A Taint in the Blood

A Taint in the Blood

Audiobook CD - 2004
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Hired by a woman to clear her mother's name, Kate must confront twenty years of secrets and murder in one of Alaska's most powerful families.
Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, p2004
Edition: Library ed
ISBN: 9781415905074
141590507X
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (ca. 9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Gavin, Marguerite

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DorisWaggoner
Sep 22, 2015

Kate's hired, for big bucks, by the daughter of a woman who was convicted of murder 30 yrs before. The daughter wants her mother cleared. Yet when Kate visits her, the mother tries to fire her. She doesn't want out, and refuses to talk to Kate. Kate learns that Victoria has earned BA and MA while in prison and is running a school, the only one there is on the inside. Kate's stirring up a hornet's nest, though, as those involved in the original case don't want to talk to her or are conveniently dead or missing, and the records are often missing. The original crime was arson, in which one son died and the other was badly injured; the daughter was with the mother and has ironclad alibi. The family is descended from Alaskan royalty, but the wife married Native, not done 30 yrs ago, and they were divorced before the fire. He disappeared. Victoria's brother is now a rich political bigwig, but he hasn't spoken to her since the fire. Somebody doesn't want Kate digging--who? And why? As usual, Kate works her way through the tangles, but not without some scratches from the brambles.

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