A Cold-Blooded Business (Kate Shugak Series #4)

A Cold-Blooded Business (Kate Shugak Series #4)

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by Dana Stabenow
     
 

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Work hard, play hard. That's the credo on the oilfields of Alaska's North Slope, where harsh conditions and long, isolated shifts make for some of the best-paid jobs in the state. Management typically turns a blind eye to off-hours drinking and gambling, but a spate of drug-related deaths means it's time for Royal Petroleum to get its house in order. Working on behalf

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Work hard, play hard. That's the credo on the oilfields of Alaska's North Slope, where harsh conditions and long, isolated shifts make for some of the best-paid jobs in the state. Management typically turns a blind eye to off-hours drinking and gambling, but a spate of drug-related deaths means it's time for Royal Petroleum to get its house in order. Working on behalf of the Anchorage DA, Kate Shugak is brought in undercover to identify the dealer and shut down the flow of cocaine. Of course, the dealer might have some very different ideas.

Informed by her own years working on the North Slope, Dana Stabenow's "A Cold-Blooded Business" captures a slice of life in a very Alaskan milieu.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012589248
Publisher:
Gere Donovan Press
Publication date:
05/23/2011
Series:
Kate Shugak Series , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
231
Sales rank:
45,916
File size:
479 KB

Meet the Author

Dana Stabenow was born in Anchorage and raised on 75-foot fish tender in the Gulf of Alaska. She knew there was a warmer, drier job out there somewhere and after having a grand old time working in the Prudhoe Bay oilfields on the North Slope of Alaska, making an obscene amount of money and going to Hawaii a lot, found it in writing.

Her first crime fiction novel, A Cold Day for Murder, won an Edgar award; her first thriller, Blindfold Game, hit the New York Times bestseller list; and her twentieth Kate Shugak novel, Bad Blood, will be published in February 2013.

Find her on the web at stabenow.com.

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Cold-Blooded Business (Kate Shugak #4) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No one can write about small Alaskan villages, bush pilots and life in the Park like Dana Stabenow. She knows it and has lived it. Another great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have found that I love all of Dana Stabenow's books, not only for the stories which became more and more well-written, but also for all of the history of the natives and Alaska. Readers need to start from #1 of the series in order to keep up with the characters.
junonia-shell More than 1 year ago
Another great read in the Kate Shugak series. I guess I like these books so much because they're fast mystery reads with great descriptions of Alaska and it's people and cultures. Patiently waiting for the 5th in ebook form to come out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some of her books begin slowly but end strong. However, this book was good from the beginning!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This Breakup novel was fun, I lived in Cordova and Seward for 7 yrs. Ms. Stabenow is right on. Living there was a privilege I will never forget,
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I enjoy all of Dana Stabenow novels, and am reading them in order. I am learning facts about Alaska, its history, and geography, and present day problems.
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Loved it.
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trbCA More than 1 year ago
I enjoy the Kate Shugak series and Ms Stabenow's writing.
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Ak_Jiggles More than 1 year ago
As a life long Alaskan I hate reading books "based" in Alaska. Usually written by someone who read a pamphlet one time about Alaska and over uses the "Alaskan buzz words". Usually getting the meaning or usage wrong. Lucky for me Dana Stabenow IS an Alaskan! Her books are great! They take on the complex native cultures and systems in a stunningly accurate way. In this book she takes on the North Slope. I have been having fun with my Father, who worked on the Slope for almost 30 years, and my husband who has been there for almost 5. Is this right? Is this right? Did you ever hear about this happening? It's strange because some of the things she writes in this book paralleles the Slope my dad worked at! I highly recommend these books if you have never been to Alaska they tell it like it is here, if you live in Alaska you can laugh at the inside local jokes.