The Lock Artist

  • by Steve Hamilton
  • Narrated by MacLeod Andrews
  • 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Marked by tragedy, traumatized at the age of eight, Michael, now 18, is no ordinary young man. Besides not uttering a single word in 10 years, he discovers the one thing he can somehow do better than anyone else. Whether it's a locked door without a key, a padlock with no combination, or even an 800 pound safe...he can open them all.
It's an unforgivable talent. A talent that will make young Michael a hot commodity with the wrong people and, whether he likes it or not, push him ever closer to a life of crime. That is, until he finally sees his chance to escape, and with one desperate gamble risks everything to come back home to the only person he ever loved, and to unlock the secret that has kept him silent for so long.
Steve Hamilton steps away from his Edgar Award-winning Alex McKnight series to introduce a unique new character, unlike anyone you've ever seen or heard in the world of crime fiction.


What the Critics Say

"Hypnotic...a proven master of suspense moves in a brand new direction - and the result is can't-put-it-down spectacular." (Lee Child)
"I haven't read a book this captivating in a long time. The Lock Artist is gutsy, genuine and, flat out, a great read. You won't be disappointed." (Michael Connelly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good story Very Slow

What made the experience of listening to The Lock Artist the most enjoyable?

This has a good story line but is at times excruciatingly slow. For most of this book I almost forgot there was a plot, it seemed to just drag by this person's every day life.

What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He did a good job with what he had and had I purchased it in writing I don't think I would have finished.

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- shelley

A decent story, a little slow

Pros: interesting story line about a unique topic, told in a creative out-of-sequence narrative, good reader. Cons: a bit sappy with teenage love thrown into what otherwise would be a hard-boiled crime novel, characters were a bit overblown and cartoonish, a few of the character voices were a little annoying.
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- G. Sabin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-05-2010
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio