The New York Times bestselling Cork O’Connor Mystery Series returns with this “genuinely thrilling and atmospheric novel” (The New York Times Book Review) as Cork races against time to save his wife, a mysterious stranger, and an Ojibwe healer from bloodthirsty mercenaries.
The ancient Ojibwe healer Henry Meloux has had a vision of his death. As he walks the Northwoods in solitude, he tries to prepare himself peacefully for the end of his long life. But peace is destined to elude him as hunters fill the woods seeking a woman named Dolores Morriseau, a stranger who had come to the healer for shelter and the gift of his wisdom.
Meloux guides this stranger and his great niece, Cork O’Connor’s wife, to safety deep into the Boundary Waters, his home for more than a century. On the last journey he may ever take into this beloved land, Meloux must do his best to outwit the deadly mercenaries who follow.
Meanwhile, in Aurora, Cork works feverishly to identify the hunters and the reason for their relentless pursuit, but he has little to go on. Desperate, Cork begins tracking the killers but his own skills as a hunter are severely tested by nightfall and a late season snowstorm. He knows only too well that with each passing hour time is running out. But his fiercest enemy in this deadly game of cat and mouse may well be his own deep self-doubt about his ability to save those he loves.
New and longtime “fans will be enthralled” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) by this gripping and richly told addition to a masterful series.
Wow!!! A twist and turn,,, this series should be on Netflix,,, another show to equal Longmire
William Kent Kruger
Do not start reading Fox Creek if you have any you have do get done. The man is a master storyteller. This is one of his very best, and I’ve read them all.
FOX CREEK where story lines go to die
Ive read most of this series. In the last few outings, Krueger, like many authors, has begun to incorporate woke themes. This book, Fox Creek starts out as a good Cork Corcoran page turner, but then a climate crisis plot line is revealed that is so poorly supported and unresolved that it makes a good book, a chore to finish. Why are the bad guys bad? You wont know the answer. Who are the bad guys? Again, no answer. The native american milieu lends itself to a story about wilderness preservation or even climate crisis. Its hard to have that much storyline infrastructure and still make this seem tacked on like plywood over a broken picture window. I think this author is out of gas and/or inspiration. I would suggest reading the first 9 or so highly enjoyable books in this series.