Trickster's Point

Trickster's Point

A Novel

Book - 2012
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The latest in the New York Times bestselling Cork O'Connor mystery series--the action never stops when the private detective ends up in the crosshairs of a political assassin.

The dying don't easily become the dead.

The next novel in William Kent Krueger's New York Times bestselling series finds Cork O'Connor sitting in the shadow of a towering monolith known as Trickster's Point, deep in the Minnesota wilderness. With him is Jubal Little, who is favored to become the first Native American elected governor of Minnesota, and who is slowly dying with an arrow through his heart. Although the men have been bowhunting, a long-standing tradition among these two friends, this is no hunting accident. The arrow turns out to be one of Cork's, and he becomes the primary suspect in the murder. He understands full well that he's been set up. As he works to clear his name and track the real killer, he remembers his long, complex relationship with the tough kid who would grow up to become a professional football player, a populist politician, and the lover of the first woman to whom Cork ever gave his heart. Jubal was known by many for his passion, his loyalty, and his ambition. Only Cork knows that he was capable of murder.

Full of nail-biting suspense, plus a fascinating look into Cork's teenage years in Aurora, a town blessed with natural beauty yet plagued by small-town feuds and heated racial tension, Trickster's Point is a thrilling exploration of the motives, both good and ill, that lead men and women into the difficult, sometimes deadly, political arena.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9781451645675
Characteristics: 329 p. ;,24 cm.


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Jul 31, 2017

If you are even thinking about reading this book, start at number 1 in the Cork O'Connor series and get hooked. Although each book can be stand alone the adventure is worth all the reading.

Jul 25, 2014

Becoming a believer of William Kent Krueger's story telling skills. Another book that creatively presents a tale involving cultutre, forklore, customs, ritual behavior and beliefs of the Ojibwe native americans. The crime writing is Succinct, creative and effectively shown thru Cocoran O'Connor. Seldom is the protagnist able to incorporate belief in family and their ties, as a backdrop in a tale.This murder invovles love in; friendships, disfunctional families, spiritual beliefs, and having fame and fortune.

Jun 14, 2013

This is the latest in a good, character-driven mystery series involving as sheriff in northern Minnesota who is part Ojibwe indian. Trickster's Point is more the story of how Cork O'Connor becomes entangled in the murder of his high school friend Jubal Little and their lives up to Jubal's death as much as it is a mystery. I liked this book well enough to go back and start the series from the beginning with Iron Lake. This may have special appeal to fans of Tony Hillerman.

May 31, 2013

After reading the first eight Cork O'Connor mysteries I took a break (got mad when the author killed off a character). Now I've gone back and read some of the more recent ones. I don't find these as good as the first ones. They're ok and I still like most of the characters but there's not as much about the characters interiors (what's they're thinking and feeling) as earlier and too much stuff on god and spirituality (not my thing).

Nov 04, 2012

One of Kent's best books yet ! He brings in a totally new character so skillfully you almost think he's been in the series before. He also fleshes out his older characters like his son. -A great book, I read it in 2 days

Nov 04, 2012

Great Read!

Sep 14, 2012

I enjoyed the way the characters were interwoven, and I was guessing until the unraveling at the end.

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