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Preview — Dead In The Water by Dana Stabenow
Dead In The Water (Kate Shugak #3)
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
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
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 Shugak Kate is working on the Avilda ,...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
Kate is working undercover on a fishing boat in the Bering Sea. Two crew members of the Avilda disappeared, supposedly having gone looking for fresh water. While Kate does the grueling work of a fisherman, she studies the c...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
Welllll, I don't know how I ultimately feel about this book. In some respects, it was very good. In others, not so much. 4 solid stars and I'm movin on to the next installment.
Anyway, really liked this one. I had been wondering how the dozen plus books for this series was going to work if they were all park residents. With at least one person murdered and one arrested for murder in each book, the Park would seemingly be a ghost-town by the end of book twelve. But Kate gets out of the Park in this one; and seems rather light-hear...more
This was my first Stabenow book and I enjoyed it for the adventure in a rugged locati...more
This book was before "The Deadliest Catch" but it reiterates how hard crab fishing is off of the Alaskan coast. My first time reading this author and I'm glad her book was on sale so I could discover her. Good narration, good book.