Read Every Day Above Ground (Van Shaw #3) Online Free - A favor for a dying ex-con turns into a violent battle against a mysterious enemy for Van Shaw in this emotionally powerful and gritty thriller from the award-winning author of Past Crimes and Hard Cold Winter
It sounds like a thief’s dream to Van Shaw: A terminally-ill ex-con tells him of an easy fortune in gold, abandoned and nearly forgotten after its original owner died in prison. For the dying man, the money is a legacy to ensure his pre-teen daughter’s future. For Van, the gold is cash he desperately needs to rebuild his destroyed family home.
The grandson of a career criminal who taught him all the tricks of his trade, Van suspects that nothing is ever that easy. Sure enough, the safe holding the fortune is a trap—set by a mysterious player armed with tremendous resources and a lifetime of hatred. Now, Shaw’s partner is in the clutches of the hunters, and the former Army Ranger may be their next prey. But when the ex-con’s innocent daughter is threatened too, Van’s own hard childhood means he can’t let her come to harm.
To discover who has them in the cross-hairs, Shaw must seek out the hunters’ real prey. His quest leads him from an underground bare-knuckle fighting ring, which may be fronting a darker purpose, to a massive pop-culture convention, where Van and his allies, Hollis and Corcoran, play a dangerous game with foes on every side. It also introduces Van to a brash and beautiful aspiring journalist who poses a whole different kind of personal risk.
For years, Van Shaw has tried to live every day above ground, on the right side of the law, even though crime is his gift . . . and in his blood. If he survives the coming storm, he’ll have to decide what he wants—and whether he can live as an outlaw without sacrificing his honor.
|Title||:||Every Day Above Ground (Van Shaw #3)|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
February 01, 2018
Van Shaw is an ex-Army Ranger and the grandson of a career criminal who taught him all the tricks of the trade. But Shaw is trying to stay on the straight and narrow these days. He's working a part-time job and attempting to rebuild the family home in Seattle. Money is tight, though; taxes are du...
January 17, 2018
Discovering this author has been one of my highlights of the past few years. Thanks to “best of books” lists, I read Past Crimes and was hooked. Van Shaw is a wonderful creation, a former army ranger and the grandson of a safe cracker, he struggles to stay on the right side of the law.
When one of...
July 30, 2017
October 18, 2017
4.25 Stars I really enjoy this series. Van Shaw learned how to pick locks, crack safes and engage in high end thievery as a child from his grandfather and ultimate guardian. Each book so far has flashbacks to Van's childhood and relationship with his grandfather that sets the tone for who Van is....
July 09, 2017
Hamilton is now one of my favorite authors. Not only does he place his stories in one of my favorite cities, but he has developed one of the most interesting characters in modern day fiction in Van Shaw. We learn a lot more about him in this 3rd book in the series. The plot was far more intricate...
May 24, 2017
A disappointing follow-up to Past Crimes, this crime novel set in Seattle suffers from a confused plot with implausible characters and situations.
January 18, 2018
I love this series, Van Shaw is an awesome character read all 3 of these books in December and can't wait for #4 to come out. Quick read, very entertaining.
January 18, 2018
Great book, exciting story, love the main character and a couple of new ones that were added to this book. The character may be headed in a new direction, and I’m thrilled.
January 13, 2018
Again, a wonderful read. Nail biting action, heart, humor and views of the past. Can’t wait for the next in the series.
July 13, 2017
Van Shaw just wants to finish rebuilding his family home, recently razed in a fire. He's running out of money, putting the project on hold, when an old pal of his grandfather appears with a sure-fire, get-rich-quick scheme that Van knows is much more complicated and shady than the old man lets on...