A brutal murder takes place in a small Alaskan community. People know who the culprit is, and he has evaded justice for many years. But Kate Shugak is determined to find the evidence needed to convict him.
In A Deeper Sleep, her first novel since Blindfold Game, the stand-alone political thriller that made Dana Stabenow a New York Times bestseller, Stabenow returns to the popular and award-winning Kate Shugak series.
Kate, a private investigator, has been working on a case for the Anchorage District Attorney involving the murder of a young woman by her husband, a man named Louis Deem. Deem has been the subject of investigations before, and hes never been convicted of a crime. But Kate and her on-again, off-again lover, state trooper Jim Chopin, who arrested Deem, are convinced that this time its different, and hell finally be punished for his actions.
When the jury returns a verdict of not guilty, Kate and Jim are devastated, and like the rest of the citizens of Niniltna, Alaska, certain that a man has gotten away with murder. They cant help but think that its only a matter of time before hes in the frame for another killing. Sure enough, a few weeks later a shooting leaves two dead in an apparent robbery. But this time Kate and Jim have a witness, and theyre not going to let Louis Deem get away again. Or will he?
Dana Stabenow, Edgar Awardwinning author and New York Times bestselling thriller writer, delivers a gripping page-turner about one towns search for justiceat any cost.
This is just wrong, on so many levels, Jim thought.
For one thing, he was freezing his butt off. Even if the front of him was plenty warm.
For another, his boss might legitimately qualify his current activity as a colossal waste of Jims time, not to mention the taxpayers dollar. Crime had yet to be committed anywhere near or about his person.
If you didnt count the one he was about to commit if Kate kept rubbing up against him like that.
Her head was a very nice fit beneath his chin, even if her hair did tickle. She shifted again, and when he spoke, his voice was a little hoarse. Are you sure you didnt get me out here under false pretenses, Shugak?
He heard the smile in her voice when she replied, felt the warmth of her breath on his throat. Well, since it seems crime is the only thing that makes my company tolerable to you, I figured Id find some.
All the elements that have made this series so popular are present in force in this latest volume, most vividly the Alaskan environment and the strong female protagonist who has seen considerable growth since the early books, both as a woman and as a private investigator.
(Reviewed by BookBrowse Review Team).
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Dana Stabenow was born in Anchorage,
Alaska on March 27, 1952, and raised on
a 75-foot fish tender in the Gulf of
Alaska. She graduated from
Seldovia High School in 1969 and put
herself through college working as an
egg grader, bookkeeper and expediter for
Whitney-Fidalgo Seafoods in Anchorage.
She received a B.A. in journalism from the University of Alaska in 1973, after which she says that she spent "one more summer knee-deep in humpies (a type of small salmon) and blew everything I earned on a four-month backpacking trip to Europe". Where ...
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