By Mike Doogan
The hot Nik Kane Alaska secret— now in paperback and hailed by way of critics...Gifted younger legislator Matthew wish has been charged with homicide. In desperation, a mysterious, filthy rich buyer of Hope’s hires Nik Kane, disgraced ex-cop, to enquire the crime. He quickly uncovers a political tradition corrupted by way of the effect of oil and large money—and a terrifying mystery which could additional smash him.
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Or even anybody in the wrong place at the wrong time. “The White Rose Murder case is a lollapalooza,” Kane said. ” The chief smiled. ” Jeffords said. ” Actually, that’s exactly what Kane thought, but he couldn’t see that saying so would get him anything but a lecture on how representative democracy worked. ” Jeffords was silent for a moment. “I think it’s fair to say that Senator Hope and I don’t see eye-to-eye on some things,” he said. Jeffords was clearly not going to tell him anything useful about his relationship with Matthew Hope, so Kane changed the subject.
I haven’t got anyplace to put that stuff,” he said. Oh, that’s good, he thought. Be childish. That’s appealing. “Don’t be like that, Nik,” she said. “You’re making good money now. Get out of that crappy apartment and get a house big enough for your things. Build that cabin in the woods you always used to talk about. Rent a storage locker. ” Kane bit back a smart-ass remark and waited. He still didn’t understand what had happened between them. For twenty-five years Laurie had been, in addition to everything else, his best friend.
The house was big and built of pale wood, a collection of rectangular boxes pointing this way and that, all with large windows that looked out over the lagoon, the railroad tracks, and the Inlet beyond. It was clearly a house that had been designed by an architect, but Kane couldn’t tell what effect the architect had hoped to achieve. Pik-Up Stiks? Driftwood stacked up on the beach? A structural metaphor for the anarchy of modern life? The front door was opened by a brown-skinned man the size of a small car.
Capitol Offense (A Nik Kane Alaska Mystery) by Mike Doogan