I went searching for my prized set of hardcovers by Dana Stabenow, yesterday, featuring Alaska state Trooper, Liam Campbell: Fire and Ice, So Sure of Death, Nothing Gold Can Stay and Better to Rest. The wait is now over- BONE OUT OF THE GRAVE is scheduled to be published in 2010. Liam Campbell fans can rejoice now after a seven year hiatus.
Like I mentioned above, Liam Campbell is an Alaskan State Trooper who was transferred from Anchorage to Neweham, Alaska. Things were not going well for Liam. A drunk driver killed his family and career wise, he was transferred due to some questionable events that happened when he was in charge. In Neweham, you have to fly to get around and Liam hates to fly. He also bumps into an old flame, bush pilot, Wyanet Chouinard. The two, after they dance around each other, fall back in love again. The chemistry between them is smoking hot and the author didn’t always close the bedroom door, either. But this is a mystery series first with a strong romantic subplot.
I love Stabenow’s writing, love the setting and since she was born and raised in Alaska, it’s safe to say she knows the setting well. The romance in this series is really strong and nice even though the couple in here began their relationship while Liam was married but Wy broke it off. Also, if you enjoy Julia Spencer-Fleming’s books, I don’t see why you wouldn’t enjoy these as well. As soon as I learn more about the blurb and an exact street date, I’ll post it here. Welcome back, Liam Campbell! You’ve been sorely missed. Never caught onto Kate Shugak (heard bad stuff about it) but, who knows, maybe.