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Author: Dana Stabenow Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Kate Shugak Novels Release Date: February 2013 ISBN: 9781427229151
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New York Times bestselling author Dana Stabenow's latest, Bad Blood, finds Kate Shugak entangled in a bitter tribal rivalry and murder

In Alaska, one hundred years of bad blood between the villages of Kushtaka and Kuskulana come to a boil when the body of a young Kushtaka ne'er-do-well is found wedged in a fish wheel. Sergeant Jim Chopin's prime suspect is a Kuskulana man who is already in trouble in both villages for falling in love across the river. But when the suspect disappears, members of both tribes refuse to speak to Jim. When a second murder that looks suspiciously like payback occurs, Jim has no choice but to call in Kate Shugak for help. This time, though, her Park relationships may not be enough to sort out the truth hidden in the tales of tragedy and revenge.

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  • Gavin, the reader of previous series titles, is comfortable in Kate's prickly skin. Booklist

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 2/17/2014

    " This is an Alaskan version of the Hatfields and the McCoys--two feuding villages, 2 men murdered, another dead, with a Romeo and Juliet story thrown in for good measure. Very enjoyable installation in the Kate Shugak series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 1/25/2014

    " Twentieth book in the series with more to come! What a thriller -- can't wait for the next book! Love this series set in Alaska with Aleut native Kate Shugak as the protagonist with her dog Mutt ("only half wolf!"). The planes, snowmobiles, bears, moose, salmon, crabbers, the North Sea, the Roadhouse, NNA, trucks, snow and more snow, oil, gold, evil antagonists, shootings, stabbings, robberies, gorgeous mountains and rivers, and the Aunties! and don't forget some gorgeous men! I'm going to read some of her other books, so I won't have such "Kate withdrawal." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janna | 1/21/2014

    " Aggghhh! The next book better come soon, but I hope it doesn't break my heart. I thought we just had to worry about Erland. I can't take the stress. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pk | 1/9/2014

    " You have got to me kidding me! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cj | 1/5/2014

    " As always love the Kate series one of my most favorite but..... a bit frustrated with the cliffhanger ending and the prospect of at least 2 years minimum to find out what happens next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 1/3/2014

    " It's like Game of thrones Alaska style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loree | 12/18/2013

    " I have always enjoyed Dana Stabenow's books. I love the Kate series especially. That being said - I hate cliffhanger books and that is what this one is. :( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 12/7/2013

    " As always, when I finish a Kate Shugak novel, I can hardly wait for the next one. All I will say is, "What an ending!" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patsy | 11/28/2013

    " I was disappointed in this book after reading all Stabenow's previous books. It had too much of the characters past history in the book. It seemed like it had a lot more descriptions of the country than action of the story. It also had a puzzling ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drew | 11/5/2013

    " Very interesting ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dru | 10/29/2013

    " A good read but the ending left me with some concerns and I'm hoping it is not so. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vivian | 10/29/2013

    " As usual, Dana provides a truly spectacular story that pulls you in so that when you finish the book, you look around you, surprised to find yourself wherever you sat to read & not in Alaska! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eunice | 9/22/2013

    " A surprise ending and one I didn't like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 9/4/2013

    " It is so interesting to read about a locale and culture that is different from the everyday. Ms. Stabenow makes her characters live as they try to sort out all the same problems we face here in the lower 48 that come up in Alaska. Small towns are the same all over the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara | 8/13/2013

    " Another great Kate Shugak novel, but didn't care for the cliffhanger ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 8/7/2013

    " This is a great series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 7/23/2013

    " I can't believe it ended like that! How long before the next book? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Blair | 7/16/2013

    " As usual(24 novels worth), steeped with Alaskan natives' realities... good pacing, ever hot relationship and beautiful fearsome Mutt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 3/24/2013

    " Dana Stabenow's wonderful Alaskan characters and her deep knowledge of the huge wilderness area called "The Park" in the southern portion of the vast state are, as usual, supported by earthy dialog and superb plotting. One of my favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 2/11/2013

    " Even this book happens far along in the series I didn't feel lost. It was a good read and I loved the look into the culture. I'll be reading more of these, catching up, but the end of this one is a real cliff hanger so can't wait till the next one comes out! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeri | 1/30/2013

    " Great story telling. The ending will leave you thirsty for the next book to see what happens next. "

About the Author

Dana Stabenow was born in Alaska and is the author of historical adventure novels, mysteries, suspense, and science fiction, including the award-winning Kate Shugak mystery series. The first book in that series, A Cold Day for Murder, received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America, and Though Not Dead made the New York Times bestseller list. She lives in Alaska, where she was awarded the 2007 Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities.

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. She 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.”