Northwest Angle (Hardcover)
A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series #11)
Atria Books, 9781439153956, 368pp.
Publication Date: August 30, 2011
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Compact Disc (8/1/2011)
MP3 CD (8/25/2015)
Hardcover, Large Print, Large Print (1/1/2012)
MP3 CD (8/1/2011)
MP3 CD (8/30/2011)
Compact Disc (8/30/2011)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (8/30/2011)
MP3 CD (8/7/2012)
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During a houseboat vacation on the remote Lake of the Woods, a violent gale sweeps through unexpectedly, stranding Cork and his daughter, Jenny, on a devastated island where the wind has ushered in a force far darker and more deadly than any storm.
Amid the wreckage, Cork and Jenny discover an old trapper’s cabin where they find the body of a teenage girl. She wasn’t killed by the storm, however; she’d been bound and tortured before she died. Whimpering sounds coming from outside the cabin lead them to a tangle of branches toppled by the vicious winds. Underneath the debris, they find a baby boy, hungry and dehydrated, but still very much alive. Powerful forces intent on securing the child pursue them to the isolated Northwest Angle, where it’s impossible to tell who among the residents is in league with the devil. Cork understands that to save his family he must solve the puzzle of this mysterious child whom death follows like a shadow.
“Part adventure, part mystery, and all knockout thriller” (Booklist ), Northwest Angle is a dynamic addition to William Kent Krueger’s critically acclaimed, award-winning series.
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Praise For Northwest Angle: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series #11)…
“Part adventure, part mystery, and all knockout thriller. . . Catch-your breath suspense throughout.” —Booklist
“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.” —Publishers Weekly (starred)
“William Kent Krueger never writes the same book twice, and this one is no exception. He combines elements of mystery and thriller to make a book that is non-stop entertainment. But Krueger never forgets the human aspect, which is always the driving force of his carefully crafted novels.... This outstanding book, the eleventh in the O’Connor series, should not be missed.” —Deadly Pleasures
"Well-written and suspenseful, this book contains characters worthy of our emotional involvement. Krueger, as always, spins a good yarn, somewhat in the style of Dick Francis in his heyday, where both ingenuity and endurance are necessary to sustain the hero." —Cleveland Plain Dealer