Synopses & Reviews
Kate Shugak will go to the ends of the earth to solve one Alaskan familys epic mystery in this breathtaking novel from New York Times bestselling author
The residents of Alaskas largest national park are still stunned by the death of one of its lifelong residents: Eighty-seven-year-old Old Sam Dementieff. Dubbed the “father” of all of the Park rats—although he had no children of his own—Sam was especially close to his niece, P. I. Kate Shugak. Even so, she more than anyone is surprised to discover that in his will hes left her everything—including a letter instructing her simply to “find my father.”
“A splendid series.”—USA Today
Easier said than done. Sams father scandalously disappeared after his birth, taking with him a priceless tribal artifact, a Russian icon. Now, just three days into her investigation, Kate finds herself being 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. Meanwhile, an unknown enemy is on her trail…and will stop at nothing to make sure that the truth about Sams father stays buried.
“A stand-out entry in a consistently good series.”
—Booklist (starred review)
About the Author
Dana Stabenow is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Shugak mysteries and the Liam Campbell mysteries, as well as a few science fiction and thriller novels. Her book A Cold Day for Murder won an Edgar Award in 1994. Stabenow was born in Anchorage, Alaska and raised on a 75-foot fish tender in the Gulf of Alaska. She has a B.A. in journalism and an M.F.A. in writing from the University of Alaska. She has worked as an egg counter and bookkeeper for a seafood company, and worked on the TransAlaska pipeline before becoming a full-time writer. She continues to live in Alaska.