A Deeper Sleep
A Kate Shugak Novel
By Dana Stabenow
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312343224, 272pp.)
Publication Date: January 9, 2007
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In A Deeper Sleep, her first novel since Blindfold Game, the stand-alone political thriller that made Dana Stabenow a New York Times bestseller, Stabenow returns to the popular and award-winning Kate Shugak series. Kate, a private investigator, has been working on a case for the Anchorage District Attorney involving the murder of a young woman by her husband, a man named Louis Deem. Deem has been the subject of investigations before, and he's never been convicted of a crime. But Kate and her on-again, off-again lover, state trooper Jim Chopin, who arrested Deem, are convinced that this time it's different, and he'll finally be punished for his actions. When the jury returns a verdict of not guilty, Kate and Jim are devastated, and like the rest of the citizens of Niniltna, Alaska, certain that a man has gotten away with murder. They can't help but think that it's only a matter of time before he's in the frame for another killing. Sure enough, a few weeks later a shooting leaves two dead in an apparent robbery. But this time Kate and Jim have a witness, and they're not going to let Louis Deem get away again. Or will he? Dana Stabenow, Edgar Award-winning author and New York Times bestselling thriller writer, delivers a gripping page-turner about one town's search for justice--at any cost.
Dana Stabenow, Edgar Award-winning author of one stand-alone thriller, fourteen Kate Shugak mysteries, three Liam Campbell mysteries, and three science-fiction novels, also writes an acclaimed column for Alaska magazine. She lives in Alaska, where she was born and raised.
Praise for Blindfold Game "A taut, atmospheric thriller . . . The author paints convincing portraits of masterminds, mercenaries, and CIA operatives, and jacks up the adrenaline with a high-speed ocean chase."
--People magazine on Blindfold Game
"A tense and tautly written thrill ride that keeps readers hooked all the way to the explosive climax . . . By the time the plot kicks into high gear, the setting is firmly established as both authentic and believably dangerous."
--San Francisco Chronicle on Blindfold Game
"An action packed thriller... The rousing finale, ingenious plot and some strong characterizations will reward the reader."--Denver Post on Blindfold Game Praise for Dana Stabenow
"Every time I think Dana Stabenow has gotten as good as she can get, she comes up with something better."
--The Washington Times
"A cleverly executed thriller with an intriguing protagonist."
--The San Diego Union-Tribune on A Taint in the Blood
"An intelligent crime novel that reflects both [Stabenow's] love of wilderness and her understanding of the complex questions of profit versus the purity of the frontier."
--The Dallas Morning News on A Fine and Bitter Snow
"If you haven't discovered this splendid North Country series, now is the time.... Highly entertaining."
--USA Today on Hunter's Moon