Breakup (Kate Shugak #7)
Kate Shugak, the super protagonist, is chased by a bear, has a plane engine fall on her car, breaks up two families who are shooting at each other (and at innocent bystanders in a bar) over an ...more
Kate's homestead gets sat on by an airplane engine falling out of the sky. While the investigators are checking the engine landing out, they discover a body in the woods outside of Kate's property.
Kate's friend Mandy's parents are in town and driving Mandy nuts, so Mandy begs Kate to take them on a tour, using Mandy's new truck. Kate and the parents run into a man who claimed his wife was killed and eaten by a bear.
And through all of this Kate is finding her new and evolv ...more
This series seems to revolve less and less around mystery as it goes on. This isn't necessarily a bad thing but it can get a bit bemusing at times.
I spent the first half of this book enjoying what was going on (gun fights, bear attacks, engines falling out of the sky) but waiting for the main mystery to break. In the second half I just got on with enjoying it and didn't worry about it. In retrospect there is a murder in the book and it is solved but the proportion of page space taken up by this...more
Stabenow, Dana - 7th Kate Shugak
Kate finds herself involved in a murder investigation after a body is found near her homestead and, through the guidance of her Aleut grandmother's spirit, she assumes the role of clan leader and takes on major responsibilities to help her people.
This was a non-stop, very funny read from the opening page. It's a delightful contrast to the rest of the books in the series.
kate was working as an investigator for the d.a.'s office but now lives alone in alaska with her half dog/wolf mutt. great protection
and she needs it - 3 bear attacks, a woman mauled to death in one of them, parts of a plane falling from the sky onto her land and house plus a shoot out. all within 36 hours
plus a dead body is found and when identified she thinks that somewhere there is a connection between the 2 death ...more
I have read most, if not all, of the other Shugak novels and this one left one a little disappointed. The suspense did not seem to be here that was in the previous series. Plus there was so much going on during the course of a few days that the realism just wasn't there. Still it was a fun read.
The sloppy part of spring last longer in Alaska or it feels like it. Intense bloody grizzly and fun. I enjoyed all of these in this book. Very much enjoying this series and highly recommend you take time to read each book.
In Alaska April brings Breakup, the big thaw as days start to be longer and brighter and temperatures begin to rise. Breakup means chores, cleaning up after winter,storing winters vehicles,preparing those of summer, stocking depleted shelves and for many letting off steam.Warming temps mean the bears of the park wake up hungry and foraging something Kate forgot as she inspected her prop ...more
In one day Kate experiences:
- a bear attack
- another bear breaking into her remaining cache of meat
- a 747 jet engine falling from the sky smashing her truck, and nearly destr ...more