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Fire And Ice - Dana Stabenow
Fire And Ice
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Dana Stabenow won an Edgar Award for her books about Kate Shugak, a resourceful Indian woman living in Alaska. The series is full of respect for the landscape and the hard work it takes to survive in the far north. Now she starts a new series starring Liam Campbell, an Alaskan State Trooper with... show more
Dana Stabenow won an Edgar Award for her books about Kate Shugak, a resourceful Indian woman living in Alaska. The series is full of respect for the landscape and the hard work it takes to survive in the far north. Now she starts a new series starring Liam Campbell, an Alaskan State Trooper with a troubled past and an uncertain future; the environmental issues of the 1980s appear to have been back-burnered in favor of the personal needs and feelings of the 1990s. You might think there are one too many colorful eccentrics or jaunty drunks in the town of Newenham, where former Sergeant Campbell has been demoted after his own bout with booze and self-doubt. But you'll definitely admire the way Stabenow jumpstarts her story: within a few minutes of his arrival from Anchorage, Campbell has to deal with one murder (a pilot almost decapitated by his propeller), one old girlfriend (the exotic and possibly dangerous Wy Chouinard), and a man held hostage in the town's only decent burger joint--held for shooting out a jukebox that was playing Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville. Stabenow can also grab your attention with the details of everyday life in an Alaskan fishing village, such as this description of the contents of a light plane: "There was a handful of candy wrappers, two maps of Bristol Bay, five small green glass balls which Liam recognized as Japanese fishing floats, a walrus tusk broken off near the root, a survival kit, two firestarter logs, two parkas, two pairs of boots, a litre-sized plastic Pepsi bottle half full of yellow liquid, a clam gun, a bucket, three mismatched gloves and three handheld radios, which to Liam seemed a bit redundant." The Kate Shugak books include A Cold Day for Murder, Breakup, A Cold-Blooded Business, Blood Will Tell, Dead in the Water, A Fatal Thaw, Killing Grounds, and Play with Fire. --Dick Adler
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ASIN: B004HIM7BG
Publisher: Gere Donovan Press
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: Liam Campbell (#1)
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drallapaul
drallapaul rated it
4.0 Alaskan State Trooper investigates murders in a small town – very good thriller
The first in Dana Stabenow's Liam Campbell series introduces us to this Alaskan State trooper and his arrival in a small town to try to start anew following problems elsewhere. He encounters a whole batch of characters, some old but mostly new, while solving a murder. This is an easy and captivati...
Audio Book Junkie
Audio Book Junkie rated it
3.0 "Fire and Ice" by Dana Stabenow - Not sure if I like Liam but I enjoyed the book
I downloaded “Fire and Ice” the first book in Dana Stabenow’s Liam Campbell series, to help bridge the gap while I wait for the Brilliance Audio version of “Killing Grounds”, book 8 in the Kate Shugak series, to come out in January 2014 to get another slice of Alaskan life. What I got was somethin...
Tina's Reading Books
Tina's Reading Books rated it
3.0
"Liam didn't just put on his uniform, he merged with it. When the last snap was fastened and the hat set just so, Liam Drusus Campbell became an Alaska State Trooper from the bone marrow out. The uniform was sword and buckler, an outward manifestation of the full power and majesty of the law, with...
So, I Read This Book Today . . .
So, I Read This Book Today . . . rated it
5.0 Fire and Ice: A Liam Campbell Mystery (Liam Campbell Mysteries)
Ms. Stabenow is a wonderful writer. Her knowledge of Alaska is from her own perspective, having lived there all her life. And she uses that knowledge exceptionally well. Admittedly, I am not as crazy about the Liam books as I am about her Kate Shugak mysteries, but that is a personal preference whic...
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