Summer is a very short season on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan; but in this story it almost never appears, along with some semblance of normalcy. Which is not unusual in an Alex McKnight plot. It begins when a boat with three men aboard crashes into some old pilings on Lake Superior and Alex, his sometime partner, Leon, and a third man rescue the drowning passengers, who turn out to be less than desirable characters.
The progression from that point on is one beating after another for either Alex or his blood brother, Vinnie. Alex also faces tragedy and almost loses his life a few times as well. He comes to terms with his long-distance romance with his Canadian policewoman girlfriend, Natalie Reynaud, and becomes involved in not one but two international major crimes.
The local color is always a major feature of the series, and the descriptions of the weather and geography are no disappointment. Characterizations are strong and the action is vivid. Although this book is a reprint of a novel first published in hardcover in 2005, it is as timely and interesting today as it was almost a decade ago, and is recommended....Continua