In the first of Steve Hamilton's Alex McKnight mystery series, Cold Day In Paradise develops the character of Alex McKnight as he moves to Paradise, Michigan to run a hunting camp built by his late father. The story gets rolling when Edwin Fulton, the son of a wealthy Detroit family and a compulsive gambler, calls Alex from a motel where he has found the murdered body of his bookie. After McKnight is pursuaded to become a private investigator he is hired by Fulton's mother to watch the family when another bookie is murdered. This then prompts a local lawyer and McKnight to search for Edwin on their own. It's around this time that McKnight starts getting mysterious notes, phones calls, and roses left at his residence. It seems like the man who killed his partner while he was a police officer in Detroit is back to haunt McKnight.
This report prepared by Bobby Blades