Mercy River

Book 4

When his friend Leo Pak is arrested for murder, Van Shaw journeys to a remote Oregon county to help his fellow soldier. The troubled vet had come to the small town of Mercy River for a reunion of hundreds of former and active Rangers—a raucous event that dominates the town for one weekend each year. The reunion is more than just a party; it’s the central celebration of a growing support network called the Rally, founded and led by a highly decorated Special Operations general.

Van’s quest to help Leo quickly leads to a dangerous labyrinth involving smuggled opioids, ruthless mercenaries, and deadly family secrets. Staying alive will mean weighing his criminal instincts against his loyalties to his brothers in arms, and force Van to question his own belief in putting justice above the letter of the law.


“Hamilton’s excellent fourth Van Shaw novel…successfully integrates a whodunit plot into an action-packed thriller peopled with fully realized characters.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The fourth title in the “Van Shaw” series…may just be the best of an exciting set. Excellently plotted, it’s an almost old-fashioned noir thriller with a juicy mystery at the center.”
Library Journal (starred review)

“Put Mercy River in the So Damn Good column. The story crackles, the writing soars, and the characters leap alive off the page. I couldn’t put it down.”
—Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author of Into the Black Nowhere

“Once again, Glen Erik Hamilton merges the story of Van Shaw with timely, of-the-moment societal issues and peppers it all with some of the best action sequences in the business.”
—BOLO Books

“Hamilton delivers a high calibre action novel which will keep the reader’s adrenaline flowing.”
Iron Mountain Daily News

“A fantastic thriller”
—The Washington Book Review

Mercy River is a terrific thriller, deftly plotted and sharply written. Glen Erik Hamilton is a genuine talent.”
—T. Jefferson Parker, Edgar-winning author of Swift Vengence

“Glen Erik Hamilton continues his win streak with Mercy River…Hamilton, like his creation, walks the walk and talks the talk, which is worth the price of admission all by itself.”

“The superbly talented Hamilton creates a tough and wonderfully complex hero—and a rivetingly taut story. Edgy, compelling and gritty, this action-packed page-turner resonates with authenticity. Rejoice, Reacher fans. Van Shaw is here.”
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Nationally Best-selling author of Trust Me

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