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Northwest Angle [sound recording] : a Cork O'Connor mystery
Krueger, William Kent.
Adult Fiction KRUEGER

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From Publishers' Weekly:

In Krueger's superb 11th novel featuring Cork O'Conner (after Vermilion Drift), the PI and his grown daughter, Jenny, get stranded by a gale on an island in Minnesota's Northwest Angle, an area of the state cut off from the U.S. by 60 miles of Canadian wilderness and the vast Lake of the Woods. Separated from Cork by the storm, Jenny discovers the naked body of a young Native American woman, who was tortured before being shot in the forehead, and her dehydrated but alive infant son. Once reunited, Cork and Jenny tend to the baby while hiding from a stranger in a cigarette boat. Once rescued, Cork teams with local residents to find out who killed the woman, Lily Smalldog, who worked at a remote religious compound. Solid storytelling and intriguing characterizations combine for a sobering look at the power of family and faith and Native American culture. Krueger never writes the same book twice as each installment finds him delving deeper into Cork's psyche. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From Library Journal:

Krueger (Vermilion Drift) sets his 11th Cork O'Connor thriller on an Ojibwa reservation in the remote Minnesota-Canadian border region. After his wife's tragic death, Cork, a sheriff-turned-PI, reunites with his daughter, Jenny, for a houseboat vacation on the Lake of the Woods, where a violent windstorm forces them to seek shelter on an island. Emerging from the devastation, they discover a murdered woman and a wailing infant, and, in the distance, they hear someone in pursuit. With baby in tow, they seek a secure haven-somewhere they know someone trustworthy. Finding little help from local inhabitants, Cork turns to family members and, ultimately, his Ojibwa ancestors for a lasting resolution. VERDICT Mystery readers, especially Krueger followers, will appreciate this fascinating adventure interwoven with folklore. Krueger builds upon previous series titles to develop his characters and plotlines creatively and thoughtfully. [See Prepub Alert, 2/21/11.]-Jerry P. Miller. Cambridge, MA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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