A corporate hunting retreat turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse in this latest addition to the Kate Shugak series.
"With eight Shugak mysteries under her belt, Stabenow is rapidly emerging as one of the strongest voices in crime fiction in the vast expanse of Alaska," wrote The Seattle Times of last year's Killing Grounds. With Hunter's Moon, the unstoppable Kate Shugak guides a hunting expedition gone horribly wrong.
It's September and the height of hunting season in the bush. Experienced hunter Kate and her boyfriend, Jack, volunteer to help out their friend and big-game outfitter George Perry with a hunting trip. But while they kill to pack their freezers, this wealthy group of German computer executives wants trophies to hang on their walls. The conflict of interest doesn't end there; used to pampering, the group has a style that clashes with Kate's self-sufficient ways.
After successfully bagging a moose with two of her charges, Kate returns to camp to learn that a hunter has been shot. It appears to be an accident, until the body of a second hunter is discovered in even more gruesome circumstances. With no shortage of potential suspects, Kate realizes the moose and the bears aren't the only animals being hunted in the bush.
In a plot that combines elements of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None and Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game, in a setting as perilous as it is beautiful, with a cast of characters as rich and full as any in detective fiction today, Dana Stabenow weaves a story that will test the limits of Kate's strength, ingenuity, and determination, and will ultimately change the course of her life forever.