Sunday, December 4, 2011

Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water
by Dana Stabenow

Kate Shugak is working undercover on the Avilda, a crabbing boat, hoping to learn why two crewmembers disappeared on its last trip. The skipper, Harry Gault, claims that when water supplies ran low the men went ashore on Anua Island to find fresh water. They never returned to the ship. Stabenow's description of life on a crabber is riveting. The work is grueling and dangerous as the crew battles high seas and ice storms. Kate and her shipmate, Andy Pence, are such well drawn characters that they just pop off the pages. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the works of Sue Henry, Louise Penny and Nevada Barr.]

[ official Dead in the Water page on the official Dana Stabenow web site ]

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1 comment:

Dana Stabenow said...

Thanks for the nice mention!