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July 30, 2010 / C.T. Henry

CURRENTLY READING: The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton

After reading all of Steve Hamilton’s books to-date, I’m currently reading his latest stand-alone thriller, The Lock Artist.
Synopsis: “I was the Miracle Boy, once upon a time. Later on, the Milford Mute. The Golden Boy. The Young Ghost. The Kid. The Boxman. The Lock Artist. That was all me.
But you can call me Mike.”

Marked by tragedy, traumatized at the age of eight, Michael, now eighteen, is no ordinary young man. Besides not uttering a single word in ten years, he discovers the one thing he can somehow do better than anyone else. Whether it’s a locked door without a key, a padlock with no combination, or even an eight-hundred pound safe … he can open them all.
It’s an unforgivable talent. A talent that will make young Michael a hot commodity with the wrong people and, whether he likes it or not, push him ever close to a life of crime. Until he finally sees his chance to escape, and with one desperate gamble risks everything to come back home to the only person he ever loved, and to unlock the secret that has kept him silent for so long.


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  1. Megan Shaffer / Jul 31 2010 1:42 pm

    While mystery is not typically my genre, I do have to suggest two other strong authors and their books that have a tie to the state of Michigan. “The Hanging Tree” which is the sequel to “Starvation Lake” by Bryan Gruley are both furiously fast, engaging, and fun. You might also want to give Harry Dolaln’s mystery “Bad Things Happen” a try. Mr. Dolan throws an old school spin on the modern mystery. Happy reading – M. Shaffer of Night LIght Revue

  2. henryct / Jul 31 2010 2:26 pm

    I actually have read Harry Dolan’s “Bad Things Happen” and loved it. I’m not a fan of Bryan Gruley though.

    Thanks for your comment.

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