A Fatal Thaw
On the first day of spring a man went berserk, killing eight of his neighbors. Only there were "nine" bodies lying in the snow. The last victim was a golden blonde with a tarnished past - and her killer was still at large. It's up to Kate Shugak and her husky, Mutt, to track down the suspects -... show more
On the first day of spring a man went berserk, killing eight of his neighbors. Only there were "nine" bodies lying in the snow. The last victim was a golden blonde with a tarnished past - and her killer was still at large. It's up to Kate Shugak and her husky, Mutt, to track down the suspects - before the murderer melts back into the snowscape. But the guilty party could be anyone, because in the Alaskan spring, old hatreds warm up quickly...
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: January 1st 1993
Publisher: Berkley Books
Pages no: 198
Edition language: English
Series: Kate Shugak (#2)
This one centres around a mass shooting and Kate is hired to find a killer. It introduces many of the characters living in the area and also explores many aspects of life in this part of Alaska's National Parks. With plenty of description of the local area and conditions as well as aspects of local ...
AudiobookThis audiobook is narrated by Marguerite Gavin and must be one of her early narrations because her voice is very young and actually sounds different. I listened to the first book in this series that was narrated by her years later. The thing I'm liking most about this earlier version is she...
"A Fatal Thaw" opens horrifically enough with a mass murder - only one of these murders isn't like the others. Now Kate has to find out who in the Park has murdered one of its less popular inhabitants.An interesting aspect of this particular novel is that Kate lives through an earthquake while in t...
"A Fatal Thaw", the second Kate Shugak book, is a substantial improvement on the first: the plot is more complicated, the characterization is stronger, the descriptions of Alaska and its people are sharp, vivid and memorable. This was the book that made me eager to read the rest of the series. Dan...
Loved book two, though the initial crime (and its aftermath) is just heartbreaking. Speaking of which, book three may make or break my affection for this series, if the similarities of villain/ ending continue.