Capitol Offense

Capitol Offense

A Nik Kane Alaska Mystery

Book - 2007
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Penguin Putnam
Detective Nik Kane investigates a deadly mystery at Alaska's political heart. The second in a new series from the author of Lost Angel.

Abeautiful young woman is found strangled in the office of an Alaskan state senator. Standing over her dead body is gifted young legislator Matthew Hope. Before this unfortunate event, he was the most promising native Alaskan politician in the state. Now he's facing serious time, and he's not talking to anyone.

In desperation, a mysterious, wealthy patron hires Nik Kane, disgraced ex-cop, to investigate the crime. What Kane discovers is a political culture corrupted by the influence of oil and big money. At the core is a secret so great that Kane may have to pay for it with something more precious than his soul.

Baker & Taylor
When a promising young legislator is accused of the murder of a young woman, disgraced ex-cop Nik Kane is hired by a mysterious patron to investigate the case, which is heavily influenced by corrupt forces in the oil industry. By the author of Lost Angel.

Blackwell North Amer
"State Senator in Shocking Sex Murder," the headlines scream. Politics is a deadly game, but even by those standards the nude body of a young woman in the office of an Alaska state senator is appalling. Detective Nik Kane investigates a deadly mystery at the state's political heart.
A beautiful young woman is found strangled, lying at the feet of gifted young legislator Matthew Hope. Before this, he was the most promising Alaska Native politician in the state. Now he's facing serious time and not talking to anyone.
In desperation, a mysterious, wealthy patron of Hope's hires Nik Kane, disgraced ex-cop, to investigate the crime. Kane's journey to this spot began with a seemingly unjustified shooting and a brutal stretch in the state prison. From honored police detective to scorned prisoner, Kane is trying to rebuild a life torn apart by lies. The Anchorage PD doesn't want him back. So he's left picking up investigative jobs where he can. This one doesn't sound too promising. Hope has offered no answers to detectives' queries. He can't account for the time leading up to their discovery of him with the body, and forensic evidence doesn't indicate any other suspects.
Though Kane promises to look into the case, it seems that the cops have the right man. But Kane's first day in Juneau is interrupted by an attempted shakedown by two alleged cops. If the case is so cut-and dried, why is someone looking to throw him off stride this early in the game? The deeper Kane probes, the more he discovers a political culture corrupted by the influence of oil and big money. At the core is a secret so great that he may have to pay for it with something more precious than his soul.

Baker
& Taylor

When a promising young legislator is accused of the murder of a young woman, disgraced ex-cop Nik Kane is hired by a mysterious patron to investigate the case, which is heavily influenced by corrupt forces in the oil industry.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2007.
ISBN: 9780399154317
0399154310
Characteristics: 305 p. ; 24 cm.

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