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S by Nick Petrie how the protagonist ets compared on the jacket blurbs to the Lee Child character Jack Reacher Sometimes even by Child himself At any rate the white knight veteran springing to the rescue seems to be a popular theme Seems to me however that one of the major undercurrents in these type of books is the fact that so many suffer from PTSD which keeps them from settling down in normal society Of course as one of the characters in this story comments it can be a bit hard to keep it together when someone s insides are on your outside On the plus side interesting and twisty plot so a uick absorbing read Just not sure I need yet another series in the Reacher vein I won this book through Goodreads First reads This was a murder mystery Nothing was clear in the story It became boring I did finish the book Last year s debut thriller by Glen Erik Hamilton showed without a doubt that an amazing new talent had arrived Past Crimes 2015 was a runaway bestseller and nominated for an Edgar Award Now Hard Cold Winter makes it plain that Hamilton isn t any one hit wonder With Van Shaw he presented a tough likable character that has readers pulling for him from start to finish Shaw is a far from perfect disillusioned Army Sergeant who is simply trying to Internet Marketing for Smart People get by Giving me special pleasure in Shaw s second adventure is the author s sense of place his descriptions of Seattle are spot on I could see Pike Place Market in my mind s eye through his text and could almost smell the flowers Another plus for me was the introduction of Leo Pak one of Van s Army buddies who shows up for a visit and stays For this reader Hamilton s character development is topnotch as at first I was leery of Pak but later appreciated him and hope he s in the next Van Shaw tale However re this one Van has returned to his home in Seattle after the death of hisrandfather who raised him Flashbacks to when Van was 17 and he and his Spanked in her Messy Diaper (An ABDL Tale) grandfather were breaking and entering are not to be missed When one of Van srandfather s oldest friends asks for a favor Van is uick to say yes He s asked to o into the forest of the Olympic Mountains to a remote cabin in search of a missing
girl Elana Van remembers her well from his youth What he Elana Van remembers her well from his youth What he not and cannot forget is what he finds there a horrific murder scene Elana is dead as is the son of a prominent Seattle family As dreadful as this is it s only the beginning as Van is fighting with his symptoms of PTSD and the murder investigation finds him caught between a billionaire businessman on one hand and vicious thugs on the other Before long Van realizes Elana may have become involved in an illegal scheme that tops by far anything he and his randfather ever attempted Yet no matter the cost Van is determined
to find outfind out truth what a journey that is Stayed up until all hours unable to put down Hard Cold Winter and now all I can do is eagerly await the next from Glen Erik Hamilton. Al may be too high demanding moral compromises that could destroy Van’s relationship with his iron willed After the Kiss (Sex, Love Stiletto, girlfriend Luce And when a trusted friend’s betrayal pushes him to the edge Van has to enlist help from some unexpected places including someone he believed was lost foreverThe Ranger will need every ally he canet A powerful unseen player is about to unleash a firestorm on Seattle that will burn Van and his people to ashes and it will take a miracle to stop This second book of the Van Shaw series starts with a crony of Van s father asking him for a favor His daughter is missing but he can Malcolm McDonald on Marketing Planning give Van directionsVanoes to the remote cabin and finds a Digital Marketing In A Week gruesome murder scene As the daughter was a friend of his from childhood Van starts poking aro This is a cracking thriller written by an accomplished writer This is the first book I have read in the series and it works well as a standalone It has Van doing a favour for a mate of hisrandfather to find Elena his Le commerce des fourrures en occident a la fin du moyen-age (2 vol) granddaughter She is missing at a cabin in the Olympic MountainsWhen Van arrives there he finds two bodies that have beenruesomely murdered one
of which is Elena A shocked Van sets out to discover exactlywhich is Elena A shocked Van sets out to discover exactly has happened This is a courageous act as Van is still suffering from PTSD and he refuses to listen to the many attempts to dissuade from looking into the murders Van embarks on what is a dangerous and twisted trail An old army friend of his Leo arrives on the sceneThe author is very Starlight Elixirs and Cosmic Vibrational Healing good at character development and in plotting this complex intricate thriller The suspense driven narrative is compelling and keeps the reader avidly turning the pages The book is full ofreat descriptions that lend a credible sense of place to the story This is a novel that I happily recommend to others Thanks to Faber and Faber for an ARC via netgalley What happens to you when you finish a ten year career as an Army Ranger but can t return to your previous life as a thief Van Shaw is caught in limbo in Glen Erik Hamilton s second crime novel Hard Cold WinterVan is hoping to find a job in which he can use his skills but while he waits he agrees to help one of his Authority Affiliate Marketing grandfather s old friends He finds Willard running a moving cardame with a bar young men with money and thugs including members of the Russian mob But Willard s concern is for his Using Twitter For Business (Stuff Made Simple Book 4) granddaughter Elana Coll The young woman headed to a cabin in the Olympic mountains with her boyfriend and Willard hasn t heard from herIt seems a simple enough job for an Army Ranger But once Van hikes to the cabin he finds arisly scene risly even for a man who has seen what he has in Afghanistan Although Van finds two bodies Willard tells him to let it o But Van feels he owes Elana for what she paid
