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Steve Hamilton, LET IT BURN

This is a recent title in the Alex McKnight series, which is both popular and critically acclaimed.  It features Hamilton’s usual fine writing, and involves a case from McKnight’s past when he was on the police.

A man who served a long sentence for murder is getting out, and McKnight, who was instrumental in his apprehension and conviction develops some doubt about his guilt.  He manages to get the detective who ran the case to share some of his doubts.  When that detective, who is long retired, turns up murdered, Alex must find out who was the real killer from years ago.

Detroit, what it was and what it has become, has the status of a character in the story.  Hamilton is very good at integrating the setting into the plot.  This is a good book that continues an excellent series.

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