Two friends of Kate's grandmother are brutally attacked in their cabin on their eco-retreat - as Kate investigates she once more finds out that the actions of the present often hinge on the decisions of the past. Well done book, critical character development for long term fans.
I don't usually like these small town cozy mysteries but this one involves Alaska which totally fascinates me. It's a little light on the murder investigation but Kate Shugak and Jim Shopan are very interesting characters and the interplay between them is violent yet comical. I didn't like Ethan, a married man who just wanted to get a little (from Kate). I did like Johnny though (the son of Kate's former lover). It will be interesting to see where Ms. Stabenow takes his story.
This is book 12 in the series and the first I've read. I will definitely have to start at the beginning and see why Kate turned out the way she did. She's interesting but seems to be a little bitter (hence the title?) too.
one of the better shugak novels. kate and jim track down killers in the park.
Kate and Jim are coming to terms,Johnny is here hiding,an old high school love makes a move,and then a horrible murder.
I really feel like I know these folks, they are
all friends now and I wait to hear from them.
This time Kate is concerned about the possibiliity of an oildrilling operation in a wildlife preserve near her home.
first time to read this author. Can't wait to read more.
News breaks that the new administration might soon be drilling for oil in southeast Alaska; Kate, still suffering, Dan O'Brian needs help keeping his job and she has to help Jim out.....
This is an excellent, fast mystery. Good plotting and characterization.
I really love this series of novels featuring Kate Shugak, a P.I. who lives in Alaska and is part of the native culture there. Author, Dana Stabenow, gives equal time to the characters and also to the environment, and I always enjoy the scenery that she describes so well.
In this installment in the series, Kate tries to drum up help for stopping the plan to drill for oil in the area, and two older women who were friends of Kate's family and who are environmentalists also try to help. They live in a cabin off to themselves, so they are in danger from those of the opposite persuasion.
Kate is a character I always enjoy in these novels and since the author lives in Alaska, her knowledge of the areas she writes about is genuine. ~SW
A good edition to the ongoing Kate Shugak series.