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Glen Erik Hamilton

Autor(a) de Past Crimes

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About the Author

Glen Erik Hamilton is an American author, born in Seattle, Washington. He is the author of the Van Shaw Novels series which includes the titles, Past Crimes, Hard Cold Winter, and Every Day Above Ground. His debut novel, Past Crimes, won the Anthony, Macavity, and Strand Magazine Critics award for mostrar mais Best First Novel. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Glen Erik Hamilton

Past Crimes (2015) 142 exemplares
Hard Cold Winter (2016) 62 exemplares
Every Day Above Ground (2017) 56 exemplares
Mercy River (2019) 39 exemplares
A Dangerous Breed (2020) 32 exemplares


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BooksInMirror | 1 outra crítica | Feb 19, 2024 |
Past Crimes is a book that keeps its point of view from beginning to end. Although it reads like a book that was written for teenage boys with language, killings, revenge, diamonds and missed meetings. Therefore, only 3 1/2 stars were given in this review.
lbswiener | 11 outras críticas | Sep 20, 2023 |
The third in the Van Shaw series featuring an ex-Army Ranger in Seattle. Shaw is trying to figure out what to do with his life after leaving the Army. He needs a new cause and may just have found it by the end of the book. Along the way - gold bars, ex-cons and maybe the score of a lifetime. The pace builds in the story and the second half is action packed with a few twists. Lots of local color too.
MM_Jones | 2 outras críticas | Oct 2, 2021 |
Past Crimes (2015) (Van Shaw #1) by Glen Erik Hamilton. Van Shaw, Army Ranger, gets 10 days leave to go home to Seattle. During his time in the military Van and his only relative, his grandfather Dono, have not communicated. But a one line message from Dono asking Van to come home sets the Ranger quickly on his way.
But not fast enough. Van gets back to the house he lived in with his grandfather for the better part of eight years only to find the old man shot and barely hanging on. The cops are very interested in Dono, and the reasons for Van return home. Dono had a past, mostly unprosecuted but bright on the police radar.
Van sets off to track the shooter, his every move followed closely by the police. Van knows all about his grandfather’s past, even learning the tradecraft involved. It is one of the things that takes him a good Ranger and is a set of skills he employs frequently in the hunt. Dono’s friends are there to help Van, but he mostly has to go solo.
As this is the first in a proposed series, there are a lot of characters to be introduced and plenty of backstory to go through. The latter is handled cleverly by inserting episodes of on-the-job teaching moments during the years the pair were together.
We don’t get a lot of the physical action side of the Ranger, but we see the deployment of his smarts, both military and criminal (as if there were a great difference) that makes great soldiers out of good ones.
The pacing revs up throughout the book, several bodies and killings occur, the reasons behind everything slowly come to light, and a new heroic character comes into being. He isn’t a “white hat” good guy, he knows his way around the shadier streets of Seattle, but he takes an assault on family and friends very personally. This was a very good read indeed.
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TomDonaghey | 11 outras críticas | Sep 20, 2021 |



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