A Deeper Sleep

A Kate Shugak Novel

Kate Shugak Novels (Volume 15)

Dana Stabenow

Minotaur Books

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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.

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Chapter One

January

Niniltna

This is just wrong, on so many levels, Jim thought. 

For one thing, he was freezing his butt off. Even if the front of him was plenty warm.

For another, his boss might legitimately qualify his current activity as a colossal waste of Jim’s time, not to mention the taxpayer’s dollar. Crime had yet to be committed anywhere near or about his person.

If you didn’t count the one he was about to commit if Kate kept rubbing up against him like that.

Her head was a very nice fit beneath his chin, even if her hair did tickle.

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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

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About the Author

Dana Stabenow

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.

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A Deeper Sleep
A Kate Shugak Novel
Dana Stabenow

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
January 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429916905
ISBN10: 1429916907
272 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
January 2008
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312937546
ISBN10: 0312937547
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 352 pages
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