Play With Fire
Book 5, Kate Shugak - Kate Shugak #5
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A mushroom hunting foray turns gruesome when Kate Shugak stumbles across a burnt and decaying corpse amid a grove of morels. Was the deceased the hapless victim of last year's forest fire? Why has no one reported him missing? And why wasn't he wearing any clothes? Absent evidence of foul play, the state troopers are inclined to call it death by misadventure; Kate's investigative instincts suggest otherwise, leading her down a path that requires she confront issues of community, faith, and free will.
From Publishers Weekly
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As usual, made me look up quite a few things
But I always enjoy that.
I have quite a few bones to pick with the "Christians" who have stripped culture, language, and spirituality from First Peoples, in the Americas, as well as anywhere in the colonies of the French, British, and other European nations. I have a pet peeve about the extinction of languages, as it is.
Learning about Kate's college experiences helps flesh out her background, and the whys of her motivations. I love how many people want to breed Mutt.
The bits with the clueless tourists were hilarious.
I did spot the likely cause of death early on, and suspected who was behind it. I hope the orchestrator of the death and other evil deeds is found, in a later book, to have received comeuppance.
Play with Fire
I now have read or listened to every one of the Kate Shugak and the Liam Campbell books by Dana Stabenow. I enjoyed all of the books immensely. Her characters are real with flaws as we all are. Thank you and I look forward to more in the future. Well worth the read!!
Not her normal. This one offensive.
Normally I like her books. This one tho her mass all sweeping assumption that if you're religious you have to be a lazy fanatic who deserves scorn just rubbed me raw.
Skip this one & move on. Her & Jack hook back up with the kid getting invited out for Labor Day later & Jim makes a bigger appearance. Kate & Bobby along with his new fling spend most of their time calling religious people lazy nut cases & telling stories on all their worst ever.