By Mike Doogan
The hot Nik Kane Alaska secret— now in paperback and hailed via critics...Gifted younger legislator Matthew wish has been charged with homicide. In desperation, a mysterious, prosperous customer of Hope’s hires Nik Kane, disgraced ex-cop, to enquire the crime. He quickly uncovers a political tradition corrupted by way of the impression of oil and large money—and a terrifying mystery that may additional break him.
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My husband left me well provided for,” the woman said. Kane got up and crossed to where the woman sat. As he leaned down to set his cup on the table, he could smell the woman’s perfume and feel the heat from the fireplace. He thought he could hear a faint rustling behind him, as if his movement had alerted someone who was watching. A big guy in a very nice suit, for instance. He walked back and sat once again on the sofa. “Well, I have to say the money is attractive,” Kane said, “but I can’t see exactly what I can do to earn it.
He wasn’t sure what to do with the hand, so he held it lightly. The woman gave a musical laugh. “You men,” she said in a teasing tone. ” Withdrawing her hand, she resumed her seat with a motion so smooth and liquid it was like she was being poured into the chair. She waved Kane to a gray leather sofa that faced the fireplace. Kane sat and looked around the room. It was expensively furnished and dimly lit, soft spotlights illuminating paintings here and there. A Sydney Laurence McKinley took up most of one wall, a couple of bucks’ worth of canvas and oil paint that was probably worth $100,000 now.
Kane could hear Winslow wrenching the handle of the pickup’s other door. Bland threw his head forward and tried to bite Kane’s face. His breath smelled like the inside of a whiskey barrel. Kane head-butted him and felt Bland’s lips split. Bland’s head snapped back. Both men were breathing hard. Bland was repeating “kill you all” over and over. Bland had the strength of a madman and it was all Kane could do to hang on. He heard the passenger’s door open and felt the truck shift as Winslow climbed into the cab.
Capitol Offense (A Nik Kane Alaska Mystery) by Mike Doogan