With the darkest days of the year at hand, the storms of winter continue to isolate Tamarack County. He was the deputy in charge of the investigation that sent the man to prison. Cork remembers the case only too well. Cork o’conner returns for “hold-your-breath suspense” Booklist, starred review in the thirteenth novel in the New York Times bestselling mystery series.
During a blizzard one bitter winter night, just days before Christmas, the car belonging to the wife of a retired local judge is discovered abandoned on a rural county road in Tamarack County. When the beloved pet dog of a friend is brutally killed and beheaded, he begins to see a startling pattern in these and other recent dark occurrences in the area.
Tamarack County: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 13 #ad - . And cork has only hours to stop it before his family and friends pay the ultimate price for the sins of others. Cork o’connor, the ex-sheriff of Tamarack County, notices small things about the woman’s disappearance that disturb him. At its center is a murder more than twenty years old, for which an innocent man may have been convicted.
Windigo Island: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 14Atria Books #ad - But on the bad Bluff reservation, nobody’s talking. He learns that the old port city of Duluth is a modern-day center for sex trafficking of vulnerable women, many of whom are young Native Americans. Yet cork holds tight to his higher purpose—his vow to find Mariah, an innocent fifteen-year-old girl whose family is desperate to get her back.
Cork o’connor battles vicious villains, both mythical and modern, to rescue a young girl in the latest nail-biting mystery from New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger. When the body of a teenage ojibwe girl washes up on the shore of an island in Lake Superior, the residents of the nearby Bad Bluff reservation whisper that it was the work of a deadly mythical beast, the Windigo, or a vengeful spirit called Michi Peshu.
Windigo Island: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 14 #ad - With only the barest hope of saving her from men whose darkness rivals that of the legendary Windigo, Cork prepares for an epic battle that will determine whether it will be fear, or love, that truly conquers all. Still, cork puts enough information together to find a possible trail. Such stories have been told by the ojibwe people for generations, Mariah Arceneaux, but they don’t explain how the girl and her friend, disappeared a year ago.
As the investigation deepens, so does the danger. At the request of the arceneaux family, Cork O’Connor, former sheriff turned private investigator, takes on the case.
Trickster's Point: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 12Atria Books #ad - The arrow turns out to be one of Cork’s, and he becomes the primary suspect in the murder. He understands full well that he’s been set up. Although the men have been bowhunting, a long-standing tradition among these two friends, this is no hunting accident. As he works to clear his name and track the real killer, complex relationship with the tough kid who would grow up to become a professional football player, he remembers his long, a populist politician, and the lover of the first woman to whom Cork ever gave his heart.
The next novel in william kent krueger’s new york times bestselling series finds Cork O’Connor sitting in the shadow of a towering monolith known as Trickster’s Point, deep in the Minnesota wilderness. Full of nail-biting suspense, a town blessed with natural beauty yet plagued by small-town feuds and heated racial tension, plus a fascinating look into Cork’s teenage years in Aurora, Trickster’s Point is a thrilling exploration of the motives, sometimes deadly, that lead men and women into the difficult, both good and ill, political arena.
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Manitou Canyon: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 15Atria Books #ad - Although the wedding is fast approaching and the weather looks threatening, he accepts and returns to that vast wilderness. Locating cork’s campsite, they find no sign of him. Little do they know, not only is Cork’s life on the line, but so are the lives of hundreds of others. Yet, his daughter has chosen this dismal time of year in which to marry, and Cork is understandably uneasy.
. In the extraordinary new cork o’connor thriller from new york Times bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author William Kent Krueger, the lives of hundreds of innocent people are at stake when Cork vanishes just days before his daughter’s wedding. Since the violent deaths of his wife, father, and best friend all occurred in previous Novembers, Cork O’Connor has always considered it to be the cruelest of months.
Manitou Canyon: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 15 #ad - As the sky darkens and the days pass, Cork’s family anxiously awaits his return. They do find blood, however. With an early winter storm on the horizon, it’s a race against time as Cork’s family struggles to uncover the mystery behind these disappearances. Finally certain that something has gone terribly wrong, they fly by floatplane to the lake where the missing man was last seen.
As the official search ends with no recovery in sight, Cork is asked by the man’s family to stay on the case. His concern comes to a head when a man camping in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness goes missing. A lot of it.
Northwest Angle: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 11Atria Books #ad - Amid the wreckage, cork and Jenny discover an old trapper’s cabin where they find the body of a teenage girl. Powerful forces intent on securing the child pursue them to the isolated Northwest Angle, where it’s impossible to tell who among the residents is in league with the devil. She wasn’t killed by the storm, however; she’d been bound and tortured before she died.
Cork understands that to save his family he must solve the puzzle of this mysterious child whom death follows like a shadow. With his family caught in the crosshairs of a group of brutal killers, detective Cork O’Connor must solve the murder of a young girl in the latest installment of William Kent Krueger’s unforgettable New York Times bestselling series.
Northwest Angle: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 11 #ad - Whimpering sounds coming from outside the cabin lead them to a tangle of branches toppled by the vicious winds. Underneath the debris, they find a baby boy, hungry and dehydrated, but still very much alive. Part adventure, part mystery, northwest angle is a dynamic addition to William Kent Krueger’s critically acclaimed, and all knockout thriller” Booklist, award-winning series.
. During a houseboat vacation on the remote lake of the Woods, stranding Cork and his daughter, Jenny, a violent gale sweeps through unexpectedly, on a devastated island where the wind has ushered in a force far darker and more deadly than any storm.
Sulfur Springs: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 16Atria Books #ad - The relentless heat, exhilarating, as does his growing sense that Rainy might know more about what’s going on than she’s willing to admit in this fresh, the absence of water and big trees and shade all feel nightmarish to him, and white-knuckle mystery starring one of the greatest heroes of fiction.
Trust no one in coronado county, ” is the most common piece of advice they receive, and Cork doesn’t have to be told twice. So they head to the little desert town of Sulfur Springs where Peter has been receiving his mail. The following morning, cork and Rainy fly to southern Arizona, where Peter has been working as a counselor in a well-known drug rehab center.
Sulfur Springs: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 16 #ad - But no one in Sulfur Springs seems to know him. They do, however, seem to recognize the name Rodriguez. New york times bestselling author william kent krueger showcases his talent “creating strong characters, building drama and conflict, braiding in Indian legend and spirituality, and spinning a good yarn” Minneapolis Star Tribune in this a vivid and pulse-pounding thriller that follows Cork O’Connor’s search for a missing man amid the fraught tensions at the border between Arizona and Mexico.
On the fourth of july, just as fireworks are about to go off in Aurora, Minnesota, Cork O’Connor and his new bride Rainy Bisonette receive a desperate phone call from Rainy’s son, Peter. Apparently, the rodriguez family is one of the cartels controlling everything illegal that crosses the border from Mexico.
When they arrive, they learn that Peter was fired six months earlier and hasn’t been heard from since. As they gather scraps of information about Peter, Cork and Rainy are warned time and again that there is a war going on along the border.
Vermilion Drift: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 10Atria Books #ad - Time is running out, however. A poignant portrayal of the complexities of family life, it’s also a sobering reminder that even those closest to our hearts can house the darkest—and deadliest—of secrets. What’s worse, two of the bodies—including the most recent victim—were killed using Cork’s own gun, one handed down to him from his father.
As cork searches for answers, he must dig into his own past and that of his father, a well-respected man who harbored a ghastly truth. Vermilion drift is a powerful novel, filled with all the mystery and suspense for which Krueger has won so many awards. Deep in the mine during his first day on the job, Cork stumbles across a secret room that contains the remains of six murder victims.
Vermilion Drift: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 10 #ad - Five appear to be nearly half a century old—connected to what the media once dubbed "The Vanishings, " a series of unsolved disappearances in the summer of 1964, when Cork’s father was sheriff in Tamarack County. But the sixth has been dead less than a week. When the department of energy puts an underground iron mine on its short list of potential sites for storage of nuclear waste, a barrage of protest erupts in Tamarack County, Minnesota, and Cork is hired as a security consultant.
Some nights, corcoran O’Connor dreams his father’s death. William kent krueger’s gripping tale of suspense begins with a recurring nightmare, a gun, and a wound in the earth so deep and horrific that it has a name: Vermilion Drift. New threats surface, and unless Cork can unravel the tangled thread of clues quickly, more death is sure to come.
Heaven's Keep: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 9Atria Books #ad - It may not be definitive proof, but it’s a ray of light in the darkness. At the center of all the danger and deception lies the possibility that Jo’s disappearance was not the end of her, maybe even in the broad shadow of Heaven’s Keep itself, that somewhere along the labyrinthine path of his search, Cork will find her alive and waiting for him.
Intrepid hero cork o’connor faces the most harrowing mission of his life when a charter plane carrying his wife, Jo, goes missing in a snowstorm over the Wyoming Rockies. Months after the tragedy, two women show up on Cork’s doorstep with evidence that the pilot of Jo’s plane was not the man he claimed to be.
Heaven's Keep: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 9 #ad - Agreeing to investigate, where he battles the interference of local law enforcement who may be on the take, the open hostility of the Northern Arapaho, who have much to lose if the truth is known, Cork travels to Wyoming, and the continuing attempts on his life by assassins who shadow his every move.
Desolation Mountain: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 17Atria Books #ad - Roadblocked by lies from the highest levels of government, and facing growing threats the deeper they dig for answers, they will have to face the great menace, Cork, uncertain who to trust, and Bo finally understand that to get to the truth, Stephen, a beast of true evil lurking in the woods—a beast with a murderous intent of unimaginable scale.
Stephen joins his father, cork o’connor and a few Ojibwe men from the nearby Iron Lake reservation to sift through the smoldering wreckage when the FBI arrives and quickly assumes control of the situation. The men agree to join forces in their investigation, but soon Cork begins to wonder if Thorson’s loyalties lie elsewhere.
When he experiences the vision of a great bird shot from the sky, he knows something terrible is about to happen. A new york times bestseller edgar award-winning author william kent krueger delivers another heart-pounding thriller filled with “dynamic action scenes” The New York Times as Cork O’Connor and his son Stephen work together to uncover the truth behind the death of a senator on Desolation Mountain and the mysterious disappearances of several first responders.
Desolation Mountain: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 17 #ad - Krueger delivers yet another “punch-to-the-gut blend of detective story and investigative fiction” Booklist, starred review. To stephen o’connor, Hamlet’s dour observation is more than just words. All his life, he has had visions of tragedies to come. There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
Red Knife: A Cork O'Connor Mystery Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 8Atria Books #ad - Racing to find answers before the bloodshed spreads, Cork himself becomes involved in the darkest of deeds. When the daughter of a powerful businessman dies as a result of her meth addiction, her father, strong-willed and brutal Buck Reinhardt, vows revenge. A former sheriff, fought, cork has lived, and nearly died to keep the small-town streets and his family safe from harm.
His target is the red boyz, a gang of Ojibwe youths accused of supplying the girl's fatal drug dose. Both sides look to cork O'Connor, a man of mixed heritage, to uncover the truth behind the murders. As the unspeakable unfolds in the remote and beautiful place he calls home, Cork is forced to confront the horrific truth: Violence is a beast that cannot be contained.
Red Knife: A Cork O'Connor Mystery Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 8 #ad - In red knife, krueger gives his readers a vivid picture of racial conflict in small-town America, husbands and wives, as well as a sensitive look at the secrets we keep from even those closest to us and the destructive nature of all that is left unsaid between fathers and sons, friends and lovers. When the head of the red boyz and his wife are murdered in a way that suggests execution, and the citizens of Tamarack County brace themselves for war, the Ojibwe gang mobilizes, white against red.
He knows that violence is never a virtue, but he believes that it's sometimes a necessary response to the evil that men do. The newest book in william kent krueger's award-winning Corcoran O'Connor series finds the charismatic private investigator caught in the middle of a racial gang war that's turning picturesque Tamarack County, Minnesota, into a bloody battlefield.
Thunder Bay: A Cork O'Connor Mystery Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 7Atria Books #ad - When a murder attempt is made on old Meloux's life, all clues point north across the border. But why would wellington want his father dead? this question takes cork on a journey through time as he unravels the story of Meloux's 1920s adventure in the ore-rich wilderness of Canada, where his love for a beautiful woman, greed, far outside his culture, led him into a trap of treachery, and murder.
But his newfound state of calm is soon interrupted when henry meloux, makes a request: Will Cork find the son that Henry fathered long ago? With little to go on, Cork uses his investigative skills to locate Henry Wellington, a wealthy and reclusive industrialist living in Thunder Bay, the Ojibwe medicine man and Cork's spiritual adviser, Ontario.
Thunder Bay: A Cork O'Connor Mystery Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 7 #ad - The past and present collide along the rocky shores of Thunder Bay, where a father's unconditional love is tested by a son's deeply felt resentment, and where jealousy and revenge remain the code among men. From acclaimed author william Kent Krueger comes the seventh profound, action-packed suspense novel in his award-winning Cork O'Conner mystery series.
As cork hastens to uncover the truth and save his friend, he soon discovers that his own life is in danger and is reminded that the promises we keep - even for the best of friends - can sometimes place us in the hands of our worst enemies. The promise, as I remember it, happened this way. Happy and content in his hometown of aurora, Cork O'Connor has left his badge behind and is ready for a life of relative peace, Minnesota, setting up shop as a private investigator.