By Dana Stabenow
All people knew Len Dreyer, a handyman for rent within the Park close to Niniltna, Alaska, yet nobody knew anything approximately him. Even Kate Shugak employed him to skinny the timber on her 160-acre home and used to be making plans to invite him to assist construct a small moment cabin on her estate for Johnny Morgan, a teenaged boy in her care. yet she, the Park's unofficial p.i., turns out to have identified much less approximately him than anyone.
Alaska is a spot the place anyone can bury his background and begin clean, and for any cause, yet this actual secret involves gentle while Len Dreyer turns up murdered. His physique is found, frozen stable, within the course of a receding glacier with the opening from a shotgun blast in his chest. not anyone even knew he used to be lacking, however it seems he's been lacking for months.
Alaska nation Trooper Jim Chopin asks Kate to aid him dig into Dreyer's historical past, within the desire of discovering a few cause of his homicide. She takes the case, aware of the necessity for gainful employment as she copes along with her accountability for Johnny, a continuing reminder of his father, her lifeless lover. Little does she think that through attempting to supply for him she simply may possibly placed him correct within the direction of danger.
A proficient author on the leading of her skills, Stabenow grants a masterful crime novel that seems to be as a lot approximately dwelling because it is set demise.
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3 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996), pp. 19–23. 10 Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels (1726), in Louis A. , Gulliver’s Travels and Other Writings, vol. 4 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1976), Bk. 4, Chap. 5, pp. 200–1. 11 John Gay, The Beggar’s Opera (1728), eds. Brian Loughrey and T. O. Treadwell (London: Penguin, 1986), Act 1, Scene 1, p. 43. 16 Eighteenth-century crime writing 12 Samuel Johnson, London (1738), in J. D. , The Complete English Poems (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1971), p. 68.
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