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William Kent Krueger's next nail-biting suspense has Cork O'Connor investigating a series of decades-old murders and their connection to his past.
Some nights, Corcoran O’Connor dreams his father’s death.
Kent Krueger’s gripping tale of suspense begins with a recurring
nightmare, a gun, and a wound in the earth so deep and horrific that it
has a name: Vermilion Drift. When the Department of Energy puts an
underground iron mine on its short list of potential sites for storage
of nuclear waste, a barrage of protest erupts in Tamarack County,
Minnesota, and Cork is hired as a security consultant. Deep in the mine
during his first day on the job, Cork stumbles across a secret room that
contains the remains of six murder victims. Five appear to be nearly
half a century old—connected to what the media once dubbed "The
Vanishings," a series of unsolved disappearances in the summer of 1964,
when Cork’s father was sheriff in Tamarack County. But the sixth has
been dead less than a week.
What’s worse, two of the bodies—including
the most recent victim—were killed using Cork’s own gun, one handed down
to him from his father. As Cork searches for answers, he must dig into
his own past and that of his father, a well-respected man who harbored a
ghastly truth. Time is running out, however. New threats surface, and
unless Cork can unravel the tangled thread of clues quickly, more death
is sure to come.
Vermilion Drift is a powerful novel, filled with
all the mystery and suspense for which Krueger has won so many awards. A
poignant portrayal of the complexities of family life, it’s also a
sobering reminder that even those closest to our hearts can house the
darkest—and deadliest—of secrets.