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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I don't know this narrator and I haven't listened to the entire book yet, so I wouldn't be fair to comment on his performance at this time. What I do know is that I feel cheated when you change narrators in the middle of a series Not only is it a distraction,it also appears that the author gets more negative feedback then he would under normal circumstances.
The narrator was very monotone and I had a very hard time distinguishing between the characters.
Anyone that can distinguish between characters and can read with some emotion.
i buy at least one hundred books a year. of all types. just want a good story with a good reader. not so complicated.
I like to read series in order so no matter what I was going to buy this. But I was not happy.
I don't like him like I don't like Dick Hill. Other people do, Its a matter of taste. Why the switch from David Chandler. I don't understand why the publishing company decides that in a series there should be different narrators. Maybe they don't listen to books so they don't get it. You get used to the way characters are read and the change is painful.
I have really enjoyed listening to the first six books, but not this one, the reader is not very good on this one.. Why did he change readers?
Did not enjoy his reading at all. No difference in any of the characters
Bring back David Chandler to read the books.
David Chandler, hands down
While I love the story and learning about Henry Meloux, I hate the change of narrators in the middle of the series. David Chandler did a much better job portraying the characters of this series. Buck Shirner is just a monotone reader ...not a wonderful narrator.
Stuck with Chandler as the Narrator. He is not just a reader like Schirner is. He almost acts out the parts with voices. Struggle to get past narration to enjoy the story.
Difficult to get past this narrator. Struggling to give it a chance because of it.
Chandler is much better. Bad choice to switch.
I am rarely seen without my headphones on and my iPod clipped on my waist. I love my books.
Henry Meloux's part in this book brought me to tears. I simply can't put this series down for long.
I just purchased the remainder of the the books in this series. I am totally vested now. I hope that others give this series a try.
I know that they changed narrators, but it does not detract from the content. This narrator did a fine job, you just have to get used to the new voice.
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!
Dog Enthusiast! Love the outdoors
After reading the reviews by all the so-called literary masterminds, the reader Buck Schirner wasn't as bad as I thought. Like most series where you have the same reader over and over then suddenly the publisher, not necessarily the author, makes a change. We are always disappointed at first and complain "Why did they do this!" Over the years there have been complete disappointments in my opinion on reader changes, but in this case it wasn't really to bad. Buck's deep voice in some situations was a bit strong, but his other characters came through flawlessly. Everyone has their favorites, like mine are Scott Brick, which alot of people don't like, and Dick Hill which can't narrate a bad book. There are many others I like but these two are my favorite. Give Buck a chance since he reads the rest of the series and this series is very good. This particular novel gives alot of background on Henry Meloux and where his life has evolved from. I have to say there wasn't anything sinister in the story line but it was a very good read.
The previous ones were much better but this one is still very good
I have read other novels narrated by Buck and I consider him in my top 10 readers
never been able to sit and finish in one sitting
Interesting, historical, captivating
The plot keeps the listener on the edge. One thinks the answer is clear and then
Great performance by Buck Schirner. Am listening to another book read by him right now. He IS Cork O'Connor.
Didn't get to sleep till 3:30 A.M. one night because I began listening that evening at around 7:30 and finally turned the iPod off at 3:30A.M.
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