In Their Teen Years In Seattle If A Few Peopletheir teen years in Seattle If a few people upset Van s asking uestions he really doesn t care what an ex cop a high priced attorney and some thugs think Even when his relationship with his bartender How to make Money with Porn girlfriend is threatened Van is determined to discover why two people were killed in the woodsHard Cold Winter follows the success of Hamilton s debut Past Crimes an Edgar nominee for Best First Novel The plot seems a little shaky as if the author doesn t yet know what to do with Van Shaw out of the Army And in fact Shaw doesn t yet know what to do with himself Hamilton excels at characters Every one of the characters comes alive on the page particularly. Former Army Ranger and thief Van Shaw is thrust into danger as lethal and unpredictable as the war he left behind in this emotionally powerful andritty follow up to the acclaimed Past CrimesWhen an old crony of Van Shaw’s late randfather calls in a favor the recently discharged Ranger embarks on a dangerous journey to the Olympic Mountains in search of a missing irl tied to Van’s own criminal past What he finds instead is a brutal murder scene including a victi. .
some PTSD have trouble sleeping Van s dreams are vivid reminders of the past and seem to him toPTSD have trouble sleeping Van s dreams are vivid reminders of the past and seem to him to signs of the future And Van s troubles affect his relationship with his irlfriend as well Luce thinks I might be some kind of war junkie Only really myself when things are tightOnly really myself when things are tight Those words are harbingers of the future for Van Shaw this series and the reader As Hamilton continues to develop the characters Van Leo and Van s neighbor a wonderful woman named Addy Proctor this series will only
CONTINUE TO GET BETTER IT Sto et better It s to be fascinating to see the direction author Hamilton takes Van Shaw With Shaw s past history his intelligence and his determination readers have another white knight to root for Past Crimes and Hard Cold Winter are promises of outstanding crime novels to come Hard Cold Winter was an extremely solid four stars The comparisons between Glen Erik Hamilton s Van Shaw and Lee Child s Jack Reacher are pretty obvious Both are ex servicemen who work outside the law when it suits them for instance However Hamilton can write while Child cannot and that makes all the difference This was an exciting fast paced book and I look forward to hunting down of Hamilton s work Another high energy tension ridden story of Van Shaw as he comes to Get Up and Do It! grips with his past and how he isoing to make it in the real world of Seattle with all its memoriesThis is the second book in the series and I find them very satisfying Picked up this book because JA Jance said it was as much fun to read as Jack Reacher She was right I like this Van Shaw character This book was non stop action Hamilton is one fine writer This is the second Van Shaw novel I love these intelligent and atmospheric thrillers with enticing plots and some Repeat Performance great characters having been a fan of Past Crimes I was very pleased to see Van Shaw returningHard Cold Winter is a fast paced addictive read that leans towards some dark themes and has the benefit of being entirely engaging throughout it has aorgeous pastpresent vibe of the type that I love and a brilliant sense of place when it comes to Seattle so you Newsjacking get a real feel for everythingoing onOnce again Glen Erik Hamilton connects his main protagonist to the ongoing events with a personal touch in this case a The Baron Goes Fast (Baron, girl from his past Van is intriguing flawed and kind ofets thrown into things rather than actively seeking them out which ives the books a deeper sense of realityThe fact that our hero has a criminal background as well as being an ex army ranger really keeps things fascinating in this case he #is also struggling with PTSD whilst chasing after some very dangerous people It is exciting and emotive and cleverly constructed to #also struggling with PTSD whilst chasing after some very dangerous people It is exciting and emotive and cleverly constructed to you turning those pages well into the nightAuthor interview can be found on Liz Loves Books herehttplizlovesbookscomlizlovesbook Notice in this series as in the one. M from one of Seattle’s most influential familiesBut the dead bodies are only the start of Van’s troubles A fellow Ranger from Afghanistan turns up at Van’s doorstep seeking support from his former sergeant even as Van wrestles with his own reemerging symptoms of PTSD The murder investigation leads to heavy pressure with a billionaire businessman on one side and vicious angsters on the other each willing to play dirty to et what they wantThe price of his surviv. ,