Purgatory Ridge

Purgatory Ridge

By William Kent Krueger

Atria Books, Paperback, 9781439157787, 428pp.

Publication Date: July 21, 2009

Description

With precise and atmospheric prose, award-winning author William Kent Krueger "prolongs suspense to the very end" ("Publishers Weekly") of this impossible-to-put-down thriller when he unleashes spine-tingling mayhem on a tiny logging town and sends hardscrabble former sheriff Cork O'Connor to investigate....
Not far from Aurora, Minnesota (population 3,752), lies an ancient expanse of great white pines, sacred to the Anishinaabe tribe. When an explosion kills the night watchman at wealthy industrialist Karl Lindstrom's nearby lumber mill, it's obvious where suspicion will fall. Former sheriff Cork O'Connor agrees to help investigate, but he has mixed feelings about the case. For one thing, he is part Anishinaabe. For another, his wife, a lawyer, represents the tribe.
Meanwhile, near Lindstrom's lakeside home, a reclusive shipwreck survivor and his sidekick are harboring their own resentment of the industrialist. And it soon becomes clear to Cork that harmony, both at home and in Aurora, will be on the back burner for some time....


About the Author
For the last twenty years, William Kent Krueger has made his home in St. Paul, Minnesota, with his wife and two children. His Cork O Connor novels, Iron Lake (winner of the 1998 Anthony Award for Best First Novel and the Barry Award), Boundary Waters, Purgatory Ridge, Blood Hollow (winner of the 2004 Anthony Award for Best Novel), and Mercy Falls (winner of the 2005 Anthony Award for Best Novel) - as well as the political thriller The Devil s Bed - are available from Atria Books.


Praise For Purgatory Ridge

"Suspenseful, compelling, and highly readable." -- The Dallas Morning News



"The end of this masterfully plotted novel was such a surprise I'm still trying to figure out how Krueger did it." -- St. Paul Pioneer Press



"A wonderful page-turner." -- The Denver Post