“Welcome to Kake, Alaska, home to 557 year-round residents and a hundred thousand visitors in summer-well technically 558 if we count you. You are now living adjacent to the Tebekof Bay Wilderness Area where the most exciting things to happen are fishing, whale watching, and the occasional animal mauling.”....
This is the first in a series of seven short story, novellas, by author Michael Smith. I agreed to read and review all seven of these “Crime” stories. I’ll write and publish separate reviews for each story. They all look interesting, and I’m looking forward to each story.
In this crime thriller short we meet Zane Perelli. A city cop that has up and moved to Alaska with only as much of his belongings as he could check through at the airport. What adventures await him? Moving to “Bear Country” may not be as peaceful as one might think.
A body is discovered, and Zane, now a new deputy in this small town, is involved. He moved away from this kind of thing didn’t he? Or did he. I was actually surprised at the story line. It wasn’t the one I predicted as I started reading.
A quick read, with all the right crime enticing elements. Different characters, but “Crime” is the theme of each. Enjoyed this story! Onto the next, “Crime: Full Circle.”