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By William Kent Krueger


With distinctive and atmospheric prose, award-winning writer William Kent Krueger "prolongs suspense to the very finish" (Publishers Weekly) of this impossible-to-put-down mystery whilst he unleashes spine-tingling mayhem on a tiny logging city and sends hardscrabble former sheriff Cork O'Connor to investigate....

now not faraway from Aurora, Minnesota (population 3,752), lies an historical expanse of serious white pines, sacred to the Anishinaabe tribe. whilst an explosion kills the evening watchman at filthy rich industrialist Karl Lindstrom's close by lumber mill, it really is noticeable the place suspicion will fall. Former sheriff Cork O'Connor has the same opinion to assist examine, yet he has combined emotions in regards to the case. For something, he's half Anishinaabe. for one more, his spouse, a legal professional, represents the tribe.

in the meantime, close to Lindstrom's lakeside domestic, a reclusive shipwreck survivor and his sidekick are harboring their very own resentment of the industrialist. And it quickly turns into transparent to Cork that concord, either at domestic and in Aurora, can be at the again burner for a few time....

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