Dead In The Water (Kate Shugak #3)
So I was rationing Moby Dick by reading the Kate Shugak series. What could go wrong? But the thing is Dead in The Water was so aptly named a book for a one star rating.
Plus I feel that the author was paying an homage to Herman Melville. On another day I might have given this book more credit but I can't! I can't.
Shugak has allowed her former boss and part time lover talk her into finding out what happened to two crewmen on the Avilda crabbing vessel captained by the ne'er to well son in law of a major Board Diector of the vessel's parent company. Harry Gault isn't whom he's thought to be. Crabbing in the Bering Sea is hard work as well as dangerous. Kate has much to fear while she's ...more
Dana Stabenow, however, is pitch perfect. Her representations of life at the Park (aka the Aleut Rez) and the dynamics between the tribal members, the old ways vs. ...more
This is not written as a typical mystery since we already know Harry is the bad guy. I would describe it as more of a suspense novel, especially after Kate meets a young Aleutian native who is able to provide clues through stor ...more
This has been my favourite book in the series so far (it's the third). In this book Kate is working on a crab fishing boat in the Bering Sea. There are two reasons that this worked for me. The first was that the setting was wonderful and I really got the feel of the icy seas and the isolated villages visited. The second is that because Kate was away from her home ground I didn't spend half the book wondering if I was supposed to remember the characters from the previous books which is what happe...more
In this installment, Kate goes undercover on an Alaskan crab boat where two crew members disappeared. The story is very detailed regarding the crabbing industry. Lucky for me I just watched Deadliest Catch on Thanksgiving, so everything they were doing was something I could picture which made my understanding of the danger and freezing temperature ...more
Kate is back and working another undercover case for the D.A.'s office. This time she is working on a crabbing boat trying to find out why two men have disappeared.
This book is filled with a great who and why did they do, it mystery, heart pounding excitement (learn what it is really like to be in the middle of the Aleu ...more
Another quality mystery. Looking forward to the next.
What follows is a vivid description of what life on board is like and an mystery with enough twist and turns and action and physical danger to keep everything moving along nicely.
For me ...more
This is book three in the Kate Shugak series and I thoroughly enjoyed it, just like the first two. This time Kate is out crab-fishing in the Aleutian islands and hunting for murderers. I myself have never been to Alaska but Dana's descriptions almost make me feel like I'm there. I felt like ...more
Kate offered to help out Jack Morgan on occasion for a flat 400 a day plus expenses. This time she charged 500 and if she had known what she was getting into she would have charged more. Working undercover as a crab fisher Kate is looking into the death of two of the ships former crew mates.
With the ship being battered by the rough Bering seas she begins ...more
J'ai l'impression de me répéter mais cette série de polars me plonge dans une culture exotique sans la romancer pour autant et je la trouve passionnante. La pêche au crabe en haute-mer au large des Îles Aléoutiennes, c'est pas super romantique, me direz-vous. Ben non. C'est plutôt l'aperçu de l'histoire de la région de Dutch Harbor, Unalaska et des Îles Aléoutiennes qui est intéressant et comme la p ...more
The story was good and characters well developed. I like the way that Kate feels so human in how she thinks. The background about the aletus and WW II was great--I love history when it comes in the shape of stories of people who it impacted.
There was only one small thing that didn't make s ...more
Kate joins a crab boat with 5 total - 3 that were on the boat when the 2 men went missing, herself, and Andy, a 19 year old, new a ...more
Kate Shugak Kate is working on the Avilda , ...more