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Tundra Kill (A Nathan Active Mystery Book 5) by [Stan Jones]

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"Active is a sturdy, reliable figure, and Jones has a palpable affection for the Alaskan Native culture and his eccentric characters." --Adam Woog, Seattle Times

"Jones, who was born in Alaska, uses his intimate knowledge of the state, his fondness for the Inupiat people and their traditions, and his eye for politicians' excruciatingly funny incongruities to produce a well-rounded and appealing portrait of America's Last Frontier." --
Publishers Weekly

"Readers hungry for an authentic portrait of our 49th state--beyond what we've learned since Sarah Palin stepped onto the national stage--will be mesmerized." --
USA Today on Village of the Ghost Bears

"The delightfully off-speed Alaska lore--the authorities offer two free nights in jail for information about the missing [snowmobile]--is supplemented this time by a compelling portrait of a female Alaskan governor too monstrous to be anything but wholly fictitious." --
Kirkus Reviews

"While prior books in this series have been more on the noir side, Jones lightens up a bit this time out, but not so much as to turn it into a comedic murder romp. There's still a tightly controlled narrative and the second half of the book moves quickly. One needn't have read the earlier installments to follow the character developments, but it does help and they're all good." --David A. James,
Alaska Dispatch News

"You can almost hear the wind screaming across miles of bleak tundra and frozen lakes." --
Entertainment Weekly on Village of the Ghost Bears --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Stan Jones is an award-winning newspaper and public radio journalist. He is the coauthor of The Spill and the author of Frozen Sun, Shaman Pass, Village of the Ghost Bears, and White Sky, Black Ice. He lives in Anchorage, Alaska. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07D22QWY8
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Soho Crime; Reprint edition (9 October 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1616 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
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I was born in Anchorage, Alaska. But my parents were from Tennessee and moved back there when I was about two.

So I spent my boyhood through age twelve on a farm near the Tennessee-Mississippi border. I actually shot squirrels with a .22 rifle, picked cotton, rode bareback on a giant plowhorse named Bob, and raised a heifer that I entered in the county fair! The county in question, by the way, was McNairy County, notable chiefly for moonshiners and a sheriff named Buford Pusser, who busted the moonshiners and became famous in a corny movie called “Walking Tall.”

My parents, it turned out, had caught the Alaska bug, so we moved back to Anchorage when I was twelve and I’ve lived in Alaska ever since, except for a couple of relatively brief college-related absences spent “Outside,” as Alaskans call the rest of the United States.

I spent a pleasant but basically aimless life until I moved to the Inupiat Eskimo village of Kotzebue in my late twenties. I found the lovely, barren Arctic landscape absolutely mesmerizing, the extreme climate a joy, and the Native culture fascinating. I landed Bush planes on the sea ice, drove snowmachines--or 'snowgos," as they're called in Kotzebue--over the tundra, hunted moose and caribou, and once helped paddle a sealskin umiaq in pursuit of a bowhead whale on the Chukchi Sea off Point Hope.

After Kotzebue, I lived in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and then Anchorage again, working as a newspaper journalist. I won several major national awards for investigative stories that led to impeachment proceedings against one of Alaska’s governors, and for coverage of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

After I left Kotzebue, I found the country, weather and people of Northwest Alaska more interesting than ever, so I started the Nathan Active series. The fictional village of Chukchi is modeled on Kotzebue in many respects, and some of the characters in the series are loosely crafted around real people I knew.

I live in Anchorage. I’m married to Susan Jones, an epidemiologist and karate master. We have two children, both adults.

I'm a wildly eclectic reader, but of course I have a special interest in the literature of the north. Some of my favorite authors in that genre are Charlie Brower, Hudson Stuck, Edgar Keithahn, Paul Green, Chester Seveck, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Edwin Hall, Ernest Burch, and Claire Fejes (who was also a wonderful painter of Eskimo life in Northwest Alaska).

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