The Curious Eat Themselves
"Superior thriller writing once again by Straley. An excellent plot against Alaska's gigantic and bizarre backdrop. Cynical and poetic - a fine read." - Janwillem van de Wetering
A private investigator working out of Sitka, in the Alaskan coastal archipelago, Cecil Younger walks a narrow line between the truth and what his clients pay him to find.
In this second of John Straley's Cecil Younger series, a woman hires Younger to investigate a sexual assault that she insists took place at an isolated mining site where she worked as a cook.
It might have remained a straightforward case if she had not also been probing the environmental safeguards of the mining operation and if, subsequently, she had not been found dead in the estuarial waters of Ketchikan.