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. Agreeing to investigate, who have much to lose if the truth is known, where he battles the interference of local law enforcement who may be on the take, the open hostility of the Northern Arapaho, Cork travels to Wyoming, and the continuing attempts on his life by assassins who shadow his every move.
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. 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, that somewhere along the labyrinthine path of his search, maybe even in the broad shadow of Heaven’s Keep itself, Cork will find her alive and waiting for him.
Vermilion Drift: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 10
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. Time is running out, however. 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.
But the sixth has been dead less than a week. 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. 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.
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. Vermilion drift is a powerful novel, filled with all the mystery and suspense for which Krueger has won so many awards.
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. New threats surface, and unless Cork can unravel the tangled thread of clues quickly, more death is sure to come.
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.
Red Knife: A Cork O'Connor Mystery Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 8
He knows that violence is never a virtue, but he believes that it's sometimes a necessary response to the evil that men do. 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. Both sides look to cork O'Connor, a man of mixed heritage, to uncover the truth behind the murders.
. 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. His target is the red boyz, a gang of Ojibwe youths accused of supplying the girl's fatal drug dose.
Racing to find answers before the bloodshed spreads, Cork himself becomes involved in the darkest of deeds. In red knife, krueger gives his readers a vivid picture of racial conflict in small-town America, 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, husbands and wives, 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. A former sheriff, cork has lived, fought, and nearly died to keep the small-town streets and his family safe from harm.
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.
Northwest Angle: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 11
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. 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. 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.
Part adventure, northwest angle is a dynamic addition to William Kent Krueger’s critically acclaimed, and all knockout thriller” Booklist, part mystery, award-winning series. 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.
. Underneath the debris, they find a baby boy, hungry and dehydrated, but still very much alive. Amid the wreckage, cork and Jenny discover an old trapper’s cabin where they find the body of a teenage girl.
Thunder Bay: A Cork O'Connor Mystery Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 7
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. 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.
From acclaimed author william Kent Krueger comes the seventh profound, action-packed suspense novel in his award-winning Cork O'Conner mystery series. 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.
But his newfound state of calm is soon interrupted when henry meloux, the ojibwe medicine man and Cork's spiritual adviser, Cork uses his investigative skills to locate Henry Wellington, a wealthy and reclusive industrialist living in Thunder Bay, makes a request: Will Cork find the son that Henry fathered long ago? With little to go on, Ontario.
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, far outside his culture, led him into a trap of treachery, greed, and murder.
When a murder attempt is made on old Meloux's life, all clues point north across the border.
Trickster's Point: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 12
Jubal was known by many for his passion, his loyalty, and his ambition. 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. The dying don’t easily become the dead.
As he works to clear his name and track the real killer, a populist politician, he remembers his long, complex relationship with the tough kid who would grow up to become a professional football player, and the lover of the first woman to whom Cork ever gave his heart. Full of nail-biting suspense, plus a fascinating look into cork’s teenage years in Aurora, sometimes deadly, a town blessed with natural beauty yet plagued by small-town feuds and heated racial tension, Trickster’s Point is a thrilling exploration of the motives, that lead men and women into the difficult, both good and ill, political arena.
He understands full well that he’s been set up. 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 arrow turns out to be one of Cork’s, and he becomes the primary suspect in the murder.
Although the men have been bowhunting, a long-standing tradition among these two friends, this is no hunting accident. Only cork knows that he was capable of murder.
Copper River: A Cork O'Connor Mystery Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 6
The trail left by the dead girl eventually leads to a shelter for homeless youth and into the grim reality of children lost and abandoned, who become easy prey for the perverted appetites of human predators. When the body of a young girl surfaces along the banks of the Copper River and another teenager vanishes, Cork must choose between helping to solve these deadly mysteries and thwarting the hit men who draw closer to him with every hour.
Though jewell, her fourteen-year-old son, Ren, keeps Cork at arm's length, a bitter widow whose husband may have been killed by cops, is looking for a friend. But being a father figure to Ren will prove more difficult than Cork could possibly imagine. Desperate, he finds sanctuary outside a small town called Bodine on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in an old resort owned by his cousin, Jewell DuBois.
The sixth novel in william kent krueger's award-winning suspense series finds Cork O'Connor running for his life -- straight into a murderous conspiracy involving teenage runaways. It's an error -- one a good man might make -- but as the contract killers who are hunting him close in, Cork realizes too late that it may be the last mistake he'll ever make.
. In well-crafted settings that are beautiful and unforgiving, with unforgettable characters and jaw-dropping surprises, William Kent Krueger's Cork O'Connor thrillers have drawn a flood of awards and praise. All small towns have buried secrets but, as Cork soon learns, this one has more than its share. Recklessly, charlie, he turns from his own worries and focuses on tracking the conspiracy of killers before Ren and his best friend, fall victim.
Tamarack County: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 13
Cork o’connor, the ex-sheriff of Tamarack County, notices small things about the woman’s disappearance that disturb him. 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.
. And after his own son is brutally attacked and nearly killed, Cork understands that someone is spinning a deadly web in Tamarack County. Cork remembers the case only too well. And cork has only hours to stop it before his family and friends pay the ultimate price for the sins of others. 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. He was the deputy in charge of the investigation that sent the man to prison. Somewhere behind the blind of all that darkness and drifting snow, a vengeful force is at work.
With the darkest days of the year at hand, the storms of winter continue to isolate Tamarack County. After days of fruitless searching, there is little hope that she’ll be found alive, if she’s found at all.
Mercy Falls: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 5
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. But once cork discovers an old and passionate tie between one of the Jacoby sons and his own wife, he begins to suspect that the events in Aurora have a darker, Jo, more personal motive than he could ever have imagined.
Back on the beat as sheriff of Tamarack County, Cork O'Connor has already seen his beautiful Northwoods jurisdiction through an eventful summer. But somewhere, lie the answers, hidden beneath the turbulent depths of Mercy Falls, and Cork is determined to find them. He has little time to worry about his own precarious situation, however.
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. 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.
Soon after the shooting, he's called to investigate a mutilated body found perched above the raging waters of Mercy Falls. Murder, sex, greed, and jealousy all play a part in the maze of danger and intrigue Cork is caught in. Sparks fly when the wealthy Jacoby family insists on hiring a beautiful private investigator named Dina Willner to consult on the case.
Windigo Island: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 14
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. 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.
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. 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. 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. But on the bad Bluff reservation, nobody’s talking.
Manitou Canyon: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 15
Although the wedding is fast approaching and the weather looks threatening, he accepts and returns to that vast wilderness. A lot of it. His concern comes to a head when a man camping in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness goes missing. Little do they know, not only is Cork’s life on the line, but so are the lives of hundreds of others.
. Locating cork’s campsite, they find no sign of him. Yet, his daughter has chosen this dismal time of year in which to marry, and Cork is understandably uneasy. 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. 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, and best friend all occurred in previous Novembers, father, Cork O’Connor has always considered it to be the cruelest of months. As the official search ends with no recovery in sight, Cork is asked by the man’s family to stay on the case. They do find blood, however.
As the sky darkens and the days pass, Cork’s family anxiously awaits his return.