Atria Books, Paperback, 9781439157817, 336pp.
Publication Date: August 11, 2009
Desperately avoiding the clutches of professional hit men who have already put a bullet in his leg, Cork finds sanctuary outside the small Michigan town of Bodine. But while he's hiding out in an old resort owned by his cousin Jewell DuBois, a bitter widow with a fourteen-year-old son named Ren, the body of a young girl surfaces along the banks of the Copper River -- and then another teenager vanishes. Instead of thwarting his assassins, Cork focuses on tracking a ring of killers who prey on innocent children -- before anyone else falls victim. But as his deadly followers close in, Cork realizes he's made an error any good man might make -- and it may be his last.
"Believable, complicated characters and strong writing. . . . Sympathetic and moving." -- The Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
"This series gets darker and more elegantly written with every book." -- Booklist
"William Kent Krueger may just be the best pure suspense novelist working today." -- Bill Pronzini, author of the Nameless Detective series and Blue Lonesome