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Cork O’Connor battles vicious villains, both mythical and modern, to rescue a young girl in the latest nail-biting mystery from New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger.
When the body of a teenage Ojibwe
girl washes up on the shore of an island in Lake Superior, the
residents of the nearby Bad Bluff reservation whisper that it was the
work of a mythical beast, the Windigo, or a vengeful spirit called Michi
Peshu. Such stories have been told by the Ojibwe people for
generations, but they don’t solve the mystery of how the girl and her
friend, Mariah Arceneaux, disappeared a year ago. At the request of the
Arceneaux family, Cork O’Connor, former sheriff turned private
investigator, is soon on the case.
But on the Bad Bluff reservation,
nobody’s talking. Still, Cork puts enough information together to find a
possible trail. In Duluth, Minnesota, he learns from an Ojibwe social
worker that both Duluth and the Twin Cities are among the most active
areas in the US for sex trafficking of vulnerable women, many of whom
are young Native Americans. As the investigation deepens, so does the
danger. Cork realizes he’s not only up against those who control the
lucrative sex enterprise—he must also battle government agencies more
than willing to look the other way.
Yet Cork holds tight to his
purpose—Mariah, an innocent fifteen-year-old girl at the heart of this
grotesque web, who is still missing and whose family is desperate to get
her back. With only the barest hope of saving her, Cork prepares to
battle men whose evil rivals that of the bloodthirsty Windigo and who
are as powerful, elusive, and vengeful as the dark spirit Michi Peshu.