Copper River opens with a terrifying scene that sets the tone for the suspense that grows stronger with each succeeding chapter. The narrator's taut performance underscores O'Connor's vulnerability and his vigilance.
Author William Kent Krueger has won two Anthony Awards for his gripping Cork O'Connor mysteries. Set in remote areas of the northwest, each book in the series launches the Minnesota lawman into challenges that push his endurance to new limits.
©2006 William Kent Krueger; (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC
"Krueger has moved to the head of the crime fiction class." (Chicago Sun-Times)
"Minnesota has a become a hotbed of hard-boiled crime fiction, and the Cork O'Connor novels are among the best." (Booklist)
Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
Cork is on the run with a price on his head, suspected of murder himself . . . so he runs to his cousin, Jewell, in Michigan . . . where he finds little solace. The mystery continues to unfold, and its as good a story as the first books in the series.
I listen to books to be entertained... my favorite genre is a "Legal Thriller" I have actually been a member since 2001. Love my books!
I am flying through this series. There is always a mystery within a mystery, complex and interesting. I pride myself on figuring out the "who done it" in movies, as well as books. These books keep me guessing and that is a good thing. Plus, the characters are becoming very important to me as they develop. Can't say enough good things!
Variety...the spice of life! I read a variety of genres. From historical fiction, to murder mystery, to vampires and on to teen fiction.
I've been reading the Cork O'Connor series and I just can't get enough! Many of the books in the series could function as a stand-alone, but I would definitely read/listen to the book before this one as this is a continuation of that story. In the book before this, a powerful-and rich man loses a family member and now is looking to get revenge by taking Cork's life (and/or possibly Cork's son's (Stevie) life). Cork is injured, bu gets away and finds refuge with a cousin near "Copper River" in Minnesota up in the wilderness. We don't just get the benefit of another story involving our "hero" of the series, but also the enjoyment of a different location and some new characters including his long-lost family which includes a single mother and her young son, as well as a character who is a female-version of Cork. Cork must rebuild a relationship with his cousin, act as a father-figure to her son as well as try to get himself and his family out of the mess that was created from the book before. Think he can do it? How can he do it plus deal with all the matters that are occurring in his new location? The best way to find out is to read/listen to this book! What are you waiting for?!?!
This wonderfully suspenseful, flirty, teasing story between Cork and his delightful assistant was refreshing. Cork remains a faithful family man while away from his wife and children without losing the ability to accept and respect a lovely "Jason Bourne"-type-abilities partner. This story was different. The loving and altruistic focus on a much neglected segment of our society was delightful. WKK portrayed youth truthfully while emphasizing their intelligence, resourcefulness and loyalty with great respect. I love all the mysteries so far, but I'd have to say this is one of my favorites.
I was assigned to an Air Base outside Marquette, MI, met and married my wife there and our oldest daughter was born there. Listening to this extremely well written story brought back the people of the "UP" and the beautiful country side and of course Lake Superior in all it's majesty.
I didn't think I would be happy with a WKK book that left out most of the usual characters and was not set in familiar Minnesota but of course I shouldn't have worried. There was still the same suspense, albeit with mostly new people. Actually, I kind of wish Cork could have stayed with his cousin and her son and that Dina would become his assistant. The story has such interesting characters that I might miss more than the Aurora citizens,. But I I assume we'll be headed back to the Boundary Waters area and I'll love that too.
I am reading the Cork O'Connor mystery series as soon as I can get them with my two-per-month membership. They are all great!
I like how this one continued on from the last book. It is not bad that most of the others wrap themselves up in a nice tidy bow at the end of each book. But this story was a continuation of the one before it. Couldn't start it fast enough!
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