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Whisper to the Blood

Kate Shugak Novels - A Kate Shugak Novel

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New York Times bestseller Dana Stabenow returns to her enormously popular Kate Shugak series with Whipser to the Blood

Inside Alaska's biggest national park, around the town of Niniltna, a gold mining company has started buying up land. The residents of the Park are uneasy. "But gold is up to nine hundred dollars an ounce" is the refrain of Talia Macleod, the popular Alaskan skiing champ the company has hired to improve their relations with Alaskans and pave the way for the mine's expansion. And she promises much-needed jobs to the locals.

But before she can make her way to every village in the area to present her case at town meetings and village breakfasts, there are two brutal murders, including that of a long-standing mine opponent. The investigation into those deaths falls to Trooper Jim Chopin and, as usual, he needs Kate to help him get to the heart of the matter.

Between those deaths and a series of attacks on snowmobilers up the Kanuyaq River, not to mention the still-open homicide of Park villain Louis Deem last year, part-time P.I. and newly elected chairman of the Niniltna Native Association Kate Shugak has her hands very much full.

Dana Stabenow's Kate Shugak series continues to be beloved among crime fiction fans, but also provides a fascinating window into life and death in Alaska.

From Publishers Weekly

Dec 01, 2008 – In Edgar-winner Stabenow's excellent 16th Kate Shugak novel (after 2007's A Deeper Sleep), feisty, independent Kate faces challenges on various fronts, starting at home with her 16-year-old foster son, Johnny Morgan, and her Alaska state trooper boyfriend, Jim Chopin. In a national park known as the Park, whose backbone, its moral center, its royalty are the four aunties (all widows), a Canadian mining firm, Global Harvest Resources Inc., is planning a massive operation that will affect every park resident. Meanwhile, a lot of folks are taking the law into their own hands; a series of brutal snow machine robberies raises the stakes. No one writes more vividly about the hardships and rewards of living in the unforgiving Alaskan wilderness and the hardy but frequently flawed characters who choose to call it home. This is a richly rewarding regional series that continues to grow in power as it grows in length. Author tour.

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Wherein Kate changes the world around her

Now a few years after Ekaterina Shugak’s death, Kate is being pushed even harder by the aunties to fill her shoes in leading the NNA.

Auntie Vi pushes the hardest, but Edna and Balasha aren’t far behind.

Not only was Kate shoved on to the NNA board of directors, but she is also shoved into being the chair, much to her annoyance.

A famous Alaskan biathlon champion is the PR front for a big mining company that wants to drill for gold in the Park. She’s gorgeous and knows what will get approval, for everyone but the most skeptical.

The trucker who drove Johnny most of the way back to Alaska a few years back shows up, taking an assumed name.

There seems to be a gang of thieves on the frozen river “road”,. They’re attacking, in a trio of snow machines, people who are carrying home their winter necessities purchase.

Two people associated with the mining country are found dead.

The suspects are a set of brothers who have made themselves scarce.

These are the plot elements which move the story.

Lots of twists and turns. We find out that Mutt really doesn’t like guns being shot—can’t imagine why, after she nearly died from it. One person in particular finds out just how much she hates guns shooting.

Kate steps into Emaa’s shoes, but on her own terms.

Yet another night gone, stuck in a book.

Whisper To The Blood by Dana Staenow

Another great,fast read of the Kate Shugat books. Be sure to read all of the books. Great Alaskan adventure/ murder/ mystery books.

Whisper to the Blood
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Women Sleuths
  • Published: Feb 17, 2009
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 368 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Kate Shugak Novels
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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