When a new security gig turns into a setup, expert thief Van Shaw finds himself the prey in a cross-country pursuit--in this electrifying sixth novel in Glen Erik Hamilton's pulse-pounding and emotionally resonant thriller series.
Van Shaw is hired to evaluate the safeguards for the art collection of eccentric business magnate, Sebastian Rohner. Then Rohner reveals to Van the real reason he's been recruited: to prevent another professional burglar from stealing the art. Rohner wants to set a thief to catch a thief.
Van, while questioning the bizarre nature of the job, takes it seriously and surveils the highly secure gallery wing of Rohner's expansive island estate, only to stumble across a murdered body on the rocky shore beyond: one of Rohner's honored guests for an international corporate deal. Wary of Rohner's intentions, Van knows the homicide detectives on the case--and perhaps Rohner as well--think he's the prime suspect and will turn his life upside down in their search for evidence.
Van begins to hunt for the killer himself, but scrutiny only digs his hole deeper, as another of Rohner's executives is killed and the Seattle police find concrete evidence placing Van at the scene. With no other options, he goes on the run, alone and unaided. He's hunted by the cops, the enraged Rohner, and by a pair of psychopathic hitmen who chase Van from one coast to the next. To clear his name, Van Shaw will have to uncover the hidden motive of corporate espionage at a global level, even with a band of killers on his tail, determined to add Van to their growing list of victims.
"Glen Erik Hamilton offers readers a thriller tour de force. In A Dangerous Breed, the past collides violently with the present, and the result is a Pandora's box of secrets spilled open. It's taut, it's compelling, and it's so well written it'll make other authors jealous. But here's the kicker: At its core, it's really all about family, and what could be more heartwarming? This is a bulldog of a story that, once it's set its teeth in you, refuses to let go." --William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author
"This guy has got what it takes."--Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author
"From the first page, you'll know you're in for a thrilling ride! This is vivid and powerful writing that maintains its verve till the very end." --Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author, on Dangerous Breed
"Van Shaw, one of the most interesting protagonists in thrillers today, learns long-hidden truths about himself in this latest series entry, which combines tense and twisty action with some subtle reflections on the nature of family. Glen Erik Hamilton proves himself a master." --Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author, on Dangerous Breed
"Van Shaw is one of the most interesting and loyal heroes in fiction today. Once again, Hamilton pens a complex, twisty tale that may be Shaw's most dangerous--and emotional--case to date. Atmospheric and taut, A Dangerous Breed is a winner."--Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author