Northwest Angle

Northwest Angle

Cork O'Connor Series, Book 11

eBook - 2011
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With his family caught in the crosshairs of a group of brutal killers, detective Cork O'Connor must solve the murder of a young girl in the latest installment of William Kent Krueger's unforgettable New York Times bestselling series. 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.
Publisher: 2011
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : Atria Books, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 7703 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9781439172162


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Dec 30, 2019

I've read about half a dozen books in this series and enjoyed them all.

This one, however, is THE WORST. A long, drawn out game of hide and seek with the bad guys at the start, made me give it up after 100 pages. Plot is filled with highly unlikely events to pull on the heartstrings of family values.

Aug 25, 2019

What. A. Ride. I'm 11 books into this series and I still absolutely love it! This one starts off with one of the worst storms to hit Minnesota; a "derecho" of straight-line winds in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (which actually happened in 1999, and snapped off nearly 500,000 trees). So much for Cork's plans of a leisurely, family houseboat vacation! The characters, the setting, and the danger are in perfect alignment here. This is a total page-turner, but also a study of character and the willingness of various human beings to help each other in times of crisis. I so enjoy seeing how Jenny, Anne, and Stephen are evolving as they grow up. Especially Stephen. (Is he going to be the next Henry as he gets older?)

Although it's definitely helpful to have read prior books in the series, this book can be read as a stand-alone. Krueger does a good job providing the key back story without boring his faithful readers. Northwest Angle is a fantastic example of the power of family, faith and Native American culture. I highly recommend it!

Nov 13, 2015

pg 63 not complete

audioadi Apr 22, 2014

Outstanding. Wonderful series.

May 24, 2013

Ok Cork O'Connor mystery. A good beginning, very gripping but then sort of petered out in the middle and then got better towards the end. A senseless death of one character I thought and a pretty unbelivable ending.

Jul 18, 2012

Highly recomend if you like excitement,mystery and adventure

Kent Krueger is a great writer.

Feb 20, 2012

The best book yet in this superior series.

rlbecker Oct 28, 2011

This was a great story about family working together to succeed. Cork O'Connor and his family defeat truly evil people with help from friends. I enjoyed all the Ojibwe lore and legend. The description of the Minnesota and Ontario wilderness is beautifully written. this is a truly special book.


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