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Glen Erik Hamilton

Glen Erik Hamilton’s ISLAND OF THIEVES (William Morrow), the latest in his award-winning and critically acclaimed Van Shaw series, has been featured in USA Today as one of “5 Books Not to Miss” and lauded for “high stakes, a genuinely complex plot, compelling characters, and excellent writing…another winner from Hamilton”–Library Journal, starred review.  Publishers Weekly, in another starred review, raves: “Hamilton has never been better than in his sixth Van Shaw thriller… [His] fast-paced plot never loses its way despite numerous jaw-dropping twists,” while BookPage adds: “As ever, Van proves to be a wry, reliable guide through the relentless action of Hamilton’s always thrilling series.”

Hamilton’s debut novel, Past Crimes, was one of the most lauded books of 2016, winning three Best First Novel awards—the Anthony, the Macavity and the Strand Magazine Critics Award—and was a finalist for three more: the Edgar and the Barry awards for Best First Novel and the Nero Award for Best American Mystery. Reviewers have called it “outstanding” (Library Journal, starred review) and “accomplished” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), and Lee Child declares it “a home run off the first pitch.” The subsequent books in the series featuring Van Shaw, a former Army Ranger who was raised by his career-criminal grandfather to be a thief and now is trying to put his illicit past behind him, have been published by William Morrow and have garnered similar praise and reviews, with BookReporter declaring the Van Shaw series “one of the thriller genre’s best.”

Island of Thieves