Iron Lake Author:William Kent Krueger Anthony Award-winning author William Kent Krueger conjures "a sense of place he's plainly honed firsthand in below-zero prairie" (Kirkus Reviews) in this suspense-charged thriller set in northern Minnesota's lake country. — Part Irish, part Anishinaabe indian, Corcoran "Cork" O'Connor is the former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota. Embittered by his... more » "former" status, and the marital meltdown that has separated him from his children, Cork gets by on heavy doses of caffeine, nicotine, and guilt. Once a cop on Chicago's South Side, there's not much that can shock him. But when the town's judge is brutally murdered, and a young Eagle Scout is reported missing, Cork takes on a mind-jolting case of conspiracy, corruption, and scandal.
As a Lakeside blizzard buries Aurora, Cork must dig out the truth among town officials who seem dead-set on stopping his investigation in its tracks. But even Cork freezes up when faced with the harshest enemy of all: a small-town secret that hits painfully close to home.
"Iron Lake is that rare combination: a page turner and a deply felt character study."--Philip Reed, auythor of Low Rider
"Truly remarkable." - David Housewright, Edgar Award-winning author.« less