so long. But in a violent, high-stakes world where right and wrong aren’t defined by the law, Van finds that the past is all too present . . . and that the secrets held by those closest to him are the deadliest of all.
Edgy and suspenseful, rich with emotional resonance, gritty action, and a deep-rooted sense of place, Past Crimes is a crime thriller in the mold of Dennis Lehane, Harlan Coben, and John D. MacDonald.
Past Crimes is the first in a series.”