Two thousand people go missing in Alaska every year. They vanish in the middle of mountain footraces, on fishing boats in the Bering Sea, on small planes in the Bush.
Now a geologist known for going walkabout with his rock hammer has disappeared from the Suulutaq Mine in the Park. Was it deliberate? An accident? Foul play? Native Aleut Private Investigator Kate Shugak may be the only person who can find out. But for the fact that Kate, too, is now among the missing...
Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
06 May 2017 * 320pp * £4.99 * 9781786695680
'Richly nuanced, highly entertaining ... The book is sprinkled with wit, studded with exquisite descriptions of the rugged landscape, and filled with opinionated and endearing characters ... The dialogue is smart, authentic, and reminiscent of Elmore Leonard'
'If you are looking for something unique in the field of crime fiction, Kate Shugak is the answer'
'Stabenow is blessed with a rich prose style and a fine eye for detail. An outstanding series'
'An antidote to sugary female sleuths: Kate Shugak, the Aleut private investigator'
New York Times
'Maintains Stabenow's reputation for concise prose, pithy dialogue, full bodied characters, and intriguing plotting. Crime fiction doesn't get much better than this'
'A clever, colourful, credible tale'
'While Stabenow's plots are always neat and clever, it is the evocation of the northernmost US state and the way in which people adapt to its harsh environment that makes these books memorable'
Dana Stabenow was born in Anchorage, Alaska and raised on a 75-foot fishing tender. She knew there was a warmer, drier job out there somewhere and found it in writing. Her first book in the bestselling Kate Shugak series, A Cold Day for Murder, received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Follow Dana at stabenow.com
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