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On the run from anonymous contract killers, ex-sheriff Cork O'Connor goes to ground in a remote corner of Michigan's Upper Peninsula in Krueger's subdued sixth thriller. In the 10 days since the end of Mercy Falls (2005), Cork has picked up a gunshot wound to the leg. His widowed veterinarian cousin, Jewell DuBois, is able to install a Penrose drain, leaving Cork largely immobilized. Cork's friend, security specialist Dina Willner, appears to watch his back, yet most of the plot shifts away from potential shootouts with hit men to Jewell's 13-year-old son, Ren; Ren's tomboy pal, Charlie; and the corpse of a teenage girl found floating in the Copper River. As usual, Krueger conveys a solid sense of place, the woodlands near the shore of Lake Superior, northwest out of Marquette, "where scenes from Anatomy of a Murder had been filmed." But the segue to the familiar children-in-peril theme feels like a cop-out, especially since the previous, superior novel had primed readers for something more intense and harrowing. (Aug.)
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The sixth Cork O'Connor mystery finds the Minnesota sheriff on the run from hired killers. With a bullet wound in his leg, he makes it to the small town of Bodine, where he hides out with his cousin. But Cork's convalescence is cut short by a murderous child-runaway conspiracy, not to mention his cousin's teenage son, who's so desperate for a father figure that he thinks Cork would be a likely candidate. This series gets darker and more elegantly written with every book. Minnesota has a become a hotbed of hard-boiled crime fiction, and the Cork O'Connor novels are among the best. David Pitt
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This is another non-put-down-able book by an outstanding writer. It is a continuation of the previous book in the series, although it may stand alone for some. Read morePublished 29 days ago by BetZreads
All of Krueger's books are truly enjoyable. I can't put them down This was no exception. Betty StinsonPublished 1 month ago by Betty Stinson
Very good consistent with the series. Like that it detoured in this book from the story but brings you right backPublished 1 month ago by tudes
Cork O'Connor is not one to miss if you like a book that keeps you turning page long after it's time to go to bed.Published 1 month ago by Paul D. Noble
First, let me say that you should read the Cork O'Connor series from the beginning as their is a lot of character growth as the series progresses. Read morePublished 2 months ago by mhogan
Maybe I should have read Mercy Falls before opening this book, since it's a continuation of that novel. O'Connor is hiding out from contracted killers, at a cousins home. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Luther Mills
Great mystery writer. Utilizes location well. Excellent character development.Published 3 months ago by WV user