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By Dana Stabenow

Alaskan inner most detective Kate Shugak is going undercover to show the illicit drug alternate alongside the TransAlaska pipeline, however the case is threatened whilst her disguise is blown. by way of the writer of lifeless within the Water.

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Caught between the Scylla of the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend and the Charybdis of the RPetco Anchorage spill. There was a picture in the brochure of a Very Large Crude Carrier negotiating the Valdez Narrows on a calm and cloudless day, a day very much like the one four years before when the RPetco Anchorage had run aground on Bligh Reef and spilled half a day's production of Prudhoe crude eight hundred miles across the Gulf of Alaska. Kate had taken the ferry from Cordova to Whittier the previous summer; during the entire ten-hour trip she had seen two sea gulls and three mountain goats on a cliff on the way into the Whittier harbor.

Jack surrendered unconditionally. " He let his hand slip again. " "Is that right? " He nodded, and she said, "Well? " He pointed at the TV screen. "Did that look like fun to you? When they're sick them dogs run from both ends. No, thanks. " They sat quietly for a few moments. After a bit Kate let her head rest on Jack's shoulder. Encouraged, he said in a low voice, "I know how torn up you were over that damn spill. " He couldn't see her face, and she didn't answer at first. " He looked down at the top of her head.

She knew instantly what he was getting at. " The answer was obvious on his face, and she said, "I think I'm more interested in why RPetco hired a known drunk to steer a day's production of Prudhoe crude through the Valdez Narrows in a Very Large Crude Carrier, when two states had already yanked his license to drive a car. " Her smile was slight and humorless. " Childress stirred but King beat him to it. "He ain't working for RPetco, he's working for the seamen's union. " Out of the loop, Jack thought, and wondered if John King knew George Bush from his wildcatting days in Texas.

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