New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award winner Dana Stabenow is the author of 15 previous Kate Shugak novels, four Liam Campbell mysteries, three science fiction novels, and two thrillers. She also occasionally writes for Alaska magazine. She was born, raised, and lives in Alaska where in 2007 she was awarded the Governor's Award for the Arts and Humanities.
In Edgar-winner Stabenow's excellent 16th Kate Shugak novel (after 2007's A Deeper Sleep), feisty, independent Kate faces challenges on various fronts, starting at home with her 16-year-old foster son, Johnny Morgan, and her Alaska state trooper boyfriend, Jim Chopin. In a national park known as "the Park," whose "backbone, its moral center, its royalty" are "the four aunties" (all widows), a Canadian mining firm, Global Harvest Resources Inc., is planning a massive operation that will affect every park resident. Meanwhile, a lot of folks are taking the law into their own hands; a series of brutal snow machine robberies raises the stakes. No one writes more vividly about the hardships and rewards of living in the unforgiving Alaskan wilderness and the hardy but frequently flawed characters who choose to call it home. This is a richly rewarding regional series that continues to grow in power as it grows in length. Author tour. (Feb.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
"* "Excellent...No-one writes more vividly about the Alaskan wilderness." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)"