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Past Crimes

Past Crimes

Last 1 in stock
ISBN
9780571314591
Published
03/03/2016
9780571314591
Format
Paperback
Price
£7.99
Paperback
336

About the Book

If my grandfather's letter had stopped at the comma, I would have tossed it in the trash... I would have mentally told the old man to stick it, if it hadn't been for the last three words. If you can...

Van Shaw was raised to be a thief, but at the age of eighteen he abruptly abandoned the illicit life and joined the US Army, leaving behind Seattle and the grandfather who taught him the trade. But after ten years of estrangement, Van's grandfather has suddenly asked him to come home. He does so, only to find his grandfather shot in the head and bleeding out on the kitchen floor.

While the police focus on Van as the prime suspect, he plunges back into an underworld he had vowed never return to, putting his criminal sensibilities back to work to ferret out the attacker and unearth the shocking secret of why his grandfather called him home after so many years. But in a violent, high-stakes world where the lines between right and wrong are easily blurred, Van finds that the secrets held by those closest to him are the deadliest of all.

If my grandfather's letter had stopped at the comma, I would have tossed it in the trash... I would have mentally told the old man to stick it, if it hadn't been for the last three words. If you can...Van Shaw was raised to be a thief, but at the age of eighteen he abruptly abandoned the illicit life and joined the US Army, leaving behind Seattle and the grandfather who taught him the trade. But after ten years of estrangement, Van's grandfather has suddenly asked him to come home. He does so, only to find his grandfather shot in the head and bleeding out on the kitchen floor.While the police focus on Van as the prime suspect, he plunges back into an underworld he had vowed never return to, putting his criminal sensibilities back to work to ferret out the attacker and unearth the shocking secret of why his grandfather called him home after so many years. But in a violent, high-stakes world where the lines between right and wrong are easily blurred, Van finds that the secrets held by those closest to him are the deadliest of all.
  • Glen Erik Hamilton

    Glen Erik Hamilton is a Seattle native and is currently working on a second novel featuring Van Shaw and Seattle's criminal underworld.

“'A home run off the first pitch - this guy has got what it takes.'”
- LEE CHILD
“'Lee Child's hero, Jack Reacher, may just have a fresh rival in Hamilton's Van Shaw...The flashbacks to his past, and the dark characters he encounters along the way to this personal epiphany, make Hamilton's first Van Shaw novel and his formidable protagonist hard to resist. There will be more, Shaw is too taut and smart a hero for there not to be.'”
- Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail

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