Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay

A Cork O'Connor Mystery

Book - 2007
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From acclaimed author William Kent Krueger comes the seventh profound, action-packed suspense novel in his award-winning Cork O'Conner mystery series.The promise, as I remember it, happened this way.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 adventure 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.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2007.
ISBN: 9780743278416
Characteristics: 280 p. ;,24 cm.


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May 01, 2019

I love Krueger's portrayal of small-town life! In this book Cork finds himself bound for Canada’s Thunder Bay to search for a man he isn’t absolutely sure exists. It’s the son of old Henry Meloux, who’s been friend, mentor and spiritual advisor to Cork for more years than he cares to remember. Even though Henry has never met his son, much less even been told he has a son, he convinces Cork to head to Canada and bring his son back so he can meet him. How could Cork not help his old friend out? I loved, loved, loved learning the story of Henry's youth.

May 04, 2018

Another of Krueger's tightly written mystery novels. An elderly Indian living near lake Superior has a vision: he has a son who needs healing. Enlisting his friend Cork O'Connor, they revisit the Canadian shore and events which happened seven decades earlier.

Feb 11, 2016

Awesome book....cannot wait to read more of this series and books by this author.

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