The Hunting Wind follows A Cold Day In Paradise and Winter of the Wolf Moon as the third novel of truly amazing Steve Hamilton's Alex McKnight book thriller series, and I must tell you that it's the best one so far. By that, I don't mean that the first two aren't that good, because they really are good, otherwise I wouldn't rate them as high as I did. But this one really made me wonder what the heck was going on from the moment I was introduced to its thrilling mystery.
Right at the beginning of this book we are introduced to Alex's former baseball buddy or team mate named Randy Wilkins who actually got a shot in baseball's major league. Anyway, he hires Alex and his other Private Investigator friend to help him find and locate a woman named Maria, with whom he slept and spent the most magical night with, many many years ago. And since Alex's other Private Investigator friend is injured due to his own stupidity, Alex has no other choice but to do the investigation without his help.
So he and Randy go back to where Alex used to live so they can locate and find Maria. And of course it does not end there. That's only half of what we are offered, because guess what somebody in this book is not who he says he is. :)
All in all, I really enjoyed reading this one from start to finish. The series itself is getting better and better, and I can't wait to delve into the next book of this great book thriller series, and neither will you once you're going to be done with the first two books of this great book thriller series. I can vouch for that. I mean, it is definitely not in the same range as Chris Carter's Robert Hunter series, but it's definitely a great way to spend some time and escape from reality. And let's be honest there are times when we just have to escape from it. :)