Happy and content in his hometown of Aurora, Minnesota, Cork O'Connor has left his badge behind and is ready for a life of relative peace, setting up shop as a private investigator. But his newfound state of calm is soon interrupted when Henry Meloux, the Ojibwe medicine man and Cork's spiritual adviser, makes a request: Will Cork find the son that Henry fathered long ago?
With little to go on, Cork uses his investigative skills to locate Henry Wellington, a wealthy and reclusive industrialist living in Thunder Bay, Ontario. When a murder attempt is made on old Meloux's life, all clues point north across the border. But why would Wellington want his father dead? This question takes Cork on a journey through time as he unravels the story of Meloux's 1920s adventures in the ore-rich wilderness of Canada, where his love for a beautiful woman, far outside his culture, led him into a trap of treachery, greed, and murder.
The past and present collide along the rocky shores of Thunder Bay, where a father's unconditional love is tested by a son's deeply felt resentment, and where jealousy and revenge remain the code among men. As Cork hastens to uncover the truth and save his friend, he soon discovers that his own life is in danger and is reminded that the promises we keep - even for the best of friends - can sometimes place us in the hands of our worst enemies.
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Fine story, but why, oh why, did they change readers? I loved David Chandler's narration but his guy is very difficult to listen to. I now need to decide if I will listen to the next four books or just skip to book 12 which is a return to Chandler's narration. I love the books and characters but, oi vey... it was laborious listing to Mr Schirner read.
I loved learning about Henry's history and family.
Return to the services of David Chandler! It could have been better in almost every way, but Chandler is one of the best. Don't change horses mid-stream.
Good question... I'm not sure yet. I liked the story but it was painful to listen to.
Use David Chandler as a narrator. Have him go back and re-do the four books that Buck Schirner!
The narrator could have spoken at a much slower speed as it was very difficult to follow.
A switch in narrator is always a hard thing to handle in the middle of a series, but this change was the worst I have seen. The new narrator is so different from the original that is totally changes the character of the book. My personal opinion of the new narrator is not good. I don't like his interpretation of any of the characters, and his voice is unappealing and a hard listen.
It would be easier to say what did I like, since there wasn't anything appealing at all.
yes. i listen to books to get through chores and workouts so, fortunately, the writing helps me get past the narrator.
yes. although I really wish they'd bring back the narrator they used for the start of the series.
The change in narration set me back to start, but the course of the story made me see the need for Buck's voicing. Krueger somehow manages to spin yet several more layers of complexity to an already multi-faceted Corc. As a series I trusted Krueger to make it worth my initial misgivings to keep all the characters whole. i wasn't disappointed, I was enthralled. Can't wait to read the next book.
Don't wait, go deeper.
Didn't care for the narrator change. Also did not care for the gun control propaganda from a character who's history would not have given him these views. This series would have been over if the characters did not have guns to protect themselves.
A great book in the series, but I do miss the previous narrator. I see he is back in later episodes.
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