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New York Times Bestselling Author Steve Hamilton Discusses His New Book “Exit Strategy”


Wednesday May 17, 2017: 7:00pm to 8:30pm  Add to Calendar /   Add to Google Calendar


Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room


One of the most acclaimed mystery writers at work today, Steve Hamilton has penned multiple New York Times bestsellers and is one of only two authors to win an Edgar Award for both Best First Novel and Best Novel. Last spring, he launched his highly anticipated new series with The Second Life of Nick Mason, an instant New York Times bestseller; one of NPR’s Best Books of 2016; an 2016 IACW Hammett Prize finalist; and a 2017 Barry Award nominee.

Steve returns to AADL to discuss the second novel in the Nick Mason series (soon to be a major motion picture) Exit Strategy.

Nick Mason had left his life of crime behind when he settled down with his wife and their young daughter until an old friend offered him a job he couldn’t refuse, landing him in prison with a 25-to-life sentence and little hope of seeing his family ever again. When Nick was offered a deal allowing his release twenty years ahead of schedule, he took it without hesitation and handed his life over to Darius Cole, a criminal mastermind serving a double-life term who still runs an empire from his prison cell. Whatever Cole needs him to be—a problem solver, bodyguard, thief, or assassin—Nick must be that man.

In "Exit Strategy," Nick has been assigned a daring and dangerous new mission: to infiltrate the U.S. Federal Witness Protection Program, identify the three men responsible for Darius Cole’s life-sentence conviction, and kill them before they get the chance to testify against Cole and put the final nail in his coffin.

But as Nick races to complete his mission, he finds himself being hunted by the very man he replaced, a ruthless assassin who once served—then betrayed—Cole. Rather than waiting to be Nick’s next victim, he has escaped witness protection to hunt down and kill Nick himself.

Steve Hamilton is the author of the New York Times bestselling Alex McKnight series and two standalone novels. Hamilton has either won or been nominated for every major crime fiction award in America and the UK, and his books are now translated into twenty languages. He attended the University of Michigan, where he won the prestigious Hopwood Award for writing.

This event includes a book signing and books will be on sale courtesy of Aunt Agatha’s Bookstore.

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