IRON LAKE IS THE FIRST OF 14 MYSTERIES FEATURING CORK O’CONNOR. THE MURDERS START PILING UP ALL AROUND THE TOWN OR AURORA AND CORK SEEMS TO FIND EACH ONE. THE TOWN IS ALSO DIVIDED BETWEEN WHITES AND INDIAN CULTURE. THE INDIANS KNOW THAT “WHITE JUSTICE” IS FULL OFF CORRUPTION AND SCANDAL. CORK IS PART INDIAN AND IS NO LONGER SHERIFF OF THE TOWN SO THEY WORK TOGETHER TO UNCOVER THE SCANDAL THAT IS TAKING OVER THE TOWN. BEWARE OF THE WINDIGO WHO WHISPERS YOUR NAME!
William Kent Krueger joined the ranks of today’s best suspense novelists with this thrilling, universally acclaimed debut. Conjuring “a sense of place he’s plainly honed firsthand in below-zero prairie” (Kirkus Reviews), Krueger brilliantly evokes northern Minnesota’s lake country — and reveals the dark side of its snow-covered landscape.
Part Irish, part Anishinaabe Indian, Corcoran “Cork” O’Connor is the former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota. Embittered by his “former” status, and the marital meltdown that has separated him from his children, Cork gets by on heavy doses of caffeine, nicotine, and guilt. Once a cop on Chicago’s South Side, there’s not much that can shock him. But when the town’s judge is brutally murdered, and a young Eagle Scout is reported missing, Cork takes on a mind-jolting case of conspiracy, corruption, and scandal.
As a lakeside blizzard buries Aurora, Cork must dig out the truth among town officials who seem dead-set on stopping his investigation in its tracks. But even Cork freezes up when faced with the harshest enemy of all: a small-town secret that hits painfully close to home.
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