By Dana Stabenow
Someplace within the hinterlands of Alaska, one of the thousands of sprawling acres that contain “The Park,” a tender nationwide Park Ranger has long gone lacking. whilst the detective despatched after him additionally vanishes, the Anchorage DA’s division needs to flip to their reluctant former investigator, Kate Shugak. Shugak is familiar with The Park simply because she’s of The Park, an Aleut who left her domestic village of Niniltna to pursue schooling, a profession, and the righting of wrongs. Kate’s look for the lacking males will take her from self-imposed exile again to a lifestyles she’d left in the back of, and face-to-face with humans and difficulties she'd was hoping by no means to confront again.
The first novel within the well known Kate Shugak sequence, A chilly Day for Murder tested Dana Stabenow as a brand new voice in Alaskan secret writing, and earned her an Edgar Award.
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In a nonsmoking room? The bastards. ” She shook her head. “Triple sinners, it sounds like to me. ” She was reaching for her iced tea but drew her hand back as the door chime sounded. ” she wondered aloud, and went to find out. He had a brief moment of panic, sure he ought to do something, unable to HIT LIST 43 think what it was. He was still working on it when she came back brandishing a package. “FedEx,” she said, and gave the parcel a shake. It didn’t make a sound. She pulled the strip to open it and drew out banded packets of currency.
It’s good you’re not a cop, Keller. ” “I kept the pressure on until he went limp. And it would have been the most natural thing to finish the job, you know? Cut off his air a little longer. ” “And I could have left him looking like he had a heart attack and hurt himself when he fell down. Something like that. ” “And overseas as well, for all I know. ’ ” “And suppose one bullet doesn’t do it? ” “And I guess it’s a pretty severe case of suicide if the guy has to shoot himself twice. ” “I stayed with what I’d worked up while I was waiting for him to come home.
Another car. He perked up, and prepared to perk down. But no, it was turning into the driveway, and the garage door was on its way up. By the time the headlights were filling the garage with light, Keller was hunkered down behind the Jeep. The Subaru pulled into the garage. Hirschhorn, alone in the car, cut the engine, doused the headlights. The garage went dark, and then the dome light came on as Hirschhorn opened the car door. When he stepped out, Keller was waiting for him. There was an outdoor pay phone at the strip mall where he’d left the car, but the mall stores had all closed for the night, and the Olds was the only car still parked there.