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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,675 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dana Stabenow Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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On her homestead in the middle of twenty million acres of national Park, Aleut P.I. Kate Shugak is caught up in spring cleaning, unaware that just miles away another Park rat is planning a massacre. When the sound of gunfire finally dies away, nine of his neighbors lie dead in the snow. But did he kill all nine, or only eight? The ninth victim was killed with a different weapon. It's up to Kate and her husky-wolf sidekick Mutt to untangle the life of the dead blonde with the tarnished past and find her killer. It won't be easy; every second Park rat had a motive. Was it one of her many spurned lovers? Was a wife looking for revenge? Or did a deal with an ivory smuggler go bad?

Even Chopper Jim Chopin, the Park's resident state trooper, had a history with the victim. Kate will need every ounce of determination to find the truth before Alaska metes out its own justice....

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara ★ | 2/18/2014

    " Once again, I absolutely loved this book but probably because I love Alaska. I find all the little every day things interesting and I like the interpersonal relationships between such close neighbors in the wilderness of the great state of Alaska. Interestingly enough this is the exact same stuff I hate in other books. The mystery in interesting and the way Kate breaks it down is fascinating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita | 2/12/2014

    " To be in Alaska when the Spring comes..... This 2nd book is about hatred, jealousy and retribution. The imagery is beautiful, especially Kate & the Northern Lights, and the developing characters becoming a family you could sit down with. Yes, you may work out early on who did it but the tale is worth reading nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 2/7/2014

    " A Fatal Thaw is the 2nd book in the Kate Shugak series. On the first day of spring, in the middle of an Alaskan national park, a man goes on a killing spree, leaving 9 dead Park residents. But he's only responsible for 8 of the murders and it's up to Kate to figure out who killed the 9tn victim. Once again, Dana Stabenow masterfully evokes the Alaskan wilderness as well as the nature of the people who inhabit it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Red | 1/22/2014

    " I'm really enjoying the Kate Shugak series. I like the writing, the relationships, and the mysteries so far are not that difficult, but she had me chasing red herrings for a significant portion of the book. One of my favorite aspects of Dana Stabenow's writing is the number of people she has in her books. She introduces us to towns people, park people, rangers, outsiders. We meet a lot of people, and it's nice to have a recurring background of characters that you know by name, and that you get to know a little better with each book. Since I started with #19, I know I have a long and interesting journey in front of me. Yippee! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Cushwa | 1/20/2014

    " Easy to read. Interesting and authentic information on AK. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debdanz | 11/8/2013

    " liked her books in the beginning- set in alaska, learned different aspects about alaska, but she's a misanthrope and that gets old pretty fast. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 11/7/2013

    " This is the third book of the Kate Shugak series that I have read. I enjoyed it very much as I was on a 10 day land tour of Alaska at the time. I plan to read the whole series once I get back home in lower 48 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy Petersen | 9/26/2013

    " I am liking Kate, Mutt, and their life, a life I would not even want to experience except through this medium. Here a mad massacre covers a singular murder followed by another killing and eventually an avalanche and a dance with the aroura borealis. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 aPriL MEOWS often with scratching | 6/27/2013

    " Acceptable mystery, but only the fact of the tough PI being an Aleut and she works in Alaska makes this series stand out from the usual mystery series. Kate Shugak is also very likable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pk Dennis | 6/23/2013

    " You have to get to know Kate! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny Ramirez | 1/31/2013

    " I am really loving this series, especially the lavish descriptions of the Alaskan wilderness. Makes me want to visit even more. I sure hope there are glaciers left in two years! The ending of this one was breathtaking. Kate Shugak is one amazing woman - can't wait to read more! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 1/7/2013

    " A little slow but still o.k. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Granny | 12/8/2012

    " Another book in a good mystery series. I've become hooked on the Kate Shugak books! Since I'm already cold in winter, I might as well read about Alaska -- after all, it's even colder there! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 11/15/2012

    " I liked how this started out from the killer's perspective and the continued growing of the main characters, but could see the ending a mile away and while it was an enjoyable quick read, not really anything extra special. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annelaurie | 8/3/2012

    " Didn't learn anything. Just enjoy a really good "who-done-it." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary | 6/16/2012

    " Not as enjoyable as the first Shugak mystery. Started off really good and horrifying but then settled down to a rather mundane mystery story. Got tired of reading about Bobby's real (or faked) horniness. Also got tired of him and Jack yelling at Kate all the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 4/14/2012

    " Enjoyed this one! Dana Stabenow is a great writer! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Skip | 3/10/2012

    " Kate Shugak is tapped to investigate a murder, when it is determined that one of the victims of a killing spree was killed by someone else. The victim was a promiscuous woman, who grew/sold marijuana, so there are many suspects. Good Alaskan cultural insight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Kilgallon | 1/22/2012

    " Kate Shugak solves another one! I find the personal relationships between the Park residents to be quite interesting and "overlapping." The potlatch scene I liked in particular. End was spectacular! On to number 3... "

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About the Author
Author Dana Stabenow

Dana Stabenow was born in Anchorage and raised on seventy-five-foot fish tender in the Gulf of Alaska. She knew there was a warmer, drier job out there somewhere and found it in writing. Her first science fiction novel, Second Star, sank without a trace but has since been resurrected as an e-book. Her first crime fiction novel, A Cold Day for Murder, won an Edgar Award, and her first thriller, Blindfold Game, hit the New York Times bestseller list.

About the Narrator

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children’s fiction. AudioFile magazine says, “Marguerite Gavin…has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion.”