Less Than a Treason
Book 21, Kate Shugak - Kate Shugak #21
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Two thousand people go missing in Alaska every year.
They vanish in the middle of mountain footraces, on fishing boats in the Bering Sea, on small planes in the Bush. Now a geologist known for going walkabout with his rock hammer has disappeared from the Suulutaq Mine in the Park. Was it deliberate? An accident? Foul play? Kate Shugak may be the only person who can find out.
But for the fact that Kate, too, is among the missing…
From Publishers Weekly
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After a four year wait it is so thrilling to have Kate back! I am hoping we don't have another lengthy wait for the next book in the series. Read this book in one day on release day! I have to say I was a bit annoyed with the four year wait for this book, especially considering the way the previous book ended. Thus I started with book with a bit of trepidation. The book feels a bit different from previous books but it was very enjoyable nonetheless.
This 21st book in the Kate Shugak series details the recovery and re-emergence of Kate. Another interesting and sneakily twisty story of murder and intrigue in the wilds of Alaska. As usual the beautiful descriptions of the Alaskan wilderness are vivid and detailed, making the topography a character itself in the story.
I love the story arc with Jim's character. Who wouldn't want a man like that in their life?! Kate is Kate and that is awesome! The writing is as usual crisp, intelligent, high quality and well edited. There were a couple of scenes that made me laugh, a couple that made me angry, a couple that made me happy and one awesome one that made me gasp (no spoilers). The timely political commentary was spot on without being preachy.
The only drawback, and it really doesn't have much to do with this book, is that I felt like there were references I should have understood...that I was missing catching things I should have caught. This is probably due to the amount of time that has transpired since I last read a Shugak book. If you have the luxury I'd suggest a re-read of as many books as possible before reading this one. It is certainly not necessary as this book was great on its own but for those, like me, who are Series readers and want to be spot on it may enhance your enjoyment of the book.
Highly recommend this book, and all books by this author.
Thrilled to have Kate back. Hope the next hiatus isn't as long.
Less Than Treason
This is a fantastic book. It was a long wait after the last book, be well worth the wait. Can't wait for the next book to come out. It's a crime story, a mystery story and a love story all in one. If you haven't read the other books in the series, you're missing out on some good reading time.