Blood Will Tell
Book 6, Kate Shugak - Kate Shugak #6
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It's a crisp, snowless October in The Park. The root cellar is full, the cordwood is stacked, the oil drums are topped-up and there’s a freshly-butchered moose in her cache, but Kate Shugak must leave her cabin and head into the chaos of Anchorage, where the Alaska Federation of Natives’ annual convention is being held. Why? Because board members of the Niniltna Native Association have been dying… board members who just happened to oppose a lucrative new development project. If it’s just a coincidence, perhaps Kate will find nothing, but this is Alaska—politics and profit are constantly at odds with conservation and traditional practices—anyone looking too closely is likely to discover something unsavory.
From Publishers Weekly
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How is she going to top this one?
In previous stories, we haven't seen this Kate, so full into all of her selves. You see, many times over, why you do not want to mess with Kate Shugak. You see something of Ekaterin's force, when she was young, in Kate.
You get at least three great stories told by Kate, one of the most bestest gorgeous portrayal of a sunrise, some truly awful payback, and as always, more bits & pieces of Alaskan geography and history, and of Native cultures to keep you up all night reading AND looking them up.
You see just how bullies act when Mutt gives them up close *personal* attention--or was that inspection? There are several great comeuppances in this book.
This was a great read. You really must read it yourself.
Did I mention the librarians? I know I didn't mention her party attire. Doing the shopping for it--well, Jack hauling her through it, morelike--is one of the author's favourite scenes. I have to agree.
I think I need to get a paper map of Alaska--and one of Anchorage wouldn't hurt--so I have a better feel for distances and directions.
Blood Will Tell
The best one yet in the Kate Shugak series. The ending especially was great. Never saw it coming. Still have chills. What a great way to learn about native Alaskan culture.
You Need to Know Kate
Dana Stabenow does some of the best character development writing I've seen. Plus, she either loves passionately that part of Alaska Kate "inhabits" or she fakes it really well. I think she loves it. These stories grab you and make you one with them.