A Cold Day for Murder (Kate Shugak, Book 1) by Dana Stabenow

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 past lacking. while the detective despatched after him additionally vanishes, the Anchorage DA’s division needs to flip to their reluctant former investigator, Kate Shugak. Shugak is aware The Park simply because she’s of The Park, an Aleut who left her domestic village of Niniltna to pursue schooling, a occupation, and the righting of wrongs. Kate’s look for the lacking males will take her from self-imposed exile again to a existence 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 proven Dana Stabenow as a brand new voice in Alaskan secret writing, and earned her an Edgar Award.

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Rufus Youngblood in Johnson’s car hears the noise, doesn’t know what it is, but he says, “I suddenly saw not normal”—those are his words— “not normal movements in the president’s car. ” At the same moment he sees in the Queen Mary, the Secret Service car, an agent jump to his feet with a rifle in his hands; he’s looking around, trying to find out what’s going on. Then the other shots crack out. It’s only eight seconds between the first and the last shot. Everyone knows what they are now. Youngblood whirls around in his seat.

Unless you’re in a business where you travel with him and do a filming, that doesn’t happen very often—or at least it didn’t back in that time. That’s something I think somebody should understand, because the country back in 1963 was a lot different than it is today. We didn’t have the technology we have today. There’s just a lot of things we didn’t have. But we did fine. When the presidential motorcade came by the Texas School Book Depository, I was standing on the top step, on the first floor when you go out the front of the building.

Curtis would sit at the window and watch for him when it was time for him to come home. That’s pretty emotional. Brenda was getting stomachaches every day. Curtis was getting stomachaches. You have to deal with all that, along with your own grief. How can you have the strength, as Mrs. Kennedy said, to keep going? Now there is a plaque where J. D. fell. I’m so proud we have that now. When I’m there, I just tell him how much I loved him, how much I miss him, that someday I’ll be able to see him again in Heaven.

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