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  • ISBN: 9781476749242 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 147674923X (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781476749235 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: viii, 339 p. ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2014.

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Summary, etc.: "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" --

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 August #1
    *Starred Review* Krueger's latest in the Cork O'Connor series set around Lake Superior and northern Minnesota is a punch-to-the-gut blend of detective story and investigative fiction, centering on the plight of American Indian women and girls who, far too often, are the victims of sexual trafficking and prostitution. Krueger's opening author's note cites various reports on contemporary trafficking and ends with, "Our willing blindness to the truth is the greatest enemy to change." The mystery novel that follows illuminates the extraordinary ordinariness of human trafficking by following the interlocked fates of two young Ojibwe teen girls set upon by predators. The investigation starts with the discovery of one of the friends washed up on the rocks of Windigo Island, which, according to legend, is the home of the "windigo," a huge, devouring beast. As O'Connor, former sheriff and now private eye and owner of a North Woods bar, investigates for the girl's family, he learns that the victim's close friend has gone missing. O'Connor's investigation is especially difficult, since he has to confront both tight-lipped, fearful relatives and friends, and a phalanx of police and government roadblocks to find his way to Duluth, a major center for sexual trafficking. Krueger has written an investigative novel as blistering and crucial in its indictments of contemporary evil as The Jungle. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of This Tender Land, Ordinary Grace (winner of the Edgar Award for best novel), as well as eighteen acclaimed books in the Cork O&;Connor mystery series, including Desolation Mountain and Sulfur Springs. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Learn more at

Subject: Minnesota
Teenage girls Crimes against
Private investigators
Ojibwa Indians
O'Connor, Cork (Fictitious character)
Murder Investigation
Missing persons
Missing persons Fiction
Private investigators Fiction
O'Connor, Cork (Fictitious character) Fiction
Genre: Fiction.
Mystery fiction.

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