and murder blow into Minnesota’s sleepy Tamarack County as ex-sheriff
Cork O’Connor returns in the latest installment of William Kent
Krueger’s New York Times bestselling series.
As a blizzard swells just days
before Christmas, the car belonging to the wife of a retired local judge
is discovered abandoned on a rural road in Tamarack County. After days
of fruitless effort, the search-and-rescue team has little hope that
she’ll be found alive, if at all. Cork O’Connor, former sheriff and now
private investigator, is part of that team.
Early on, Cork notices small
things about the woman’s disappearance that disturb him. But when the
beloved pet dog of a friend is brutally killed and beheaded, he begins
to see a startling pattern in these and other recent dark occurrences in
the area. After his own son comes close to peril, Cork understands that
someone is spinning a deadly web in Tamarack County. At the center is a
murder more than twenty years old, for which an innocent man may have
been convicted. Cork remembers the case only too well. He was the deputy
in charge of the investigation that sent the man to prison.
With the darkest days of the year
at hand, the storms of winter continue to isolate Tamarack County.
Somewhere behind the blind of all that darkness and drifting snow, a
vengeful force is at work. And Cork has only hours to stop it before his
family and his friends pay the ultimate price for the sins of others.
With complex plot twists, rich characters, and a vivid setting, Tamarack County is a relentlessly fast-paced novel that will chill, thrill, and shock you.