Whisper to the Blood by Dana Stabenow: In this, the 15th in the Kate Shugak series, Stabenow writes another winner! Global Harvest Resources, a big-time mining firm has purchased mineral rights on lands in the Native Alaskan "Park", a two million acre tract of Alaskan wilderness. There are many who don't want this mine to be opened. Murders begin occurring. Trooper Jim Chopin, Kate's current "guy" has his hands full. Kate, a private investigator steps in to help him, while fighting within herself whether she wants the mine or not, and whether she really wants a romantic attachment with Jim. Told with the prose only a native Alaskan can use, this novel proves that an author's tales can keep getting better and better!