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Red Knife

Cork O'Connor Mystery Series, Book 8
Narrated by: David Chandler
Series: Cork O'Connor, Book 8
Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
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Private investigator Cork O'Connor finds himself caught in the middle of a racial gang war that's turning picturesque Tamarack County, Minnesota, into a battlefield.

When the daughter of a powerful businessman dies as a result of her meth addiction, her father, strong-willed and brutal Buck Reinhardt, vows revenge. His target is the Red Boyz, a gang of Ojibwe youths accused of supplying the girl's fatal drug dose. When the head of the Red Boyz and his wife are murdered in a way that suggests execution, the Ojibwe gang mobilizes, and the citizens of Tamarack County brace themselves for war, white against red.

Both sides look to Cork O'Connor, a man of mixed heritage, to uncover the truth behind the murders. A former sheriff, Cork has lived, fought, and nearly died to keep the small-town streets and his family safe from harm. He knows that violence is never a virtue, but he believes that it's sometimes a necessary response to the evil that men do. Racing to find answers before the bloodshed spreads, Cork himself becomes involved in the darkest of deeds. As the unspeakable unfolds in the remote and beautiful place he calls home, Cork is forced to confront the horrific truth: Violence is a beast that cannot be contained.

In Red Knife, Krueger gives his listeners a vivid picture of racial conflict in small-town America, as well as a sensitive look at the secrets we keep from even those closest to us and the destructive nature of all that is left unsaid between fathers and sons, husbands and wives, friends and lovers.

©2008 William Kent Krueger (P)2019 Recorded Books

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Outstanding

Another outstanding book by William Kent Krueger! One of my favorite authors and from the great state of Minnesota!

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chilling narration

This series of books continue to be captivating. The family continues to age and the characters become more numerous as you read on. I do not want to spoil the ending as it took me by surprise and that was very well narrated...I felt like I was there.

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ANOTHER GREAT ONE!

This series is amazing. if you're looking for something that will last more than just one look give this one a try because it is so good I may go back and listen to all 17 of them a second time.

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Ending not appropriate

It was a fairly decent book up to the end which for me was a shocker. Too much reality as we just had a problem in our school in town. Toooo much death and sadness that was much so real. Please no more like that as it’s not fair to the hurting public.

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