Steve Hamilton stunned readers when he introduced a brand new kind of hero in The Second Life of Nick Mason (2016). Mason, a former criminal who went straight before taking one final job that landed him in prison, simply traded in one sentence for another.
After striking a deal with a major drug kingpin who used shady tactics to get him released from prison, Nick is now carrying out the rest of his sentence working as a criminal errand boy. So while Mason is out from behind bars, he’s far from free.
His story continued in Exit Strategy (2017) which–SPOILER ALERT–ends with Nick realizing the man he’s been working for is just one in a long line of thugs who work for a much more powerful criminal empire. It’s pretty clear with how the second book wraps up that Nick will now, against his will, be working for that man.
Now, after releasing the next installment of his Alex McKnight series, Dead Man Running, earlier this year, Hamilton will release the highly-anticipated next installment of his Nick Mason series on May 14, 2019, when An Honorable Assassin hits bookstores.
In this pulse-pounding entry in the New York Times-bestselling series, Nick Mason has become a deadly asset for a new master, the head of an organization far larger than he ever could have imagined.
Nick Mason was released from federal prison to begin a second life as an unwilling assassin, serving a major Chicago crime lord until the day he finally won his freedom. But that freedom was a lie.
Now Mason finds himself on a plane to Jakarta, his life controlled by a vast shadow organization that can cross any international border. He leaves behind everyone he’s ever loved, everything he’s ever known…Except for one thing: The job. When his phone rings, day or night, he has to answer it, and do whatever he’s told. Mason is an exile, forced to live out a nightmare on the other side of the world and the only way home is to keep killing.
This time his target is Hashim Baya, known to his followers as the Crocodile. A phantom money man who finances countless bloody terrorist attacks across the globe, Baya is the most dangerous criminal Mason has ever faced. But Mason’s not the only one hunting him. For Martin Sauvage, a tough-as-nails Interpol agent, apprehending Baya has become a personal vendetta. Sauvage wants Baya in prison. Mason’s only chance at survival is to put him in a body bag. Assassin and cop are on a collision course leading to a brutal showdown…and to the most shocking revelation of all.
Steve Hamilton is the New York Times-bestselling author of twelve novels, most recently the critically acclaimed The Second Life of Nick Mason and Die a Stranger. His debut, A Cold Day in Paradise, won both an Edgar Award and a Shamus Award for Best First Novel. His standalone novel The Lock Artist was a New York Times Notable Crime Book and won an Alex Award and the Edgar Award for Best Novel. He attended the University of Michigan, where he won the prestigious Hopwood Award for writing, and now lives in Cottekill, New York, with his wife and their two children.
An Honorable Assassin is slated to drop on May 14th, 2019, though it’s possible that publication date could change in the coming months, and is available for pre-order here. In the meantime, for more details, make sure to follow Steve Hamilton and Twitter and Facebook for more updates.
Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.