Less Than a Treason
Less Than a Treason by Dana Stabenow
Reviewed by L. Bennett
In this installment of Dana Stabenow's series featuring Alaska Native private investigator Kate Shugak, Kate has finally returned to town after living in a remote mountain cabin while she healed from being shot. She is immediately hired to find a geologist who disappeared somewhere in the backcountry. In the meantime, her lover, former Alaska State Trooper and licensed backcountry pilot Jim Chopin, has moved into her home and constructed an airstrip. He has been asked by a local hooligan to find Kate's missing cousin. When Kate and Jim reconnect, they discover that their cases are really two sides of the same coin and investigate as a team. The book was a quick read and adequate as a diversion from things I should have been doing, but not up to snuff compared with other titles in the series. In the long run it was a disappointment.