A Cold-Blooded Business (Kate Shugak #4)
After one too many drug-related deaths at the site, former DA Investigator Kate Shugak is asked to go undercover to the Prudhoe Bay oil fields to find out who is dealing drugs.
I had read the first book in this series a couple of years ago and I was not impressed, but I’m glad I gave the series another chance. I like that Shugak is a strong woman, smart, resourceful, dedicated, committed and independent. I also like her strong sense of integrity – her ...more
She soon discovers that pipeline workers have some incredible luxuries. Employees are provided with gourmet meals, steak twice a week and prime rib on Sunday, a fabulous pool, sauna, and a state of the art gym. Traditionally a loner, she soon s ...more
What made this a good read for me, was learning just what working an Alaskan pipe line is like. What it does and doesn't do to our environment, how it has potential (as we have seen) to cause huge problems...but if this book is written ...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
Mystery aside, this book is fascinating for yet another aspect of Alaskan life. As you read in Stabenow's afterword, she herself did ac ...more
She leaves her ...more
This story is set on the "Slope" in Alaska above the Arctic circle where they are drilling for oil. I've never been to Alaska and all that I know of the process of driling for o ...more
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
Alaska PI Kate Shugak series - Kate Shugak is a native Aleut who is building a solid reputation as a tough freelance investigator. Although Kate has no love for the oil companies drilling in Alaska, she accepts a commission from Royal Petroleum Co. to find out who is bringing drugs into the Prudhoe Bay work site where there have been several overdoses and one death. Over the objections of RPetCo's security chief, Lou Childress, Kate goes in as an employee, getting a ...more
Finally, I requested the fourth in the series - A Cold-Blooded Business - and I wish I hadn't waited so long.
She gives an interesting and somewhat accurate portrayal of the oil industry. At first, I worried that it would lean towards the evil oil industry slant, ...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
Crazy as things get at the drilling facility, I wasn't feeling too attached to the not-Kate characters running around the desultory plot. Stabenow does paint a vivid picture, though, so I was content to stick around for a look into a corner of the world about which I know little. Then, about half-way through the book, Kate goes on furlough and ends up in town, where she re-connects with family. These scenes really grabbed me and I gobbled it all up. In the end, the "mystery" is seco ...more