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Though Not Dead (Kate Shugak Mysteries)by Dana Stabenow
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The residents of Alaskas largest national park are stunned by the death of one of their oldest members, eighty-seven-year-old Old Sam Dementieff…Even private investigator Kate Shugak. Sam, a lifelong resident, dubbed the “father” of all of the Park rats—even though he had no children of his own—was especially close to Kate, his niece, but even she is surprised to discover that in his will hes left her everything, including a letter instructing her simply to, “find my father.”
Easier said than done, since Sams father is something of a mystery. An outsider, he disappeared shortly after learning about Sams existence, taking with him a priceless tribal artifact, a Russian icon. And in the three days after Kate begins her search through Sams background, she gets threatened—and worse.
The flashbacks from Sams fascinating life, including scenes from major events in Alaskas colorful history, punctuate a gripping story in which Kate does her best to fulfill Sams last wish without losing her own life to the people who are following her every move, though what they are searching for Kate doesnt even know.
In Dana Stabenows breathtaking new novel, Though Not Dead, the eighteenth to feature Kate Shugak, Kates search for the long-lost family secrets that have been interwoven with the epic history of an unforgiving land leads to an extraordinary treasure hunt with fatal consequences.
"Stabenow's latest Kate Shugak novel finds the intrepid Alaskan PI facing a personal tragedy and its unexpected repercussions. Old Sam, Kate's uncle and surrogate father, has died, leaving her heir to and executor of his estate. Kate has no way of knowing that Old Sam's actions will pull her into a life-threatening mystery whose roots hark back to Alaska in the early 20th century and continue to the present day. Marguerite Gavin gives an excellent reading of Stabenow's prose: she keeps the story moving at an energetic clip, which works especially well with the action sequences. With a nice sense of timing, she brings out the laugh-out-loud humor laced through the book, most notably in the scenes between Kate and her 'Aunties,' and manages to balance the book's extensive cast of characters, shifting points of view, time frames, and passages of Alaskan history with a bright, engaging performance that keeps the listener tuned in from the introduction to the final chapter. A Minotaur hardcover. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
In Dana Stabenows latest in her New York Times bestselling Kate Shugak series, a century old ledger and map point to a treasure that looks primed for the taking if not for all the people who start turning up dead in search of it.
About the Author
Dana Stabenow, New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award winner, is the author of seventeen previous Kate Shugak novels, four Liam Campbell mysteries, three science-fiction novels, and two thrillers. She was born, raised, and lives in Alaska, where she was awarded the Governor’s Award for the Humanities.
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