A Fatal Thaw (Kate Shugak Series #2)

A Fatal Thaw (Kate Shugak Series #2)

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by Dana Stabenow
     
 

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On the first day of spring a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of massacre when he takes a .30-06 and kills nine of his neighbors in a national park in Alaska. Or did he kill only eight? And if so, who killed the ninth victim, and why? Alaska Aleut Kate Shugak investigates. The second in the Kate Shugak series, available for the first time in hardcover from

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On the first day of spring a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of massacre when he takes a .30-06 and kills nine of his neighbors in a national park in Alaska. Or did he kill only eight? And if so, who killed the ninth victim, and why? Alaska Aleut Kate Shugak investigates. The second in the Kate Shugak series, available for the first time in hardcover from Poisoned Pen Press.

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"The Alaskan terrain and native culture add texture—the narrative includes both a potlatch celebration and an avalanche. ....The investigation reintroduces readers to some of the most intriguing characters from Shugak's previous mystery, including wheelchair-bound black veteran Bobby Clark and Shugak's manipulative grandmother, Ekaterina. Meanwhile, the tension level rises when a park ranger is killed and Shugak herself is wounded by a sniper's rifle, and Stabenow succuessfully sustains the tension until the killer is found." —Publishers Weekly

“An ingenious premise, and Stabenow carries it out beautifully.” —Denver Post

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Stabenow's ( A Cold Day for Murder ) writing has matured in her second effort featuring native Alaskan sleuth Kate Shugak. The Alaskan terrain and native culture add texture--the narrative includes both a potlatch celebration and an avalanche. Spring brings not only a thaw to the Alaskan wilderness, but a mass murderer. Roger McAniff cracks along with the ice on the first day of spring and goes on a killing spree, murdering nine and wounding two others. Or so it seems until ballistics tests prove that one of the victims, Lisa Getty, was killed by a different rifle. Shugak's investigation reconstructs Getty's life, uncovering her promiscuity, drug-dealing and endangered species-poaching, but all those leads prove false. The investigation reintroduces readers to some of the most intriguing characters from Shugak's previous mystery, including wheelchair-bound black veteran Bobby Clark and Shugak's manipulative grandmother, Ekaterina. Meanwhile, the tension level rises when a park ranger is killed and Shugak herself is wounded by a sniper's rifle, and Stabenow succuessfully sustains the tension until the killer is found. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590588741
Publisher:
Poisoned Pen Press
Publication date:
12/06/2011
Series:
Kate Shugak Series, #2
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Dana Stabenow is the author of twenty-eight novels, including the Edgar Award-winning Kate Shugak series.  She lives in Alaska.


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