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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 William Kent Krueger’s latest unforgettable New York Times bestseller.

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.

Amid the wreckage, Cork and Jenny discover the body of a teenage girl. She wasn’t killed by the storm, however; she’d been bound and tortured before she died. Nearby, underneath a tangle of branches, they also find a baby boy, hungry and dehydrated, but still very much alive. 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, but Cork understands that to save his family he must solve the puzzle of this mysterious child whom death follows like a shadow.

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With his family caught in the crosshairs of a group of brutal killers, detective Cork OConnor must solve the murder of a young girl in William Kent Kruegers latest unforgettable New York Times bestseller.

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.

Amid the wreckage, Cork and Jenny discover the body of a teenage girl. She wasnt killed by the storm, however; shed been bound and tortured before she died. Nearby, underneath a tangle of branches, they also find a baby boy, hungry and dehydrated, but still very much alive. Powerful forces intent on securing the child pursue them to the isolated Northwest Angle, where its impossible to tell who among the residents is in league with the devil, but Cork understands that to save his family he must solve the puzzle of this mysterious child whom death follows like a shadow.

About the Author

William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of ten Cork O’Connor novels, including Heaven’s Keep and Vermilion Drift. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com

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Edward Hahn, March 21, 2015 (view all comments by Edward Hahn)
I absolutely love Krueger's Cork O'Connor series. Not only because of the suspense and action but also because he pays attention to Cork's family and his Native American ethnicity. I also like the seting of Minnesota's north woods which are similar to the ones I knew in northern Wisconsin.

This, the eleventh offering, is as exciting as any of the others. Cork, still grieving for his wife, Jo, murdered in "Heaven's Keep", takes his family on a houseboat trip on The Lake of the Woods on the U.S. - Canadian border. The title "Northwest Angle" derives from Angle Township which can only be reached from the rest of Minnesota by crossing the lake or by traveling through Canada.

A destructive storm (derecho) catches Cork and his daughter, Jenny, out in a small dinghy and they become stranded on one of the 14,552 islands on the lake. They discover an infant and his murdered Native American mother which raises the question of who is the killer(s) and will they return.

As Jenny bonds with the baby, the rest of the family works to rescue Cork and Jenny, little realizing that they could be in danger. With many twists the story unfolds from there as all involved follow false clues and draw faulty conclusions before finally coming to grips with reality.

Interspersed with the plot, Krueger explores the O'Connor family dynamics, the place of prayer and religion in the world and in an individual's life, and the nature of Ojibwe spiritual traditions. All of which adds to the complexity and appeal of the story.

The ending is not a total surprise but provides enough suspense to keep the reader entranced. The epilogue does a nice job of tying up loose ends. I highly recommend, not only this book but the entire Cork O'Connor series.
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Edward Hahn, March 21, 2015 (view all comments by Edward Hahn)
I absolutely love Krueger's Cork O'Connor series. Not only because of the suspense and action but also because he pays attention to Cork's family and his Native American ethnicity. I also like the seting of Minnesota's north woods which are similar to the ones I knew in northern Wisconsin.

This, the eleventh offering, is as exciting as any of the others. Cork, still grieving for his wife, Jo, murdered in "Heaven's Keep", takes his family on a houseboat trip on The Lake of the Woods on the U.S. - Canadian border. The title "Northwest Angle" derives from Angle Township which can only be reached from the rest of Minnesota by crossing the lake or by traveling through Canada.

A destructive storm (derecho) catches Cork and his daughter, Jenny, out in a small dinghy and they become stranded on one of the 14,552 islands on the lake. They discover an infant and his murdered Native American mother which raises the question of who is the killer(s) and will they return.

As Jenny bonds with the baby, the rest of the family works to rescue Cork and Jenny, little realizing that they could be in danger. With many twists the story unfolds from there as all involved follow false clues and draw faulty conclusions before finally coming to grips with reality.

Interspersed with the plot, Krueger explores the O'Connor family dynamics, the place of prayer and religion in the world and in an individual's life, and the nature of Ojibwe spiritual traditions. All of which adds to the complexity and appeal of the story.

The ending is not a total surprise but provides enough suspense to keep the reader entranced. The epilogue does a nice job of tying up loose ends. I highly recommend, not only this book but the entire Cork O'Connor series.
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LeeL, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by LeeL)
I was hooked on this Minnesota-based mystery series from the first book--Iron Lake. I've read them all, and can't wait for the next one!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781439153963
Author:
Krueger, William Kent
Publisher:
Atria Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
new york times bestseller; Ojibwe; ordinary grace; tamarack county; iron lake; heaven s keep; vermillion drift; william kent kruger; william kent krooger; nevada barr; john sanford; Margaret Coel; storm prey; spider s web; vince flynn
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Cork O'Connor Mystery Series
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in

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"Synopsis" by , With his family caught in the crosshairs of a group of brutal killers, detective Cork OConnor must solve the murder of a young girl in William Kent Kruegers latest unforgettable New York Times bestseller.

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.

Amid the wreckage, Cork and Jenny discover the body of a teenage girl. She wasnt killed by the storm, however; shed been bound and tortured before she died. Nearby, underneath a tangle of branches, they also find a baby boy, hungry and dehydrated, but still very much alive. Powerful forces intent on securing the child pursue them to the isolated Northwest Angle, where its impossible to tell who among the residents is in league with the devil, but Cork understands that to save his family he must solve the puzzle of this mysterious child whom death follows like a shadow.

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