Fire and Ice (Liam Campbell #1) (Dana Stabenow)
I know people don’t expect a lot when they buy a $0.99 e-book, but Dana Stabenow isn’t exactly an unknown author. Getting this treasure for a mere $0.99 is just proof that it does pay to spend the time to go through the “cheap e-book” lists at Amazon and B&N to find books like this. My heartfelt thanks to the author for making it available for such a great price. I’ve never read this author’s books and probably wouldn’t have gotten around to reading any of her books if I hadn’t stumbled across this one. Now, I’m hooked on Liam Campbell’s story.
This book starts off with a great character, Liam Campbell, and a murder. One of the things I really liked was the setting in Alaska. It’s fresh and unusual and Stabenow does a really good job of conveying the isolation and beauty of the remote parts of the state. Interspersed with some characters that you love and some you love to hate, there are more murders, a few twists and turns and red herrings to keep the reader on his/her toes, and a kind of cosmic justice wrapup of the first murder.
This is going to be a pretty short review because I really liked everything about this book. It’s not just a good book for the price, it’s a good book.