Van Shaw #1
On Sale: March 3, 2015
Featuring: Van Shaw
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Suspense | Mystery
The Anthony, Macavity, and Strand Critics award-winning debut from Glen Erik Hamilton
When his estranged grandfather is shot and left for dead, an Army Ranger must plunge into the criminal underworld of his youth to find a murderer and uncover a shocking family secret in this atmospheric and evocative debut thriller.
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 sure to be 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 trumpets the arrival of a powerful talent in the mold of Dennis Lehane, Robert B. Parker, and John D. MacDonald.
10 comments posted.
Re: Past Crimes
Loved learning about your writing process and the challenges Van faced. I can't wait to "meet" Van and his story.
(Joanne Hicks 11:55pm February 23, 2015)
Congratulations on the publication of Past Crimes! Van sounds like a very interesting character. Thanks for sharing.
(Bonnie H 10:35am February 24, 2015)
You definately have me hooked into curling up with this one,
and I'd grab your book instead of a hippo any day!! Thank
you for coming here and letting us know about your latest
book, and also giving us updates about your Daughter!!! I'm
sure she's a sweetheart, and a bit of a handful at times
when you're trying to write, but she sounds like Daddy's
little Girl!! Congratulations on your book, and I'm sure
it's going to do well!!
(Peggy Roberson 10:42am February 24, 2015)
A fascinating post which gave me insight into the author and
(Sharon Berger 11:56am February 24, 2015)
You have my attention with the publication of Past
Crimes!! Looking forward to reading about each character
and your insight as you write in a manner that it compels
the reader to keep going and unable to put your book
down. Keep these fantastic reads coming please.
(Shirley Sego 2:19pm February 24, 2015)
Thank you for your information. I love these kind of books. My
(Denise Austin 11:41am February 25, 2015)
Maybe I shouldn't say this, but, as a rule, I prefer books written by women authors. I guess it's the outlook given, but I'm changing my mind. Past Crimes sounds like a fascinating read and I think I would enjoy it.
(Anna Speed 12:41pm February 25, 2015)
Your book sounds real exciting , I hope to be reading it very soon. I love the ' who did it ' books , and always hate to put them down , like to read from beginning to end , but never have that much time . Congrats on your book and Best of Luck to you .
(Joan Thrasher 3:34pm February 25, 2015)
I think I would like reading anything in the voice of a
nine year old. I would think the language would flow
easily and be very realistic. Interesting to read a book
where you figure out the reasons for someone's actions
are because of their past- makes it easy to see yourself
and sympathize/root for the main character. I look
forward to reading this.
(Michelle Tweedy 4:22pm February 25, 2015)
Sounds like a very interesting and captivating read.
(Richard Burr 7:46pm February 25, 2015)
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