A TAINT IN THE BLOOD (Private Investigator-Alaska-Cont) – VG
Dana Stabenow – 14th in series
St. Martin’s Minatour, 2004 – Hardcover
Kate Shugak is hired by wealthy Charlotte Muravieff to prove her mother, Victoria, innocent of the crime for which she has served 30 years in prison, the arson death of her son. But Victoria isn’t making it easy when she tried to fire Kate and no one else in this influential Alaskan family is willing to help.
Kate is one of my favorite characters; she’s tough, independent, funny and, with her sights set on Chopper Jim, very sexy. Excellent dialogue, suspense and wonderful secondary characters are a hallmark of this series. Anytime I open one of Stabenow’s books, I know I’m going to have a great read, and this certainly was no exception. This is a wonderful book in a great series.