Two thousand people go missing in Alaska every year.
They vanish in the middle of mountain footraces, on fishing boats in the Bering Sea, on small planes in the Bush. Now a geologist known for going walkabout with his rock hammer has disappeared from the Suulutaq Mine in the Park. Was it deliberate? An accident? Foul play? Kate Shugak may be the only person who can find out.
But for the fact that Kate, too, is among the missing....
"Richly nuanced, [and] highly entertaining.... The book is sprinkled with wit, studded with exquisite descriptions of the rugged landscape, and filled with opinionated and endearing characters, including reality TV show producers, park rangers, geologists, and barkeeps." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
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about time Kate returned
- Mary Scott Blackman
I don't understand the love for Kate
Not now that I've read/listened to the whole series...it's too much of the same thing.
I don't understand the love for Kate Shugak either by all of the other characters or by the readers. I found very little evidence in the books that she's earned it. She's not nice, treats people like crap and just does her own thing with very little regard for anyone else. And she's always right. Yes, we know that she's beautiful beyond belief (although she just doesn't know it - sigh) and that she can have sex anywhere, anytime and in the most incredible positions. Also sigh. Oh, and with a single look from under her eyelashes, she makes every man weak in the knees. She's also one of those annoying people who think her dog has a right to be everywhere.
In this book she runs away - again - and everyone thinks that's just fine. Adults don't deal that way - selfish teenagers do.
What's kept me reading and listening for all of the books (although, for me this is the last one) is that I like a lot of the other characters and the descriptions of daily life - historically and present time - has been well-told and interesting. It's not enough for me anymore.