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Fox Creek: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 19) Kindle Edition
The ancient Ojibwe healer Henry Meloux has had a vision of his death. As he walks the Northwoods in solitude, he tries to prepare himself peacefully for the end of his long life. But peace is destined to elude him as hunters fill the woods seeking a woman named Dolores Morriseau, a stranger who had come to the healer for shelter and the gift of his wisdom.
Meloux guides this stranger and his great niece, Cork O’Connor’s wife, to safety deep into the Boundary Waters, his home for more than a century. On the last journey he may ever take into this beloved land, Meloux must do his best to outwit the deadly mercenaries who follow.
Meanwhile, in Aurora, Cork works feverishly to identify the hunters and the reason for their relentless pursuit, but he has little to go on. Desperate, Cork begins tracking the killers but his own skills as a hunter are severely tested by nightfall and a late season snowstorm. He knows only too well that with each passing hour time is running out. But his fiercest enemy in this deadly game of cat and mouse may well be his own deep self-doubt about his ability to save those he loves.
New and longtime “fans will be enthralled” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) by this gripping and richly told addition to a masterful series.
Outstanding...Krueger skillfully blends an evocative look at nature's beauty and peril with Native American lore. Not just regional mystery fans will be enthralled.-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
About the Author
William Kent Krueger is the author of several stand-alone novels and the Cork O'Connor mystery series, of which six have made the New York Times bestsellers list. His Iron Lake won the Barry Award and the 1998 Anthony Award for Best First Novel; Blood Hollow won the 2004 Anthony Award for Best Novel; and Mercy Falls won the 2005 Anthony Award for Best Novel. His stand-alone novel Ordinary Grace won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel.
David Chandler is an Earphones Award-winning narrator who has read numerous titles for New York Times bestselling authors William Kent Krueger and C. J. Box, among others.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B09JPJF3PN
- Publisher : Atria Books (23 August 2022)
- Language : English
- File size : 2051 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 397 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #370,705 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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There are many important new characters in this book, several whom are closely related--pay close attention to their names! as well as the names of the several bad guys-- and I don't expect to meet them again; but I do anticipate that the character to watch in Krueger's next book--which I hope he is working on-- is Cork's son Stephen, just finishing junior college and about to transfer to university. He may follow in his dad's footsteps. There is oner new character I shall not identify here. (My wife just hates spoilers!)
As in some of Krueger's other books, there is a large social/political theme which appears toward the end of the book, like the meaning of the title Fox Creek. My one concern about the book is that I wish the ending had been expanded a little in terms of what has happened to a couple of the bad guys. Happy reading!
Thank you to Atria Books and Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to read and review an advance copy of this book.
So glad Henry Meloux, a one-hundred-year-old native American, is finally a prominent part of Fox Creek. Henry flees a gang of much younger men bent on capturing the woman he is guiding. They are chased into the deep woods on foot. Henry’s outlook on life is simple and pure inspiration.
Cork O’Connor, now a private investigator, is asked by a prospective client to find his missing wife. Finding out that the man is a fraud and fearing the worst for Henry, Cork follows them into the woods where escape is seemingly impossible. All this with a countdown to an international catastrophe.
Fox Creek is a perfect continuation of the Cork O’Connor story. So nice to feel the cold and snow in hot August. Reserve time to binge-read for this one.