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The Last Precinct (Kay Scarpetta, #11)
Patricia Cornwell
Progress: 295/422 pages
Kristine Smith
Progress: 130/400 pages
A Cold Day For Murder - Dana Stabenow This is one of those books that throws you right into the scene with the characters, who have a whole lot of background together and independently that kind of seeps out at you by a variety of show and tells. I had to check more than once that this was actually the first book of the series, because I really felt like I was missing some larger story. I would have liked to have read more about Kate's run in with the pedophile, the one who had cut her throat in such a terrible way.

Apparently there are a lot of alcoholics in Alaska. Also, outhouses and Russian ancestry. The latter I was unfamiliar with, but I suppose it makes sense given their their propensity for trapping beavers and sea otters. The more I read about Russian history in Alaska, the more they sound like dicks.

I wanted to know more about Chopper Jim. He was more interesting to me than Jack, though the latter's intense fear of heights was an interesting flaw in a main male character.