Sunday, June 6, 2010

I Forgot Book #44

A Fine and Bitter Snow (Kate Shugak, Book 12) A Fine and Bitter Snow by Dana Stabenow

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Kate Shugak is moving on with her life, and there are plenty of hints as to where it might go.  Dan O'Brien, park ranger, is being strongly "encouraged" to take early retirement as the pressure builds to expand drilling rights in the ANWR and in the Park. As Kate attempts to use her contacts to keep Dan in the Park, a pair of elderly conservationists are brutally attacked in their home.  Kate and Jim Chopin team together to find the perpetrator.  Once again, the Alaskan wilderness and way of life shines.  Stabenow has created such strong, believable characters that it's easy to "forget" they are fictional --- it was a delight to see Kate start to live again, after the personal devastation wreaked in previous novels.

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