All the typical attributes of Alaska are present in Midnight Come Again one of a series of mysteries featuring Kate Shugak, private investigator and Aleut native.
It is only too easy to believe in the possibility of taking on a whole new identity in the wilds the coastal regions of this state where disappearing on purpose seems quite easy. Kate’s remote lifestyle, frontier cabin in woods miles from nearest neighbor, let her exit go unnoticed for months. A change of career and new hairstyle finished the deception.
The why of her departure becomes quickly obvious and then her involvement in the search for missing plutonium with former friend Alaska State Trooper Jim Chopin sets up action that includes salmon fishing, suspicious Russians, a notable number of red herrings, and some of the most intriguing characters to be met between the pages of a book. And then, of course, there is Mutt, half wolf, half husky and 100% loyal to Kate.
Midnight Comes Again introduced me to many aspects of life in Alaska leaving me with an appetite to learn more. I am putting books by Dana Stabenow on my search list for local library book sales and heading to the library in search of another one. Books can be read out of order in this series as enough of the back story is referenced to clarify details. Refer to www.stopyourekillingme.com and click on Author “S” to find Stabenow and a complete, chronological list of her books. The books are also available at Amazon and other online booksellers.