A Deeper Sleep is the fifteen volume in
the Kate Shugak series, so the series is likely to be familiar
to many readers at this point. However, the nature of series
such as this is that unless the author becomes a seriously
heavy-weight household name there are always far more people who
have yet to discover her than already know her; and the absence
of such a prolific and well-thought of author from BookBrowse's
lists was something that needed to be rectified!
The fifteenth installment has been a surprisingly long time coming - after turning out at least one book a year between 1992 and 2004, Stabenow took a 2 year hiatus to work on her first standalone novel, Blindfold Game (2006), a rip-roaring sea-going adventure/political thriller, which launched her on to the New York Times bestseller list for the ...
*The Aleut are the indigenous people of
the Aleutian Islands, a chain of more than 300 small volcanic
islands, with 57 active volcanoes, that form an arc westward
from the Alaska Peninsula which are mostly connected together by
a ferry system known as
Alaska Marine Highway. Most of the archipelago is in Alaska,
but a few of the most western islands are part of Russia. The
Aleutian Islands are both the westernmost part of the United
States and also, technically speaking, the easternmost (a feat
achieved because they cross longitude 180°. The Prime
Meridian/0° is measured from Greenwich in London; thus any point
that lies exactly on the 180th meridian is neither east nor
west, but step a foot on either side and you are either at the
most westerly point on the map or the most easterly!).
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