Bad BloodBad Blood by Dana Stabenow is the 20th book in the “Kate Shugak” suspense series. Publisher: Minotaur Books, February 2013

One hundred years of bad blood between the villages of Kushtaka and Kuskulana come to a boil when the body of a young Kushtaka ne’er-do-well is found wedged in a fish wheel. Sergeant Jim Chopin’s prime suspect is a Kuskulana man who is already in trouble in both villages for falling in love across the river. But when the suspect disappears, members of both tribes refuse to speak to Jim. When a second murder that looks suspiciously like payback occurs, Jim has no choice but to call in Kate Shugak for help. This time, though, her Park relationships may not be enough to sort out the truth hidden in the tales of tragedy and revenge.

This was a good read with several twists to the outcome of this drama, but the ending left me with some concerns and I’m hoping it is not so.

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