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A stunning new suspense novel in William Kent Krueger's prize-winning Corcoran O'Connor series finds the charismatic detective steeped in his most dangerous case to date.

Back on the beat as sheriff of Tamarack County, Cork O'Connor has already seen his beautiful Northwoods jurisdiction through an eventful summer. Now, as the chill of autumn sweeps through the countryside, he's about to face a season of murder, adultery, and deceit that will take him from seedy backwoods bars and humble reservation shanties to the highest and most corrupt echelons of Chicago society.

Lured to the nearby Ojibwe reservation on what appears to be a routine domestic disturbance call, Cork finds himself the target of a sniper's deadly fire. He has little time to worry about his own precarious situation, however. Soon after the shooting, he's called to investigate a mutilated body found perched above the raging waters of Mercy Falls. The victim is Eddie Jacoby, a Chicago businessman involved in negotiating an unpopular contract between his management firm and the local Indian casino.

Now Cork must deal with a high-profile murder contaminated with the blood of the rich and powerful. Sparks fly when the wealthy Jacoby family insists on hiring a beautiful private investigator named Dina Willner to consult on the case. But once Cork discovers an old and passionate tie between one of the Jacoby sons and his own wife, Jo, he begins to suspect that the events in Aurora have a darker, more personal motive than he could ever have imagined.

With his life at stake and the safety of his family in question, Cork must squelch the growing suspicion that another man desperately wants his wife, and at the same time resist the passion heating up between himself and Dina.

Murder, greed, sex, and jealousy all play a part in the maze of danger and intrigue Cork is caught in. But somewhere, hidden beneath the turbulent depths of Mercy Falls, lie the answers, and Cork is determined to find them.

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Cork O'Connor fights for his life, marriage, and family, as he solves the murder of a wealthy Chicago businessman in the Krueger series.

Synopsis:

In this "smart and satisfying" (Booklist) Anthony Award-winning novel from William Kent Krueger's stunning Cork O'Connor series, the charismatic detective faces his most dangerous case to date.

Back in the saddle as sheriff of Tamarack County, Cork O'Connor is lured to the nearby Ojibwe reservation on what appears to be a routine call — only to become the target of sniper fire. Soon after, he's called to investigate a mutilated body found perched above the raging waters of Mercy Falls. The victim is Eddie Jacoby, a Chicago businessman negotiating an unpopular contract between his management firm and the local Indian casino.

Sparks fly when the wealthy Jacoby family hires a beautiful private investigator to consult on the case. But once Cork discovers an old and passionate tie between one of the Jacoby sons and his own wife, Jo, he begins to suspect that dark, personal motives lurk behind recent events. Murder, greed, sex, and jealousy hide around every corner in this maze of danger. But somewhere beneath the turbulent Mercy Falls lies the truth — and Cork is determined to find it.

Synopsis:

In this "smart and satisfying" (Booklist) Anthony Award-winning novel from William Kent Krueger's stunning Cork O'Connor series, the charismatic detective faces his most dangerous case to date.

Back in the saddle as sheriff of Tamarack County, Cork O'Connor is lured to the nearby Ojibwe reservation on what appears to be a routine call — only to become the target of sniper fire. Soon after, he's called to investigate a mutilated body found perched above the raging waters of Mercy Falls. The victim is Eddie Jacoby, a Chicago businessman negotiating an unpopular contract between his management firm and the local Indian casino.

Sparks fly when the wealthy Jacoby family hires a beautiful private investigator to consult on the case. But once Cork discovers an old and passionate tie between one of the Jacoby sons and his own wife, Jo, he begins to suspect that dark, personal motives lurk behind recent events. Murder, greed, sex, and jealousy hide around every corner in this maze of danger. But somewhere beneath the turbulent Mercy Falls lies the truth — and Cork is determined to find it.

About the Author

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

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Edward Hahn, November 7, 2014 (view all comments by Edward Hahn)
An excellent hard to put down story by one of my favorite authors.

The plot is not overly complicated but Krueger putting a scene that happened at the end of the story in the beginning certainly whets the appetite. Sheriff Cork O'Connor, the protagonist of the entire series has his deputy, Marsha Dross, shot while answering a domestic disturbance call on the Ojibwe reservation. It soon becomes evident that the shot was meant for O'Connor. Soon thereafter an obnoxious Chicago businessman, Eddie Jacoby, who's trying to negotiate a contract for his employer to manage the Ojibwe casino is stabbed to death. Jacoby's powerful father, Lou, hires a sexy private investigator to "help" and Eddy's brother, Ben, it turns out once had a strong relationship with Cork's wife, Jo.

The plot unfolds from there as the two cases are investigated. There are plenty of twists and false leads that appear to endanger Cork's family and upset the possible scenarios Cork and his team come up with. Many interesting characters come and go and the Northern Minnesota woods and lakes play a strong role in the book.

The ending leaves the reader somewhat up in the air, though it's not that hard to imagine what the outcome will be, perhaps in the next book in the series, "Copper River".

I highly recommend this book even for those being introduced to O'Connor for the first time.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781439157800
Author:
Krueger, William Kent
Publisher:
Atria Books
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Cork O'Connor Mystery Series
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 10.605 oz

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Product details 368 pages Atria Books - English 9781439157800 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Cork O'Connor fights for his life, marriage, and family, as he solves the murder of a wealthy Chicago businessman in the Krueger series.
"Synopsis" by , In this "smart and satisfying" (Booklist) Anthony Award-winning novel from William Kent Krueger's stunning Cork O'Connor series, the charismatic detective faces his most dangerous case to date.

Back in the saddle as sheriff of Tamarack County, Cork O'Connor is lured to the nearby Ojibwe reservation on what appears to be a routine call — only to become the target of sniper fire. Soon after, he's called to investigate a mutilated body found perched above the raging waters of Mercy Falls. The victim is Eddie Jacoby, a Chicago businessman negotiating an unpopular contract between his management firm and the local Indian casino.

Sparks fly when the wealthy Jacoby family hires a beautiful private investigator to consult on the case. But once Cork discovers an old and passionate tie between one of the Jacoby sons and his own wife, Jo, he begins to suspect that dark, personal motives lurk behind recent events. Murder, greed, sex, and jealousy hide around every corner in this maze of danger. But somewhere beneath the turbulent Mercy Falls lies the truth — and Cork is determined to find it.

"Synopsis" by , In this "smart and satisfying" (Booklist) Anthony Award-winning novel from William Kent Krueger's stunning Cork O'Connor series, the charismatic detective faces his most dangerous case to date.

Back in the saddle as sheriff of Tamarack County, Cork O'Connor is lured to the nearby Ojibwe reservation on what appears to be a routine call — only to become the target of sniper fire. Soon after, he's called to investigate a mutilated body found perched above the raging waters of Mercy Falls. The victim is Eddie Jacoby, a Chicago businessman negotiating an unpopular contract between his management firm and the local Indian casino.

Sparks fly when the wealthy Jacoby family hires a beautiful private investigator to consult on the case. But once Cork discovers an old and passionate tie between one of the Jacoby sons and his own wife, Jo, he begins to suspect that dark, personal motives lurk behind recent events. Murder, greed, sex, and jealousy hide around every corner in this maze of danger. But somewhere beneath the turbulent Mercy Falls lies the truth — and Cork is determined to find it.

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