×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Play with Fire (Kate Shugak Series #5)
     

Play with Fire (Kate Shugak Series #5)

4.2 43
by Dana Stabenow, Marguerite Gavin (Read by)
 

See All Formats & Editions

"Stabenow firmly establishes herself as a first-rate talent" saysBooklist, with this new novel starring ex-D.A. investigator Kate Shugak. When Kate finds a corpse in the charred Alaskan woodlands, the case leads her to an isolated religious settlement--and down a twisted road of secrets and suspicions. HC: Berkley.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Play with Fire (Kate Shugak #5) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kate Shugak and Mutt are front and center in another great mystery novel. Kate and her wheel chair bound Vietnam Vet friend (and ex-lover) Bobby, and a pickup named Dinah (who had come up the Alcan and run out of money) are picking morels. After the previous season¿s forest fires, morel picking is outstanding and buyers are up from the lower 48. So these three are camped out loading buckets, making money and enjoying life. Until Kate and Dinah stumble upon a body in the ashes. It has been there awhile ¿ long enough to have mushrooms growing out of it¿s skin and ash. After they report it, Kate is visited by a small boy, Matthew, that wants to hire her to find his father who is missing. It doesn¿t take long to put two and two together. The body is his father ¿ Daniel Seabolt. His body has been there since the previous year and he is naked ¿ miles from the nearest water or road. As Kate learns more about Daniel and his father, the Reverend Simon Seabolt, the pastor of a fundamentalist church, the more she believes his father had something to do with his son¿s death. The church is almost a cult for most of the town. Daniel had been a teacher of science and there had been a huge controversy about his teaching of evolution at the school with the parishioners and his father leading the charge. Stabenow does an excellent job again of laying out a complex mystery with the grandeur of Alaska. Having lived there many years ago, I can almost feel the air and heat, smell the forest and hear the wind. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting a great summer diversion.
iPodReader More than 1 year ago
Reading this series is addictive. Kate is such an original character and her supporting cast never disappoints. The plots are always inventive and I am learning more than I ever thought I'd want to know about Alaska and its natives. I started with book #1 and am working my way through them, trying to ration so they will last me at least a few months.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not like this book at all
Guest More than 1 year ago
THE STIKING PART OF THIS CONTINUING ALASKAN MYSTERY SERIES IS THE DESCRIPTIVE WAY THIS AUTHOR WRITES. KATE IS WASHING OFF AFTER A DAY OF PICKING WILD BERRIES. YOU ARE WITH KATE AS SHE FLEXES AND PREENS AS A BALD EAGLE WOULD-YOU CAN FEEL THE WATER SLUCING DOWN HER BODY-THE MUSCLES AND TENDONS STRETCHING-THE COLD FROM THE STREAM INVADING HER BONES.IF YOU CAN'T GET A VIVID PICTURE IN YOUR MIND WITH THIS AUTHORS WRITINGS-GET HELP!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books. Stabenow definitely has a great love and respect for her state and the native culture. As for the dog scene, it is realistic. An eagle carried off one of my friends cats when they were camping in Alaska. And NOONE likes snippy little dogs except their owners. Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The poodle thing was despicable. This writer must be the worst person in the world, to be so self-congratulatory about including this episode against advice. What a jerk! But then what do you expect from someone who eagerly endorses hunting, and is so stupid she didn'tknow whatan Edgar is, even when writing mysteries. I won't read any more in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very slow read with hardly any suspence
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book! I am totally hooked on this series! Don't stop now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LovesbooksDA More than 1 year ago
This particular book, though good story line, is not a good read for strong Christian beliefs. I felt insulted with the ideology that all Christian beliefs are lumped in with all fanaticism of the old tent revivals!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago