Since the violent deaths of his wife, and best friend all occurred in previous Novembers, father, Cork O’Connor has always considered it to be the cruelest of months. 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.
Manitou Canyon: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 15 #ad - Locating cork’s campsite, they find no sign of him. A lot of it. Little do they know, not only is Cork’s life on the line, but so are the lives of hundreds of others. As the official search ends with no recovery in sight, Cork is asked by the man’s family to stay on the case. Although the wedding is fast approaching and the weather looks threatening, he accepts and returns to that vast wilderness.
His concern comes to a head when a man camping in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness goes missing. Finally certain that something has gone terribly wrong, they fly by floatplane to the lake where the missing man was last seen.
Sulfur Springs: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 16Atria Books #ad - New york times bestselling author william kent krueger showcases his talent “creating strong characters, braiding in Indian legend and spirituality, building drama and conflict, 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, cork o’connor and his new bride Rainy Bisonette receive a desperate phone call from Rainy’s son, Minnesota, just as fireworks are about to go off in Aurora, Peter. 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.
But no one in Sulfur Springs seems to know him. 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. Apparently, the rodriguez family is one of the cartels controlling everything illegal that crosses the border from Mexico.
Sulfur Springs: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 16 #ad - To him, Arizona is alien country. They do, however, seem to recognize the name Rodriguez. The relentless heat, the absence of water and big trees and shade all feel nightmarish to him, as does his growing sense that Rainy might know more about what’s going on than she’s willing to admit in this fresh, exhilarating, 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. The connection is terrible but before the line goes dead, they hear Peter confess to the murder of someone named Rodriquez.
Windigo Island: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 14Atria Books #ad - 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. But on the bad Bluff reservation, nobody’s talking. At the request of the arceneaux family, Cork O’Connor, former sheriff turned private investigator, takes on the case.
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. 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.
Windigo Island: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 14 #ad - As the investigation deepens, so does the danger. 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 Windigo, the residents of the nearby Bad Bluff reservation whisper that it was the work of a deadly mythical beast, or a vengeful spirit called Michi Peshu.
Still, cork puts enough information together to find a possible trail. With only the barest hope of saving her from men whose darkness rivals that of the legendary Windigo, or love, Cork prepares for an epic battle that will determine whether it will be fear, that truly conquers all.
Tamarack County: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 13Atria Books #ad - 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. And after his own son is brutally attacked and nearly killed, Cork understands that someone is spinning a deadly web in Tamarack County.
At its center is a murder more than twenty years old, for which an innocent man may have been convicted. 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. Somewhere behind the blind of all that darkness and drifting snow, a vengeful force is at work.
. 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.
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The crash of a private plane on desolation mountain in a remote part of the Iron Lake Reservation, which kills a United States senator and most of her family, confirms Stephen’s worst fears. To stephen o’connor, Hamlet’s dour observation is more than just words. There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
As he initiates his own probe, cork stumbles upon a familiar face in Bo Thorson, a private security consultant whose unnamed clients have hired him to look quietly into the cause of the crash. All his life, he has had visions of tragedies to come. Krueger delivers yet another “punch-to-the-gut blend of detective story and investigative fiction” Booklist, starred review.
Desolation Mountain: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 17 #ad - 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.
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Although the men have been bowhunting, a long-standing tradition among these two friends, this is no hunting accident. He understands full well that he’s been set up. The arrow turns out to be one of Cork’s, and he becomes the primary suspect in the murder. Only cork knows that he was capable of murder.
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With him is jubal little, who is favored to become the first Native American elected governor of Minnesota, and who is slowly dying with an arrow through 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.
Northwest Angle: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 11Atria Books #ad - During a houseboat vacation on the remote lake of the Woods, a violent gale sweeps through unexpectedly, stranding Cork and his daughter, Jenny, on a devastated island where the wind has ushered in a force far darker and more deadly than any storm. She wasn’t killed by the storm, however; she’d been bound and tortured before she died.
Whimpering sounds coming from outside the cabin lead them to a tangle of branches toppled by the vicious winds. 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.
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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. Cork understands that to save his family he must solve the puzzle of this mysterious child whom death follows like a shadow.
Vermilion Drift: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 10Atria Books #ad - 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. 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.
Time is running out, however. 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. New threats surface, and unless Cork can unravel the tangled thread of clues quickly, more death is sure to come. When the department of energy puts an underground iron mine on its short list of potential sites for storage of nuclear waste, Minnesota, a barrage of protest erupts in Tamarack County, and Cork is hired as a security consultant.
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. 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. 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.
Heaven's Keep: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 9Atria Books #ad - 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.
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. It may not be definitive proof, but it’s a ray of light in the darkness.
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Red Knife: A Cork O'Connor Mystery Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 8Atria Books #ad - His target is the red boyz, a gang of Ojibwe youths accused of supplying the girl's fatal drug dose. He knows that violence is never a virtue, but he believes that it's sometimes a necessary response to the evil that men do. 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.
. A former sheriff, fought, cork has lived, and nearly died to keep the small-town streets and his family safe from harm. Racing to find answers before the bloodshed spreads, Cork himself becomes involved in the darkest of deeds. 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.
When the daughter of a powerful businessman dies as a result of her meth addiction, strong-willed and brutal Buck Reinhardt, her father, vows revenge. 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.
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Thunder Bay: A Cork O'Connor Mystery Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 7Atria Books #ad - 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, far outside his culture, led him into a trap of treachery, where his love for a beautiful woman, greed, and murder.
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.
Thunder Bay: A Cork O'Connor Mystery Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 7 #ad - . When a murder attempt is made on old Meloux's life, all clues point north across the border. But his newfound state of calm is soon interrupted when henry meloux, the ojibwe medicine man and Cork's spiritual adviser, makes a request: Will Cork find the son that Henry fathered long ago? With little to go on, a wealthy and reclusive industrialist living in Thunder Bay, Cork uses his investigative skills to locate Henry Wellington, Ontario.
The promise, as I remember it, happened this way. 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. 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.