A Deeper Sleep

A Deeper Sleep

eBook - 2007
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KATE SHUGAK is a native Aleut working as a private investigator in Alaska. She's 5 foot 1 inch tall, carries a scar that runs from ear to ear across her throat and owns half-wolf, half-husky dog named Mutt. Resourceful, strong-willed, defiant, Kate is tougher than your average heroine - and she needs to be to survive the worst the Alaskan wilds can throw at her.

A DEEPER SLEEP. Kate Shugak is determined to convict the odious Louis Deem, who has been arrested and tried for several serious crimes but never convicted.

This time, Kate is convinced, it will be different. But when the jury returns a verdict of not guilty, Kate believes that Deem has literally got away with murder. And when, a few weeks later, two people turn up dead after an apparent robbery, Kate can't help but believe that Deem is involved... but what will it take to bring him to justice?

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2007.
ISBN: 9781781850381
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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caj1222204441801
Mar 03, 2016

New author for me. Writes a lot like craig Johnson and c.j.box. Interesting twists but still a good read.

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DorisWaggoner
Dec 05, 2014

Wealthy Louis Deem has gotten away with murder, often of beautiful young women he marries, one time too many, and Jim and Kate are sure they can nail him this time. One problem is that the witness is Kate's teenage ward, a boy she hopes to adopt. Unfortunately, she and Jim suspect Deem knows the boy saw him, putting the kid's life in danger. An evangelical family's moved to town, with 21 or more kids, (a new baby's due any minute), everyone of legal age, and maybe some under age, packing a rifle. The boys wear biblical long hair, the girls long dresses, sunbonnets, and braids. The family's bulldozer makes a road next to a creek suspected of having an oil seep, and they squat on public land, building cabins, settling in for winter. Deem in record time gets himself engaged to the beautiful oldest daughter. What's in it for him? The tiny town is split over the family, which more than doubles the population, and can be friendly when they want. Why do the family want to stay? Tensions escalate, until finally the "fiancee" and her next sister decide to make a run for it, and everything breaks loose.

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bobgrant
Sep 05, 2011

Pretty good story, but disturbing! It's not very often you root for the murder to happen. But happen it does! But there are loose ends, which are resolved in a later book. Good read.

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