A Cold-Blooded Business (Kate Shugak #4)
I'm up to the fourth installment in the Kate Shugak series; in this episode Kate is working undercover on the Trans-Alaska pipeline way north of the Arctic Circle, she's trying to discover who is importing and dealing cocaine on the oil companies property.
These books are a really quick easy read, this one only comes in at just over 200 pages in paperback, but they've got far more substance to them than many thicker tomes have and I'm really surprised how much interesting stuff is packed between...more
La station d'extraction de Prudhoe Bay, sur la côte nord de l'Alaska et bien au-delà du cercle polaire arctique, semble abriter un gros trafic de cocaïne qui vient de faire une victime... et bien sûr, on leur recommande d'embaucher Kate, incognito.
Je ne chanterai jamais assez les louanges de Dana Stabenow et de l'apparente facilité avec laquelle elle incorpore des éléments essentiels de l'...more
Kate Shugak is an Aleut and a private investigator associated with the DA's office. She embodies the Alaska...more
I also enjoyed learning a...more
Have to say I was more than a little surprised that she wasn't a bit more suspicious of the people around her at the end there. For all her hard-ass attitude, Kate's a pretty trusting character.
And oh, yeah, the fact that it's been as cold as the Slope here just added to my enjoyment!
I'm looking forward to reading more in the series.
A COLD-BLOODED BUSINESS by Dana Stabenow
GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Mystery, 1994, 231 pgs
TIME/PLACE: 1990's, Alaska
CHARACTERS: Kate Shugak/PI
COMMENTS: Kate is hired to go udnercover by an oil company working N of the Arctic Circle to find out who is behind the cocaine connection that is wrecking havoc on the TransAlaska Pipeline.
Mutt, her faithful sidekick, is missing since this story is set on a ship in the waters....
I think the authenticity of the narration is what makes this series worth reading. That, and a sense of humour! All the books so far have made me laugh at some stage - this one was the turtle race and the doped up antics of the drivers on the site, pricless!
I already have the next one in the series. I heart Kate Shugak.
Stabenow, Dana - 4th in series
Alaskan P.I. Kate Shugak goes undercover to get to the bottom of illicit drug trading on the TransAlaska pipeline. But while Kate's combing the oil fields for clues, the dealers unmask her cover.
This lady writes a good book, and each is better than the last.