Prepared for Rage
By Dana Stabenow
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312369736, 304pp.)
Publication Date: February 5, 2008
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Following A Deeper Sleep, her most successful Kate Shugak novel to date, the Edgar Award winner and New York Times bestselling thriller writer Dana Stabenow delivers a nail-biting, all-too-real novel of international suspense.
A terrorist with a most personal grudge, an FBI analyst challenged to be three steps ahead of the intelligence, a Coast Guard captain assigned to keep watch on that very American of symbols from the water, an astronaut who takes her job very seriously—the paths of all of these characters converge on one clear morning in Florida. NASA is preparing to launch the space shuttle, this time with a high-paying visitor on board as a guest, and the FBI and the Coast Guard are doing everything they can to help the launch go off without a hitch. But one Pakistani man with a bottomless personal grudge and the commitment of many zealous men behind him is determined to strike back at the most visible target he can find.
Once again Dana Stabenow, who researched this gripping scenario by spending weeks living on board a Coast Guard cutter as it conducted its mission in the eastern Pacific, delivers an action-driven thriller with an ingenious, frightening, straight-from-the-headlines plot, certain to be her next bestseller.
Dana Stabenow, Edgar Award–winning author of one stand-alone thriller, fifteen Kate Shugak mysteries, four Liam Campbell mysteries, and three science-fiction novels, also occassionally writes for Alaska magazine. She spent two months on board the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Munro researching this novel, blogging daily about her experiences. In 2007, she was awarded the Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities by the governor of Alaska. Dana lives in Alaska, where she was born and raised.
Outstanding Praise for Dana Stabenow
“All the elements that have made the author’s signature Kate Shugak crime series successful shine in this fifteenth entry: Kate’s personal growth as a woman and as an investigator, the Alaskan environment in all its unforgiving beauty, and a mystery whose solution remains in doubt until the end.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on A Deeper Sleep
“Stabenow once again presents us with a cleverly conceived and crisply written thriller that provides a provocative glimpse of life as it is lived and justice as it is served on America’s last frontier.”
—The San Diego Union-Tribune on A Deeper Sleep
“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
“Edgar winner Stabenow has crafted a taut, credible thriller that should win her a much larger audience. . . . Stabenow has established herself as a fine mystery writer, but she may have found her true métier with this excellent thriller.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Blindfold Game
“Every time I think Dana Stabenow has gotten as good as she can get, she comes up with something better.”
—The Washington Times
“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