In Thunder Bay, fan favorite Cork O'Connor is back in his hometown of Aurora, Minnesota. He's left his badge behind and is ready for a life of relative peace, setting up shop as a small-town private investigator. But being back at the place where he began comes with its own set of challenges when Henry Meloux, the Ojibwe medicine man who is also Cork's spiritual adviser, makes a request: Will Cork find the son that Henry fathered long ago?
With little to go on, Cork uses his investigative skills to locate Henry Wellington, a wealthy and reclusive industrialist living in Thunder Bay, Ontario. When a murder attempt is made on old Meloux's life, all clues point north across the border. But why would Wellington want his father dead? This question takes Cork on a journey through history as he unravels the story of Meloux's 1920s adventures in the ore-rich wilderness of Canada, where he fell in love with a woman outside his culture and spiraled into a trap of treachery, greed, and murder - a trap that will threaten Cork O'Connor in this vivid and suspenseful page turner.
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"Starred Review. Despite the preponderance of back story, the action builds to a violent and satisfying denouement." - PW
"As usual, it's Krueger's insightful portrayal of small-town life and his deepening exploration of Cork's character that propel the story." - Booklist
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William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of a dozen Cork O'Connor novels, including Northwest Angle and Trickster's Point, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family.
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